2016 September Meeting

September 7th, 2016 Comments off

When: September 13, 2016    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Tamara Bartlett, Software Developer and Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Topic: Infrastructure as Code (IAC)

The topic of Infrastructure as Code (IAC) keeps cropping up in the world of Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration but the topic can seem a bit abstract. But what if it’s compared with something everyone is familiar with, like board games? Dip your toes into the basics of automated deployment and Infrastructure as Code through some fun board game analogies. Learn about the benefits, challenges and tooling of IAC.

Tamara is a software developer and consultant currently working for ThoughtWorks. After graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering and a brief stint at Boeing doing software for satellites, she now is interested in DevOps, back-end software development, and ways to make software teams work harder, better, faster, stronger. In her free time, she runs, drinks excessive amounts of coffee, skydives, and attempts to do yoga. In the near future, she’s looking forward to presenting this talk at Grace Hopper Conference (for women in computer science) and attending HashiConf to learn more about Infrastructure as Code.

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

We are meeting at ProtoTek again this month as the new location is still not ready.

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2016 – August Meeting

August 8th, 2016 Comments off

When: August 9, 2016    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Justin Strittmatter, Senior Software Engineer, MBO Partners

Topic: How’d we get here? – Event sourcing / CQRS pattern

We’ve all come across many buzz words, new hyped techniques, and “The next big thing” in our reading.  For the last few years I’ve been seeing a lot about CQRS, Domain Driven Development, and Event Sourcing and thought it was time to find out what all the hype was about.  In this talk we will discuss the Pattern of event sourcing and CQRS and what some of the advantages/disadvantages are when implementing this pattern.  We will also do a high level code walk through using Java with the Axon Framework to implement this pattern in a microservice.

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

We are meeting at Techlohoma again this month as the new location does not have A/C yet. Stay tuned for details on the new location.

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July 12, 2016 Meeting – CANCELLED

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

Cancelled this month

Due to a lack of speaker this month, the July 12, 2016 meeting has been cancelled. Please check back for information about our August 9, 2016 meeting.

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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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