• Byte Brunch

    Blue State Coffee

    Byte Brunch is basically an excuse to get some breakfast food, work on projects in a laid back setting, and get to know other developers in the area! So bring something to work on and come drink oat milk lattes with us! Just be sure to charge your laptop ahead of time - the plug situation can be less than ideal for group events. Street parking is going to be the move for Blue State Coffee. There's plenty around within a couple block radius and it's a very safe part of New Haven.

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  • NewHaven.IO Social Pub Night at Cask Republic

    Cask Republic

    Let's grab a drink and talk shop. This is a chance to connect as a community in a very casual setting :-) We'll be setup in the lower area towards the back. So feel free to come stop by and say hi, have a beer and some snacks. I've ordered some french fries and a cheese plate for anybody who shows up early, but feel free to get some snacks! Parking: Street parking can be tough near Cask Republic as it's very popular area, but there are several garages nearby. You can also try to park on New Haven Green on Church St, which often has spots available. Note: lots of one-way streets in the area, so be aware when scanning for street parking

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  • DevOps ICU: (Correctly) Integrating UX, Product Design, and Agile

    Southern Connecticut State University

    Image credit: https://ptype.academy/ Agile methodologies often lack the details of how UX fits into software dev projects. Some suggest that a Product Manager describing features is enough for developers, UX should train others to do their specialized jobs, or excluding UX experts solves them being “too siloed” and “not collaborative.” This happens with no other role in software dev; it’s hurting culture, efficiency, and productivity, and creating poor products for customers. Your customer only sees your UX, not 1000 developers or if you were Agile or Lean. Companies are figuring out that UX specialists and the User-Centered Design process are good investments that more than pay for themselves. Recent highly-publicized UX failures remind us that skimping on the UX process can alienate customers, create negative media attention, and burn millions of dollars. Learn how the UX process fits into Lean and Agile; augments software dev goals; increases customer satisfaction; and saves time, money, and sanity before developers write a line of code. Speaker Bio: Debbie Levitt, CEO of Delta CX, has been a CX and UX strategist, designer, and trainer since the 1990s. As a “serial contractor” who lived in the Bay Area for most of this decade, Debbie has influenced interfaces at Sony, Wells Fargo, Constant Contact, Macys.com, Oracle, and a variety of Silicon Valley startups. Clients have given her the nickname, “Mary Poppins,” because she flies in, improves everything she can, sings a few songs, and flies away to her next adventure. Debbie has presented at conferences including eBay’s Developer Conference, PayPal’s Developer Conference, UXPA, and WeAreDevelopers. She is an O’Reilly published author and one of few instructors on the planet recommended by Axure. Her “DevOps ICU” book (https://deltacx.link/devopsicu-book) and training teach non-CX roles about CX, why it’s done by specialists, and how to integrate it into teams and processes. Her “Delta CX” book (https://deltacx.link/deltacx-book) and training teach companies how to improve customer satisfaction, predict and mitigate business risk, and increase ROI by investing in great customer experiences. Outside of CX work, and sometimes during CX work, Debbie enjoys singing symphonic prog goth metal, opera, and New Wave.

  • Byte Brunch

    Fussy Coffee

    Byte Brunch is basically an excuse to get some breakfast food, work on projects in a laid back setting, and get to know other developers in the area! So bring something to work on and come drink oat milk lattes with us! I should also have a fresh batch of IO stickers for anyone who shows up. Just be sure to charge your laptop ahead of time - the plug situation can be less than ideal for group events. There's an attached parking garage with an entrance on Winchester. It's about $1/hour and a very safe place to park!

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  • First Friday - Free Co-Working!

    Drive Cowork at District

    Drive has free co-working on the first Friday of every month, and since we know a lot of folks have the ability to work remote, we thought it would be fun to spend some time together! Word on the street is that they're opening up more office space soon, so this is a great opportunity to feel the place out and see if you might want to become a member in the future. Figure we can all get some work done, grab some lunch at The Stack, work through the afternoon, then grab a couple beers? I know at least a few of us will be there, so I hope some of you will come by and hang out!

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  • Byte Brunch

    Blue State Coffee

    Byte Brunch is basically an excuse to get some breakfast food, work on projects in a laid back setting, and get to know other developers in the area! So bring something to work on and come drink oat milk lattes with us! This is also a great opportunity to work on some FOSS projects to get your PR's in for HacktoberFest! We even have a repo set up for you to submit a pull request for whatever you want! https://github.com/newhavenio/freespace Just be sure to charge your laptop ahead of time - the plug situation can be less than ideal for group events. Street parking is going to be the move for Blue State Coffee. There's plenty around within a couple block radius and it's a very safe part of New Haven.

  • HacktoberFest Open Source Night!

    Acuity Brands Lighting

    Welcome to HacktoberFest! It's an annual event put on by the folks at DigitalOcean (and various partner companies) aimed at getting folks involved in open source software development. Whether you're brand new to development or a seasoned pro, we would love to have you come hang out for a night. We're going to have someone giving a talk on Git and open source software, we'll teach everyone how to submit their very first pull request (so they can get working on earning HacktoberFest swag!), and then we'll all hack together on a new open source IO project! We have a blank slate repo we're calling FreeSpace (https://github.com/newhavenio/FreeSpace) that is starting it's life as a single `index.html` file. We'll let you all run wild with that over the course of the month and see what we end up with. The project will have its own channel (#freespace) in our NewHavenIO Slack, so that communication and collaboration can happen 24/7. Can't wait to see y'all at the event and working on FOSS projects! Please read our Events Code of Conduct (https://do.co/hacktoberconduct) before attending. Happy Hacking!

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  • Byte Brunch

    Koffee?

    Byte Brunch is basically an excuse to get some breakfast food, work on projects in a laid back setting, and get to know other developers in the area! So bring something to work on and come drink oat milk lattes with us! This is also a great opportunity to work on some FOSS projects to get your PR's in for HacktoberFest! I should also have a fresh batch of IO stickers for anyone who shows up. Just be sure to charge your laptop ahead of time - the plug situation can be less than ideal for group events. Street parking is going to be the move for Koffee?. There's plenty around within a couple block radius and it's a very safe part of New Haven.

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  • IoT Security: More Complex Than it Seems

    Elm City Games

    Description: The topic of IoT security is complex and has broad scope. Beyond simple physical device security and the protection of the communications channel from prying eyes are considerations around authenticating devices and IoT data aggregation hubs, ensuring integrity of device messages, securing the wider physical footprint of geographically distributed IoT sensors resulting in a larger attack surface, ongoing patching and management of the hardware and other considerations. This talk will explore the definition of security in the context of IoT, look at threats including some interesting edge cases and will explore options for securing the IoT ecosystem. Speaker: Matthew Krieger is a technologist and executive with experience in IT, manufacturing and publishing. He is VP of Technology for Cober, Inc. and previously held senior IT leadership positions at Time, Inc. and Reader’s Digest Association. Matt is President of the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation non-profit, serves on the advisory board of Cyber-Seniors, provides Chief Technology Officer guidance for TeenSmart International and is a frequent presenter on topics of business and technology. Matt is also creator of Whysper https://whysper.io, a platform allowing the consumption of web content as text-to-speech podcasts.

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  • NewHaven.IO Social Pub Night at Rudy's Bar

    Let's grab a drink and talk shop. This is a chance to connect as a community in a very casual setting :-) We'll try to grab a table in the back a little before 6 and update the event to let people know exactly where to find us. Parking: There's plenty of street parking nearby and a parking garage on Howe. I believe you can park in the back by pulling in on Chapel Street right before Four Flours on the right. Note: lots of one-way streets in the area, so be aware when scanning for street parking

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