• 2018 December Tech Meetup Holiday Party

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    The Drupal Guys along with a slew of other tech meetups will be hosting a holiday party at LaunchPad Huntington. As Per Drupal Meetup Description: It's that time of year again for the LI Drupal End of Year Party! Last year we started a new tradition by collaborating with several other local tech meetup groups and it was a huge success! This year we have added even more groups and are super excited to bring everyone together again :) Join us for for a fun night of networking, music, and some awesome raffles prizes. Food and Drinks will be provided as we end the year in style. Location: LaunchPad Huntington (http://huntington.launchpadli.com/) 315 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Huntington, NY Best parking is in the back off of Clinton Street. Enter via glass doors to the right of Mary Carroll's bar. Date / Time: December 20th 7pm - 9pm Here's to many more years of LI Drupal! Hope to see you all there :)

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  • A practical use case for mobile apps on the blockchain

    Long Island High Technology Incubator

    This months meet up we will get a chance to hear first hand the experience of a team working on developing and deploying an Ethereum smart contract. The talented team at Mobileware Inc, developers of popular apps such as OnTime (http://www.mobilewareinc.com/onTime.html), lead by Yun Zhang will be sharing their experience as they work toward building a mobile application that interacts with a smart contract. If you are interested in some of the practical challenges that arise when trying to build a product on the blockchain then this meet up is for you! We will be hosted at the Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI) (https://www.lihti.net/). This is an exciting space which hosts a large collection of innovative companies building a presence here on Long Island. The location is right down the block from where we meet in previous meetups. Located at the address below: 25 Health Sciences Drive Stony Brook, NY[masked] The easiest way to get there is to take Nicoles Rd directly to the main entrance of Stony Brook University. After 6pm parking does not require a pass. The event will start at 6:30pm and thanks to Yun we will have Pizza and drinks available!

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  • Who's doing What on the Blockchain(s)?

    New Computer Science Building Room 220

    In this talk, we'll walk through a high level overview of the projects in the Blockchain space. By reviewing where we are now and how we got there, we'll have an open discussion on where we may be headed. You will walk away with a better idea of 4 major crypto categories: Currencies, Ecosystems, Applications, and Exchanges. **About Our Presenter** Craig Rudes - President CDR Advisors Co-Founder LI Blockchain Meetup Craig Rudes is the president of CDR Advisors and a co-founder of the Long Island Blockchain Meetup. During his tenure at UBS and Bank of America, Craig oversaw strategic planning and operations for their IT business units. A self-proclaimed "Blockchain Muggle", Craig has dove deep into the rabbit hole with little to no developers experience but a keen ability to understand the wizardry of Blockchain and apply it to business operations of firms with an interest to be at the forefront of the bleeding-edge technology. **Directions & Parking** We meet in the “New Computer Science Building” on Engineering Drive at Stony Brook University. Official driving directions can be found at: https://www.stonybrook.edu/about/maps-and-directions/#directions We recommend parking in either lot off of Engineering Drive, parking is free after 7PM. If you continue down Engineering Drive you’ll come to a gated lot in between the New Computer Science Building and the ECC Building, if the gate is open (usually after 6:30PM), your free to park there as well. LI Web Recommended Parking Map: **Food** We have ordered a Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray and will have other snacks available. We are always looking for a food sponsor!

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  • Tap and Barrel - March Social Meetup & Happy Hour

    Tap and Barrel

    Our social meetups are always a blast! Come join us for some apps, drinks and great discussion. Help inspire some of that great conversation by posting some interesting articles or podcasts you've come across below so that we can share opinions and ideas! For 2018 we are mixing things up and will host events at different locations around Long Island. Have a location suggestion? We’d love to hear it, post a comment and let us know. Please RSVP so we can ensure we have a space large enough to accommodate our group!

  • An Introduction to Smart Contracts with Ethereum [Presentation]

    New Computer Science Building Room 220

    Presenter: Nick Selvaggio - Sego Solutions In this talk we will take you through the history of cryptocurrencies and how the Ethereum blockchain is powering the idea of a "smart contracts". We will begin with a less technical background of crypto and quickly progress into how smart contracts technically work. We will end with an attempt to deploy a simple smart contract to the Ropsten testnet. Directions & Parking: https://www.stonybrook.edu/about/maps-and-directions/#directions Parking is free in the following lots after 7PM Food We have ordered a Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray and will have other snacks available. We are always looking for a food sponsor!

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  • Google Adwords [Watch & Share]

    New Computer Science Building Room 220

    Topic Overview Google AdWords is an online advertising service developed by Google, where advertisers pay to display brief advertising copy, product listings, and video content within the Google ad network to web users. Google AdWords' system is based partly on cookies and partly on keywords determined by advertisers. Google uses these characteristics to place advertising copy on pages where they think it might be relevant. Advertisers pay when users divert their browsing to click on the advertising copy. www.google.com/adwords Watch & Share Overview Getting presenters is one of the hardest challenges in running these meetups, Watch & Share sessions aim to overcome this by leveraging existing online videos and resources to provide a jumping off point for the group to then dive into. The goal is for these sessions to last between[masked] minutes. We will stop and share experiences and additional tips during the session and do a post-session recap. Topics for future Watch & Share Sessions can be posted on the Meetup Discussion board or suggested at any meetup. What Should I Bring? Although not strictly required, we recommend you bring a laptop or similar device to take notes and follow along with some of the examples. Directions & Parking We meet in the “New Computer Science Building” on Engineering Drive at Stony Brook University. Official driving directions can be found at: https://www.stonybrook.edu/about/maps-and-directions/#directions We recommend parking in either lot off of Engineering Drive, parking is free after 7PM. If you continue down Engineering Drive you’ll come to a gated lot in between the New Computer Science Building and the ECC Building, if the gate is open (usually after 6:30PM), your free to park there as well. Food We will do our best to provide light snacks. When you RSVP please indicate if you’d like to chip in for food (typically I mix it up between pizza or chic-fil-a). Know a company interested in sponsoring? We are always looking for a food sponsor!

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  • Hack@CEWIT IoT-focused Hackathon

    Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)

    Hack@CEWIT is the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)'s interdisciplinary IoT-focused hackathon bringing students together for a two-day technical challenge over President's Day Weekend. Hack@CEWIT awards over $5K in prizes for the most innovative, ambitious, original, health-conscious, and industry-applicable IoT projects and hosts 25+ tech talks and deep-dive workshops to improve your skills, learn new programs, and meet fellow hackers and industry gurus. In partnership with our friends at Major League Hacking and Softeon, the Hack@CEWIT 2018 theme is IoT & Security and will incorporate both physical build and capture the flag components — at Stony Brook University. Students are welcome to partcipate in the Hackathon, Professionals are encouraged to help mentor partner and volunteer! Interested in hacking, partnering, or have a questions for our team? Get in touch![masked] [masked]

  • LifeHacks to Get Motivated, Organized, Inspired & Comfortable [Presentation]

    New Computer Science Building Room 220

    We all have our tips, tricks, tweaks and tools that help motivate, inspire and keep us happy. Come down and share your best advice, favorite tools, workspace modifications, and apps that help keep you going and saved your butt. These can range from technical to environmental. We'll Try and Hit on These Areas: Workspaces & Battle Stations Be Prepared to Share Pictures of Your Work Space, Equipment & Other Environmental Mods. What do you do to stay focused & comfortable? Every Day Carry What cool things do you keep in on you or in your laptop bag? What bags have you used? What features do you look for in picking a bag? What devices are always on you? Coding Editors, Apps & Development Environments How do you manage your development environment? What technologies, frameworks or tools are you using? What are your go to keyboard shortcuts? What config changes do you make to your editors? Lifestyle What keeps you motivated? What workflows or processes do you follow to stay organized, productive and happy? Homework: https://www.templatemonster.com/blog/life-hacks-web-designers-developers/ http://www.businessinsider.com/the-first-20-minutes-after-work-2014-6 https://www.hanselminutes.com/18/life-hacks https://praxent.com/blog/tim-ferriss-productivity-hacks-for-software-developers-and-beyond

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  • Google Chrome DevTools [Watch & Share]

    New Computer Science Building Room 220

    Topic Overview The Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools for short), are a set of web authoring and debugging tools built into Google Chrome. The DevTools provide web developers deep access into the internals of the browser and their web application. Use the DevTools to efficiently track down layout issues, set JavaScript breakpoints, and get insights for code optimization. https://developer.chrome.com/devtools Watch & Share Overview Getting presenters is one of the hardest challenges in running these meetups, Watch & Share sessions aim to overcome this by leveraging existing online videos and other training resources to provide a jumping off point for the group to then dive into. The goal is for these sessions to last between[masked] minutes. We will stop and share experiences and additional tips during the session and do a post-session recap. Topics for future Watch & Share Sessions can be posted on the Meetup Discussion board or suggested at any meetup. What Should I Bring? Although not strictly required, we recommend you bring a laptop or similar device to take notes and follow along with some of the examples. Directions & Parking We meet in the “New Computer Science Building” on Engineering Drive at Stony Brook University. Official driving directions can be found at: https://www.stonybrook.edu/about/maps-and-directions/#directions We recommend parking in either lot off of Engineering Drive, parking is free after 7PM. If you continue down Engineering Drive you’ll come to a gated lot in between the New Computer Science Building and the ECC Building, if the gate is open (usually after 6:30PM), your free to park there as well. Food We will do our best to provide light snacks. When you RSVP please indicate if you’d like to chip in for pizza. Know a company interested in sponsoring? We are always looking for a pizza sponsor!

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