• Brisbane Tech Christmas Drinks

    Grand Central Hotel - Platform Bar

    Come and have drink with your fellow meetup mates and many other people from other meetups on Thursday the 15th of December at the Platform Bar (next to central station). If you are members of other groups please only RSVP in one (so we can get total numbers - which is normally around 200 people) Attending Groups: Brisbane JavaScript BrisRuby.com (and Rails) Brisbane Functional Programming Group Brisbane Web Design Brisbane CocoaHeads Brisbane .NET UG Agile Brisbane DevOps Brisbane Queensland JVM Group Barcamp Queensland Brisbane Web Tech Brisbane Software Testers Queensland C# Mobile Developers Brisbane Azure User Group Game Technology Brisbane! Game Development Brisbane! Ansible Brisbane Brisbane Sunday coder Brisbane Analysts

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  • Combined meetup with Brisbane Web Design - May 2015

    Edge Auditorium The Edge, State Library of Queensland

    Combined meeting with Brisbane Web Design - see also http://www.meetup.com/The-Brisbane-Web-Design-Meetup-Group/events/222265446/ Flexbox & Mobile-First Design by Lucy Bloomfield With Google's recent move of changing it's ranking algorithms, it's becoming more and more important to create websites that are firstly mobile-friendly and secondly responsive. Designing for legacy browsers makes this tough but as of 2015, Flexbox is supported by all major browsers including IE10+. What is Flexbox? It's the answer to all of your responsive design questions. @luchiamae http://www.luchia.com.au Managing Web Projects by Alex Cumberland Managing web jobs and projects doesn’t need to involve hours of data entry into over-complicated project management software. There are an endless number of simple tools available to help manage your limited time better, as well as help you keep your cool during those busy times of the year. Join a discussion about the tools you use to keep track of jobs and projects, the workflows that have worked well, and find a tool that helps you manage jobs and organize your time. Alex is a web designer at http://www.synergy8.com Want to speak? Speakers are members of the community, just like you... We have room for lightening talks and more speakers, contact [masked] if you're interested in speaking, or know someone we should contact about speaking to the group.

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  • Brisbane Tech Christmas Drinks

    Grand Central Hotel - Platform Bar

    Come and have drink with your fellow meetup mates and many other people from other meetups on Thursday the 4th of December at the Platform Bar (next to central station). If you are members of other groups please only RSVP in one (so we can get total numbers - which is normally about 200 people) Attending Groups: Brisbane JavaScript Brisbane Ruby and Rails Brigade Brisbane Functional Programming Group Brisbane Web Design Brisbane CocoaHeads Queensland JVM Group Barcamp Queensland Brisbane Web Tech If any other groups are interested, drop us a message and we'll update the list

  • Open Source Developers' Conference 2014

    Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus

    Next month the most awesome OSDC is happening, and this year it's right nearby: Griffith Uni Gold Coast Campus. At around $300, full OSDC conference tickets cost less than most single IT training days, and provide so much more! Approx 50 awesome speakers, lots of like-minded similarly awesome people to exchange ideas with, tutorials to really learn something new in-depth with experts right there, great food including the ever fabulous conference dinner. There are tutorials on Inkscape, OpenStack, Docker, Node.js and Web Security, various workshops, and session topics from setting up monitoring in your own home, bare bones ARM hacking, robotics, to 3D printing, and language-related talks on Python, PHP, Perl, Go, Haskell, Node/JS, Ruby/Rails, Arduino, some opensource-in-business topics, and so much more! What new magic will you learn during these days? Basically, you can't afford to not be there! For even more info, see http://2014.osdc.com.au/ To register, you can use the following link for the special "I am paying attention" ticket price: https://ti.to/osdc/2014goldcoast?release_id=zkbbeff1zjc If you're a student, use the regular registration page and pay only $180 Regards, Arjen & the OSDC 2014 team.

  • Brisbane Web Tech Nov 2013: Lightning Talks

    Toowong Library (Meeting Room)

    Unfortunately we've received late cancellation from our speaker Darren Mackey, who was scheduled to talk about Analysing Data with Multivariate Statistics As it's such late notice, I've changed this month's topic to Lightning Talks - many of you will already be familiar with the format from other meetups, barcamps and conferences... each speaker (and you don't necessarily have to tell me before the evening) gets 4-5 minutes to talk about something of interest. Tell us about something you're working on, a tip or trick you reckon could really help fellow developers, a new cool tool you've discovered, the fact that your company is currently hiring (make sure you tell enough info on the business and the job opening without turning it into silly advertising), telling about a project you're working on and would like some assistance with. Sign up and join the fun! We'll finish up between 8 and 8:30pm.

  • AWS User Group - Learn more about AWS

    River City Labs

    The AWS User Group is an excellent way of gaining valuable insights into what Brisbane companies are achieving with the cloud. Learn how Amazon Web Services can be leveraged to build agile, redundant and scalable applications. Agenda: - Building SaaS on AWS - Fast, flexible, bandwidth on AWS with no contracts - Free Apple TV giveaway in a business card draw - Free beers and pizza The AWS user group enjoys working with other Brisbane IT groups to share relevant industry knowledge and to build mutually beneficial relationships for its users. If you're interested in learning more AWS - Join and RSVP. http://www.meetup.com/AWS-Brisbane/events/139565672/

  • Brisbane Web Tech meetup

    Toowong Library (Meeting Room)

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  • Brisbane Web Tech 23 July 2013: Open Source Web Mapping

    Toowong Library (Meeting Room)

    This month, Peter Becker will do a talk on Open Source Web Mapping This talk will be of interest to and provide valuable information for anybody dealing with spatial data - which is essentially most of us, regardless of your tools-of-preference! The meeting will start at 6:30pm, with an introduction round followed by Peter's talk, and finish before 8:30pm. More and more data is being collected with a geo-spatial aspect: for example the location of events, or the movements of individuals and devices. There are a number of commercial toolsets to handle this kind of data, but the Open Source community has a lot to offer as well. At its core this talk will present a full Open Source stack for delivering mapping on the web: PostGIS as spatially enabled database, GeoServer as server-side mapping component, and OpenLayers as JavaScript library for the browser. Some alternatives and additional tools will be introduced as well as to provide an understanding of the available tool options.

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  • Brisbane WebTech 28 May 6:30pm asynchronous/parallel database queries

    Toowong Library (Meeting Room)

    Those using Javascript are already used to asynchronous http requests. But there is an additional way to optimise your application on the server side. It's not actually new, but as I rarely see it used I think it's worth a meetup session! Several MySQL and MariaDB client libraries support asynchronous queries. That is, you could send a SELECT query and not wait for the result but instead pick it up later. If you were to open multiple database connections (even to different servers) this would allow you to truly run queries in parallel, but at the very least you could do some other tasks in PHP while the query is getting processed. Similarly, a write query could be sent off and you just need to make sure it gets done before the script ends, but no need to have the user wait right now... process other stuff while waiting. These are just a few examples. It means using different application logic (since generally your server-side script language is not multi-threaded), but it can be done. For PHP, the php/mysqli extension can be used. You will also need to learn a few more things about MySQL/MariaDB configuration. At this meetup, we'll look at how it works, and discuss how to best use this feature! Please arrive before 6:30pm so that we can start on time. Tell your dev friends, rsvp, and see you all there!

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  • Lunch and Learn Session on "Content Management and Running your Website on AWS."

    YOU MUST USE THE REGISTRATION LINK AT THE BOTTOM TO SECURE YOUR PLACE - JUST RSVP'ING HERE ON MEETUP.COM IS NOT ENOUGH. Content management systems and website properties are common workloads many organisations bring onto Amazon Web Services (AWS). These systems are well supported on the AWS offerings and usually have a simple migration path for running mission critical productions systems on AWS. Some of the benefits for running content management systems on AWS include ease of setup with prebuilt templates, ability to create scalable and fault-tolerant installations and a global infrastructure to support a global customer base. Attend this Lunch & Learn to find out about: · Planning your migration steps, estimate levels of effort and time required · How to scale up your web property and take advantage of the benefits AWS offers · Prebuilt templates and orchestration services for common CMS systems: Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla! and SharePoint · And more….. Agenda: 11:45 - 12:00 Registration and Lunch 12:00 - 12:10 Welcome & Intro 12:10 - 12:55 Presentation 12:55 - 13:30 Q & A 13:30 Close Event Details: · Christchurch - 12 Feb | Riccarton Park, 165 Racecourse Road, Upper Riccarton · Melbourne - 13 Feb | Cliftons, Level 1, 440 Collins Street · Wellington - 13 Feb | Cliftons, Level 28, 100 Willis Street · Auckland - 14 Feb | Mercure Auckland, Level 1, 8 Customs Street, Auckland · Perth - 20 Feb | Cliftons, 191 St Georges Terrace · Sydney - 21 Feb | Amazon Web Services, Level 12, 55 Hunter Street · Brisbane - 22 Feb | Cliftons, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane As this event is by invitation only, please register as soon as you can at: http://aws.amazon.com/apac/lnl/content-management-website/.