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  • Tuesday
    Apr 25 2017
    Special Screening CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

    Join us as we engage the Nashville Tech community in a conversation about the gender gap. We'll be screening CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap followed by a panel discussion with some of the most exciting women in IT in Nashville. You won't want to miss this event! We'll be at the newly renovated offices of the Nashville Tech Council (NTC), and in addition to a great film and some engaging discussion, we'll have snacks and beer on tap courtesy of Jackalope Brewing Company. Come with your thoughts and questions - we are eager to hear from you!

    RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-screening-code-debugging-the-gender-gap-tickets-33465417966

    Website
  • Angular 2 Deep Dive (w/ Chris McKnight)

    This talk will help the audience go from zero to Angular using the Angular Cli. We will discuss the building blocks of an Angular application and touch on RxJS (asynchronous streams) and the HTTP service. Next, we will look under the hood of Angular's decorators. Finally, the presentation will conclude with tips, tricks, and best practices to help ease application development. 

    If you have a few minutes, please fill out the following brief survey before the talk: https://goo.gl/forms/XBSRp32GrI4YePzr2



    Things to cover: 

    • Brief introduction to the Angular Cli (@angular/cli on npm) 

    • Briefly discuss the main parts of an Angular application: Modules, Directives, Services, and Pipes

    • RxJS

    • The HTTP service

    • Best Practices

    About Chris

     I started building applications in C++, Java, and PHP around 2005 while in high school. I obtained a degree in Computer Science from Louisiana State University in 2011. During my time at LSU, I worked tech support and built out some custom applications in PHP & JS for LSU Residential Life. After a few years, I landed a software developer role at an IT and software development company before graduation. I gained a breadth of skills in technologies and project management from working at a software consultancy. I decided to move to a city with a larger tech community. In October 2016, I ended up moving to Nashville for my position at Franklin American Mortgage Company to work on a PHP and Angular application.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Wednesday
    Apr 26 2017
    Developers Social: Code&Breakfast!­

    Ah So Designs

    How about a little php with your pancakes, or some html on your bagel? 

    Developers and Aspiring developers, please come and join us for a morning social hour as we hangout and talk shop. From 8am to 9am we will open the floor to anyone who has questions about their code.

    We will have sausage, pancakes, bagels, bananas, oranges and orange juice. Please feel free to bring food if these options are not on your menu. 

    Topics are always welcome! We are looking for anyone that might be interested in giving a presentation. If you're interested leave a comment or email us.

    Thanks to our Sponsor AllMyWebNeeds

    All My Web Needs is a Nashville web design company that understands small businesses and their needs.


    https://allmywebneeds.com/

    Website
  • Nashville PHP BBQ Lunch

    Come out and stimulate your mind, mouth and stomach with some finely-crafted BBQ and good ol' PHP talk.

    Website
  • User Group Meetup: Flow Power

    Join us Wed, Apr 26 from 5pm-7pm at TechnologyAdvice for our next User Group meetup. Joey Len, Salesforce Administrator at Ennovate Medical and recent Dreamforce speaker, will present for his second time to our group about Flow solutions.

    Agenda

    5:00pm - 5:30pm : Eat, Network

    5:30pm - 6:15pm : Circles of Success

    6:15pm - 7:00pm : Presentation 

    New to Flows?

    Interested in what clicks-not-code process automation features exist in Salesforce other than Workflow Rules and Process Builder? Check out these free resources:

    • Trailhead: Process Automation Module

    Automation Champion Blog by MVP Rakesh Gupta


    Automation Hour Webinar Series (past recordings on YouTube)

    • MVP Jennifer Lee's blog posts about Flow

    David Litton's blog posts about Flow

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    Let us know what you want to learn about and if you're interested in presenting at a future meetup. Contact me via meetup.com or the Success Community.

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    Website
  • Custom Collection View Layouts with Blake Merryman

    Most of us have used UICollectionViewFlowLayout but have you ever wanted to write your own custom layout? This month Blake Merryman will take us through the intricacies of writing collection view layouts. We'll cover the basics of getting up and running, then move on to more advanced topics like animation and performance.

    Blake Merryman is a Senior iOS Developer at Black Pixel. You can find him lurking on twitterposting bad sample code on Github, or just about anywhere else @blakemerryman.

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    Meeting Schedule:

    6:00 - 6:15 - Pizza & drinks
    6:15 - 7:00 - Presentation, Q&A
    7:00 - 8:00 - Socializing

    Thanks to LunarLincoln for hosting this month!

    Feel free to contact Blake Merryman or Addison Webb if you have any questions. You can also find out all the latest updates or ask questions on this Meetup Group or Twitter account. Hope to see you there!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Thursday
    Apr 27 2017
    Logging beyond /dev/null -- ELK Stack for Log Visualization and Analysis

    This month, Eventbrite's Will Gaggioli shares his knowledge with us, and does so in the sardonic way only he can:

    In this exhilarating tale Will shall demonstrate the thrilling ways in which one can use application logs to understand client usage patterns, analyze application performance metrics, and for general debugging. We begin by setting up a simple ELK stack in a docker environment and discuss the options for configuration and deployment. We shall dive into the visualization capabilities of Kibana as applied to some demonstration web application logs. Finally, we set up a simple flask application and discuss means of incorporating logging into your application for debugging, monitoring, and performance analysis. Technologies we discuss will include (but not be limited to) Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Filebeat, Structlog, Python logging, Docker, and Flask.

    Website
  • Let's Build a React Native App!

    In this session, we're going to build a React Native app together. It should go over the basics of setup and hopefully get us to a working "hello world" app, but maybe a little more interesting.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 4 2017
    Open Data and Citizen Science

    Wansoo Im from Meharry Medical College will give a talk about Open Data and Citizen Science at the new NTC Tech Hill Commons meeting space.

    Dr. Im is Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College and Director of the National Community Mapping Institute within the Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence (HDRCOE) at Meharry. He specializes in developing decision support systems using a public participatory approach to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He has pioneered the use of interactive, web/mobile-based GIS to support community-based participation and research on a wide range of social and environmental issues. Dr. Im previously served as co-director of the Environmental Health Core of the HDRCOE at Meharry. He joined the faculty at Meharry Medical College on a full time in 2016 to lead the National Community Mapping Institute and curate public health exposome data with complete metadata.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 6 2017
  • Monday
    May 8 2017
    May Meeting: Panel Discussion of Working Mothers in Tech

    Eventbrite

    Full list will be posted closer to the meeting.

    This Monday’s Topic


    This month we will have a panel discussion, led by NWP members that are working parents.  They will discuss what it's like to continue a technology career after having children, as well as specifics of what has worked for them as both parents and technologists, and the pros and cons of various working arrangements.

    Are you a working parent?  Please come prepared to share your experiences, too!

    Panelists:


    Ann Howard

    Ann Howard is the Lead Link and a Managing Partner at Centresource, a 14-year-old software product management shop in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. She has worked as a rainmaker and as a consultant focused on technology, operations and finance.

    She moved to Nashville in 2010 with her husband Adam. They have two girls, 6 and 2, and live in the Inglewood neighborhood of East Nashville.

    A full list of panelists will be shared closer to the event


    Skill Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 

    Any

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    MORE INFO: 

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    Where

    Eventbrite Nashville

    Cummins Station

    209 Tenth Avenue South

    Suite 302

    Nashville, TN 37217 


    Parking

    See more details in the Parking section below. 


    How To Find Us  

    Use the South Lobby entrance by the Cinco de Mayo restaurant. You will see the Eventbrite first floor office straight ahead. Take a right at the first hallway and take your first left, which leads to elevators. Take the elevator to the third floor and enter the door straight ahead. If you have trouble finding us, please email [masked] and we will come to find you.


    Meeting Agenda 

    5:30-6:15 – Arrive, Socialize, Hack, Eat Snacks

    6:15-6:30 – Introductions, Announcements

    6:30-7:30 – The Main Event: Coding, Learning, Speaker, Q&A, Etc.

    7:30-8:00 – Wrap Up


    When

    Every second Monday, 5:30pm-8:00pm. For the most updated meeting information, check this Meetup event page.


    Why

    This group is hosted by women programmers with the goal to build a welcoming environment to learn and to grow diversity in the programming field. 


    We have three main goals:  


    1. Connect women programmers and supporters so that we can have friends with whom to attend other programming events in town. 


    2. Facilitate discovery and learning of new tech subjects from a speaker who has spent time studying, compiling, and translating information so a beginner to that topic can understand. 


    3. Provide an encouraging space where people can gain speaking experience, and hopefully go on to speak at local user groups, conferences, etc… thus increasing minority visibility and inspiring other underrepresented people in tech. 


    Who

    We embrace the Lambda Jam Conference Diversity Policy and welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification. 


    What to Bring  

    - A laptop, tablet, smartphone, or pen/paper if you would like. None of these are required though.

     - Questions on any tech topics or careers in tech. 

    - Any guests who are also interested in learning to code and/or increasing diverse participation in tech.  

    - Our meeting overlaps with dinner. Feel free to bring a packed meal or pick up something on the way there. 


    What to Expect  

    - Free to attend. 

    - Free internet. 

    - Our group has adopted the Hacker School Social Rules. We seek to provide an environment of encouragement, openness, and support so all who attend can feel comfortable, welcome, and free to ask questions and grow.  


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    PARKING: 
    (Listed starting with cheapest options) 

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    Bike Parking 

    Free bike parking is available in front of Cummins Station. Don't forget your bike lock and reflectors for riding home at night!  

    Less Than $1 or Free Street Parking

    All of the parallel parking spaces along the front of Cummins Station (and the nearby streets) are free after 6pm. A few of these spots are reserved for valet in the evenings, so if you see a valet sign, park elsewhere.

    If you arrive earlier than 6pm, put in just enough exact change to cover you until the spots turn free at 6PM.

    Paid Lot Parking - Further, But Less Expensive 

    The Frist parking lot, across the street from Cummins Station, is the cheapest paid parking option.

    Rates: $1.50 first 1/2 hour; $6 first hour; $3 each additional hour; $24 daily max; Special events pricing as posted.

    Note: this parking lot is on the north side of Cummins Station, and Eventbrite is on the south side. However, you can enter Cummins Station from the North and walk through the inside of the building to get to the Eventbrite office.

    More info on The First parking lot: http://www.parkitdowntown.com/nashville/frist-lot-ii

    Paid Lot Parking - Closer, But More Expensive 


    Two paid parking lots are available directly across from Cummins Station. Last time we inquired, the rates was $6/hour after 5PM, with a maximum evening cost of $12, unless there is a special event pricing in effect.

    If you eat in a restaurant in Cummins Station, you can get your parking validated, which reduces the cost to free in many cases.

    Details on the[masked]th Ave South parking lot: http://www.parkitdowntown.com/nashville/cummins-station

    Details on the[masked]th Ave South parking lot: http://www.parkitdowntown.com/nashville/308-10th-ave-s


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    QUESTIONS:  

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    If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us, your organizers, via Meetup. We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • May Meeting: Panel Discussion of Working Mothers in Tech

    Eventbrite

    Full list will be posted closer to the meeting.

    This Monday’s Topic


    This month we will have a panel discussion, led by NWP members that are working parents.  They will discuss what it's like to continue a technology career after having children, as well as specifics of what has worked for them as both parents and technologists, and the pros and cons of various working arrangements.

    Are you a working parent?  Please come prepared to share your experiences, too!

    Panelists:


    Ann Howard

    Ann Howard is the Lead Link and a Managing Partner at Centresource, a 14-year-old software product management shop in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. She has worked as a rainmaker and as a consultant focused on technology, operations and finance.

    She moved to Nashville in 2010 with her husband Adam. They have two girls, 6 and 2, and live in the Inglewood neighborhood of East Nashville.

    A full list of panelists will be shared closer to the event


    Skill Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 

    Any

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    MORE INFO: 

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    Where

    Eventbrite Nashville

    Cummins Station

    209 Tenth Avenue South

    Suite 302

    Nashville, TN 37217 


    Parking

    See more details in the Parking section below. 


    How To Find Us  

    Use the South Lobby entrance by the Cinco de Mayo restaurant. You will see the Eventbrite first floor office straight ahead. Take a right at the first hallway and take your first left, which leads to elevators. Take the elevator to the third floor and enter the door straight ahead. If you have trouble finding us, please email [masked] and we will come to find you.


    Meeting Agenda 

    5:30-6:15 – Arrive, Socialize, Hack, Eat Snacks

    6:15-6:30 – Introductions, Announcements

    6:30-7:30 – The Main Event: Coding, Learning, Speaker, Q&A, Etc.

    7:30-8:00 – Wrap Up


    When

    Every second Monday, 5:30pm-8:00pm. For the most updated meeting information, check this Meetup event page.


    Why

    This group is hosted by women programmers with the goal to build a welcoming environment to learn and to grow diversity in the programming field. 


    We have three main goals:  


    1. Connect women programmers and supporters so that we can have friends with whom to attend other programming events in town. 


    2. Facilitate discovery and learning of new tech subjects from a speaker who has spent time studying, compiling, and translating information so a beginner to that topic can understand. 


    3. Provide an encouraging space where people can gain speaking experience, and hopefully go on to speak at local user groups, conferences, etc… thus increasing minority visibility and inspiring other underrepresented people in tech. 


    Who

    We embrace the Lambda Jam Conference Diversity Policy and welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification. 


    What to Bring  

    - A laptop, tablet, smartphone, or pen/paper if you would like. None of these are required though.

     - Questions on any tech topics or careers in tech. 

    - Any guests who are also interested in learning to code and/or increasing diverse participation in tech.  

    - Our meeting overlaps with dinner. Feel free to bring a packed meal or pick up something on the way there. 


    What to Expect  

    - Free to attend. 

    - Free internet. 

    - Our group has adopted the Hacker School Social Rules. We seek to provide an environment of encouragement, openness, and support so all who attend can feel comfortable, welcome, and free to ask questions and grow.  


    ---------------------------------------------

    PARKING: 
    (Listed starting with cheapest options) 

    ---------------------------------------------


    Bike Parking 

    Free bike parking is available in front of Cummins Station. Don't forget your bike lock and reflectors for riding home at night!  

    Less Than $1 or Free Street Parking

    All of the parallel parking spaces along the front of Cummins Station (and the nearby streets) are free after 6pm. A few of these spots are reserved for valet in the evenings, so if you see a valet sign, park elsewhere.

    If you arrive earlier than 6pm, put in just enough exact change to cover you until the spots turn free at 6PM.

    Paid Lot Parking - Further, But Less Expensive 

    The Frist parking lot, across the street from Cummins Station, is the cheapest paid parking option.

    Rates: $1.50 first 1/2 hour; $6 first hour; $3 each additional hour; $24 daily max; Special events pricing as posted.

    Note: this parking lot is on the north side of Cummins Station, and Eventbrite is on the south side. However, you can enter Cummins Station from the North and walk through the inside of the building to get to the Eventbrite office.

    More info on The First parking lot: http://www.parkitdowntown.com/nashville/frist-lot-ii

    Paid Lot Parking - Closer, But More Expensive 


    Two paid parking lots are available directly across from Cummins Station. Last time we inquired, the rates was $6/hour after 5PM, with a maximum evening cost of $12, unless there is a special event pricing in effect.

    If you eat in a restaurant in Cummins Station, you can get your parking validated, which reduces the cost to free in many cases.

    Details on the[masked]th Ave South parking lot: http://www.parkitdowntown.com/nashville/cummins-station

    Details on the[masked]th Ave South parking lot: http://www.parkitdowntown.com/nashville/308-10th-ave-s


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    QUESTIONS:  

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    If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us, your organizers, via Meetup. We look forward to seeing you!

    Website

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