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!
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.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Lightning Talks @ MATC
last night. This was our biggest event yet, with 57 RSVPs!
I'd like to thank all the MATC students that took the time to come, and ask awesome questions. A big thanks for Richard Hsu, and Jonathan Kupcho for putting together stellar presentations as well.
Here are the presentation materials:
Speaker: Jonathan Kupcho
Topic: Frontend vs Backend
We've all heard the terms "frontend" and "backend" developer. What do we mean by these labels? If you asked 5 people to define these labels, you'd get 5 different answers. This talk will help you understand the nuances of frontend and backend development of modern applications.
Speaker: Andy Glassman
Topic: Approaches to Testing
Unit, Integration, End to End, Smoke, Failover, Load... The list of test types and approaches goes on and on. I'll attempt to hit on the major test types, test approaches, and their reasons for existing. I'll also go over some common roles within a development team.
Speaker: Richard Hsu
Scala is the most popular JVM functional language. In this talk I will try to go through everything I know about Scala; including brief language features, development environment, ecosystem, and how to keep up!
Thanks, and keep an eye out for the next meetup announcement. I'm looking into doing a presentation on Cassandra, or Couchbase.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Redis Workshop
I think it went well considering this is the first time we've tried the workshop format.
Here are the materials:
Presentation: Link (Google Slides)
- Redis Overview
- Problem / Solution Description
- Pivotal Web Services setup / deploy
Workshop Code: https://github.com/GreaterMKEMeetup/redis-workshop
- Pre-solution code
- Branch for Spring Data solution
- Branch for Redisson solution
- Spring Data solution branch also contains manifest.yml files for PWS deploys.
Improvements for next workshop style meetup:
- Omit Vagrant, and use Virtual Box directly.
- Supply an image rather than having to pull and run Vagrant.
- Pull code from inside the Virtual Machine to avoid differences in git configurations (windows line endings).
Thanks, and stay tuned for announcements on February's meetup @ MATC.