• ELK with Pat Hawks

    Forge by Accenture Industry X.0

    Join us at the Forge for a talk on the Elastisearch, Logstash, and Kibana stack commonly referred to as the ELK stack. ELK Logging has fundamentally changed Pat's approach to logging, both what to log and what logs can be used for. Come for an introduction to the stack and learn about how these technologies work together to support a DevOps model. Pretty graphs will also be included. Pat Hawks is a Des Moines native and consultant with Source Allies.

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  • CIJUG/IADNUG Joint Meeting: What's it like to be an Entrepreneur?

    Ever wanted to be the next big tech startup? Ever wonder what it would be like to be an independent consultant? This month, we are going to have a panel discussion on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. We are honored to have a panel of technology and community leaders coming to help us learn more about creating businesses in Central Iowa. The panel will include Javier Lozano from Lozanotek, Torey Maerz from Rocket Referrals, Curtis Brown from the City of Urbandale, and Mike Colwell from the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The discussion will be around what are the things to consider when making a tech startup, how tech startups can get help from local governments, and why entrepreneurship is important to the economic development of Central Iowa. Do note the date and time of the event, as it is different from our usual meeting nights. As always, food and beverages will be provided. Please bring any questions and stories you may have to share!

  • HTTP Security Headers You Need To Know

    The Forge by Pillar Technology

    Scott Sauber will explain a handful of HTTP Security Headers (including HSTS, CSP, XFO, and more) from the bottom up. Scott will explain what they are, what they do, and how you can implement them to secure your web apps. Each of these headers will have a before and after demo so you can see first hand what each of them do to give you a better understanding of how they work and why they're important. By the end, you'll leave informed and probably a little scared of the stuff people can do to your users when your web app is not secured properly. Pizza, drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) will be provided courtesy of our host, Pillar Technology, now part of Accenture Industry X.0.

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  • Cloud Native Java with Josh Long [Daytime Event]

    Principal Financial Group

    Principal Financial Group is hosting internationally known speaker/author, Josh Long, and has extended an invitation to members of CIJUG. Schedule: There will be a pizza lunch served starting at 11:00am. Actual Presentation will begin at Noon and last until 4:00pm with a small break in the middle. About the talk: Josh's presentation will be done in a live coding style, mostly within Spring applications. The focus will be special focus on how to build microservices for cloud platforms like Pivotal Application Service (Cloud Foundry) and PKS (Kubernetes). About Josh: Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 6 books (including O'Reilly's Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry and the upcoming Reactive Spring ) and numerous best-selling video trainings (including Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin), a podcaster and a screen caster.

  • Micronaut Framework Intro by Michael Carducci [NFJS Guest Speaker]

    Join us for the annual CIJUG bash as we welcome Michael Carducci back to Des Moines. Source Allies will be our event host and will be providing plenty of great food and entertainment following the talk. About the talk: Micronaut is a modern, JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications. In this session we'll dive deep into Micronaut, it's strengths, capabilities and best practices when building & testing services, functions and reactive apps. About Michael: For nearly 20 years, Michael was a software engineer moonlighting as a magician. Now he's a magician moonlighting as a software engineer. In both endeavors he has dedicated himself to mastery and has gained deep insights both from his eclectic interests, entrepreneurial spirit, and experience that spans the full stack, the entire project lifecycle, and several technologies, His time is equally divided between performing around the world, jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, and building software that doesn't suck.

  • What's new with the latest Java release?

    500 Locust St

    It used to mean you were severely behind if you ran a version of Java that was three versions off the newest Java release, but now Java 12 is out and Java 9 doesn't feel so old. And what's this about Java 8 costs money now? Oracle has introduced a lot of changes to the Java ecosystem in the last year. Zach VanMeter will discuss the current state of Java that and cover: - New release cadence for Java - New features from recent Java releases and what is on the roadmap - Support/Costs for legacy Java releases - OpenJDK vs Java Pizza and drinks will be provided

  • Docker for Developers

    The Forge by Pillar Technology

    Our April speaker is Ethan Spoelstra and will be hosted at The Forge by Pillar. Ethan will demo using containers for quickly trading an app with different runtimes and running tests with Junit in a container. He will also include some examples of using docker for development and testing as well as a deployable artifact.

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  • Rule Engines: What, Why, How

    750 Park St

    Joe Danks of Source Allies will be speaking about rule engines. He will cover what they are, what they can do, and how they can be leveraged during your day-to-day work. Joe has spent four years designing and building out a business rules management system. While being an avid proponent of rules engines, Joe will also be the first person to warn you against using them. Pizza and soda will be provided

  • Refresh Your Tech Career in 2019 w/ Brian Valenta

    Gravitate Coworking (Valley Junction)

    To kick off 2019, we are happy to have Brian Valenta from the Palmer Group present on how to refresh your technology career in 2019. Come and learn what trends and opportunities are seen as being 'hot' in the market. Additionally, Brian will share job search tips, IT Trends, LinkedIn, and maybe trends in recruiting. Stick around for some resume coaching afterwards as well! Be sure to bring your resume if you would like to review it.

  • Spring Initializr, Spring Boot, IntelliJ, and Microservices

    Every greenfield project comes with the daunting task of actually getting started. The number of tool choices and libraries to pick from to get your project off the ground can be daunting. In this presentation, we will show you how to leverage the Spring Initializr integration with IntelliJ to kickstart your efforts. We will build a little microservice zoo using Spring Boot and Cloud to show how you might use these tools in a real-world scenario. Hope to see you there!