The ancient and loyal order of user experience professionals gathers monthly to toast beautiful, efficient, practical, and awe-inspiring digital design. The UX meetup is a casual gathering to meet local designers, swap industry techniques and news, and celebrate the remarkable design talent in Providence. Grab a cocktail, sling a wireframe, and meet some new and awesome people.
More specifically, let's get together and chat about current affairs and projects etc.
Join us for the first leg of our in-house Rhode show series when we visit Taylor Box Company in Warren, RI. Dan Shedd, president, and Julie Passey, director of design, engineering and package development, will give us a tour of their facility and introduce us to members of their in-house design team. Light refreshments will follow.
Taylor Box has had an uncompromising commitment to creating client packaging that is a focused expression of both the strategic purpose behind the package and the essence of their brand. This award-winning company has a 125 year tradition of creating challenging and successful projects and they're right here in the smallest town, in the smallest county, in the smallest state in the union. And we want you to know about them!
Wednesday, November 5, 6 - 8 pm
Taylor Box Company, 293 Child St., Warren, RI 02885
Free for AIGA members | $10 non-members
Space is limited!
Tom McLaughlin from Hubspot is going to be talking about how they implemented Packer to make the creation of OS images faster and easier. Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.
At Hubspot, It replaces a previously error prone process that required the developer to frequently spend large periods of time waiting to proceed to the next step over the course of at least an hour and a half. The new process takes about a third of the time and can be performed in nearly a single command. The HubSpot TechOps team produces images for AWS EC2, both HVM and paravirt, and Vagrant. An important goal in building images is ensuring that all three vary as little as possible so instances are predictable no matter what image someone is developing or testing on. While Packer attempts to create images as similar as possible it cannot in all situations as the build process can differ significantly from image type to image type. Instead they use Packer to build a master image that is reprocessed for each platform's needs. This ensures a large degree of parity between images and has proven to make the image development and testing process much faster.
As usual, join as at 6PM for drinks and social time before the talk begins around 7PM.
Please join us for freeform discussion of all things web.
Code Island HQ challenges you to bring a friend to tonights meeting. Here is your opportunity to reach out to your community and introduce others to what we are up to.
"Who should I bring?", you might ask?
Remember that person you spoke with after that latest TED talk?
What about your neighbor who's always working on stuff?
Maybe you know a classmate who may be interested.
Fresh ideas are always welcome at Code Island. We look forward to meeting you.
It sure is nice this time of year. Let's warm ourselves by the pancake server and sip hard cider.
And while we are doing that, let's talk about our Christmas list. What do we want to finish before the year is out? Let's crank up the volume and roll it out.
This is the last meeting of 2014. Let's finish with pizzazz and pizza.