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September Meeting

The September COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, September 9th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219, click here for an aerial view).  We are honored to welcome Chris Westra to COCCUG.  Chris will share his experiences working with building applications on the Heroku platform.

Please continue to tell your friends about COCCUG! They can find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/coccug and also at www.meetup.com/coccug. Please RSVP for meetings via www.meetup.com/coccug.

We are pleased to continue to have Halcyon Solutions joining us this month as a sponsor! Thank you!

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Abstract:

I Can Make an App for That: Heroku for Fun and Profit

Whether it’s a side project, a prototype, or even a production system, Heroku could be a great fit
for your next endeavor.  This talk will give you an overview of the Heroku ecosystem.  We’ll go over
some of the perks and caveats of deploying and scaling an app without having to directly maintain its
infrastructure.  We’ll also configure and deploy a new application in the space of a few minutes to demonstrate
how easy getting started can be.

Bio:

Chris Westra spent the first 5 years of his professional life as an ATV suspension designer for Honda R&D.  It took him a while, but he realized that he liked writing code more than his day job.  He got started in web development because he wanted to keep track of his homebrewing from work.  Chris currently works as a Ruby on Rails developer for Facio.  During his free time he’s probably doing something related to software, beer, or music.  He sings in the Columbus Symphony chorus and plays viola for local bands from time to time.

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August Meeting Announcement

The August COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, August 12th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219).  We are honored to welcome Alex Suttmiller to COCCUG.  Alex will share his experiences working with “big data” in the cloud.

Please continue to tell your friends about COCCUG! They can find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/coccug and also at www.meetup.com/coccug. Please RSVP for meetings via www.meetup.com/coccug.

We are pleased to continue to have Halcyon Solutions joining us this month as a sponsor! Thank you!

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Abstract:

The advent of big data and the cloud have fundamentally changed the nature of IT. Development of cloud technology has incorporated existing scalable software in order to aggregate, transform, and manipulate virtually endless streams of information. As the technology matures, cloud-based services will play an eminent role in exploring and leveraging data from a rich ecosystem of consumer devices, sensor technologies, existing sources, and more. Many products have been introduced to facilitate the development of a wide array of business applications in the cloud. One such product, Microsoft HDInsight, is billed as a means to “Process, analyze, and gain new insights from Big Data […]”

In this presentation, we will present a working demonstration of HDInsight followed by an open discussion on the technology

 

Bio:

Alex Suttmiller is a consultant at QSI. He studied scientific data visualization at the Ohio State University, where he learned several techniques to explore both structured and unstructured data for the generation of substantive metrics. Other interests include system design and interaction. Creating immersive and intuitive user experiences is a natural extension to exploring and presenting data in the most elegant and meaningful way possible. To relax he enjoys spending time with his dog Rommie, a passion for coffee, time on the water kayaking, and spending time with friends.

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