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Ok, we're back to the second Thursday of the month! This time we're meeting at Coloft in Santa Monica. Scroll to the end for the list of presentations for this month.

Schedule:

7:00-7:15 Open
7:15-7:30 Introductions
7:30-9:00 Presentations (3 30-minute slots)
9:00-10:00 Open

Parking:

There should be plenty of street parking. Parking meters are not in effect after 6pm.

Presentations:

MapReduce Introduction and Use-Cases
Scott Gonyea
MapReduce is a generic framework for distributed processing. This demo will use the riak key/value store and javascript, processing JSON datasets, to show instances where MapReduce yields much benefit.

From Scrum to Kanban
Winnie Wong
Interested in adopting Kanban? Want to know more about Kanban in practice? Here's a look at how our dev team at IMDb made the switch and how it's working out for us.

Ticketmaster: A Universal API To Ticketing And Project Management Systems
Ron Evans
There are so many different systems projects can use to track tasks or bugs, such as Lighthouse, Github, Pivotal, or Unfuddle. If you are a consulting firm with multiple clients, or a large development organization, you might even be using MORE than one. Ticketmaster is an open source Ruby library that provides a single API to talk to different back-end ticketing systems.

Food:

Food this month is sponsored by AT&T Interactive.