• Eclipse IoT Day
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has tremendous potential to enable innovative new solutions in all industries. The Eclipse IoT open source community is creating a portfolio of open source frameworks that will make it easier for companies to create these IoT solutions. Eclipse IoT has projects that implement popular IoT protocols, such as MQTT, CoAP, Lightweight M2M, and frameworks for IoT gateways, home automation, SCADA systems and more. Eclipse is hosting an IoT Day on March 11 at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency. The sessions will focus on the technology available from Eclipse, with a special focus on security, device management and apis. Members of our Meetup have been invited to attend this event on March 11. You can use the coupon code IOT140 to register at a reduced rate of $140. A complete agenda and registration information is available at https://www.eclipsecon.org/na2015/iotday

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  • Building SaaS applications with SCA using Apache Tuscany
    Happy New Decade everyone. We are kicking off 2010 with a great session and demo on SCA and Apache Tuscany open-source project, so please spread the word and mark your calendars! If you are developing applications or providing a development platform for others to use, you are aware of the various technology choices available to you. With variety comes the complexity of technology integration (data, protocol, frameworks, and programming environments) as well as the cost associated with developing and sustaining the solution over time. What if you did not have to worry about any of these and could focus on your business logic? What if you could easily reuse your existing code investments in an extensible architecture that was easily adaptable to change? What if you were free to choose any technology to create the components of your solution and your development cost and time to market was still reduced? The Apache Tuscany open-source project offers you the infrastructure that enables you to focus on your business. It is a lightweight infrastructure for composing, building, deploying, and running composite applications based on the Service Component Architecture (SCA) specification. With Tuscany, developers can easily create software components in a variety of programming languages (Java™, C++, BPEL, Python, JavaScript etc), assemble them into SCA composite applications and deploy them locally or in the cloud. Tuscany also extends SCA beyond the specification, including support for OSGi and Web 2.0 with JSON, ATOM and Dojo. This presentation introduces you to SCA and Apache Tuscany through a practical example and demo. Find more about Apache Tuscany at http://tuscany.apache... (http://tuscany.apache.org/) Learn SCA and Tuscany with the book “Tuscany In Action”, http://www.manning.co... (http://www.manning.com/laws/) About the presenters: Jean-Sebastien Delfino is one of the inventors of SCA and founders of Apache Tuscany, http://www.linkedin.c... (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jsdelfino), email: [masked] Haleh Mahbod is one of the founders of Apache Tuscany and coauthor of “Tuscany in Action book” , http://www.linkedin.c... (http://www.linkedin.com/in/halehmahbod), email:[masked]

    Cogniance

    1370 Willow Road 2nd Floor · Menlo Park, CA

  • Startups and Social Media: Lessons Learned
    In this session we’ll focus on key questions startups face these days: Should we engage in Social Media? How? What channels to use? How we can effectively do it without time and having limited resources? We are doing this one a bit off-schedule due to the holidays, but didn't want to pass on the opportunity to have a very knowledgeable speaker share the wealth of her experience with us. I hope you can make it! About the speaker: Tatyana Kanzaveli (http://www.linkedin.c... (http://www.linkedin.com/in/tkanzaveli)) has broad experiences in sales/marketing/technology areas. She held executive roles in number of start-ups and large multinationals. She was an early adopter of social media/social networking channels, using them to build successful online and face-to-face communities. Tatyana runs strategic social media marketing consultancy. She can be reached on Twitter: @glfceo

    Cogniance

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  • Leveraging Analytics for Dramatically Improved Application Development
    Save the date for our October meetup - another expert speaker, Sandeep Jain of OpsHub, will talk about improving application development with meaningful and objective metrics. Interesting and relevant subject for CTOs and Senior Software Development professionals. About the speaker: Sandeep Jain is a CEO of OpsHub (www.opshub.com) - a business intelligence company for application development executives. Prior to founding OpsHub, he led the Device Management group at Openwave Systems where he successfully implemented an outsourcing program with a partner in India, resulting in a cost reduction of over 60% in targeted areas. He was also the founder, CTO and VP of Products at Viquity Corporation, a venture funded company focused on improving the efficiency of the supply chain. Sandeep has also held engineering management positions at Oracle's Server Technology Division and Application Server Division. Sandeep received his B.Tech. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India; a M.S. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He also holds several patents for distributed systems innovations.

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  • OpenStreetMap: The Founder's view on democratization of geo data
    It's time to get back into the swing of things after the summer lull. To kick it off, we invited Steve Coast, one of the most ambitious mapping enthusiasts to talk about his OpenStreetMap project, its mission, technical challenges, as well as related projects. For those of you unfamiliar with OSM (http://www.openstreet... (http://www.openstreetmap.org/)), it is the free and open project to map the world in the same way Wikipedia created an encyclopaedia. With over 166,000 (and growing) contributors around the world, OSM's goal is to democratize geo data. In his talk, Steve will go over the basics of the project and highlight the past, present and future of what will be the best map of the planet. About the author: Steve Coast is the founder of OpenStreetMap, a collaborative map of the world made by people like you. Steve has worked in many heavy lifting computing applications before co-founding a web consultancy firm with Nick Black in 2006. In 2008 it became CloudMade (http://www.cloudmade.... (http://www.cloudmade.com)) after investment by Sunstone Capital. Using OSM as a mapping source, CloudMade has been working on creating robust API and tools for developers who use geo data in their web and Mobile applications. CloudMade currently has a community of 4,000+ developers and, among its most recent wins, has been adopted by the White House for tracking how well people respond to the President's call on "delivering change across the communities". Refer to http://www.whitehouse... (http://www.whitehouse.gov/change/) for more info.

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  • Engineer's Introduction to Patents
    Intellectual property is yet another topic that has come up by popular demand. I've asked Georgiy Khayet, a SV-based Patent Attorney to come and speak to the group about the important legal concepts, strategies, and procedures around protecting what many of us as technologists produce on an everyday basis - IP! Georgiy's presentation will focus on the following key areas: Differences between various intellectual property rights Overview of the patent law and procedures International protection of inventions Patents and free software licenses Apologies for the short notice and I hope you can still make it to this session (and receive for free loads of potentially useful information that normally costs $$$ in a lawyer's office). About the speaker: Georgiy L. Khayet is a patent attorney and a Berkeley-trained mathematician and software engineer who practices in Silicon Valley. His client portfolio ranges from startups to such household names as Yahoo! and Google.

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  • Mobile Technology Stack: Overview and Predictions
    We have another great treat this month for all of you fellow CTOs and technologists who are interested in learning and sharing ideas about Mobile technologies (is NOT being interested in Mobile even an option anymore?) Our speaker is Roger Nolan, a technical member of Symbian founding team and a serial entrepreneur who recently launched Ambient Industries (www.ambientindustries.com), a SF-based startup that's doing very cool things at an intersection of mobile and LBS (currently in stealth mode). Roger will enlighten us along the following topics: 1. Overview of what mobile stack is and how it works: - Symbian - Linux - iPhone 2. Trends and changes making a difference in Mobile industry: - iPhone and App Store 3. How it'll affect the future - iPhone - Android - Microsoft - Ovi - Linux Roger's professional bio can be found on http://www.linkedin.c... (http://www.linkedin.com/in/rogernolan) We look forward to another great interactive presentation and networking session!

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  • SEO for CTOs: Technical Issues in Search Engine Optimization
    Andreas Ramos, SEO & Analytics expert and a book author, will cover the following topics of Search Engine Optimization: - The three types of searches and how to optimize for each one - Google's process for ranking websites in both natural search and paid search - Shopping carts: Best practices - SEO beyond Google: Optimize for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social networks - Google's new semantic tags - How to measure results in SEO - How to manage SEO vendors and SEO teams Andreas Ramos is the author of "Search Engine Marketing" (McGraw-Hill, 2009). In 2005, Andreas co-founded a VC-funded search marketing company that grew to 75 staff employees. He is the analytics strategist for Stanford's Business School. He also manages the PPC for MIT OpenCourseWare. Andreas has a Masters from the Universität Heidelberg, Germany, and is fluent in four languages. Andreas lives in Palo Alto. Visit him at andreas.com and Insider-SEM.com

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  • Cloud Computing: Architecting Robust Applications for Amazon EC2
    I'm happy to announce the next speaker on a topic that has received majority of votes. Chris Richardson who (among his many impressive credentials) is a cloud computing and Java expert, active open-source leader and contributor, founder of Cloud Tools and Cloud Foundry, author of "POJOs in Action", and a frequent speaker at various industry events, has graciously agreed to share his expertise at our April 30th meetup in Menlo Park. You can learn more about Chris and his projects at www.chrisrichardson.net. We'll be finalizing Chris' presentation outline over the next several days. Given the feedback from our kick-off, the popularity of this topic, and the wealth of information in Chris' presentation, I strongly recommend that we extend our meetup to 2 hours, from noon to 2 pm, to allow ample time for discussion and networking. I look forward to a very interesting and productive event on April 30th! Michael.

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  • Time to Market: Startup CTO's Challenge
    The idea is to gather promptly at noon, grab a sandwich (lunch provided), spend the first 20 min meeting and eating, listen to an interesting and interactive presentation for the next 30-45 min, and finish off by 1:30 pm with discussions and networking with other fellow CTO's and Sr. Technologists. For our initial kick-off presentation, we've invited Carl Ludewig, CTO and co-founder of Ad Infuse (www.adinfuse.com). Carl's presentation will be a case study of Ad Infuse Maestro™, Ad Infuse's advanced mobile ad router software. He will talk about the challenges he faced and the key decisions and lessons learned along a number of key parameters, including: Team • The most important ingredient Specs • Know the goal • Make key design decisions early Technology • Choosing the right stack Development • Staying on track • Using the right tools Deployment • Leveraging the cloud

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