Tech Events Roundup Feb. 12-17
In contrast to last week’s network-o-rama, this is a laid back week with lots of opportunities for one-on-one contact. If you’re looking for work in a STEM career, this is your week. Check out Door64’s new STEM Professional Fair. For those of you established in your careers or working on enhancing your existing skills, welcome to a week full of all kinds of useful user groups.
Agile Austin Presents Practical DevOps
Feb. 12, 6:00 p.m.
4516 Seton Center Pkwy, Suite 300
There is plenty of buzz about DevOps and its potential to help organizations deliver software with greater quality and predictability. But as with many transformation efforts, teams find themselves asking "Where do I start?" or just as commonly "Well, I got a couple of tools and made a little progress. What next?." This session seeks to address these questions, put DevOps into perspective, and give some practical guidance on keeping DevOps initiatives moving forward.
Austin VectorWorks User Group
Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m.
1045 Reinli St
This month we discuss designing a rooftop structure with Vectorworks software.
Austin ColdFusion User Group
Feb. 13, 1:00 p.m.
Brown Heatly Building
4900 North Lamar
Join us for our monthly meeting.
Austin Professional Android Developers
Feb. 13, 6:00 p.m.
701 Brazos Street, 16th floor
As an app developer or someone creating ideas for apps, knowing exactly how GPS functions and how to utilize signal strength should be a big part of your strategy. Join us as the awesome Will Quast and Ez Buchheit will take you through the cloak-and-dagger world of DARPA developed GPS and how you can master hyper local features to deliver amazing experiences to your users. If you're not taking advantage of GPS enabled features in your applications, you're missing out on the true power of mobile. Harness the power of hyper local computing and let Will Quast up your GPS game.
Feb. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Posh Coworking Lounge
3027 N. Lamar, Suite 202
Struggling with WordPress? Join us for an all-you-can-learn WordPress Wednesday class with Shea Bailey from Mad Dash Media. She’ll discuss Why use WordPress, WordPress Maintenance - Giving your website a tune-up, 3 ways to add Plugins, the WordPress Plugins you need, using code in WordPress, and setting up your Blog.
Austin All Girl Hack Night Presents an Introductory Ruby on Rails Workshop
Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m.
11525 Stonehollow Dr #100
Bring your laptop and learn to build a simple web application with Ruby on Rails in this hands-on workshop. To set up a development environment, we will first spend some time installing Rails (version 3.2) and Ruby (1.9.2 or 1.9.3), as well as sqlite3 or mysql. Then we will create a simple application, such as a to-do list or a friends list.
Social Media Breakfast: How to Run Social Media Contests
Feb. 14, 7:00 a.m.
518 River Rd
Everyone loves a good contest. Contests are a great way to generate brand awareness, and engage audiences. But using contests effectively can be difficult. Planning out a contest is the most important part of running the actual contest. If a contest is not thought through, then its success is limited. Thomas Simoneaux, Marketing Specialist at Rainman Web Development in Boerne, will lead a presentation that will walk us through the steps of planning a successful contest, determining which kind of contest should be ran, and promoting a contest. Then, we will take a look at brands that have used social media contests effectively and brands that didn’t quite get it.
Door64 STEM Professional Fair
Feb. 15, 9:00 a.m.
Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane
The STEM Professional Fair will provide 6 conversations and 3 keynotes on topics of interest in a variety of STEM fields, including biometrics, avionics, encryption, and more. In addition, exhibitors will be on hand to provide information about their companies and jobs available. Pick your 3 favorite sessions to attend in-person, and listen to the others on podcast, so you don't have to miss out on anything.
Code Cafe - Austin Windows App Developers
Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Cherrywood Coffee House
1400 E. 38 1/2 St
Code to your heart’s content. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your app underway, or to finish that app you’ve already started. Ideally you'll be working on a Windows 8 app, but feel free to come by if you just want to see what all the fuss is about. Hang out with us all day or just come for a few hours. There's no obligation to be there early or stay all day.