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Thursday
May 25
May Meetup - Build your own Performance Analyzer/Chaos Monkey

For the May meetup Kevin Crawley from Franklin American Mortgage Company will demonstrate using the TermUI library (https://github.com/gizak/termui) and Docker to build an interactive CLI tool which will load test a HTTP endpoint and introduce chaos monkey functionality to this application. The UI will give realtime feedback on the number of connections, latency, node distribution, and response codes.

He will then demonstrate how he can build the project on a machine that does not have Go installed, using only Docker and Bash.

Note: The month of April meetup has been cancelled. I had no volunteers for speakers and the content I'm planning is not ready. I apologize for the missed meetup, and I look forward to presenting next month.

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NCTE Monthly Meeting

More details to come.

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Wednesday
May 31
CocoaHeads Does Code Review

This month, we're going to host a group code review session. If you have a problem that's been stumping you, an algorithm that needs optimization, or want to argue about style guides, bring in your sample code and show the group. You'll explain, we'll discuss, everyone profits! All skill levels welcome!

This is meant to be driven by the group but we'll have Jonathan Wiley (Founder & Lead Developer at LunarLincoln) and Blake Merryman (Senior Developer at Black Pixel) on hand to serve as moderators and domain experts.

Guidelines:


- All topics must be related to development on Apple platforms (iOS, macOS, watchOS, etc.).
- Sample code required. If you are working on a confidential project, please create a sample project or playground that illustrates the problem.
- 10 mins per question. The moderators may allow more time depending on time remaining and flow of discussion.
- Be prepared & organized to make the most of your time.


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Meeting Schedule:

6:00 - 6:15 - Pizza & drinks
6:15 - 7:00 - Group Discussion
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 the Meetup Group or Twitter account. Hope to see you there!

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Thursday
Jun 8
DELTA-AI Overview

Jesse Spencer-Smith of HCA will walk us through his DELTA-AI framework (Data, Enterprise, Leadership, Targeting, Analysts, Adoption, Infrastructure).

Jesse is in a new position at HCA, responsible for developing data scientists and founding new teams across the enterprise. In his new role he has been developing tools to assess the readiness of an organization (department, unit, company) to successfully begin a program based on a modification of the DELTA model by Thomas Davenport. Jess will also address an important, complementary analysis on Opportunity Assessment, which provides a framework within which to evaluate possible data science projects.

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Wednesday
Sep 6
A layman's interpretability of random forests versus classical regression models

Ashley Graham of Stratasan will cover layman's interpretability of random forests versus classical regression models. Specifically, how can a data scientist best 'sell' a non-technical audience on the implementation of random forest techniques, in the case that such techniques provide more accurate modelling.
Classical regression models are easy to interpret, whereas many machine learning techniques are often discussed as being 'black boxes.' How does a data scientist best navigate conversations with non-technical audiences when it comes to explaining their methodology of choice?

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Wednesday
Oct 4
Using Deep Learning techniques and Tensorflow for Image Classification

Syed Nasar, a recent Masters in ML grad from Georgia Tech, will walk us through an Image Classification demo using CNN and Tensorflow. Currently, Syed is doing two Nanodegrees on Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He has worked with some of the cutting edge technologies and leading researchers at Georgia Tech, Google, NVidia, and Udacity.

In this prototype, Syed will classify images from the CIFAR-10 dataset. The dataset consists of airplanes, dogs, cats, and other objects. Syed plans to preprocess the images, then train a convolutional neural network on all the samples. In this process Syed will explain how to build a convolutional NN. Explain concepts around image data preparation (one-hot encoding etc.). Explain concepts like max pooling, dropout, and fully connected layers. At the end, Syed will showcase how the neural network is able to predict on the sample images.

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Wednesday
May 31
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/

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Saturday
May 27
Coding Jam
Cafe Coco

Come out and participate in a fun coding challenge with fellow developers. All levels of coders welcomed and encouraged.

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Wednesday
Aug 2
Web Scraping in Python
Corizon Health's training space

Web scraping is a great tool to create datasets to analyze. 
Trey Brooks of Healthcare Bluebook will walk us through the basics of web scraping using python.

Pre-reqs: Basic understanding of HTML and Python

Topics to be covered: 

Basic scrapping: 

Requests: how to form them and what to extract 

Quick survey of: beautifulsoup, lxml, xpath

Intermediate Scraping: 

* Scrapy: Spiders, Request v Response objects, callbacks, Middleware, Items, Pipelines

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Thursday
May 25
Lightning Round: Python Packages!
Emma Bistro

This month we're going to have multiple speakers, each giving a quick talk about a lesser-known Python package. Here's a quick list of our speakers and the packages they'll be discussing:

• Jurnell Cockhren (https://github.com/mewwts/addict)

• Steve Wilcox (https://github.com/Kozea/WeasyPrint)

• Anthony Fox (https://github.com/tomchristie/apistar

• Max Collins-Shenfield (https://docs.python.org/3/library/functools.html#functools.singledispatch

• Josh Stephens (https://github.com/r0x0r/pywebview)

Come join us, and maybe learn about your new favorite package!


And many thanks to our sponsor this month: SmileDirectClub!

SmileDirectClub was founded on a simple belief: everyone deserves a smile they love. We are the first digital brand for your smile. The company was built upon a realization that recent trends in 3D printing and telehealth could bring about disruptive change to the invisible aligner market. By leveraging proprietary cutting-edge technology, we’re helping customers avoid office visits and cutting their costs by up to 70 percent because people shouldn’t have to pay a small fortune for a better smile.

SmileDirectClub is backed by Camelot Venture Group, a private investment group that has been pioneering the direct-to-consumer industry since the early ‘90s, particularly in highly regulated industries. If you’ve heard of 1-800-CONTACTS, Quicken Loans, HearingPlanet, DiabetesCareClub or SongbirdHearing, then you’ve heard of Camelot. Their hands-on approach, extensive networking, and operational expertise ensures their portfolio companies reach their potential.

(and if that sounds interesting to you, I happen to know that SmileDirectClub is hiring, so please get in touch if you're interested!)

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Saturday
Jun 10
Lebanese Social
Epice Nashville

Join us for some delicious family owned Lebanese food. Afterwards we'll walk over to Las Paletas for popsicles. Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon in Nashville's 12 South region.

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Monday
Jun 12
June Meeting: Elastic Search, with John Berryman
Eventbrite

This Monday’s Topic


John Berryman will join us to give his talk about elastic search and creating internal search at Eventbrite.

Skill Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 

Intermediate


Speaker 


John Berryman is a data scientist at EventBrite where he specializes in recommendations and search.

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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!

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Monday
Jul 10
July Meeting: Getting Started with d3.js, with Delaine Wendling
Eventbrite

This Monday’s Topic is d3.js! Are you interested in visualizing data through charts like this?

 If so, this talk is for you! No d3 experience necessary! This talk will be interactive so make sure to bring your computers! 

Skill Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 

Beginner


Speaker


Delaine Wendling

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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) 

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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
Thursday
May 25
Introduction to Command Line Tools with NodeJS with Max Beizer
Flatrock Coffee, Tea & More

Max Beizer will lead us in looking at building a command line utility with NodeJS -- specifically, we will build a tool that hits the meetup.com API and reports back upcoming meetups in subscribed groups.

We will be doing lots of live coding and touch on topics from NPM/Yarn and NodeJS to testing tools and how to read API documentation.

Why should you care about Node? In 2016, NodeJS averaged 484,121 downloads a day! Node and JavaScript is among the fastest growing and most dynamic tech communities out there. While NodeJS tends to be thought of as a server side technology, we will explore how you can build tools using Node to make your day-to-day easier.

If you want to follow along, please make sure you have a bash-like shell and that you have Node and NPM or Yarn installed (links below)

https://nodejs.org/en/download/

https://yarnpkg.com/lang/en/docs/install/

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Monday
Jun 26
Lunch and Learn @ Franklin American Mortgage
Franklin American Mortgage

Franklin American Mortgage Company will host and sponsor a quarterly lunch and learn on the 6th Floor of the 6100 building at One Franklin Park. Lunch will be provided. 

Topic of Discussion will be announced at least 1 month before scheduled date.

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Thursday
May 25
Nashville UX May Meetup: Building Accessible Products that Don’t Suck
GS&F

Accessibility gets a bad wrap: it’s ugly. It’s hard. Accessibility requires compromise.


But accessibility is more than large type and black-on-white text. It facilitates deeper thought into the essence of a product, and forces product professionals to think about context and focus on information architecture.

Thursday night we will explore ways to make digital products accessible and not suck. Accessibility is product enhancement, not compromise. Through the interaction of graphic design and usability, we will walk through a case study where accessible considerations made the product better... for everyone.

Parking note: We encourage you to make use of the free street parking on 10th, Palmer, Lea, and other streets surrounding Cummins Station. There is also paid parking available if needed or preferred.



Agenda  

6:00 - 6:15 > Drinks, Snacks, Networking 
6:15 - 7:00 > Introductions & Presentation 
7:00 - 8:00 > Topic Discussion, Additional Networking, Closing Remarks

Beer & Assorted Beverages Generously Sponsored By: 

Food Generously Sponsored By: 

Space Generously Provided By:

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Thursday
Jul 6
Data Science MeetUp Anti-Social
Industrial Strength Marketing

Hi everyone. This is a placeholder for a summer Happy Hour Meetup. Specifics to come shortly. The date may change.

No set agenda for the MeetUp.

Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) has offered up their offices to get together to network, ask each other questions, and compare notes on projects you are working on.

Please be sure to park on the street for the MeetUp. 5th and Taylor uses the lot in the back for valet during the evenings. There is no sign for ISM. They share the same brick building at the 5th and Taylor restaurant.

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Saturday
Jun 3
June Meetup
Nashville Library

We'll most likely still be meeting at the library but we'll confirm closer to the date.

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Tuesday
Jun 6
"BLE explained; including BLE 5 and what it means for IoT" by Beat Zenerino
Nashville Technology Council

With BLE 5 on the horizon, now is a great time to brush up on the fundamentals of Bluetooth Low Energy. BLE is already ubiquitous in mobile devices and with BLE 5 quadrupling the range and doubling the download speed it's sure to become even more popular. I will teach you the basics of the BLE protocol, including GAP, GATT and security features. I will also present a BLE 5 demo utilizing some of the new features.


We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it.

Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help.

NOTICE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION. Starting at this meeting will begin having our meetings at the Nashville Technology Council's new Tech Hill Commons space. 

HELP! We've lost our food sponsor and need to find a new one ASAP. In order for us to continue providing food & drinks we either need to find a new sponsor or start asking members to chip in. Please talk to your employers or companies that you work with and see if they might be interested in helping us keep you fully fueled. If you have any ideas for sponsors and would like me to inquire for you, please send an email to [masked]. Additionally, if you would like to make a donation to help cover costs you can do so via PayPal to my same email address or through the MeetUp donations feature. THANKS!

Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30.


Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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Thursday
May 25
Discussion & Mixer: What happens when the government hides its data?
Tech Hill Commons

Cynthia Villacis, Director of Polling at icitizen

Cynthia Villacis, Director of Polling at icitizen

Hey! Things continue to get weird. When you get a second, try and access http://data.whitehouse.gov. It was emptied of all data sets earlier this year, and now the domain itself is inaccessible.

So we're going to talk about it! Join us, the Online News Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists for an evening of conversation and mingling at Tech Hill Commons. We'll host a panel discussion featuring Robyn Mace, CDO of Nashville , and others (TBA). Reception to follow. We'll have a cooler full of beer and a bunch of those little Milano cookies. You know? The chocolate shortbread ones?

We'll try and cover three main topics:

What does the fed hiding its data imply for lower levels of government and the way they make decisions about transparency?
What kind of effects can we expect to see cascade down across government and non profits?
What do we do now?

Panelists

Robyn Mace, CDO of the City

 Cynthia Villacis, Director of Polling at icitizen

More to come!

Doors at 5:30pm, content at 6pm, mixer at 7pm.

Thanks to our venue hosts at the Nashville Tech Council and our co-hosts at the ONA.

Come hang out!

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Tuesday
May 30
Google i/o Retrospective
Tech Hill Commons

In this meeting we'll highlight and discuss some of the revelations from the Google i/o conference, which will have taken place on Google's Mountain View, CA campus May 16 - 19.  Generally Google makes most of its major announcements during this conference, include new features of Android, machine learning innovations, and cool stuff like wearables and self-driving cars.

Nashville Mobile Developers usually meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month.  We meet to discuss innovations in mobile development, and will generally have someone from a local company who's got something awesome to show off.

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Tuesday
Jun 20
Service Cloud with Gregory Johnson, Salesforce Solutions Engineer
TechnologyAdvice

Join us for this exciting event to learn about Service Cloud directly from Salesforce themselves! Greg is a Senior Solutions Engineer with the Service Cloud team.

Service Cloud has added some major features in recent releases boosting new capabilities around Field Service Lightning, LiveMessage, and Omni Channel.


Agenda


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

5:30pm - 6:00pm : Circles of Success

6:00pm - 7:00pm : Presentation 

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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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Thursday
Jun 1
Music City Code 2017
Vanderbilt University - Sarratt Cinema

Music City Code 2017 is a three-day event touching on all aspects of software, web and mobile development. The event includes workshops, seminars, panel discussions, open spaces, lightning talks and the Geek Jam Lunch where attendees participate in the Music City experience. Agile enthusiasts should check out Music City Agile, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st, 2017.

IMPORTANT: A ticket is required to attend this event. Please note that an RSVP of YES does not register you to attend the Music City Code conference. For more details and ticket information, see MusicCityCode.com.

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Music City Code
Vanderbilt University Sarratt Student Center

Join us June 1-3 for Music City Code, Nashville's hometown tech conference! Music City Code is packed with workshops, seminars, and panel discussions to inspire progress in Nashville's tech community.

Music City Code will be held at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Student Center, Thursday June 1st through Saturday, June 3rd.

Ticket prices are half price through May 1. Refer a sponsor and get a free ticket!

To Learn More About Music City Code And Register For The Conference, Visit www.musiccitycode.com

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