The State Changers' meeting centers on the process of manipulating and sorting data within a specific context. Topics broached in the discussion include differentiating between filters and sorts, the creation and structure of accumulators (arrays of arrays vs. key-values), and the implementation of terms as keys within the response structure to make life simpler.
Key terminologies such as 'found test accumulator', 'variable', 'responses', and 'JSON' appear frequently as they discuss building the JSON output using responses instead of variables, which would be an easier way to manage accumulation. The concept of having key-value pairs for each of their items was stressed as the preferred output.
Furthermore, they had an in-depth discussion on different patterns for data manipulation, namely 'map', 'reduce', 'sort', 'filter', and possibly 'accumulator', where the latter is considered part of the reducer function. Despite this, there was some ambiguity regarding the totality of these patterns, which needs to be checked in earlier videos by the participants.
(Source: Office Hours 9/19/2023 )