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TensorFlow.js: Browser based ML

Keyhole Software

*Description* If you follow machine learning, you've probably heard of TensorFlow. Originally developed by researchers and engineers working on the Google Brain team for numerical computation using data flow graphs, it has historically been limited to desktop machines and cloud servers. At least, until March of this year! TensorFlow.js takes what you know and love about TensorFlow and moves it to the browser (and Node.js), allowing you to run, train, and develop ML models anywhere. In this presentation, we'll cover the basic terminology and concepts TensorFlow is built upon. After we've got our bearings, we'll walk through examples using pre-trained ML models and ultimately develop our own ML model in the browser! Fear not, this is a JavaScript focused presentation and, as such, is aimed at an audience who may have have little to no experience with machine learning. *Presenter* Josh Durham Josh is on the data team at UnitedMasters, providing music artists with premium distribution services and facilitating unique partnerships between artists and the world’s biggest brands. Josh frequently experiments with the intersection of technology and the arts when he isn't climbing, running, or spending time with his wife. *Sponsor* Paige Technologies https://www.paigetech.com/ Food & Drink will be provided

Cypress: Where Automated Web UI Testing Isn’t Just for QA Anymore

Speaker: Justin James Justin is the founder of Let Your Nerd Be Heard, creator of the Ultimate Presentation Formula for Nerds, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Amazon #1 Best Selling Author and a Microsoft MVP. He is hired by techie nerds to get them confidently on stage speaking to more than 1s and 0s and seen as the go to expert. Abstract: Today’s fast-moving software delivery environment emphasizes pushing value to production as quickly as possible. “Value to production” implicitly requires high quality—low quality is of little value to anyone! —which means teams need to focus on being able to specify, build, test, and deploy software effectively and quickly. Acceptance testing historically been manually intensive efforts run by a dedicated QA department, resulting in a slower pace of production releases. No longer do we have to make acceptance a manual effort that requires a dedicated QA department. With the release of Cypress, we have a new standard in front-end testing that allows every developer to create acceptance tests. Come learn how you can create fast, easy, and reliable test for anything that runs in a browser regardless of the front-end framework used. You will walk away ready to end the era of “Developers don’t write acceptance tests” and start writing acceptance tests for all of your projects. Agenda: Food and networking at 6, presentation to start around 6:30. Location TBA.

Inclusive Architecture & RxJS- An evening with This Dot

You MUST sign up on GDGKC Eventbrite to register for this event! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-architecture-rxjs-an-evening-with-this-dot-tickets-62620589870 Join us for 2 special guest speakers, Rob Ocel and Tracy Lee, from This Dot Labs! INTRODUCING THE PAMSTACK - A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR CREATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS We are all too familiar with projects and companies that only seem to be able to support senior developers, but this can get expensive, unsustainable, and your team can begin to look very myopic. Teams begin groupthink, ideas become stale, and it can be difficult to reinvigorate the growing sense of mundane development. It doesn't have to be this way. In fact, creating an inclusive architecture can help development go faster and become more cost effective. It's not difficult to begin adjusting your sails and beginning to create an architecture that is inclusive in nature to support junior developers, project managers, and designers. No application is too critical, complicated, or obscure to be able to achieve this. We'll talk through frameworks, tools, abstractions, and simple steps that can help you start building inclusively. We will also talk through how you can build a corresponding culture that allows inclusivity on your team, and why this is so critical to your business. We'll walk through processes you can incorporate, team roles, and how you can build a better template for the future of your business. RXJS - OPERATOR, WHAT’S YOUR REAL WORLD USE CASE? IMPORTANT OPERATORS IN RXJS EXPLAINED Are you overthinking RxJS? Overwhelmed by the ~70 operators available to you? Confused by the docs and need someone to explain to you what on earth the differences between all the -maps are? Are you using that operator right? What operator should you actually be using? How do other people use RxJS operators? This talk covers walks through lamens terms definitions and real world use cases for some of the most important operators out there so you can effectively maximize your use of RxJS and get clarity on what RxJS is doing in your application. SPEAKER BIOS Tracy is the Co-Founder of This Dot Labs, an consultancy helping teams build front end applications and is focused on changing the ratio in tech. She is also a Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers Lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. She heads up Community Relations at Node Foundation, is the host of the Modern Web podcast, organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop. You can find her on Twitter @ladyleet or at http://thisdot.co/labs. Rob is a Senior Software Developer at This Dot Labs, a consultancy helping companies build large scale applications. He is a co-host of the Modern Web podcast, the This Dot Labs podcast, and a frequent speaker at local meetups. You can find him on Twitter @robocell or at http://thisdot.co/labs. Rob has a passion for mentoring new developers and finding ways to explain difficult concepts in modern JavaScript development. He has been doing software development for over 10 and is fascinated with front-end frameworks and their power to bring ever more diverse developers into the profession. When not developing, Rob spends time keeping up with his one year old son, is an avid fan of JRPGs, and is obsessed with college basketball. You MUST sign up on GDGKC Eventbrite to register for this event! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-architecture-rxjs-an-evening-with-this-dot-tickets-62620589870

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