• Docker - The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    Skookum

    You've heard about it. Maybe used it - probably. You even have opinions - or know someone who has opinions. There are all sorts of technologies built on top of docker that you're supposed to become familiar with - Kubernetes, Rancher, Docker-Compose, Swarm...It's clearly the wild west (reminds me of the Javascript framework space eh? Too soon?). I have opinions too, and I will share some of them with you, showing you some examples of how I make Docker work for me and why I think it is such an incredibly powerful technology. I will also talk about some of the downsides I find with it and briefly talk about some of the things I do to mitigate these downsides. Whether you are new or old to DevOps and developing, Docker is a fast-moving, tough to keep track of technology that is changing (already has?) the paradigm of how we do DevOps. Like all things in the engineering profession, there are some tradeoffs. I think the benefits greatly outweigh the risks and I'll talk you through some of these things and show you what I find to be a fairly simple path forward through the chaos. Who is this guy?: John Epperson has been a developer since 2007. He has primarily worked on large, enterprise apps for small companies and worn many hats in the process. He is the author of Shiplane, a tool for making Docker deployment to production much easier. He enjoys playing and hanging out with his 2-year-old son, fixing up his house, and Scotch. He is always happy to help, mentor, or answer questions to anyone and appreciates the same from others. His love for mentoring and helping others led him to co-found a little group called Charlotte Junior Devs in 2017, now known as Charlotte Devs.

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  • JavaScript Study Group!

    Skookum

    This will be a recurring STUDY GROUP (not a class) aimed at devs both new and seasoned to come together to discuss JavaScript and improve skills and best practices. Structure will be determined as time goes on. Grab your computer, projects and questions and join us for brainstorming, practice and pizza courtesy of Skookum! If you sign up and you change your mind, please change your RSVP so we can plan for pizza. Thanks! Parking Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there. ***IMPORTANT*** Please read the note about how to find us to the right in the event details. ---> If anyone has any questions about how to find us, please feel free to contact us directly! :) Hope to see you there!

  • 7th @ 7th

    7th Street Public Market

    On the 7th of every month, members of Charlotte Devs meet at the 7th Street Market to have some tasty food, catch up on life and meet new people in the tech community. Come join us for lunch!

  • Cellular Automata with Caleb Martinez

    Wray Ward

    Join us for a quick look (45 - 50 minutes) into the fascinating world of Cellular Automata! Cellular Automata are a type of simulation that has been a part of Computer Science history since the 1940's! This presentation is accessible to all skill levels, as a majority of the presentation is code free. The following questions will be covered: - What exactly are Cellular Automata? - How do Cellular Automata work? - What types of Cellular Automata are there? - How have Cellular Automata changed throughout history? At the end of the presentation there will be a code demo written entirely in Javascript, and attendees will get a chance to ask questions about the challenges in implementing Cellular Automata in code. Caleb Martinez is a native Charlottean and Software Engineer working at LeanTaas, a company that improves healthcare through machine learning and data science. His interest in Cellular Automata began when he saw that a friend of his was drawing reactive diffusion pieces by hand, and he learned that that model was closely related to computer science and Cellular Automata.

  • Learn about Apache Kafka with Ryan Pridgeon

    Streaming platforms have emerged as a popular new trend, but what exactly is a streaming platform? Part messaging system, part Hadoop made fast, part speedy ETL and scalable data integration, with Apache Kafka at the core, streaming platforms offer an entirely new perspective on managing the flow of data. This talk will explain what a streaming platform such as Apache Kafka is and some of the use cases and design patterns around its use—including several examples of where it is solving real business problems. New developments in this area such as KSQL will also be discussed. Join Charlotte Devs and Ryan Pridgeon for this inspiring and informational talk! Ryan is a Software Engineer at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka. Ryan works on their non-java clients; C(librdkafka), Confluent-Kafka-Python and Confluent-Kafka-Go. In addition to clients, Ryan works on security initiatives such as bringing ACLs to Confluent's Cloud offering. Prior to his current role, Ryan worked for Cloudera working with Hive, Impala, Oozie and Sentry. While not working Ryan enjoys tinkering with cars, carpentry and spending time with his lovely wife and 2 year old son. This meetup event is open to people of all experience and interest levels, however some knowledge of, or background with data application development would likely make it more enjoyable. ****PARKING Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there.****

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  • Talkin' 'Bout Talkin'

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  • JavaScript Study Group!

    Skookum

    This will be a recurring STUDY GROUP (not a class) aimed at devs both new and seasoned to come together to discuss JavaScript and improve skills and best practices. Structure will be determined as time goes on. Grab your computer, projects and questions and join us for brainstorming, practice and pizza courtesy of Skookum! If you sign up and you change your mind, please change your RSVP so we can plan for pizza. Thanks! Parking Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there. ***IMPORTANT*** Please read the note about how to find us to the right in the event details. ---> If anyone has any questions about how to find us, please feel free to contact us directly! :) Hope to see you there!

  • JavaScript Study Group!

    Skookum

    This will be a recurring STUDY GROUP (not a class) aimed at devs both new and seasoned to come together to discuss JavaScript and improve skills and best practices. Structure will be determined as time goes on. Grab your computer, projects and questions and join us for brainstorming, practice and pizza courtesy of Skookum! If you sign up and you change your mind, please change your RSVP so we can plan for pizza. Thanks! Parking Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there. ***IMPORTANT*** Please read the note about how to find us to the right in the event details. ---> If anyone has any questions about how to find us, please feel free to contact us directly! :) Hope to see you there!

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  • JavaScript Study Group!

    Skookum

    This will be a recurring STUDY GROUP (not a class) aimed at devs both new and seasoned to come together to discuss JavaScript and improve skills and best practices. Structure will be determined as time goes on. Grab your computer, projects and questions and join us for brainstorming, practice and pizza courtesy of Skookum! If you sign up and you change your mind, please change your RSVP so we can plan for pizza. Thanks! Parking Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there. ***IMPORTANT*** Please read the note about how to find us to the right in the event details. ---> If anyone has any questions about how to find us, please feel free to contact us directly! :) Hope to see you there!

  • JavaScript Study Group!

    Skookum

    This will be a recurring STUDY GROUP (not a class) aimed at devs both new and seasoned to come together to discuss JavaScript and improve skills and best practices. Structure will be determined as time goes on. Grab your computer, projects and questions and join us for brainstorming, practice and pizza courtesy of Skookum! If you sign up and you change your mind, please change your RSVP so we can plan for pizza. Thanks! Parking Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there. ***IMPORTANT*** Please read the note about how to find us to the right in the event details. ---> If anyone has any questions about how to find us, please feel free to contact us directly! :) Hope to see you there!