• Meetup of Meetups
    We're bringing together all your favorite MSP meetup groups to share and explore. We hope you find a new meetup group and get to chat with all your friends about the great year it's been to be in the tech community of MSP. Agenda: - introductions / foods - Lightening talks from each meetup! - Information from organizers about groups! Groups Signed Up Already: - AnsibleMN (Confirmed) - Penguins Unbound (Confirmed) - Chaos Engineering MN (Confirmed) - React MN (Confirmed) - Cloud Native MN (Confirmed) - Women Who Code MN (Confirmed) - Minneapolis GoLang - AI/Bots MN - Blockchain in the real world If you have a meetup or want to start one and want to get on the board, please reach out to me: [masked]

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Joel Lord from Auth0: Forgot Your Password? Yes I did
    Every month, we hear about a new data breach and billions of user passwords are being shared as we speak. How can we stop this? There is a simple solution, let’s stop using passwords! From email links to biometrics, more and more technologies are available to help developers handle different types of credentials. During this presentation, the attendees will learn about some of the alternatives and how to implement them in the context of an OAuth flow. Joel Lord is passionate about web and technology in general. In his spare time, Joel shares his findings via his blog Javascript Everything (http://www.javascripteverything.com). He is currently a developer evangelist at Auth0, is a part-time teacher at the Algonquin College in programming and is involved in various developer communities of the Ottawa-Gatineau area. In his free time, he works on his robots and automates some stuff around the house. Come join us for free discussion, networking, food and drink. Please bring your ID, beer and wine provided for those 21+ with government issued ID. Food will be provided for all.

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • The Founder of Kafka on the Rise of the Streaming Platform
    This talk will give an overview of Apache Kafka and its role in building an ecosystem around event streams--from capturing database changes, to building event-driven microservices, to stream processing. Jay Kreps is the co-founder and CEO of Confluent, the company behind the popular Apache Kafka streaming platform. Prior to founding Confluent, he was the lead architect for data infrastructure at LinkedIn. He is among the original authors of several open source projects including Project Voldemort (a key-value store), Apache Kafka (a distributed streaming platform) and Apache Samza (a stream processing system). Come join us for free discussion, networking, food and drink. Please bring your ID, beer and wine provided for those 21+ with government issued ID. Food will be provided for all.

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Talk with T.D. Smith, programmer & author of kid's book Goodnight Server Room
    Come join us for free discussion, networking, food and drink. Please bring your ID, beer and wine provided for those 21+ with government issued ID. Food will be provided for all. Goodnight Server Room is a children's book for kids age one to five about computers and computer parts. It follows anthropomorphized data as they travel through a server room, describing components they encounter along the way. Author Tyler "T.D. Smith" will read the book and talk briefly about the publishing process. Goodnight Server Room will be released in the fall of 2017 and is available for preorder (https://www.etsy.com/listing/526112993/preorder-goodnig%20ht-server-room-board). T.D. Smith is a writer, software engineer, and heavy metal enthusiast from Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Modern JVM development with Ratpack
    Join Kyle Boon, Lead Engineer at Smart Things, as he give an intro to Ratpack. Ratpack is a modern API for building HTTP based services. Ratpack is well suited for building microservices that run in a cloud based environment. Come learn how and why to use Ratpack. This talk is based on a series of Kyle’s blog posts (http://kyleboon.org/blog/2015/08/05/zero-to-ratpack/) on building a reverse proxy using Ratpack. He’ll discuss introductory concepts and Ratpack best practices, drawing on experience running many Ratpack services in production at SmartThings as well as a personal project (cellarhq.com (https://www.cellarhq.com/)) Please bring your ID, Beer and wine provided for those 21+ with government issued ID.

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • A Tale of Machine Learning at Facebook
    Making Bad Code Scale: A Tale of Machine Learning at Facebook We are welcoming Stefan Nelson-Lindall from Facebook Services need to scale. Sometimes requirement conflict with scaling techniques, but you're going to need to make it scale anyway. I wrote a system for Facebook that I never meant to be scalable. This system unintentionally became a core part of our machine learning framework at Facebook. In scaling it to handle Facebook and Messenger traffic, I learned a lot about what makes systems scalable and techniques for making stubborn services serve crap loads of traffic. Let's talk about making bad code scale. Please bring your ID, Beer and wine provided for those 21+ with government issued ID.

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Let's Encrypt - a free, automated, and open Cert Authority
    Please bring your ID, Beer and wine provided for those 21+ with goverment issued ID. We are welcoming Let's Encrypt, to talk about certificates, security and automation. Joining us: Josh Aas, Executive Director and founder Sarah Gran, Director of Communications Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) (https://letsencrypt.org/isrg/). Let's Encrypt gives people the digital certificates they need in order to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites, for free, in a user-friendly way. Let's Encrypt aims to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web. Its certificates cover over 22 million unique domains in over 200 countries. The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are: • Free: Anyone who owns a domain name can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost. • Automatic: Software running on a web server can interact with Let’s Encrypt to painlessly obtain a certificate, securely configure it for use, and automatically take care of renewal. • Secure: Let’s Encrypt will serve as a platform for advancing TLS security best practices, both on the CA side and by helping site operators properly secure their servers. • Transparent: All certificates issued or revoked will be publicly recorded and available for anyone to inspect. • Open: The automatic issuance and renewal protocol will be published as an open standard that others can adopt. • Cooperative: Much like the underlying Internet protocols themselves, Let’s Encrypt is a joint effort to benefit the community, beyond the control of any one organization. Come hear about the unmet need that led to the founding of Let's Encrypt, what it was like to set up a CA from scratch, and see how to use Let's Encrypt on your domains.

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Intro to Docker and clustering with Rancher from scratch
    Please bring your ID for admission, this is a 21+ event. Come join us. John Culviner, independent consultant, will be talking about Docker & Rancher: John will fully explain what Docker is, why it is useful, how it works and most importantly discuss the pros and cons of it from real world production experience. We will then build out (from scratch) a clustered Docker environment using Rancher (machine setup done with Ansible) across multiple virtual machines in the cloud using Terraform learning tips, tricks and what is happening under the covers along the way. Expect to leave the talk feeling confident about if Docker might make sense for your next project (or might not!) and how to get started easily if it looks like it is the right tool for the job for you.

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Spinnaker @ Target
    Spinnaker is an open source tool created by Netflix to create and manage immutable cloud infrastructure. We will talk about how we are using it at Target, how we are adding OpenStack support to Spinnaker and contributing that code back into the Open Source project. Agenda: · 5:30-6:30- Networking (pizza and beer in game room) · 6:30-7:15- Demo and Q&A · 7:15-8:30 – Dojo Tours and Networking Location: Building D; Dojo, Game Room, NCD 1st floor lounge (in between game room and Dojo) and Courtyard (weather permitting)

    Target Northern Campus

    7000 Target Parkway North · Brooklyn Park, MN

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  • Cloud Innovation @ Google
    Join us for a discussion about Cloud Innovation at Google. Google Cloud team will share how Google approaches large scale technology challenges and how Google Cloud Platform is helping other enterprise address similar challenges. Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 - Registration, Food/Drinks, and Social 6:30 - 7:00 - 10X Cloud Thinking @ Google 7:00 - 7:45 - Google Cloud - Containers, Big Data, Machine Learning 7:45 - 8:15 - Google Cloud Panel Q&A 8:15 - 9:00 - Social networking

    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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