• Personal Data Privacy Night

    Double Nickel Brewing Company

    If you can't accept via meetup please email tellronneely at gmail to get added. What data is being collected about you? What your rights regarding that data? How can you protect yourself and family? What do you do if you have been hacked or your identity is stolen? Personal Data Privacy Night is for anyone interested in taking charge of collection of their own personal data to the extent possible in to our ever accelerating world of big data influence. Key Takeaways: - understand what kind of data about you is gathered and monetized - understand your rights in the changing landscape of data privacy regulations - know Personal Protective Measures (PPM) you can put in place to protect yourself and protect your kids - know how to recover when your identity is compromised or hacked Key Concepts: - how deep learning is used to advertise and influence you - DASHBOARD, COPA, & GDPR Basics - hardening and minimizing your online footprint - steps to recover from “Identity Theft” * FREE FOOD * Beer available for purchase About our speaker Michael S. Tornari, CISSP, MBA Chief Information & Software Security Architect, ASRC Federal Mission Solutions Michael develops and executes the cybersecurity roadmap for the company. He is constantly engaged with government, industry, and academia to maintain awareness of and contribute to the state of the industry, grow the company’s cybersecurity portfolio, and meet the cybersecurity requirements of customers. Michael has 30 years of experience leading the information and cybersecurity aspects of mission critical defense system programs and enterprise networks including work for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. A special thank you to our sponsor ASRC Federal Mission Solutions for food and Double Nickel Brewing Company for a space to collaborate. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions develops and delivers innovative solutions critical to our Nation's security. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions is currently hiring. If you are interested in a career apply here: https://asrcfederal.jobs/jobs/?location=moorestown.

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  • Traffic Data Night

    Double Nickel Brewing Company

    If you are unable to accept via meetup please do email tellronneely at gmail.com to let us know you are coming. We will add you to the offline list. Traffic Data Night is for anyone interested in how to analyze traffic data, what insights can be gained from traffic data, and where the future of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) is headed. All are welcome including students, data analysts, engineers, and scientists as well as urban planners, law enforcement, first-responders. Bring a friend! First methods of traffic data collection and analysis will be presented. We will then hear how future policy Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) is headed and how it could be affected by data. Key Takeaways: - Traffic Analysis + Various traffic data collection technologies + How engineers use data to retime signals + modeling, implementation, fine tuning - Connected and Autonomous Vehicles + Current State of CAV policy + Where CAV is headed + How data can affect future CAV policy * FREE FOOD * Beer available for purchase About our Speakers Lindsey Klein is the founder and President of Imperial Traffic & Data Collection based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She is a graduate from the University of Delaware with 12 years of experience working as a Traffic Operations and Transportation Project Engineer. Lindsey knows traffic. www.imperialtdc.com Laurie Matkowski is national director of connected and automated vehicles for Gannett Fleming. She sits on three national CAV boards. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Clemson University. Laurie knows the future of CAV. A special thank you to our sponsor ASRC Federal Mission Solutions for food and Double Nickel Brewing Company for a space to collaborate. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions develops and delivers innovative solutions critical to our Nation's security. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions is currently hiring. If you are interested in a career apply here: https://asrcfederal.jobs/jobs/?location=moorestown.

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  • 3D Immersive Data Visualization Night

    Double Nickel Brewing Company

    3D Immersive Data Visualization Night is for students, data analysts, engineers, and scientists interested in utilizing 3D Virtual Reality to gain multi-dimensional insights about data. First, 2D visual analytics are explored. Then join us as we see what additional insights can be gained by immersive 3D visualization. Key takeaways - What Visual Analytics is - A workflow for Visual Analytics - How Immersive Technology advances the Visual Analytics process Learn about some tools of trade - Tableau - OpenRefine - Unity3D * FREE FOOD * Beer available for purchase About the speaker Dr. Bo (Beth) Sun is an associate professor in Department of Computer Science at Rowan University. She is also a visiting faculty at Center for Digital Visualization under Computer & Information Science Department at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sun’s current research interests include Data Visualization and Simulation using Serious Gaming and Immersive Technologies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sun-bo-b110a7a3. Rowan University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on Data Analytics. A special thank you to our sponsor ASRC Federal Mission Solutions for food and Double Nickel Brewing Company for a space to collaborate. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions develops and delivers innovative solutions critical to our Nation's security. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions is currently hiring. If you are interested in a career apply here: https://asrcfederal.jobs/jobs/?location=moorestown.

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  • Puppet Night

    Double Nickel Brewing Co.

    What if provisioning and configuration of all infrastructure could be done through code? IaC (Infrastructure as Code: infrastructure-as-code.com) is a strategy that considers everything as code. Puppet (puppet.com) is an open source configuration management tool that enables server provisioning through code. Puppet, as part of an IaC strategy, helps to bring all the discipline of modern software development techniques to infrastructure. Benefits include optimizing MTTR (mean time to recovery) and consistency across security, availability, compliance, and operations. Puppet night includes everything you wanted to know about Puppet* (*but were afraid to ask). Key takeaways are: - Puppet Overview - Puppet DSL (Domain Specific Language) - Puppet Server Stack - Recommendations for automation at scale - Q&A *FREE FOOD PROVIDED* - Beer available for purchase About the speaker Andrew Brader (https://github.com/abrader): Rooted in software development and HPC, Andrew helped many Fortune 100 companies tame their infrastructure, and is now changing the way we look at distributing compute workloads in hybrid environments. Formerly with Puppet as Principal Integration Engineer, and now with Mesosphere as a Solutions Architect, Andrew is bringing community and awareness surrounding evolving technologies to the masses. A special thank you to our sponsor ASRC Federal Mission Solutions for food and Double Nickel Brewing Company for a space to collaborate. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions develops and delivers innovative solutions critical to our Nation's security. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions is currently hiring. If you are interested in a career apply here: https://asrcfederal.jobs/jobs/?location=moorestown.

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  • Infrastructure as Code Night

    Double Nickel Brewing Co.

    Who’s been here? You receive an unpleasant notification that one of your servers is unreachable. You try your normal quick fixes (comb through logs, restart the box), only to find out that the server has actually crashed or failed. You freeze! After you can swallow the pit in your stomach, you get flashbacks of all of the hustle that went into configuring the server: all of the software components, their versions, the order they were installed, and all of the other nitty gritty details you’ve tweaked along the way. Configuring a server and all of the various aspects involved with it can be seemingly tedious, but it doesn’t have to be like this! Maybe you have documentation that outlines every step to reconfigure the box. The sys admin in you might even be saying “Come on, I’ve been automating processes like this for ages using bash scripts”, but there is a better way! Infrastructure as Code (http://infrastructure-as-code.com), also known as programmable infrastructure, means writing code (normally in a high-level or descriptive language) to manage configurations and automate provisioning of infrastructure, as well as handle deployments. This is more than writing scripts; it involves using tested and proven software development practices that are already being used widely by the biggest enterprises. The idea is that the systems and devices that run your software can be treated as if they, themselves, are software. With this, the knowledge of server provisioning, configuration management and deployment is no longer only with the sys admins. Developers can easily engage in the activities because they can write infrastructure code in the languages that they are familiar with or (after a learning curve) use a descriptive language. Modern configuration management tools will save you and your organization a ton of time. Learn about some tools of the trade: * Terraform * Puppet * Jenkins Key takeaways: * How infrastructure as code fits into the software development lifecycle * A workflow for development and deployment * How to automate scaling your application * Immutable vs Mutable Infrastructure * Gotchas and pitfalls from the trenches *FREE FOOD PROVIDED* - Beer available for purchase About the speaker Christoph DeMaskey (Twitter: cdemaskey (https://twitter.com/cdemaskey), LinkedIn: DeMaskey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/demaskey/), Website: https://demaskey.com ) Christoph is a Software Engineering Lead at Elsevier in Precision Medicine. He is passionate about empowering engineers to be autonomous, innovative, and fearless. His current efforts are focused on modernizing MACRO, a clinical trial platform to facilitate researchers in hospitals and universities to discover the next advancements in healthcare. When he's not wrestling with his son and daughter (5 and 2 respectively), he's roasting coffee in his modified popcorn popper or writing about engineering and Agile on his blog. A special thank you to our sponsor ASRC Federal Mission Solutions for food and Double Nickel Brewing Company for a space to collaborate. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions develops and delivers innovative solutions critical to our Nation's security. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions is currently hiring. If you are interested in a career apply here: https://asrcfederal.jobs/jobs/?location=moorestown.

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