Project OpenBike, let's do it!

This meeting is all about moving project OpenBike forward.

Michael Lokwitz from project OpenBike will be in attendance walking us through the problems they are trying to solve and the technology behind it. Then we'll get into specifics around how we can help sectioning of a piece of work. We'll split up the work and split into groups. Team leads will need to create an account on our pairing server so they can host subsequent pairing sessions. We will also cover a preferred git workflow.

Next we'll dive in to the tech and try to start solving the problems. I expect this to be prototype work that gets committed to branches of one or more projects on the Den of Clojure's github account. The goal is to come out of this meeting with the problem sliced into reasonable chunks and to work out the details of remote pairing and git workflow. Let's accomplish something as a group and write some code.

If you have any GIS knowledge please try and attend either in person or via the Google Hangout, we could use your help. BTW please join the Google Plus community for the Den of Clojure if you would like to present and/or would like the option of attending remotely. If you know anyone who would like the attend the group but is not able to show up in person please ask them to join via Meetup and the Google Plus Community. Either search Google Plus for "Den of Clojure" or this link may work:

Den of Clojure on Google Plus

If you would like to host a pair session or just have your own pairing account on the shared server please send me your preferred user name, shell, and a link to your public key (or attach it to the email). If you have a Github account you can easily link your public key by putting .keys after your Github URL. Here is mine:

If you send me your Github link then please let me know what number key you would like to use if you have multiple keys. As always, Cody from Tek Systems will be sponsoring some of the food and drinks. Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.

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  • Sean D.

    I spent some time last week working with Mike on getting Tomcat setup a little better. We made progress, but if anyone has more experience in this realm, would you mind helping us out?

    May 21, 2013

    • Ed Y.

      Sean, I may be able to help. Message me and we can coordinate.

      May 22, 2013

  • Ed Y.

    Cool stuff. Very psyched.

    May 10, 2013

  • Tom F. is a great project and we made a lot of progress. Lots of things to research, especially with Open Trip Planner. Interacting with the bike route is the key scenario.

    May 10, 2013

  • Ed Y.

    see you there

    May 9, 2013

  • Ryan T.

    Work obligation came up. Won't be free until ater 7pm.

    May 9, 2013

  • Ravi

    Getting back into Clojure.(still a learning curve for me) Would like to get set up to attend remotely since I am kind of far away in Fort Collins.

    May 8, 2013

    • Daniel G.

      Hi Ravi, this is why we've opened up the meeting to remote folks! Please try and find us on Google Plus, please let me know if you have any issues.

      May 9, 2013

  • David W.

    This may be a stupid question, but I feel the need to ask anyways: is OpenBike currently implemented in Clojure? Will these pair sessions involve writing Clojure code? I'm not a Clojure developer myself (joined this group because I'm interested in learning), but have an interest in this project (love to bike, know a little about GIS). Wondering if its worth my time to try to contribute with my current skills (Java/Scala/Python/JS).

    May 2, 2013

    • Drew T.

      Was at the DenverJS Meetup tonight and enjoyed Tom's talk on Leaflet.js. He mentioned this upcoming Meetup which immediately caught my attention. Like David, I'm not a Clojure developer, or much functional at all. Most of my experience is with Java based web applications. Is the gist of this meeting more the Clojure aspect or getting folks organized and interested in Is the future of to migrate toward Clojure? Either way I am very interested in contributing, I just may have a bit of a learning curve before I can contribute much!

      1 · May 2, 2013

    • Daniel G.

      The group decided to work on a group project where we could practice Clojure together. We unanimously decided on project OpenBike. Project OpenBike is mostly written in Java and JS. After meeting with Michael we carved off a piece that is self contained that can be written in Clojure. So the focus is two fold, practice our Clojure skills and move Project OpenBike forward. If you are against working in Clojure then this may not be for you, however if you are open to it then we will do whatever we can to help you.

      May 3, 2013

  • Julien C.

    I'll be out of town so can't make the OpenBike night, unfort.

    May 2, 2013

  • Ryan T.

    Google Plus attendee. It's old, but I worked on GIS in college for census bureau doing mafgor/TIGER work.

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Tom F. has a fine start with a Leaflet.js map and I look forward to contributing to it.

    1 · May 2, 2013

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