Coding the Amazon Echo

Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Thanks to all who attended Coding the Amazon Echo last night! Adithya Balasubramanian did an awesome job showing the basics of creating an Alexa skill. I went to and bought an Echo Dot when I got home. Hopefully I'll have some time to make some useful skills to sahre!

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Andy Glassman

Python - Building Django Apps

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Building apps in Django is a lot of fun! Ryan Fox and I gave a presentation on Django basics at the MKE Python meetup. WebDev: Building Django Apps

Ryan focused on the API basics including templating, routes, and modeling. I focused on some specific features such as extending the models to take advantage of the administration module, and User model. All in all, it was a great meetup!

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Andy Glassman

Intro to Kotlin

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Thanks to all those who attended Intro to Kotlin!  It was a lot of fun putting this presentation together. A big thanks to Hudson Business Lounge for letting us use their meeting space.



Sponsors: SafeNet, MacGregor Partners

Thanks for attending!

Andy Glassman

(Note, GitHub may look odd due to a CORS issue.)

That Conference - Graph Database Talk

Wed, Aug 09, 2017

I gave a talk at That Conference this year titled Graph Databases - What Why How. This was my first conference talk, and I was a bit nervous about it. Luckily the session attendees were awesome and had many great questions. This helped the time fly by, and before I knew it my 60 minutes were up! Slide deck for those interested.

This was my first year attending That Conference, and it was very impressive. Clark Sells did a killer job putting this even together. The kids had a blast at the water park. Unfortunatly they were a bit young for the family sessions. I think they will enjoy the conference aspect more once they are at least six years old.

All in all, I can't wait for That Conference 2018!

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Andy Glassman

Hack & Tell - Brainstorm Session

Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended the Hack & Tell - Brainstorm Session @ Digital Measures. I think it went really well. I really enjoyed the open discussion, and sharing of ideas and side projects. I'll schedule another session like this before the next Hack & Tell.

Let me know if you liked having the brainstorming session on the same week as the Hack & Tell, or if you'd like it a week earlier to have more prep time between the meetup event, and the Hack & Tell event.

Another big thanks to SafeNet Consulting, whose sponsorship paid for the Raspberry PI. Congrats to Trent Rogers, I hope you get a lot of good use out of it! Another big thanks to Digital Measures for the space, and pizza. Keep hacking!

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Andy Glassman