2016 – June Meeting

June 7th, 2016 Comments off

When: June 14, 2016    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Jordan Parmer, Software Engineer, Oseberg

Topic: What Is Functional Programming and Why Should You Care?

It’s hard to ignore the growing number of Functional Programming languages. Haskell, Scala, Clojure, F#, Erlang, R, and many more. But what is Functional Programming and why should you care?  This talk sets out to demystify FP, debunk common misconceptions, and highlight ways FP can solve certain problems. Stuck with Java or C#. No worries! Functional programming doesn’t require a purely functional programming language. It’s a different way of building. Let’s get functional!

We thank Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the projector, pizza, and chairs.

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2016 – May Meeting

May 7th, 2016 Comments off

When: May 10, 2016    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Jason Lee, Sr. Principal Software Engineer, NetSuite, Inc.

Topic: Kotlin in a Mildly-Elevated State of Agitation

When it comes to the JVM these days, there are enough language choices to choke a horse. The good folks at Jetbrains, though, felt there was room for another and gave the world Kotlin. While it may seem like a new language (it hit 1.0 only this year), Kotlin has actually been in development for several years and is already in production in some significant applications. In this session, you’ll get a gentle introduction to this newish language, taking a whirlwind tour of all of the great features in Java’s newest competitor. We’ll have slides! We’ll have source code! We’ll probably even have some weak attempts at humor, and when we’re done, you should know enough to get you started with this great language. Unless you left early.

We thank Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the projector, pizza, and chairs.

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2016 – April Meeting

April 11th, 2016 Comments off

When: April 12, 2016    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Matt Hicks

Topic: Scala: Beyond the Basics

Most Java developers have heard of Scala and many have even tried it out.  In this talk we will be doing a high-level discussion of the features that are unique to Scala and what make it a powerful language for consideration above Java and other JVM languages.

We thank Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the projector, pizza, and chairs.

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2016 – March Meeting

February 29th, 2016 Comments off

When: March 8, 2016    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Ryan Hoegg

Topic: Intro to Continuous Delivery

Continuous delivery is a central theme in the DevOps movement, and certainly a central component of the culture. It is the set of engineering techniques, practices, processes, and tools for releasing changes to software services frequently and reliably.

We’ll review the concepts involved in CD, take a look a working CD pipeline for an example application, and discuss how this could apply to other projects.

 

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We thank Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the projector, pizza, and chairs.

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2016 – February Meeting

February 8th, 2016 Comments off

When: February 9, 2016    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Jeremy Green

Topic: Markov Chains

 

Pizza, Chairs, etc.

We thank Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the projector, pizza, and chairs.

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