• Open Workshop — Combined Frederick Technology Groups
    Several of the technology user groups in Frederick have gotten together to host a monthly open workshop together. This specifically includes ourselves, Python Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/python-frederick/), AWS Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/AWS-Frederick-Meetup/), KeyLUG (https://www.meetup.com/KeyLUG/), Startup Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Startup-Community/), and Frederick WordPress (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-WordPress-Meetup/) This is just open time with free wifi to come together with other developers to hang out and work on projects. Together or alone! Bring a project you need to work on. Bring a project you want help on. Show up to offer your help to someone else, or just show up to sit in the corner and read a book. All are welcome to join us in sitting down and geeking out together for a couple hours on Saturday morning.

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

  • Presentation: The Future of Storage Technology
    /* Tonight's Presentation Summary: */ Tonight's Presentation by Jack Arnold from IBM is all about storage technologies - where we've been and where we are going. The presentation will be all about the technology (disk, flash, storage class memory, optical, holographic and more!) /* Evening Schedule: */ • 6:30pm - Pizza will be served thanks to One for All Events! Low key, come hang out and chat. • 7:00pm - We will begin the evening presentation. • 8:30pm - Time to close up and leave. /* Location Details: */ The meeting will take place at the downtown FITCI location at 118 N Market Street (next to Brewer's Alley). On-street parking is available and free at that time of the evening, or the large Church Street parking garage is directly behind the building and available at a nominal fee ($2)

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

  • Open Workshop — Combined Frederick Technology Groups
    Several of the technology user groups in Frederick have gotten together to host a monthly open workshop together. This specifically includes ourselves, Python Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/python-frederick/), AWS Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/AWS-Frederick-Meetup/), KeyLUG (https://www.meetup.com/KeyLUG/), Startup Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Startup-Community/), and Frederick WordPress (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-WordPress-Meetup/) This is just open time with free wifi to come together with other developers to hang out and work on projects. Together or alone! Bring a project you need to work on. Bring a project you want help on. Show up to offer your help to someone else, or just show up to sit in the corner and read a book. All are welcome to join us in sitting down and geeking out together for a couple hours on Saturday morning.

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

  • What is gRPC?
    /* Tonight's Presentation Summary: */ gRPC is an open source, pluggable RPC framework. This will be a quick dive into gRPC, its underlying technologies, and some common patterns. There might even be a live demo. Warren Harper is a Senior Software Engineer at IronNet Cybersecurity and Golang expert. /* Evening Schedule: */ • 6:30pm - Pizza will be served thanks to One for All Events! Low key, come hang out and chat. • 7:00pm - We will begin the evening presentation. • 8:30pm - Time to close up and leave. /* Location Details: */ The meeting will take place at the downtown FITCI location at 118 N Market Street (next to Brewer's Alley). On-street parking is available and free at that time of the evening, or the large Church Street parking garage is directly behind the building and available at a nominal fee ($2)

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

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  • Open Workshop — Combined Frederick Technology Groups
    Several of the technology user groups in Frederick have gotten together to host a monthly open workshop together. This specifically includes ourselves, Python Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/python-frederick/), AWS Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/AWS-Frederick-Meetup/), KeyLUG (https://www.meetup.com/KeyLUG/), Startup Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Startup-Community/), and Frederick WordPress (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-WordPress-Meetup/) This is just open time with free wifi to come together with other developers to hang out and work on projects. Together or alone! Bring a project you need to work on. Bring a project you want help on. Show up to offer your help to someone else, or just show up to sit in the corner and read a book. All are welcome to join us in sitting down and geeking out together for a couple hours on Saturday morning.

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

  • Presentation: Simplified Data Ingestion with Apache Daffodil and DFDL
    /* Tonight's Presentation Summary: */ Apache Daffodil is a project accepted into the Apache Incubator in August of 2017 with the goal of creating an open source implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL, https://www.ogf.org/ogf/doku.php/standards/dfdl/dfdl). DFDL is a specification capable of describing a wide variety of data formats (binary, text, scientific, military, financial, and more) using a simplified subset of W3C XML Schema. Daffodil uses these DFDL data descriptions to "parse" data into XML or JSON, allowing for ingestion into big data systems such as Apache NiFi, Apache Spark, and Apache Storm, for analysis, modeling, and manipulation without the need to create custom, one-off, and error prone data parsers. Daffodil is also capable of serializing, or "unparsing", XML/JSON back to the original data format, useful for tasks such as filtering data to anonymize PII, data fuzzing, and data normalization. Daffodil is in use in many systems today, using a diverse set of DFDL data descriptions, including some that are publicly available on GitHub (https://github.com/DFDLSchemas) for formats such as NACHA, PNG, PCAP, JPEG, HL7, and others. In this talk, you will learn about the DFDL standard, including examples of how to model various types of data, and how it can simplify and standardize data ingestion. We will discuss the Apache Daffodil project, its history, its goals, and where it is headed. Lastly, we will discuss integration into big data systems, finally concluding with a demo showing Apache Daffodil's use in Apache NiFi to parse data to XML, ingest, manipulate, and unparse back to the original file format. /* Evening Schedule: */ • 6:30pm - Pizza will be served thanks to One for All Events! Low key, come hang out and chat. • 7:00pm - We will begin the evening presentation. • 8:30pm - Time to close up and leave. /* Location Details: */ The meeting will take place at the downtown FITCI location at 118 N Market Street (next to Brewer's Alley). On-street parking is available and free at that time of the evening, or the large Church Street parking garage is directly behind the building and available at a nominal fee ($2)

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

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  • Open Workshop — Combined Frederick Technology Groups
    Several of the technology user groups in Frederick have gotten together to host a monthly open workshop together. This specifically includes ourselves, Python Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/python-frederick/), AWS Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/AWS-Frederick-Meetup/), KeyLUG (https://www.meetup.com/KeyLUG/), Startup Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Startup-Community/), and Frederick WordPress (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-WordPress-Meetup/) This is just open time with free wifi to come together with other developers to hang out and work on projects. Together or alone! Bring a project you need to work on. Bring a project you want help on. Show up to offer your help to someone else, or just show up to sit in the corner and read a book. All are welcome to join us in sitting down and geeking out together for a couple hours on Saturday morning.

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

  • Presentation: Nick Damoulakis - Culture in IT
    /* Tonight's Presentation Summary: */ This evening we will have Nick talking to us about Culture in IT. As president for Frederick, Maryland’s office of Orases, Nick has the privilege of leading a diverse, smart and talented group of individuals across a variety of disciplines and clients ranging from NFL, MLB, Johns Hopkins University, American Kidney Fund, Hershey and Walter Reed Hospital. A creative problem solver and strategic thinker, Nick has over 20 years of experience in the digital landscape. An active thought leader in the industry, Nick authored and created the Digital Framework, which is an interactive process of working with organizations to align values to their culture, leadership style and strategic thinking. Nick’s enthusiasm for value-driven cultures earned Orases several awards including the Entrepreneur Magazine – 2015 Best Culture accolade. /* Evening Schedule: */ • 6:30pm - Pizza will be served thanks to One for All Events! Low key, come hang out and chat. • 7:00pm - We will begin the evening presentation. • 8:30pm - Time to close up and leave. /* Location Details: */ The meeting will take place at the downtown FITCI location at 118 N Market Street (next to Brewer's Alley). On-street parking is available and free at that time of the evening, or the large Church Street parking garage is directly behind the building and available at a nominal fee ($2)

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

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  • Open Workshop — Combined Frederick Technology Groups
    Several of the technology user groups in Frederick have gotten together to host a monthly open workshop together. This specifically includes ourselves, Python Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/python-frederick/), AWS Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/AWS-Frederick-Meetup/), KeyLUG (https://www.meetup.com/KeyLUG/), Startup Frederick (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Startup-Community/), and Frederick WordPress (https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-WordPress-Meetup/) This is just open time with free wifi to come together with other developers to hang out and work on projects. Together or alone! Bring a project you need to work on. Bring a project you want help on. Show up to offer your help to someone else, or just show up to sit in the corner and read a book. All are welcome to join us in sitting down and geeking out together for a couple hours on Saturday morning. We'll be in the Coblentz Hall Seminar Room which is in the basement of Coblentz Hall. There is an entrance to the right side of the main stairs that leads directly to the basement. This is the same location that HackFrederick was held. Cosponsored and hosted by the Department of Computer Science at Hood College (https://cs.hood.edu/). (Campus map (http://www.hood.edu/uploadedFiles/Hood_College/Interior/About_Hood/13_Campus%20Map_8.5x11.pdf))

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

  • Presentation: Introduction to Kubernetes — Brandon Mueller
    /* Tonight's Presentation Summary: */ Brandon Mueller will be presenting a demo of Kubernetes ... and open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. /* Evening Schedule: */ • 6:30pm - Pizza will be served thanks to One for All Events! Low key, come hang out and chat. • 7:00pm - We will begin the evening presentation. • 8:30pm - Time to close up and leave. /* Location Details: */ The meeting will take place at the downtown FITCI location at 118 N Market Street (next to Brewer's Alley). On-street parking is available and free at that time of the evening, or the large Church Street parking garage is directly behind the building and available at a nominal fee ($2)

    FITCI (downtown location)

    118 N. Market St. · Frederick, MD

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