• Searching Your Data with Elasticsearch
    Details: Elasticsearch is a search engine for storing, searching and analyzing large volumes of data quickly and in near real-time. Elasticsearch is open-source and built on top of the popular search library Apache Lucene. Abstract: Few website features are as important and widely implemented as search. Yet, one of the top complaints from users is poor results from their web searches. As developers, why haven’t we been able to deliver accurate search results to our users over the years? Because search is really hard! In this talk, I’ll be covering Elasticsearch, a search engine that is both easy to implement and flexible enough to meet the various needs from a web search feature. The presentation will focus on searching food products and cover indexing and querying data from an Elasticsearch cluster. At the end of the talk, you should have enough of the fundamentals to implement a basic search engine on your own. This presentation will be given by Michael Hoffman, Principal Architect NVISIA. Michael has 20+ years of experience solving complex problems and developing sustainable quality software.

    Oak Barrell Public House

    1033 N Old World Third Street · Milwaukee, wi

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  • Meet the Meetups II - MKE's Largest Tech Gathering
    Web414 is thrilled to be a part of Meet the Meetups II. Milwaukee's largest tech gathering will take place at Venue 42 in the historic Pabst brewery neighborhood. Meet the Meetups' vision is to connect and celebrate the region's growing tech community. On October 23rd, 25+ of Southeast Wisconsin's top technology meetups and user groups will unite for a night filled with tech talks, pizza and craft beer! REGISTER HERE, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-ii-mkes-tech-largest-meetup-tickets-50038918753 Meet the Meetups II will feature: >> Lightning technical talks crowdsourced from the local tech meetup community. Submit your talk by October 1st, here: https://goo.gl/forms/FL8nTkPkNFXCKlJd2 >> An opportunity to connect with the leaders of all participating meetup and user groups at the event >> Technical demos from local companies Meet the Meetups II is supported by Aurora Health Care, Delta Defense, Northwestern Mutual, Elasticsearch, Genesis10, MacGregor Partners, Mars Solutions Group, Skills Pipeline and Tesch Global. Participating meetup and user groups include: AWS Milwaukee, Azure Meetup, Big Data MKE, Brew City UX, Creative Mornings Milwaukee, Docker Milwaukee, FinTech Wisconsin, Girl Develop It Milwaukee, Greater MKE Java Meetup, Laravel Milwaukee, Milwaukee Agile, Milwaukee Functional Programming User Group, Milwaukee JS, Milwaukee PHP User Group, MKE Blockchain Meetup, MKE Search, ReactJS Wisconsin, Salesforce Saturday, Startup Milwaukee, Web414, Wisconsin Salesforce Developer Group, Wisconsin .Net User Group, Wisconsin Technology Association and Women in Big Data’s Midwest Chapter. REGISTER HERE, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-ii-mkes-tech-largest-meetup-tickets-50038918753

    Venue Forty Two

    1130 N 9th street · Milwaukee, wi

  • DevOps ToolKit
    Can your build, test, deploy pipeline keep up with your development? Do you have a build environment nobody or only a few people know how to recreate? Does your build and release engineer still log into a CI tool UI to make or undo changes? If any of these sounds familiar, one might think because "we are unqiue": whether it is a legacy product or containerized microservice development. So how far we are from "pipeline as code" , "infrastructure as code" in DevOps? We will walk through a set of open source tools at your finger tips to bridge that distance. * Gradle * Jenkins 2.0 * Docker * Ansible This presentation will be presented by Qiang Ma - Senior Staff Software Architect - GE Healthcare. Qiang has over 20 years of experience devloping software linkedin.com/in/qiang-ma-55a6a72 Appetizers and Drinks will be sponsored this time by Andy Jaekels and New Relic

    Oak Barrell Public House

    1033 N Old World Third Street · Milwaukee, wi

  • Let’s Talk Terraform
    This month we will learn more about Terraform. Terraform is an infrastructure as code software that allows users to define a datacenter infrastructure in a high-level configuration language, from which it can create an execution plan to build the infrastructure such as OpenStack or in a service provider such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud or Google Cloud Platform. Please welcome this months presenters: Alex Riedl, Software Engineer, Direct Supply Andrew Backes, Senior Software Devloper, Milwaukee Tool (Formerly with Direct Supply) Jon Metzler, Software Engineer, Direct Supply Abstract: A huge benefit of using cloud platforms is the opportunity to automate the provisioning and management of your infrastructure. Using a tool like Terraform enables you to create, change and improve infrastructure. With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. In this discussion, we will do a high-level overview of Terraform and how you can use it to manage your AWS resources. This should be a full event so please register early!

    Oak Barrell Public House

    1033 N Old World Third Street · Milwaukee, wi

  • Web Components, Polymer, Lit Element and Beyond
    Polymer 1, 2, or 3? LitElement? Web Components in the browser to allow for easy code re-use, material design elements, and more. JP and Kaleb McKelvey will be diving into what Polymer is, where the future lies, with some code along the way. Both Software Engineers work at GE in the manufacturing space, where Polymer was chosen for Predix and utilized within their Predix Design System. Learn if there is a place for Polymer in your stack to accelerate reusability in your organization in this presentation! Polymer is a library created by Google to enable the world of web components, reusable, contained custom html tags, that can be re-used across projects, teams, and browsers. Check out more at: https://polymer-project.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaleb-mckelvey/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnpaulensign/

    Oak Barrell Public House

    1033 N Old World Third Street · Milwaukee, wi

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  • ChatOps
    Introduction to ChatOps - Chris Gutmanis, DevOps Engineer - Aurora Healthcare. Nearly every team makes use of some chat platform nowadays. In addition to the normal status updates, watercooler talk, and animated .gifs, these platforms give engineers the ability to monitor and automate huge pieces of their system without ever leaving the comfort of your Slack window. This talk will provide an overview of ChatOps, easy ways to introduce the practice via WebHooks, some more advanced automation, common use cases as well as some concerns with the approach. Chris is a DevOps engineer with Aurora Health Care for the last 4 years with areas of interest in Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Systems Automation. He is also a heavy metal enthusiast, home-brewer, and proud human to a bulldog. His prior experience comes Johnson Controls and Zywave.

    Oak Barrell Public House

    1033 N Old World Third Street · Milwaukee, wi

  • Premature Abstractulation
    Jacob McKay will be this months presenter. Jacob is a Mobile Engineer with Brady Corporation. Jacob graduated from MSOE with a Software Engineering degree and is currently utilizing new and existing technologies (Node.js, ASP.NET, Azure DocumentDb, Azure Web Apps, to name a few) and serving as a member of a high-performing Scrum team to make sure they are delivering innovative solutions to their customers. His presentation “Premature Abstractulation" will be lessons learned from working with microservices, large Angular SPA, an Ionic mobile app, the Unity game engine, as well as organizing file records.

    Trinity Three Irish Pubs

    125 East Juneau Avenue · Milwaukee

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  • Meet the Meetups - MKE's largest Tech Meetup
    Web414 is thrilled to partner with Meet the Meetups. On Monday, May 14th at Radio Milwaukee, the inaugural Meet the Meetups event will bring together 23 of the community’s top technology Meetup groups for a free event filled with tech talks, pizza, craft beer, live music, door prizes and more. The goal is to celebrate Milwaukee’s tech community and build more connectivity between techies in the region. The event is free and open to all meetup members. Register here, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-milwaukees-largest-tech-meetup-tickets-44912548642 The program will feature tech talks from various community leaders: > Josh Gall, Director of Marketing Technology at Aurora Health Care, who played a critical role in Aurora’s partnership with Microsoft on the development of an Artificial Intelligence powered ChatBot. > Ray Cole, Chief Technology Officer at Delta Defense, who is helping the fast-growing Inc 5000 company grow and scale their technology team. > David Vasko, Director of Advanced Technology at Rockwell Automation, who leads the company’s applied research labs > Dr. Derek Riley, Associate Professor and Program Director of Computer Science at MSOE. MSOE’s Computer Science program will have a strong focus on Artificial Intelligence. > Joni Theobald, Program Director for TechHire at UMOS, Inc., a federally backed program that is training new tech workers in metro Milwaukee. > Shion Guha, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Marquette University, who is helping build the university’s data science and analytics programs. > Caroline Hardin, Regional Manager for Southern Wisconsin at TEALSK12, a Microsoft backed Computer Science education program > Each meetup group organizer will give a 60-second speed pitch on the mission of their respective meetup group > More speakers will be announced leading up to the event Meet the Meetups is free and open to the public. The event is being supported by some of the region’s top technology employers, including Aurora Health Care, Delta Defense and Northwestern Mutual. Other key sponsors of the event include Mars Solutions Group, Skills Pipeline, TechHire Milwaukee and Trisept Solutions. The 23 Participating Meetup Groups include: AWS Milwaukee, Azure Meetup, Big Data MKE, Brew City UX, devcodecamp, Docker Milwaukee, FinTech Wisconsin, Girl Develop It Milwaukee, Greater MKE Java Meetup, Laravel MKE, Milwaukee Agile, Milwaukee JS, Milwaukee Machine Learning, MKE Functional Programming, MKE PHP, MKE Search, ReactJS Wisconsin, Salesforce Saturday, Startup Milwaukee, Web414, Wisconsin Salesforce Developer Group, Wisconsin Dot Net User Group and Women in Big Data’s Midwest Chapter. REGISTER HERE, space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-meetups-milwaukees-largest-tech-meetup-tickets-44912548642

    88Nine Radio Milwaukee

    220 E. Pittsburgh · Milwaukee, WI

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  • Give it a REST, GraphQL FTW 🎉
    Speaker: Clark Sell, Founder/CEO - That Conference Give it a REST, GraphQL FTW 🎉 You've heard REST is dead right? WHA? NO? REST was so just so last year. Facebook created something called GraphQL. It's kinda “newish". It's pretty awesome, it solves some major challenges we have today with our APIs. Ok it doesn't replace REST or sliced bread but you do need to know what this is all about. In this session I will introduce GraphQL and some of it's concepts. I'll show a few real world examples, while walking you through the different aspects of their implementation. In the end you'll understand the different frameworks on the market today, how to query, mutate, types, validate, and so much more. No RESTing, just making!

    Trinity Three Irish Pubs

    125 East Juneau Avenue · Milwaukee

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  • Installing the Organizational App
    • What we'll do This session will be hosted by Jim Bohn, PhD. Jim was most recently the Global Change Management Director at Johnson Controls before he retired in 2013. He recently completed a book on the process of "Installing the Organizational App". This session is about the risks and principles of installing large scale systems like ERP, CRM and HRIS. The purpose of this session is to give you insight into how to make installations go well leading you to be able to ask and guide your clients through questions and issues. The goal is to get a higher level view of the things that are truly necessary for effectively installing the organizational app, based on his experience with five large scale IT implementations. NVISIA will be sponsoring snacks and drinks.

    Red Rock Saloon

    1227 North Water Street · Milwaukee