On April 17th, 2020 we launched a new initiative run by the Developer Relations team at Auth0: Avocado Labs. With this initiative, we are on a mission to bring expert content to you, in the comfort of your own home.

What is Avocado Labs?

Avocado Labs is a platform where we share expert content about web technologies. Our first approach is through online meetups. We will be hosting bi-weekly meetups which consist of two talks per meetup and each edition will be focussed on one technology. Our first episode was about Angular and more specifically Ivy, the Angular compiler. We had two incredible speakers who are renowned specialists in their fields and Google Developer Experts for Angular: Manfred Steyer and Martina Kraus.

In the future, we want to explore other ways of delivering content and figure out what the community is hungry for! We also want to bring communities closer together and find ways of doing it virtually! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter.

Why Avocado Labs?

This question is probably the most important. At Auth0, one of our core values is that “We give a sh^* t” and we really do! The technological community is important to us and we know that it isn’t always easy to go to a conference or a meetup, no matter what the reason might be. We believe that anyone and everyone should be able to have access to quality content and to be able to be part of a community.

We also know that right now the majority of the world is on lockdown which means that people cannot go to physical events, speakers cannot deliver amazing content, and communities cannot gather. We want to help in these times by providing at least some of this. But like mentioned above, this is an ongoing initiative. We won’t stop once things go back to “normal” - Whatever that new normal might be.

Avocado Labs

So, What Now?

Why not join us? To follow up on what we’re up to, you can follow us on Twitter. If you’re interested in attending our online events, we suggest that you join our meetup group. And if you would like to speak at one of our events, please fill out our call for papers. Also, any suggestions are more than welcome! Just send us a direct message on Twitter.

And… What’s Next?

Avocado Labs just took off 1 week ago, so we’re still at a very early stage, but we have plans to grow! One of the first things we want to do is to have our own website where we share all the content and events we are hosting and have already hosted.

Like mentioned before, we want to start exploring other ways of delivering content. That might happen as a podcast, live streams, or maybe even something completely different! This initiative is for the community, so we are all ears and we want to know what you want.

Another part of Avocado Labs that we want to work on is bringing the community together. One of the most valuable parts of in-person events is meeting friends and making new ones. We want to find ways to mimic those virtually, whether it’s through a Zoom call, demos, or maybe even online escape rooms!

We are very excited to see where this adventure takes us and we would very much like to see you come on this journey with us :)

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