• West End Ruby
    Please join us for West End Ruby Hack Night! As usual, we will do a code exercise, applicable to all Ruby skill levels. What is hack night? Hack night is an evening of friendly problem-solving in Ruby for programmers of all skill levels. The night revolves around one or two programming exercises. You are welcome to code alone, pair up with a friend, or meet someone new! How to prepare We encourage participants to bring a laptop with them, but this is not a requirement! Leaving your computer at home is a great excuse to practice pair programming. We usually post the exercises through the Triangle Devs Slack team (https://triangledevs.slack.com). You can join that team via this Web page (https://triangle-devs-slack-inviter.herokuapp.com). Don't worry though; you don't have to join it if you don't want to. We'll figure out a way to get you the exercise. Many of the exercises we choose come from the excellent Exercism (http://exercism.io) Web site. They have a pretty cool command-line interface that makes getting exercises a breeze. Check it out! For Ruby and programming newcomers Welcome! We're so glad you're here! Hack nights are the perfect time to get you set up to learn how to program. If you could, please send a message to the event organizers to let us know. Any questions? Just ask! You can contact Eric Tillberg through this Meetup page or through the aforementioned Slack team (he's @thrillberg over there).

    SciMed Solutions

    327 West Main Street · Durham, NC

  • West End Ruby
    This event was canceled.
  • West End Ruby
    Please join us for West End Ruby Hack Night! As usual, we will do a code exercise, applicable to all Ruby skill levels. What is hack night? Hack night is an evening of friendly problem-solving in Ruby for programmers of all skill levels. The night revolves around one or two programming exercises. You are welcome to code alone, pair up with a friend, or meet someone new! How to prepare We encourage participants to bring a laptop with them, but this is not a requirement! Leaving your computer at home is a great excuse to practice pair programming. We usually post the exercises through the Triangle Devs Slack team (https://triangledevs.slack.com). You can join that team via this Web page (https://triangle-devs-slack-inviter.herokuapp.com). Don't worry though; you don't have to join it if you don't want to. We'll figure out a way to get you the exercise. Many of the exercises we choose come from the excellent Exercism (http://exercism.io) Web site. They have a pretty cool command-line interface that makes getting exercises a breeze. Check it out! For Ruby and programming newcomers Welcome! We're so glad you're here! Hack nights are the perfect time to get you set up to learn how to program. If you could, please send a message to the event organizers to let us know. Any questions? Just ask! You can contact Eric Tillberg through this Meetup page or through the aforementioned Slack team (he's @thrillberg over there).

    SciMed Solutions

    327 West Main Street · Durham, NC

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  • Triangle Modern Web
    Hi all! Triangle.rb is partnering with Triangle Modern Web to throw another big quarterly meetup! Come hang out with us @ Pendo in Raiegh. ⚠️Make sure you RSVP on the Modern Web Meetup page https://www.meetup.com/trianglemodernweb/events/250077088/ Featured Talks: Speaker: Jeff Mahoney, Software Developer, IBM Watson Health “Get Your AI On: Machine Learning with JavaScript using BrainJS” Description: Classes and toolkits for machine learning are everywhere... if you like coding in Python or R. But what about the intrepid developers out there who want to play with machine learning using JavaScript? Is there a solution for them? The answer is yes. In this presentation, we will walk through training a neural network using BrainJS, a wonderful library that allows us to do this in a language most (all?) front-end and web developers are familiar with. Come and watch the birth of SkyNet with JS! Speaker: Marcus Hellburg, lead developer advocate at Vaadin, helping developers learn about modern web technologies, background in embedded systems but has worked on everything web related for the past 15+ years. “Hands-on with PWA and Web Components” Description: The web is turning into an application platform. Web Components give us a way of defining reusable UI components. Progressive Web Applications improve performance in poor network conditions. You can install them on your phone and they can send you notifications of important events. In this presentation, we'll learn the basics of Web Components and Progressive Web Applications by building a small application from scratch. After the presentation, you will have the skills needed to get started working on your own PWA. Speaker: Peter Elbaum, Software Engineer at Smashing Boxes “Cambridge Ana-cynical: Understanding the Facebook information scandal and its APIs” Description: In the spring of this year, it became public knowledge that as many as 87 million Facebook users had their data mined by an app developed by the political data firm Cambridge Analytica. These events prompted many questions including inquiries about whether or not the data access was legal. From a software development perspective, one wonders how exactly the data mining was achieved. With that in mind, this talk will dive into the breach and the capabilities of Facebook's public APIs. We will survey what people developing on Facebook's platform are able to accomplish and the data that's immediately available to them. We'll also demo of some of the common utilties that are possible using the Facebook Javascript SDK. More event details coming soon! ⚠️Make sure you RSVP here to get an accurate headcount: https://www.meetup.com/trianglemodernweb/events/250077088/

    Pendo.io

    150 Fayetteville Street 4th Floor · Raleigh, nc

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  • West End Ruby
    This event was canceled.
  • West End Ruby
    Please join us for West End Ruby Hack Night! As usual, we will do a code exercise, applicable to all Ruby skill levels. What is hack night? Hack night is an evening of friendly problem-solving in Ruby for programmers of all skill levels. The night revolves around one or two programming exercises. You are welcome to code alone, pair up with a friend, or meet someone new! How to prepare We encourage participants to bring a laptop with them, but this is not a requirement! Leaving your computer at home is a great excuse to practice pair programming. We usually post the exercises through the Triangle Devs Slack team (https://triangledevs.slack.com). You can join that team via this Web page (https://triangle-devs-slack-inviter.herokuapp.com). Don't worry though; you don't have to join it if you don't want to. We'll figure out a way to get you the exercise. Many of the exercises we choose come from the excellent Exercism (http://exercism.io) Web site. They have a pretty cool command-line interface that makes getting exercises a breeze. Check it out! For Ruby and programming newcomers Welcome! We're so glad you're here! Hack nights are the perfect time to get you set up to learn how to program. If you could, please send a message to the event organizers to let us know. Any questions? Just ask! You can contact Jordan Reuter through this Meetup page or through the aforementioned Slack team (he's @jreut over there).

    SciMed Solutions

    327 West Main Street · Durham, NC

    5 comments
  • West End Ruby
    Please join us for West End Ruby Hack Night! As usual, we will do a code exercise, applicable to all Ruby skill levels. What is hack night? Hack night is an evening of friendly problem-solving in Ruby for programmers of all skill levels. The night revolves around one or two programming exercises. You are welcome to code alone, pair up with a friend, or meet someone new! How to prepare We encourage participants to bring a laptop with them, but this is not a requirement! Leaving your computer at home is a great excuse to practice pair programming. We usually post the exercises through the Triangle Devs Slack team (https://triangledevs.slack.com). You can join that team via this Web page (https://triangle-devs-slack-inviter.herokuapp.com). Don't worry though; you don't have to join it if you don't want to. We'll figure out a way to get you the exercise. Many of the exercises we choose come from the excellent Exercism (http://exercism.io) Web site. They have a pretty cool command-line interface that makes getting exercises a breeze. Check it out! For Ruby and programming newcomers Welcome! We're so glad you're here! Hack nights are the perfect time to get you set up to learn how to program. If you could, please send a message to the event organizers to let us know. Any questions? Just ask! You can contact Jordan Reuter through this Meetup page or through the aforementioned Slack team (he's @jreut over there).

    SciMed Solutions

    327 West Main Street · Durham, NC

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  • Maintaining Your Application and Your Sanity
    Description: Greenfield projects are great, and we all love new patterns, frameworks, and languages that promise to solve every problem we've ever had. But many of us spend the bulk of our time working on existing projects, and maintenance has challenges of its own. Some parts of legacy codebases feel like old friends, and some parts have dark corners we're afraid to go into out of fear that touching one thing might break everything. We can't upgrade this because of that. And we can't fix this Bio: Annie Kiley is a developer at Viget (https://www.viget.com/) in Durham and has been building Ruby on Rails applications since 2014.

    Viget Durham

    309 East Chapel Hill Street · Durham

  • West End Ruby
    Please join us for West End Ruby Hack Night! As usual, we will do a code exercise, applicable to all Ruby skill levels. What is hack night? Hack night is an evening of friendly problem-solving in Ruby for programmers of all skill levels. The night revolves around one or two programming exercises. You are welcome to code alone, pair up with a friend, or meet someone new! How to prepare We encourage participants to bring a laptop with them, but this is not a requirement! Leaving your computer at home is a great excuse to practice pair programming. We usually post the exercises through the Triangle Devs Slack team (https://triangledevs.slack.com). You can join that team via this Web page (https://triangle-devs-slack-inviter.herokuapp.com). Don't worry though; you don't have to join it if you don't want to. We'll figure out a way to get you the exercise. Many of the exercises we choose come from the excellent Exercism (http://exercism.io) Web site. They have a pretty cool command-line interface that makes getting exercises a breeze. Check it out! For Ruby and programming newcomers Welcome! We're so glad you're here! Hack nights are the perfect time to get you set up to learn how to program. If you could, please send a message to the event organizers to let us know. Any questions? Just ask! You can contact Jordan Reuter through this Meetup page or through the aforementioned Slack team (he's @jreut over there).

    SciMed Solutions

    327 West Main Street · Durham, NC

  • Two Introductory Talks: mruby & stimulus.js
    This month, we're meeting a week later (enjoy this month's Modern Web meetup!). We have two shorter-length talks we'll be presenting back-to-back. Both are introductions to something new. The first, by Phi Sanders, will cover mruby for building command-line applications (and maybe a little bit more). mruby is a lightweight, embeddable Ruby interpreter. Find out what kind of use cases mruby might be suited for. The second, by Nathan L. Walls, will take a look at the recently announced Stimulus.js framework, in the context of a Rails application. Stimulus bills itself as a "modest" framework. We'll take an introductory look through what Stimulus does and what it doesn't do and compare it (briefly) with React. About the speakers Phi Sanders fell in love with computers when he used an Apple II in elementary school, and has been programming professionally in Ruby for over ten years. He likes science in his fiction, and dabbles with 3D printing. Nathan L. Walls is a Triangle Ruby Brigade co-organizer and fan of coffee.

    VitalSource Technologies Inc

    227 Fayetteville Street · Raleigh

    3 comments