Feb 2010 LA WEB DEV meetup


Looking forward to seeing you all tonight. Here are our speakers for the evening:

1) Alex Sharp
Introducing MongoDB
MongoDB is a new schema-less, document-oriented blazing-fast database engine
written in C++ that is easy to setup and start using today. We'll cover the main features of
MongoDB, some of the differences in concepts and philosophy from traditional relational
databases, and some common use cases. In addition, we'll demonstrate how easy it is
to install and start using.

2) Ron Evans
Going Mobile
From iPad to Android, the mobile space is heating up by the day. But
the hardware and the OS are not the only playing fields with a lot of
action. We'll review all the current platforms, and learn about some
of the open source multiplatform mobile frameworks that are
revolutionizing mobile applications development.

2) Ari Lerner
Forget everything you know about application deployment
Beehive takes a fresh look at application deployment, scaling and virtualization. It is an open-source application deployment framework whose goal is to provide a stable, scalable, fault-tolerant application in an unstable environment. Written in Erlang and Ruby, Beehive provides a distributed router that sits in front of a mesh of client instances and makes it easy to support continuous deployment. Tonight, we'll cover the 5 questions: why, how, when, who and most definitely what, as well as get into the technology that makes it work.

More to come. Will Jessup

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  • A former member
    A former member

    it was great.....i want more of these meetups!

    March 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jae, here is the co-working space's website: http://coloft.com/

    February 23, 2010

  • Eldon H.

    The meetup was great for those that were looking for hard core programmers. The problems were with the presentations. The mac laptop went offline for a while. Then when it got back online, the battery gave out. The gentlemen were not able to properly present their ideas. This was awful for the presenters that had valuable information for those that were willing to participate.

    February 23, 2010

  • Jad M.

    Nice group of people in a good venue with excellent sponsor support. However, the presentations were a little lacking in objectivity and substance. I didn't really believe that the people up there were qualified to talk about what they were talking about. Regardless, kudos for a successful event.

    February 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for getting this set up. Great hearing about different things. Is it possible to have longer talks, I'd like to hear even more.

    February 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great info, venue, and presentations. It's always a worthwhile event. I've been reading about Mongo lately and working with PhoneGap for the last few months. Great to see both promoted.

    February 22, 2010

  • Tomas B.

    Jae: I did not make the meetup, but I believe this might be it: http://coloft.com/index.html

    February 22, 2010

  • jae l.

    did anyone get the chance to get some more info about the co-working space offering in santa monica? shoot me an email at [masked] if you can let me know. thx.

    February 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentations tonight, especially the 3rd one. Very fun speakers, engaging and good turn-out.

    February 22, 2010

  • Wes W.

    Good talks, good people.

    February 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    very good presenters but this level of programming is over my head. Arri is funny as hell. very entertaining.

    February 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    If any of you can develop iPhone apps or iphone-friendly web apps, I have one 90% done, but it's difficult, books hotel rooms and XML interfacings and more to come. Not for a first timer, two overseas companies have already stolen tons of money trying to learn on my dime. Time to go local. If you are qualified and interested, I'd like to meet you at this event. Please email in advance: brad at bradkauffman.com ... Thanks!

    February 21, 2010

  • Martin P.

    Hello Everyone,
    I am very excited that my team and I got our first iPhone app and it went live in iTunes. Check it out is free!!! Please don't be too hard on us, keep in mind is our first one. :) http://linktoapp.com/spaceimages Martin Perez

    January 20, 2010

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