• Chicago Crystal : October

    Braintree Payments

    Welcome to Chicago Crystal a group of people in Chicago that enjoy the Crystal Programming Language.

    Agenda:
    6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
    6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation
    after - Post meetup mingling @ Monk's Pub

    Speaker: TDB
    Food: TBD
    Remote: TBD

  • Chicago Crystal : September

    Braintree Payments

    Welcome to Chicago Crystal a group of people in Chicago that enjoy the Crystal Programming Language.

    Agenda:
    6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
    6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation
    after - Post meetup mingling @ Monk's Pub

    Speaker: TDB
    Food: TBD
    Remote: TBD

  • Chicago Crystal : August

    Braintree Payments

    Welcome to Chicago Crystal a group of people in Chicago that enjoy the Crystal Programming Language.

    Agenda:
    6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
    6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation
    after - Post meetup mingling @ Monk's Pub

    Speaker: TDB
    Food: TBD
    Remote: TBD

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  • Chicago Crystal : July

    Braintree Payments

  • Chicago Crystal : Febuary

    Braintree Payments

    Welcome to Chicago Crystal a group of people in Chicago that enjoy the Crystal Programming Language.

    Agenda:
    6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
    6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation
    after - Post meetup mingling @ Monk's Pub

    Speaker: TDB
    Food: TBD
    Remote: TBD

  • Chicago Crystal : May

    Braintree Payments

    Welcome to Chicago Crystal a group of people in Chicago that enjoy the Crystal Programming Language.

    Agenda:
    6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
    6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation
    after - Post meetup mingling @ Monk's Pub

    Speaker: TDB
    Food: TBD
    Remote: TBD

  • Chicago Crystal : April

    Braintree Payments

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  • "Our love of Crystal" by Jason Malcolm

    8th Light

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    "Our love of Crystal" by Jason Malcolm

    Jason works at Blitline.com, an online image processing service, and for years now, his team has been using Crystal in production for a number of micro-services which support Blitline. These include logging, caching, and queue platforms custom written in Crystal. In this talk, he’ll outline a bit about their custom Crystal services, and go over a central piece of their infrastructure that it all shares, their tcp_engine.

    ** Let us know if you would like to present a lightning talk! **

    Food: Sponsored by 8th light
    Remote: https://zoom.us/j/3541015445

  • Chicago Crystal : Febuary

    Braintree Payments

    Welcome to Chicago Crystal a group of people in Chicago that enjoy the Crystal Programming Language.

    Agenda:
    6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
    6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation (Code, lint, test. In that order.)
    after - Post meetup mingling @ New Line Tavern

    Speaker: Vitalii Elenhaupt
    Bio: Fullstack Software Developer, Crystal enthusiast. Also enjoy Ruby, Elixir and EmberJS

    Abstract:
    This talk is about a high level architecture of the Ameba linter, the role of built-in Crystal’s Lexer and AST parser and future plans/challenges to make Ameba better.

    Host: Braintree
    Remote: meet.google.com/jjp-esph-xbm

  • Chicago Crystal : January

    8th Light

    Welcome to Chicago Crystal a group of people in Chicago that enjoy the Crystal Programming Language.

    Agenda:
    6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling
    6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation
    after - Post meetup mingling @ Monk's Pub

    Speaker: Art Linkov
    I am the Chief Scientist at NeuraLegion, responsible for the company’s research and driving its AI and ML development. Before NeuraLegion, I was a PhD student focusing on Stem Cells & Regeneration in The Technion, Israel’s equivalent of MIT. During my PhD, I dealt a lot with data analysis, biological algorithms and experimental methodologies, which naturally led me to ML & AI.

    In 2017 I decided to join my good friend Bar Hofesh to build the world's first AI-based “hacker that will enslave the world”, in pure Crystal. Together we embarked on the journey and founded NeuraLegion, an AI-powered Application Security Testing solution. Writing code was always a passion of mine, so I put my scientist training to use by introducing biologically inspired algorithms and knowledge of data science into our technology. Although we are not that close to world domination by TCP/IP, we did learn quite a few things about AI in general and in Crystal specifically.

    Presentation:
    Nowadays Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are extremely popular, in many respects because there is an abundance of tools that can help any newbie create cool and useful projects, even without fully understanding all the mathematical shenanigans.
    We all love Crystal, that's why we're here. And it is great to see how far the community has progressed in the past year. However, Crystal still has a way to go to compete with more established languages for ML such as Python. In my talk I'm going to try to discuss where Crystal is at and how together as a community we can push it further to be on the map for ML enthusiasts everywhere!

    Food: Sponsored by 8thlight

    Remote:
    We are remote friendly as possible. Our Zoom session will start 30 min before the meetup starts and chat will be monitored for the speaker. You can join us here https://zoom.us/j/3541015445