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August 2017 Tech Events

This Post was written by Bridge Technical Talent
Date posted: August 1, 2017

Summer may be flying by, but there’s still time to get out and network! Check out our list of August tech events:

Connecticut
August 1, 2017
HRACC Employment Connection Committee
Windsor, CT | 5:00 – 6:30 pm | @HRACC
These meetings are typically small group discussions. Attendees will have their individual questions answered and participate in open dialogue about best practices in job search for HR professionals. The focus of the meeting is to share best practices with respect to current issues and concerns around job search, and to provide networking opportunities for attendees.

August 3, 2017
Hartford Power BI User Group
Hartford, CT | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Join us for our very first Hartford Power BI User Group meeting on August 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Microsoft Office at 280 Trumbull St. in Hartford.

August 9, 2017
Annual SMA Wine Tasting
Wallingford, CT | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | $10/person
Join SMA for a wine tasting on August 9th at Paradise Hills Vineyard in Wallingford.

August 11, 2017
Hartford Eastside Project Management Roundtable
East Hartford, CT | 7:30 – 9:00 am | Free for members; $10/person
In this path breaking talk, Dr. Ripi Singh highlights the way to inspire innovation for enterprise excellence. He further defines 5 levels of innovation Robustness Profile, and the 4 primary activities required to systematically progress the journey of innovation in your organization.

Massachusetts
August 8, 2017
Mass TLC ReDev
Cambridge, MA | 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
ReDev is the Boston’s premiere conference for Developers and Technical Executives who are striving to push limits and bring their organizations to the next level.

Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup
Boston, MA | 6:30 – 9:00 pm
This presentation will be on Cloud Security: discuss why organizations moving to AWS, AWS’s shared responsibility model, and what customers need to do in AWS. More info to come!

August 14, 2017
HackerNest Boston August Tech Social
Cambridge, MA | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People.

Rhode Island
August 3, 2017
A JavaScript Stack to Build On: Intersecting UX and DX
Providence, RI | 7:00 pm
The front-end landscape has changed dramatically over the past couple years since the release of the latest EMCAScript specification in 2015 which has brought a new sense of maturity to JavaScript, in particular with the introduction of two key features; modules and classes. In this presentation, we will examine how a stack focusing on Yarn for package management, webpack for application bundling, and TypeScript for writing our application’s source code can give developers and organizations the building blocks to write more maintainable and optimized applications.

August 10, 2017
Rhode Island SHRM Summer Social
Cranston, RI | 5:30 – 8:30 pm | $30/person

August 15, 2017
Network After Work
Providence, RI | 6:00 pm | $15/person
Join our community of millions across the US and expand your network at our next event. You’ll make great connections in a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to fuel your career or business goals. We’ve become America’s premier face-to-face networking organization with hundreds of events each month, in over +100 cities across the US. Grab your business cards to get out and network with Network After Work. 

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Two Technology Trends that Will Change How You Live Your Life

This Post was written by Ryan Graham
Date posted: July 10, 2017

Technology has been improving drastically for a while now. It seems like there is always something new on the horizon that draws buzz and attention in this emerging tech world. Even if you are in a leadership position or have an entrepreneurial mindset, think about how you can leverage these technologies to improve your business or personal life.

Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
We have seen the advancement of both AR and VR, especially over the past few years. Augmented reality is a computer generated image appearing in the user’s vision of the real world. For example, augmented reality made a colossal step when Pokémon Go released in the AppStore and Google Play Store, generating over 100 million downloads. The market has been preparing and developing for these applications, once they start taking off, be ready for an AR and VR version of pretty much anything you can think of.

Samsung has introduced their Samsung Gear VR, which supports over 700 different applications. Computer-generated, three dimensional images that interact within a real or physical way of using special equipment is virtual reality. Samsung’s gadget allows you to completely change how you view and interact with the world.

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Internet of Things
IoT revolves around the communication of machine-to-machine. It’s built on cloud computing networks and networks of data gathering sensors. Everyone says the overall goal of IoT is to make everything in our lives “smart”. Cloud-based applications are the biggest part of this movement. These applications transmit and transfer the data coming from the sensors, where the cloud enables the apps to work for you anywhere.

As of right now, this includes applications such as Google Home and IFTTT. This application is one of a kind. IFTTT allows you to synchronize two applications. It triggers one of the applications to take action when something occurs within the other. For example, when you pass a certain geographical location near your house, IFTTT will send a signal from your mapping device on your phone to your automated garage door application and open your garage. This is just one example of how you can utilize cloud-based applications to make your life easier.

If you’re not an early adopter or even part of the early majority, it’s ok. These technology trends are in the latter stages of growth and getting cheaper and more sophisticated. Once these go completely mainstream, it will not only change how you consume entertainment, it will also change how you live your everyday life.

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March Tech Events in New York

This Post was written by Bridge Technical Talent
Date posted: March 1, 2017

Online networking certainly has its benefits, but sometimes nothing beats face to face events! To see what’s going on near you this month, check out our list of March Tech Events in New York:

March 1, 2017
Tech Women Network Launch – New York City
New York, NY | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | @TechWomenWork | Free
You are invited to the launch of the Tech Women Network at WeWork – FIDI as we kick off Women’s History Month. The Tech Women Network is a cool, new online platform that allows tech-savvy women to showcase their skills, find resources, and connect to each other.

March 2, 2017
JavaScript – The Hard Parts: Callbacks & Higher Order Functions
Online | 10:30 pm – 12:30 am | @codesmithio | Free
This week for Javascript – The Hard Parts (Part 1 of 2) we cover Callbacks and Higher Order Functions. This includes how to handle or recreate the functions: map, reduce, forEach. This is a concept that 80% of JavaScript engineers do not understand but are at the core of every single successful application. This is possible because we’ll understand the essence of these tough concepts and then switch into pair-programming through the challenges to cement the concepts.

March 3, 2017
Long Island: Cloud, Security, DevOps, Network
Uniondale, NY | 10:15 am – 1:30 pm |@angelbeat | Free
This comprehensive seminar covers IT security/compliance, network infrastructure plus private/public/hybrid cloud architecture and containers/DevOps. There is a Microsoft keynote from Dan McGuigan, a globally renown IT evangelist, plus subject matter experts presenting from Darktrace and Glue Networks. Scroll down to see the full agenda and click on links to see company information and speakers’ biographies, who deliver technical, educational and non-salesy talks.

March 6, 2017
BRITE ‘17 Conference
New York, NY | March 6-7 | @BrandCenter_CBS |$350+
BRITE ’17 will once again host a large audience for keynotes and panels featuring leading companies and case studies; new research; and demos of emerging technologies. The conference’s second day will focus on interactive discussions, break-outs, and peer networking. Live blogging, videocasts, and Twitter feeds will extend the discussion at BRITE to an even broader audience worldwide.

Every Bot is a Critic
Brooklyn, NY | 6:30 – 8:30 pm |@NewLab | Free
Machines in many ways already surpass human capabilities—but can they compete with us in the creation of music, art, and literature? Can an AI ever be truly objective? Can we? Join us at New Lab for an evening about the nature of creativity, and the impulses that we hold as uniquely human.

What’s next for IoT and Mobility? Meet the Techstars teams
New York, NY | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | @techstars | Free
Please join us for a evening of networking and an info session featuring the MDs of Techstars Mobility and IoT, Ted Serbinski and Jenny Fielding to talk about challenges in IoT and mobility innovation. Office Hours with the Techstars IoT and Mobility teams will be held before the session. If you’re interested, please fill out the respective forms below.

March 9, 2017
Next ‘17 – Google Cloud Data Science Code Labs & Networking
New York, NY | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | @ByteAcademyCo |
In partnership with Google, Byte Academy is hosting a Cloud Next event focused on Data Science (read more on Cloud Next).  Google Cloud Expert, Robert Kluin, will stop by Byte to lecture after speaking at a tech conference in Amsterdam (before heading home to Colorado).  Both “techies” and “non-techies” alike should enjoy the evening.

March 15, 2017
Web Design & Development Open House
New York, NY | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | @nobledesktop | Free
Join us for a fun, free, 2-hour meet-up where you’ll learn more about our Web Design and Web Development Certificates. You’ll get a chance to meet some of our instructors, other potential students, and get a tour of our facilities. Refreshments will be served!

March 21, 2017
Business Networking for Professional Success
New York, NY | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | @NYCBizNet | $15; $25 cash/door
At our events, we focus on helping you create long term relationships, not just hard selling your products and services. This helps you build social capital among the members of our local community on an ongoing basis. We encourage you to leverage these relationships to enhance the value of our events and your business. At our events you’ll enjoy meeting a high calibre of individuals and company attendees. Our members include business professionals & executives, business owners, investors, lenders, entrepreneurs and startups from a diverse range of industries. Network with members and interact with our sponsor companies who will showcase their business-related products and services.

 

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March Tech Events in Rhode Island

This Post was written by Bridge Technical Talent
Date posted: March 6, 2016

It’s always beneficial to attend community events, especially if they also coincide with your professional goals. Whether you’re looking to network or continue your career development, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming IT events happening throughout March:

March 8, 2016
Code & Coffee
Providence, RI | 6:15 pm | Networking, Women in STEM | Free (register to attend)
Code and coffee is a time for us to get together and share our projects, ideas, and get our questions answered. Our Code and Coffee event is open to all skill levels. It is a casual event and free to participate. All are welcome! Don’t worry if you don’t already have a project started. This is an opportunity to find one. On the other hand you may along into a project and need some feedback about a problem. You may also fall somewhere in between!

March 9, 2016
Rhode Island SQL Server User Group: Andy Mallon~Demystifying­ Data Compression: When is it right for you?
East Greenwich, RI | 6:00 pm | Networking, Career Development |
The Rhode Island SQL Server Users Group (RISSUG) formerly (Southern New England SQL Server Users Group) is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results. The purpose of the RISSUG is to provide an independent local forum for database administrators, developers and general users of Microsoft SQL Server as well as users and vendors of products and services related to Microsoft SQL Server to exchange knowledge and build professional relationships.

March 10, 2016
Tech Collective: Presenting to Investors
Providence, RI | 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Career Development | Free
A panel of the region’s most experienced business builders and investors will provide practical insights and tips on what they and other potential business partners look for in a presentation. The workshop is free and open to the public, but we ask you to pre-register.

PMI Ocean State Chapter Meeting
Providence, RI | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Career Development | Presentation $15 Buffet and Presentation $45
The program will include two 60-minute presentations: The first is “Innovating Within the Project: Tools for the Working Team” and the second is “Fundamentals of Multi-Project (Portfolio) Resource Management; Trying to please all the people all of the time.

March 12, 2016
Linux RI Monthly Meeting
Providence, RI | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Career Development, Networking | Free
We will be meeting at the Whole Foods on North Main Street, Providence, RI.

March 22, 2016
Designers with Drinks | 7:30 pm | Networking | Free
Grab a wireframe, a color palette, and a cocktail glass to mix it up with local user-experience pros. The UX meetup is a casual monthly gathering to meet local designers, swap industry techniques and news, and celebrate the remarkable design talent in Providence. If you dig liquids, interaction design, information architecture, and usability, come join us!

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