Events

Events are hosted monthly with every second month being a topic focused round-table discussion and alternate months being an informal discussion format.

NEXT MEETING

Workshop: Elixir

Date: Thursday June 09th, 2016
Time:6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:Center for Open Science

210 Ridge McIntire Road
Suite 500
Charlottesville, VA

We'd like to steal an idea from DevOpsCV and devote June's meeting to a workshop on the Elixir language. We'll be going through the tutorial found at https://howistart.org/posts/elixir/1. Attendees will each work through the tutorial while one of us leads the process and facilitates. 

Past Meetings

Topic: Computer Vision (Canceled due to weather)

Date: Wednesday February 12th, 2014
Time:6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:VividCortex

250 West Main St
Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA

This month Michael Holroyd, who works at Arqball (arqball.com) and Knollop (knollop.com), will present an overview of the computer vision algorithms behind structure-from-motion (used in software such as Microsoft's PhotoSynth) and his Ph.D. work on 3D scanning, especially new developments in fast binary feature descriptors and accelerations structures for feature matching. If there is time there will also be a discussion on uses for collections of geotagged images, and Michael will show how to download and visualize geotagged photo collections from Instagram.

Discussion: Development resolutions for 2014

Date: Wednesday January 08th, 2014
Time:6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:Elder Research, Inc.

300 W Main St # 301
Charlottesville, VA

Apropos of the new year, the theme of this month's discussion meeting will be technology to keep an eye on in 2014 and New Year's resolutions for developers. Come to the meeting and let us know what skills and tools you'll be working on this year.

Topic: Datomic

Date: Wednesday December 04th, 2013
Time:6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:RoomKey

455 2nd St SE
5th floor
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 Craig Andera works for Revelance, Inc. on Clojure and Datomic. He'll be giving us an overview of Datomic and talking about what makes it different from other databases.

 

 

Topic: Why Does Software Still Suck

Date: Wednesday November 13th, 2013
Time:6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:Inova Solutions

110 Avon Street Charlottesville, VA

This month our regular discussion meeting is going to be a little more focused.

We'll be discussing the general topic of software failures and why, in 2013, our industry still creates so much bad software.

With the recent, high-profile website launch debacle, I think we all have software failure on our minds. If people want to talk about the specific technology failings of Healthcare.gov, that's fine; I enjoy a good gossip.  But I think the more interesting phenomenon is that failure is still the norm in our industry, especially for massive gov't/enterprise projects. Why is that?

Sure, poor project management accounts for some of that, e.g., waterfall vs Agile, SCRUM, etc. Yes, greed and incompetence account for a portion too, e.g., multiple levels of subcontractors farming out work to under-skilled developers. However, other industries must have equivalent levels of poor management, greed, and incompetent. What makes software different?

Open Format Discussion

Date: Wednesday October 09th, 2013
Time:6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:Opensource Connections

110 Goodman Street
Charlottesville, VA

This months meeting will be our bimonthly open format discussion. We'll be talking about interesting things learned at beCamp as well as any topics in software development that are on your mind.

Please RSVP if you'll be attending so we can order enough pizza and beer.

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