Upcoming Events

[RocJS] Simple and Powerful Web Deployment With Netlify

Netlify is a fast and powerful modern web hosting solution that comes packed with features, most of which are absolutely free for personal projects and affordable for business owners.

In this talk we'll

- Cover the basics of the hosting platform, such as creating an account, linking it to Github, and deploying sites.

- Cover other useful tools like Domains, Environmental Variables, Functions, adding Team Members, Forms, A/B - Split Testing

- Do a live example of deploying a React app to Netlify.

- Show the Netlify CLI and how you can run their environment and test everything locally.

- Talk about the free and powerful Netlify CMS.

Let Your Feature Flag Fly

Is "deployment" synonymous with "release to all users" in your project? Sometimes that's fine, but sometimes having a bit more control is better. This talk will introduce the concept of feature flags to those who may not be familiar with them, explain how they can be used to separate the concerns of deployment and releasing, demonstrate an example implementation using a Django project, and discuss some best practices for feature flag life cycle management.

Our speaker, Scott Cranfill is officially a front-end web developer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but lately he finds himself liking Python more than JavaScript, so he's moving into more of a full-stack role. Outside of his day job, he has been contributing to the Wagtail CMS project for a little over a year through code and community support.

RocDev Spotlight: VisualDx

The RocDev Spotlight series aims to show our members what is being built in the area by whom and how.

In this installment, we go to VisualDx who builds clinical decision support systems. For their bread and butter, they use machine learning and an army of medical librarians to build applications to help doctors figure out what's wrong and devise a treatment plan.

They've taken this tool for doctors and built a tool targeted to regular people. It's called Aysa, and you can download it on the App Store and Play Store now. If you've been wondering what that thing is on your arm and how Aysa figures it out, join us on East Avenue October 29th and find out. Food and drink will be provided.

Past Events

Software Defined Networking: Transition from Traditional to Zero Trust Networks

In today’s emerging network architectures, IT professionals have the opportunity to embrace zero trust for both SD-WAN and Hybrid Cloud. Leading companies are implementing zero trust principles for integrated protections around data and system, and within the network. There is a validated improvement with zero trust in the network around cost reductions, risk reduction, and agility. Join us to learn about 128 Technology and a roadmap to delivering Zero Trust security.

Lightning Talks

Lightning isn't just a result of thunderstorms, ya know. Sometimes you even see it around volcanic eruptions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanic_lightning. And sometimes you see it at Meetups! That's right. We're doing lightning talks! We're going to target 5 minutes per talk to give everyone a chance "on stage", but we engineers tend to go over estimates by 20%. You can bring slides--we'll have a projector--but don't think that's a requirement. You could open a terminal to show off a cool new tool. You could demo some application you built. You could even tell us a little more about volcanic lightning. I know you clicked that link.

If you know you want to give a talk, comment down below. If you don't have a topic, no worries; you can decide one minute before the last person finishes. And if you just don't want to talk, but you want to learn a little about a lot, that's fine, too, but I recommend giving it a try. None of us is as smart as all of us, and everyone has something they can share for a couple minutes.

RocDev Spotlights Innovative Solutions

Empowering clients and their customers through cutting edge technology, Innovative Solutions are deeply engaged in understanding industry leading technology. A leader in the Greater Rochester community, Innovative has offered its services to businesses of all sizes for over 30 years.
- Pulling back the curtain to give a behind the scenes look at their roadmap to becoming a Premier Partner with AWS, they will share some of who they are and what they do.
- Chris Fello, Mike Krauklis, & John Hill will share their combined professional experience with Lambda, DynamoDB, Containers, and becoming Certified AWS DevOps Professionals.
- To closeout the evening, there will be a tour of their new space.

Be sure to place your business card in the raffle at the door, as 1 lucky attendee will take home an Innovative Hoodie.

Pizza (regular and gluten free) and Salad as well as Beer/Wine/Soda will be served…and trust us it will be fun!

Join us, as we shine the RocDev Spotlight on Innovative Solutions.