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Corizon Health's training space

103 Powell Ct Room #107
Brentwood, TN 37027, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Wednesday
    Aug 2 2017
    Web Scraping in Python

    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

    Website

Past events that happened here

  • Thursday
    Jun 8 2017
    Catapulting Yourself Into Windows IoT Core with Ian Lee

    Have you ever wanted to build an Internet connected catapult or maybe just a door that is unlocked via facial recognition? If so, then you need to know how to build hardware. One of the best things to come from Microsoft in recent years is Windows IoT Core. It’s a Windows operating system that runs on the credit card size Raspberry Pi computer. With it you can build apps that can read sensors and control hardware as well as connect all that information to the Internet. In this session I’ll give you all the knowledge you need to get you started in the exciting world of hardware development using the Raspberry Pi + Windows IoT Core by building an Internet connected catapult. You may want to bring a hard hat!

    During the day, I’m the Chief Architect at Employer Advantage Healthcare Solutions where I build database and analytics applications. By night, I spend most of my time exploring electionics, the IoT, and 3D printing. I’m the founder & President of the Nashville Microcontrollers Makers’ group (NashMicro). I’m also an AllJoyn Ambassador for the Allseen Alliance (a Linux Foundation project) and I lead the AllJoyn Nashville users’ group. I document my projects and research on my blog at http://ianlee.info. I also occasionally blog for MAKEzine.com. Microsoft MVP in Windows Development.

    The Nashville .NET User Group meets every second Thursday of the month at Corizon Health in Maryland Farms (Brentwood, TN).

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    Agenda

    • Corizon opens the meeting space shortly after 5pm so feel free to arrive early

    • 5:30pm - Food arrives (first come, first serve)

    • 6:00pm - Presentation begins

    • 7:00pm - Presentation ends, share job opportunities and candidates

    • 7:30pm - Drinks and networking at Corner Pub (710 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027 - 3 miles away on the East side of OHB)

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 6 2017
    Practical RxJava with Kramer Allen

    An intro to RxJava and how it can actually be used day to day. This will be the perfect talk for anyone who is curious about RxJava but is not sure when or why to use it. We'll cover a wide range of use-cases and we'll simplify some clunky code with RxJava.

    Bio

    Kramer is a software Engineer at LifeWay adapting to the functional and reactive paradigms as fast he can. He's currently developing message-driven applications using Java 8, Scala and Groovy.

    Directions 

    From Granny White Pike, turn on to Maryland Way heading East . Take your first Left onto Powell Ct.

    The door to the building automatically locks at 6:00pm. There will be a sign with a number to text if you need the door opened. Feel free to message the group if you have any problems getting in.

    Want to speak?

    We are on the lookout for more speakers. That could be you! You don't have to be some big shot developer advocate. Got a story about some tool you used recently, love or hate? Just let us know. It's as easy as that.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 11 2017
    NashDotNet Monthly Meeting

    The Nashville .NET User Group meets every second Thursday of the month at Corizon Health in Maryland Farms (Brentwood, TN).

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    Agenda

    • Corizon opens the meeting space shortly after 5pm so feel free to arrive early

    • 5:30pm - Food arrives (first come, first serve)

    • 6:00pm - Presentation begins

    • 7:00pm - Presentation ends, share job opportunities and candidates

    • 7:30pm - Drinks and networking at Corner Pub (710 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027 - 3 miles away on the East side of OHB)

    Website
  • .NET Lightning Talks

    In May we want to hear from you! Is there some aspect of .NET you particularly enjoy? Or perhaps you just want to experience speaking to a large group? Lightning talks give you the opportunity to speak to the group for a short time (less than five minutes, please) on any topic within .NET that you are interested in. Share your knowledge and excitement!

    If you want to speak, please email us and let us know your name and topic. We'll create a list of speakers for the May meetup.

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    Agenda

    • Corizon opens the meeting space shortly after 5pm so feel free to arrive early

    • 5:30pm - Food arrives (first come, first serve)

    • 6:00pm - Presentation begins

    • 7:00pm - Presentation ends, share job opportunities and candidates

    • 7:30pm - Drinks and networking at Corner Pub (710 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027 - 3 miles away on the East side of OHB)

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 13 2017
    Introduction to .NET Core with Steve Brownlee

    The next version of the .NET Framework - .NET Core - pulls in some best practices from the open source software world, and becomes cross-platform in an effort to revitalize interest in the platform from young developers, and startups.
    I’ll be briefly talking about, and then showing examples of, the following major features:

    1. Dependency Injection

    2. Middleware

    3. Working on the Command Line

    4. NuGet Package Manager

    5. Kestrel

    The most interesting feature is that all coding with be done on OSX.


    Steve Brownlee is dedicated to helping teach the next generation of software developers by providing people with a solid understand of the core technologies used today, and then expanding into how to be a valuable contributor.
    Brownlee has been developing software since 1980, when he programmed his TRS-80 to do his math homework for him. Since then, he grew up with the World Wide Web explosion and discovering all the new technologies that got invented to exploit its capabilities. 37 years later, he wants to take all the knowledge and skills he has accumulated and teach a new generation how to be software developers.

    The Nashville .NET User Group meets every second Thursday of the month at Corizon Health in Maryland Farms (Brentwood, TN).

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    Agenda

    • Corizon opens the meeting space shortly after 5pm so feel free to arrive early

    • 5:30pm - Food arrives (first come, first serve)

    • 6:00pm - Presentation begins

    • 7:00pm - Presentation ends, share job opportunities and candidates

    • 7:30pm - Drinks and networking at Corner Pub (710 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027 - 3 miles away on the East side of OHB)

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 10 2017
    April Lunch Meeting "What makes a good Product Owner?"

    Last meeting we had a good discussion around scaling Agile and it was mentioned many times how critical the Product Owner role is to not only scaling, but Agile in general. This meeting it seems everyone wanted to talk more about that!

    So what does a Product Owner actually do? What are qualities of a good Product Owner? Who makes the best Product Owners?

    Do you have a really good PO in your organization? Are you struggling with that role? Come share your experience!

    Food will be ready at 11:30 and the discussion will start at 12:00. 

    NO CONFERENCE LINE: Due to difficulties in logistics and a diminished experience for attendees, we are no longer going to host our conference line for the meeting.

    Thanks to our host and sponsor Vaco for giving us the meeting space and buying lunch!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 4 2017
    Automated Testing - Rhyme or Reason (or both)?

    Automated tests can provide quality and reliability to your codebases.  They have become so popular that methodologies such as TDD have hit mainstream.  But are they really that magical?  Do they really always provide value with minimal cost?  Should we ALWAYS write tests and write tests first?  In this talk, we will dive into the concepts of automated tests, look at sample usage of testing libraries (JUnit/Mockito), learn the basics of TDD and more importantly, discuss tradeoffs.  To wrap it all up, we'll open the floor for discussion around personal experience with automated tests, facilitated by NJUG leader Tim Pote.


    Bio

    Daniel Aquino has been a Java software developer for over 9 years.  He started as a developer working with state government agencies and now currently works for Digital Reasoning on software to help law enforcement combat child trafficking.  He started writing tests mid-way through his career, has made mistakes with testing and continues to learn from them.

    Directions 

    From Granny White Pike, turn on to Maryland Way heading East . Take your first Left onto Powell Ct.

    The door to the building automatically locks at 6:00pm. There will be a sign with a number to text if you need the door opened. Feel free to message the group if you have any problems getting in.

    Want to speak?

    We are on the lookout for more speakers. That could be you! You don't have to be some big shot developer advocate. Got a story about some tool you used recently, love or hate? Just let us know. It's as easy as that.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 9 2017
    NashDotNet Monthly Meeting

    The Nashville .NET User Group meets every second Thursday of the month at Corizon Health in Maryland Farms (Brentwood, TN).


    Agenda

    • Corizon opens the meeting space shortly after 5pm so feel free to arrive early

    • 5:30pm - Food arrives (first come, first serve)

    • 6:00pm - Presentation begins

    • 7:00pm - Presentation ends, share job opportunities and candidates

    • 7:30pm - Drinks and networking at Corner Pub (710 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027 - 3 miles away on the East side of OHB)

    Website