Upcoming Events

[RocJS] Type Less, Code More w/ Svelte

SvelteJS is a new-ish tool for building Web Applications using JavaScript. Svelte uses components, similar to React & Vue. Svelte does not use a virtual-DOM or shadow-DOM, unlike React & Vue. The goal of this talk is to understand the reason for Svelte and get hands-on experience using Svelte.

Agenda
- Why is Svelte
- What is Svelte
- How to code with Svelte
- Demos
- If there’s time, Sapper => the ‘next small thing in web development’

“Reducing the amount of code you have to write is an explicit goal of Svelte.” - Svelte Blog @ https://svelte.dev/blog/write-less-code

[Spotlight] Paychex

The Spotlight series continues with Paychex, an industry leader in HCM solutions, with a purpose to Provide our clients the freedom to succeed. Achieving that purpose looks very different now than it did when the company began 49 years ago.

Today, Paychex is known as a Technology disruptor; they provide their clients the opportunity to do what they do best- run their business anytime and anywhere. What does that require?

120+ Agile teams
3 Core Data Centers; 2 Cloud Providers
35,000+ databases in Azure SQL managed via dynamic pools
20,000+ Infrastructure-as-Code Docker Containers
On-demand Development Environments
Mobile-first platform designs
60% of chat inquiries answered without human interaction
And more….

Utilizing over 35 tools and technologies such as MongoDB, Gradle, Openshift, RabbitMQ, Perfecto, Tidal, Groovy, Splunk, Git, Zscaler, Exabeam, Checkmarx, and XebiaLabs, our 1300+ PD&IT employees are always looking for ways to improve the client experience.
We invite you to join us for dinner as we touch on the inner workings of Program & Architecture, Development & Infrastructure, Security & Enterprise Technologies, User Experience & Enterprise Support. Come find out why Paychex is consistently recognized by Forbes for Innovation & Best Companies to Work, Brandon Hall Group for Excellence in Technology, and Ethisphere for the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Past Events

Introduction to Elastic(search)

A practical introduction to text and data analysis using Elasticsearch and Kibana. Max Irwin and Jeremy Yelle will provide a base level of the technology, capabilities, and use cases. You'll walk away with the skills you need to start utilizing elastic in your day to day operations.

UPDATE: Please bring a laptop, we would like this to be a hands-on style lab!

Agenda:
- High level overview of Lucene
- Apache Solr, Elasticsearch
- Elastic as a company / other Elastic offerings
- Using Elastic for Search
- Search Relevance
- Kibana Introductions
- Building Visualizations

Let Your Feature Flag Fly (Make Up)

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 Spotlights Skillsoft

Did you know that Skillsoft has an office here in Rochester where developers build and enhance a world-class eLearning platform called Percipio?

Using technologies such as Node.js, React, and Java, Skillsoft’s engineers build complex software to both create eLearning content and deliver that content to individual learners.

Join us on November 21st for FREE food and drink at Trio Restaurant, 3423 Winton Pl, Rochester, on Thursday November 21st from 6 pm – 8 pm to learn more and talk with some of Skillsoft’s engineers about some of the interesting projects they work on.

Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning. We help businesses solve their biggest challenge – attracting, motivating and retaining world class talent. Our team is recognized for cutting edge digital learning and human capital management solutions. Trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune500, we train more professionals than any other company in the world. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth.