• OpenMIC – An Experiment in Open and Sustainable Machine Learning Research

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    In this Meetup, Eric J. Humphrey (Spotify NYC) will be speaking about OpenMIC, an ongoing open-source research project with the goal of developing a webscale dataset of music and instrument labels in the style of ImageNet through an iterative competition. This talk will cover the motivation behind the effort, theory behind the approach, progress to date, and take a look at what's next. Come prepared to dive into the basics of machine learning with audio signals, and get an idea of how you can potentially contribute to the project. // ———— Schedule ———— 6:00pm - Doors open for everyone. 6:30pm - Presentation 8:00pm - Closing remarks // ———— —————

  • Version Control with Git & Github

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    // ———— Schedule ———— 6:00pm - Doors open for everyone. 6:30pm - Version Control with Git & Github - Presented by Paul Barry, Technical Architect @ Kenzan 8:00pm - Closing remarks // ———— —————

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  • Web Development Tooling 2019

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    As we’re starting 2019, our thoughts turn into sticking to New Year’s resolutions. If one of those resolutions is to be a more productive developer, this is the Event for you! Buckle down and join us for a tour, and discussion, of the most useful tools available for rapid development, managing your work, organizing your life, collaborating with teams, and much more. // ———— Schedule ———— 6:00pm - Doors open for everyone. 6:30pm - Web Development Tooling 2019 - Presented by Peter Burt, Lead Developer @ Kenzan 8:00pm - Closing remarks // ———— —————

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  • Scalable Data Ingestion with Serverless Data Pipelines

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    At this Meetup, we’ll talk about our recent experience building a serverless data pipeline. We’ll talk about the benefits of using Serverless technologies for your data pipeline, show off our pipeline’s architecture, deploy a simple demo pipeline, and talk about lessons learned. // ———— Schedule ———— 6:00pm - Doors open for everyone; snacks and beverages available. 6:30pm - Presentation Part I 7:00pm - Networking/More Pizza Break 7:15 pm - Presentation Part II/ Demo // ———— —————

  • Introduction to analysis with Jupyter, Python and Pandas

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    For this Meetup, we will have a presentation and a demo in which we will take a look at the about software development with Python Get ready to ask some questions while we take you into the world of Pandas and Jupyter. We will have a few working examples, and walk you through through some basic use cases, and chat about what makes Jupyter and Pandas so helpful. All skill levels are welcome, // ———— Schedule ———— 6:00pm - Doors open for everyone; snacks and beverages available. 6:30pm - Presentation "Introduction to analysis with Jupyter, Python and Pandas" -- by Sr. Data Analyst @ Virgin Pulse - Paul Rodgers 7:00pm - Networking/More Pizza Break 7:15 pm - Demo/lab // ———— —————

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  • Panel Discussion - "The State of the RI Tech Community”

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    One of the main characteristics of a community is the participation of its members. Joins us for a panel discussion on improving and growing the Tech Community in our state. This session will be a open forum to ask and share anything to/with our panelist and audience. It is also open to any skill level and job title; Developers, Project Managers, Team Leaders, and anyone else who wants to join. We are going to present our vision for innovation and resources available to the community and we are making our Meetup group more exciting for you, come in and find out more. Panelists: Arnell Milhouse - CEO, CareerDevs founder, IntraCity Geeks, Co-founder & CTO at Common Connect App Owen Buckley - Creative Technologist, Software Developer, Speaker/Writer, and Entrepreneur. Tina Zuffoletti - Solution Architect @ CVS Health Paul Barry - Front End Technical Architect @ Kenzan Brian Jepson - RI Technology advocate & Content Manager for LinkedIn Learning Sarah Eltinge - Data Science Associate Analyst @ Johnson & Johnson ———————————————— Schedule ————————————————— 6:00pm - Doors open for everyone; snacks and beverages available. 6:30pm - Introductions 6:35pm - Panel 7:15pm - Networking Break 7:30 pm - Panel ———————————————————————————————————————

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  • Ng-time: Angular, the new AngularJS

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    Angular is a complete framework that combines declarative templates, dependency injection, end to end tooling, and integrated best practices in order to solve development challenges. Angular was completely rewritten from its predecessor AngularJS and allows developers to build their applications on web or mobile. Matthew Gardner explains how to setup a simple Angular app, diving into some of the concepts behind the framework and describe some of the key differences between Angular and AngularJS. Additionally, Matthew will showcase an Angular app which uses the Spotify API.

  • Canary in a pipeline

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    Join us for a great evening of pizza, beer, and all about Canary Releases. A presentation given at OSCON 2018 by our one and only Darren Bathgate. Description: A canary deployment is a process in which a set of features are promoted to production with limited exposure to the end user, giving early-warning about any issues that may arise, just as coal miners used canaries as indicators of mine contamination. In canary deployments, only a limited group of users are impacted if there is an issue with the deployment—not the entire user base. Darren Bathgate explains how you can use canary deployments to test new software releases in your production environment with minimal impact to users, details the layers of a canary system, and outlines the benefits to your organization. Having a canary system in place can greatly accelerate delivery of new features to production—the ability to deploy features to a small subset of users reduces the fear of deploying to production, and more upstream changes will be promoted as a result. https://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/oscon-or/public/schedule/detail/67471

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  • Intro to Docker: Keeping your application fresh with containers

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    For this meetup, we will have a presentation and a demo about what Docker is and how we use it here at Kenzan. Get ready to ask some questions while we take you into the world of Docker Containers. We will explore the benefits and drawbacks of a containerized application, walk you through some basic use cases, and chat about what makes Docker so helpful. All skill levels are welcome, // ———— Schedule ———— 6:00pm - Doors open for everyone; snacks and beverages available. 6:30pm - Presentation "Getting started with Docker" - by Greg Clavell 7:00pm - Networking/More Pizza Break 7:15 pm -Docker demo/lab // ———— —————

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  • Spinnaker: Fast, safe, repeatable continuous delivery

    Kenzan - Hope Artiste Village, #701

    Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process. ... Through reliable, low-risk releases, Continuous Delivery makes it possible to continuously adapt software in line with user feedback, shifts in the market and changes to business strategy. Join us for a presentation on how Spinnaker helps the test, support, development and operations teams work together as one delivery team to automate and streamline the build-test-release process. ———————————————— Schedule ————————————————— 6:00pm - Doors open for everyone; snacks and beverages available. 6:30pm - Spinnaker: Session 1 - Presentation by Bill Campbell 7:15pm - Networking Break 7:30 pm - Spinnaker: Session 2 - Presentation by Bill Campbell ———————————————————————————————————————