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Nashville Technology Council

500 Interstate Blvd. Suite 200
Nashville, TN, us (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 1 2017
    "How Mobile Apps Led Me to Microcontrollers" by Chris Riesgo

    Let's face it, solderless breadboards are just awful. Whether you're building a 

    Small electronics and hardware fascinate me. Life as a .NET mobile developer is incredible, but if you’re anything like me, you still want to work with your hands from time-to-time. I’ve wanted to tinker with Raspberry Pi and Arduino for ages, but never knew where to start or how to apply the skills I have. The answer was right in front of me!

    Let me share how my love for building mobile apps opened up the world of microcontrollers. You’ll see how I got started working with my first Arduino board, and some of the incredibly fun and useful ways you can interact with microcontrollers from your own mobile apps. I’ll even bring hardware to show it in action! I hope to inspire new projects for you, your family, or your job. I’m not a microcontroller maker wizard, but come hang with us if you want to learn how to take your .NET skills to start hacking against hardware.

    Chris has spent the last four years building professional apps on the Xamarin platform. He’s a Microsoft MVP and Xamarin MVP with more than a decade of .NET experience developing enterprise applications. Chris leads the mobile team at LeanKit as Mobile Architect. In his spare time, he blogs about Xamarin, tinkers, organizes the Nashville Mobile .NET Developers Group, and speaks about his passions wherever he can.

    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.

    HELP! We've lost our food sponsor and need to find a new one ASAP. We have a little cash to cover food this month if we have to but in order for that to continue we'll need to find a new sponsor. 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. We'll also put out a bucket for donations during the meeting. 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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  • Monday
    Jun 26 2017
    "Azure IoT and the Enterprise Maker" by Kent Stroker, Microsoft

    This four (4) hour workshop is an exploratory, first look workshop into how IoT leverages cloud technologies and is designed primarily for those working as “enterprise makers” in companies with IoT projects and/or may find themselves needing to expand their knowledge beyond the local device and understand downstream architectures in the cloud. This workshop addresses how data from a device may be received and subsequently processed. This class is not about the device, it is about device data and cloud back ends.

    ORGANIZATION
    This is a lecture-lab style course in which topics are presented by the instructor. Labs are completed by students during the workshop, or students may finish labs after the conclusion of the workshop. This workshop presumes no knowledge of Azure cloud products. It does presume knowledge with making an IoT device using an Arduino or Raspberry PI and/or other such related “maker” experiences and skills.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES
    1. To introduce students to Azure Cloud
    2. To introduce students to Azure IoT portfolio
    3. To provide hands on experience building a basic “cold” and “hot” path IoT, cloud-based, back-end processing architecture
    4. To introduce students to streaming analytics and dashboards
    5. To prepare students for continued education around IoT

    COURSE TOPICS
    1. Azure Cloud IoT portfolio overview
    2. Source device background and how lab data is being generated
    3. What is the Azure IoT Hub?
    4. Lab One – Create an Azure IoT Hub and connect to device telemetry
    5. Azure SQL and NoSQL databases and “cold” path concepts
    6. Lab Two – Create an Azure database and write data from IoT Hub to database
    7. How to create dashboard with PowerBI
    8. Lab Three – Create a simple dashboard
    9. How to examine data in real-time using a “hot” path, streaming analytics and dashboard
    10. Lab Four – Create a streaming analytics component and real-time dashboard

    STUDENT SUPPLIES
    1. Laptop running Windows 10 that has wireless network capability.
       a. Enable Developer Mode
       b. Enable Windows feature “Windows Subsystem for Linux”
            i. Make sure you can invoke a bash shell from a Command Prompt window
       c. Install Node.js  v6.10.3 LTS from www.nodejs.org
       d. Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition

    NOTE: Windows 10 is the only supported version for IoT Core and other Azure IoT tools, so if you plan on working with Azure IoT, you need Windows 10.  If you plan to NOT use Windows 10, then you will likely not be able to perform most of the labs.

    2. Students should plan on being able to provide their own hotspot connectivity. While most workshops try to provide a free Wi-Fi connection, they are of unpredictable quality. Students are strongly advised to have their own Wi-Fi hotspot capability.
    3. An active Microsoft Azure subscription. Students need to arrive at the workshop with an active Microsoft Azure account and subscription and are strongly advised to do this prior to arrival. Azure accounts are free for the first 30 days and come with $250 credit. Visit azure.microsoft.com for more information and to sign up for a free account.
        a. If you already have a Azure account and have exhausted the 30 days and/or the credits, it is easy to create a Pay-As-You-Go subscription; this class will use under $5 of credits for the labs;
        b. or, use a different email address and sign up for another free account
        c. Remember to bring your laptop power supply and a mouse is often nice.
            i. Packing an extension cord is often a good idea too.
    4. Students will receive an email prior to first day lab with a URL to the lab handout; it is strongly advised for students to print a copy for easy reference during the workshop.


    INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS
    This is a very cram packed 4 hours, come prepared to learn at a fast pace. Also, understand that this course will not make you an expert in Azure IoT, rather this is a first look at the depth and breadth of the Microsoft IoT technology stack and introduces to some of the major pieces of a typical IoT cloud architecture. You should come away from this workshop with a sense of “knowing what you do not know” and eager to learn more. There are many avenues for learning more and we will wrap the workshop with next steps and learning resources you may wish to explore. Look forward to seeing you at one of these workshops this summer!

    SYLLABUS DISCLAIMER
    Information contained in this syllabus is, to the best knowledge of the instructor, considered to be correct and complete when distributed to the student. The instructor reserves the right to make changes in course content and instructional techniques without prior notice or obligation to the student.

    FOOD
    Food will be provided at the beginning of the meeting thanks to Hackster! However, we're still looking for another food sponsor and need to find a new one ASAP. If you have any ideas for sponsors and would like me to inquire for you, please send an email to [masked].

    FEES & DATA
    This workshop is completely free! However, during registration you will be asked to provide some personal data. Please do so. This event is jointly operated by Microsoft and Hackster. Any data collected may be used by both Microsoft and Hackster. Please read their full privacy statements.” - Microsoft’s is here: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement and Hackster’s is here: https://www.hackster.io/privacy

    Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 6 2017
    "BLE explained; including BLE 5 and what it means for IoT" by Beat Zenerino

    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!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 9 2017
    NashCocktail

    Come and find your next tech star or even your next employer, meet with potential clients and rub elbows with Nashville's most driven and motivated technology folks. Free beer aside, the networking will be worth the trip.

    presented by AHEAD

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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

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 4 2017
    "Making PCBs: From DIY to Production" by David Shuman

    Let's face it, solderless breadboards are just awful. Whether you're building a circuit to last or just prototyping a design, making a printed circuit board is often a much better option. And it's fun! This talk will present, with live demonstrations, using CAD software to draw a schematic diagram and lay out a board; fabricating a PCB using a laser printer, toner-transfer paper, and etching solution; and drilling lots of really tiny holes. Take home some free toner-transfer supplies generously donated to NashMicro by PulsarProFX! And do-it-yourselfers are no longer limited to cooking up a few boards in the kitchen -- we'll also discuss how you can have your designs professionally fabricated, in small quantities or large batches, for a lot less than you might expect.


    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.

    HELP! We've lost our food sponsor and need to find a new one ASAP. We have a little cash to cover food this month if we have to but in order for that to continue we'll need to find a new sponsor. 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. We'll also put out a bucket for donations during the meeting. 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!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 5 2016
    Dreamforce 2016 Keynote Viewing Party

    Nashville Salesforce Developer Group Wednesday, October 5 at 3:00 PM

    Hear from CEO & Chairman Marc Benioff as he delivers the opening keynote LIVE from the stage at Dreamforce! If you're staying local to Nashville this ...

    http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Salesforce-Developer-User-Group/events/233361724/

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  • Thursday
    Sep 15 2016
    Salesforce User Group Meetup

    Nashville Salesforce Developer Group Thursday, September 15 at 4:30 PM

    Ben Sloan announced the next User Group meetup on the Success Community last week. Cross-posting here to make sure folks are aware. Ben is working on ...

    http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Salesforce-Developer-User-Group/events/234055510/

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 28 2016
    Salesforce Developer User Group

    Nashville Salesforce Developer Group Tuesday, June 28 at 4:30 PM

    Hi everyone! Ben Sloan announced on the Success Community the next User Group Meetup on 6/28th 4:30pm hosted at the Nashville Technology Council. He...

    http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-Salesforce-Developer-User-Group/events/231931640/

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