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  • Developing for the Cloud: Infrastructure as Code and the AWS CDK

    Harmony Healthcare IT (New Location!)

    Rob Ribeiro of Trek10 will be presenting our talk this month. As time has gone on, we have figured out how to automate various actions with scripts, webhooks, cron jobs, CI/CD systems, and more. As more development shifts to the cloud, it becomes important to consider how to automate the creation of cloud infrastructure in a consistent manner. There have been multiple frameworks and techniques for doing exactly this, but until recently, CloudFormation was the only officially blessed and supported means with AWS. We'll be looking at some of these frameworks and tools, as well as diving into AWS' latest tool for Infrastructure as Code: the AWS CDK. Harmony Healthcare IT is our sponsor this month and will be hosting our meetup at their location. So come out for some pizza and beer with your fellow Local Variables! Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Do you have a talk or presentation you've been dying to give? Great! We're looking for speakers for future meetups! Contact us at [masked] or on Slack and we'll get you all setup! Hope to see you all there! Parking: Plenty of parking. No special permit needed.

  • LV Social Hour

    Salsa's Mexican Grill

    We're spicing it up this month! Lets get together, grab some great Mexican food and drinks and enjoy some great conversations. No agenda for the night so come out, relax and enjoy some food, drinks and great company! There is currently no sponsor coverage on this event, but we'll let you know if we manage to wrangle some free food/drink for everyone. One thing that remains the same is that there will still be a JetBrains license giveaway! Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Do you have a talk or presentation you've been dieing to give? Great! Because we're looking for speakers for future meetups! Contact us at [masked] or on Slack and we'll get you all setup! Hope to see you guys there! Parking: There should be plenty of parking!

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  • Up and Running with Docker and Kubernetes

    Harmony Healthcare IT (New Location!)

    David Mast of Harmony Healthcare IT will be presenting our talk this month. We'll look at what it takes to deploy code using Docker containers and scale them on demand with Kubernetes. Kubernetes takes your run anywhere container and provides a platform for automated scaling, no downtime deployments, and self-healing services (among other thigns). We'll demo these technologies using our experience working with a legacy, single-tennant, monolith application and it's first forray into the multi-tenant, service oriented world. Harmony Healthcare IT is our sponsor this month and will be hosting our meetup at their location. So come out for some pizza and beer with your fellow Local Variables! Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Do you have a talk or presentation you've been dying to give? Great! Because we're looking for speakers for future meetups! Contact us at [masked] or on Slack and we'll get you all setup! Hope to see you guys there! Parking: Plenty of parking. No special permit needed.

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  • LV Social Hour

    Salsa's Mexican Grill

    We're spicing it up this month! Lets get together, grab some great Mexican food and drinks and enjoy some great conversations. No agenda for the night so come out, relax and enjoy some food, drinks and great company! There is currently no sponsor coverage on this event, but we'll let you know if we manage to wrangle some free food/drink for everyone. One thing that remains the same is that there will still be a JetBrains license giveaway! Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Do you have a talk or presentation you've been dieing to give? Great! Because we're looking for speakers for future meetups! Contact us at [masked] or on Slack and we'll get you all setup! Hope to see you guys there! Parking: There should be plenty of parking!

  • LV Social Hour

    Hensell's Oaken Bucket

    We're going to get together to grab some food and drinks and enjoy some great conversations. No agenda for the night so come out, relax and enjoy some food, drinks and great company! There is currently no sponsor coverage on this event, but we'll let you know if we manage to wrangle some free food/drink for everyone. One thing that remains the same is that there will still be a JetBrains license giveaway! Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Do you have a talk or presentation you've been dieing to give? Great! Because we're looking for speakers for future meetups! Contact us at [masked] or on Slack and we'll get you all setup! Hope to see you guys there! Parking: we have been informed in the past that you may park in the lot at the doctor's office located directly across Pleasant St from the restaurant after 5 pm.

  • Hack Michiana + Local Variables Holiday Extravaganza! RSVP REQUIRED WITH HM!

    Instead of doing the usual formats, we will be joining Hack Michiana for their holiday party! Come drink and be nerdy with us! YOU MUST RSVP WITH THEM AT THIS EVENT: https://www.meetup.com/Hack-Michiana/events/jgbwjpyxqbrb/ We have enough seating for 24 people max, so make sure to RSVP ASAP! (Note: the location is a 21+ only venue)

  • LV 4 Year Celebration: Scaling Docker + Kubernetes

    Harmony Healthcare IT (New Location!)

    Harmony Healthcare IT will be presenting our talk this month. We'll look at what it takes to deploy code using Docker containers and scale them on demand with Kubernetes. Kubernetes takes your run anywhere container and provides a platform for automated scaling, no downtime deployments, and self-healing services (among other thigns). We'll demo these technologies using our experience working with a legacy, single-tennant, monolith application and it's first forray into the multi-tenant, service oriented world. Harmony Healthcare IT is our sponsor this month and will be hosting our meetup at their location. Also its Local Variables 4th birthday! So come out for some cake and beer and celebrate four amazing years of Local Variables! Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Do you have a talk or presentation you've been dying to give? Great! Because we're looking for speakers for future meetups! Contact us at [masked] or on Slack and we'll get you all setup! Hope to see you guys there! Parking: Plenty of parking. No special permit needed.

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  • LV Social Hour

    Hensell's Oaken Bucket

    We're going to get together to grab some food and drinks and enjoy some great conversations. No agenda for the night so come out, relax and enjoy some food, drinks and great company! There is currently no sponsor coverage on this event, but we'll let you know if we manage to wrangle some free food/drink for everyone. One thing that remains the same is that there will still be a JetBrains license giveaway! Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Do you have a talk or presentation you've been dieing to give? Great! Because we're looking for speakers for future meetups! Contact us at [masked] or on Slack and we'll get you all setup! Hope to see you guys there! Parking: we have been informed in the past that you may park in the lot at the doctor's office located directly across Pleasant St from the restaurant after 5 pm.

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  • LV Meetup: Practical Machine Learning

    EmNet

    Local Variables will be meeting at EmNet in the Science Club, It's down the stairs when you walk into the Emporium building from street level, on Thursday, August 23rd at 6 pm. Nick Mills will talk about Practical Machine Learning (see below). The talk starts at 6:30 pm. EmNet is handling food and refreshments for this talk. We need to get an accurate head count for food as we need to order in advance, so PLEASE RSVP ASAP IF YOU ARE COMING! Please join us for a great night of learning, discussion, and networking! As usual, there will be a JetBrains product giveaway too! "Practical Machine Learning Applications for Smart Sewer Control Systems" by Nick Mills We will present software solutions we develop for sewer systems across the country to save cities money while helping the environment. Using real data to generate learning based models has made it possible to develop software that is both practical and well beyond what the industry has seen before.

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  • LV Social Hour

    Hensell's Oaken Bucket

    We're going to get together to grab some food and drinks and enjoy some great conversations. No agenda for the night so come out, relax and enjoy some food, drinks and great company! There is currently no sponsor coverage on this event, but we'll let you know if we manage to wrangle some free food/drink for everyone. One thing that remains the same is that there will still be a JetBrains license giveaway! Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Do you have a talk or presentation you've been dieing to give? Great! Because we're looking for speakers for future meetups! Contact us at [masked] or on Slack and we'll get you all setup! Hope to see you guys there! Parking: we have been informed in the past that you may park in the lot at the doctor's office located directly across Pleasant St from the restaurant after 5 pm.

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