2015 Jingle Mingle
From the organizers of the Jingle Mingle:
Why not have another holiday party? We've scheduled the tech jingle mingle to be 2 weeks after the SWEaT party. We’re getting ramped up for the annual Atlanta technology Jingle Mingle on December 16th at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead. So why not come out for some holiday geekery?
For the 3rd Atlanta Technology Jingle Mingle, we've again joined forces with all the local tech meetups for an evening of networking, sharing stories, and having a few drinks while toasting to an awesome 2015. Tickets are $10 (or $15 if you are tardy to the party) and include 2 adult beverages and snacks. The rumour on the street is that Santa will be making an appearance and raffling off some prizes too!
Remember, TWO drink tickets (beer or wine) and FREE food included with admission.
You can sign up here https://
MakerSpace Forsyth Launches Indegogo for Upgrades
From today's mailbag:
If you believe in having a makerspace available in your community and would like us to extend our current hours and days, come show us your support. https://www.indiegogo.com/
Funding this campaign will allow us to move to a bigger space and install a RFID access system to allow members access on more days and during extended hours.
Hey, a membership would make a nice Christmas gift for that tinkerer friend or family member!
Looks like the campaign closes around the Solstace, so get on it, folks!
DevNexus 2016 Announced
From today's email bag:
Hi, all we have big news on the Devnexus 2016 front. The full schedule will be published on December 1st, but we now have 9, yes 9 full day workshops available for you with the absolute best speakers in the industry. https://www.devnexus.com/s/
- Functional Programming with Java8 - Venkat Subramaniam (https://twitter.com/venkat_s)
- Have You Seen Java EE Lately? - Reza Rahman (https://twitter.com/reza_
- The Art of Visualizing Software Architecture – Simon Brown (https://twitter.com/
- Building Large Web Applications with TypeScript & AngularJS - Shay Friedman @ironshay (https://twitter.com/ironshay)
- Building Microservices – Sam Newman (https://twitter.com/samnewman
- Data Science Workshop - Brian Sletten (https://twitter.com/bsletten)
- Delivering Cloud Native Applications with Spring and Cloud Foundry - Matt Stine (https://twitter.com/mstine)
- Docker for Java EE Developers - Rafael Benevides (https://twitter.com/rafabene) + Markus Eisele (https://twitter.com/myfear)
- The GROWS Workshop – Jared Richardson (https://twitter.com/
These workshops are available to view here (https://www.devnexus.com/s/
The workshops will be on Monday 15 February 2016 and the main conference will be on Tuesday 16 to Wednesday 17 February 2016.
If you have ever been to a national software conference with world-class speakers anywhere else in the country you will realize what unbelievable value this is! A full workshop day plus 2 conference days for between $495 and $595 depending on what workshop you choose. Plus there is all the usual Devnexus finery, a fantastic new venue in the heart of downtown Atlanta the GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER (http://gwcc.com/), great people, awesome content, fabulous prizes and lots and lots of swag.Sign up now and take advantage of this bundled package for the lowest price.2016 will mark the event’s tenth year, with a projected 1800 attendance and is likely once again to be sold out prior to the date of the show.
Alpharetta WordPress Group Forming
From their Meetup.com page:
We're a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress --- join us!
Open Maps? Yes, Indeed. From their Meetup Page:
MaptimeATL is the Atlanta chapter of Maptime (http://maptime.io)!
Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies. This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.
Inspiration for Maptime comes from both hack nights and knitting circles. Both are models of spaces for people to create and learn together. Our goal is to provide this space with an open heart and without pretension. You can bring your own projects to work on, or just hang out and socialize or ask questions. Some people are experts, and some people are just getting started, but all of us are learning, so why not do it together?
Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop!