6:30 pm : Meet, greet, & eat
7:00 pm : Presentation
What are the best software-as-a-service platforms for building and deploying your code? How can they help you quickly get a project off the ground and sustain best practices as your codebase continues to scale? This talk answers these questions and more by introducing you to services such as Circle CI, Travis CI, factor.io (http://factor.io/), Code Climate, and many others, which take the burden off setting up the infrastructure yourself. The talk will balance out the discussion with the downsides to these platforms and ways to avoid being locked in to declining providers.
About the Speaker:
Matt Makai is a traveling software developer who road tripped to thirty cities over five months from March through August 2013. During his travels, titled Coding Across America, Matt met with over 75 tech startups, accelerators, software developers, and related organizations to find out more about the current state of software engineering in the US. Matt develops and runs web applications with Python for clients such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Motley Fool, George Washington University, Marriott International, and the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
Matt writes two blogs, one on software development and entrepreneurship at http://www.mattmakai.com/ and another on his Coding Across America project at http://www.codingacrossamerica.com/ .
He has a B.S. in Computer Science from James Madison University, an M.S. in Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia.