Upcoming 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.

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

Past Events

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.

Developer to Manager: A Panel Discussion

At some point in your career you might transition from being on a team to managing a team. This can seem like a daunting shift. Come have a discussion with a panel of folks who are at various points along this change, and hear their thoughts, perspectives, and advice.

Moderated by Joe Pietruch
Panelists:
Georgia Drew, Product Manager at Neustar
Dave Franklin, Software Engineering Manager at CloudCheckr
Dylan Semler, Director of Engineering at Flashpoint
Cherrise Phipps, Manager, Information Technology at Frontier Communications

If you're interested in being on the panel, reach out to Joe on the RocDev Slack. Get an invite to our Slack workspace on https://rocdev.org.

Schedule:
6:30-7:00 - mingle with pizza
7:00-8:30 - Panel, Q&A