Meet and Greet in the Cafeteria
The Nerdery provides us pizza and non-alcoholic drinks; this is a great time to network, discuss your latest projects and just hang out for a bit prior to all of the knowledge exchanging.
PHP for Designers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Sales - Daniel? Everyone? Round-table?
- common tools, what they're for
- PHP's strengths & weaknesses
- what to look out for
- questions to ask developers
- php dev care and feeding
- how to avoid getting stabbed
- (your feedback is requested on this topic)
Get more caffeine or pizza, do what you need to.
The Craft of Gathering, Consolidating and Transforming Data - Andrew Kandels
Web traffic, databases, payment processors, third party vendors, external APIs, internal appliances -- now more than ever, data can be found everywhere and from many sources. Reporting and visualizing that data requires it to be transformed and consolidated into a single, uniform source. Powerful tools are available and up to the task. I'll talk about the concept of ETL (extract, transform, load) and tools like Pentaho's Kettle, sed/awk, Hadoop's Pig/Hive, Amazon's Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), and Apache's Camel to shed some light on the art of crafting data.
If you have not been to MNPHP before and you plan on coming; let me be the first to say welcome to our user group. We generally meet the first Thursday of every month. We certainly enjoy meeting people from the community. Regardless if you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced or simply just coming to learn more about it; we are glad to have you. All you need to bring is yourself, your personality and like most programmers you'll likely end up bringing a laptop.