Tuesday
Jun 24
6:00 PM

WordPress Providence

5 Amazing WordPress UX Tips to Increase Engagement

Jesse Friedman will be coving 5 great user experience tips that you can apply to your WordPress powered theme today. These tips are specifically designed to increase engagement and returning visitors.

Get your visitors to return faster and stay longer.


New England Institute of Technology
East Greenwich Campus

One New England Tech Boulevard

East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818

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http://www.neit.edu

Right off Route 2 across from the Showcase Cinemas in East Greenwich, RI

The front entrance is currently under construction, so just follow the detour signs to bring you behind the CVS

and you will arrive in the back parking lot of NEIT. Look for the entrance near the glass wall, walk up to the third floor and S330 is right at the top of the stairs (see image).

Wednesday
Jun 18
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

June Geek Dinner featuring attack of the drones! (Xact Maps)

It was inevitable. On Wednesday the 18th, the Drones invade Providence Geeks….

Providence-based startup Xact Maps specializes in high-fidelity aerial mapping solutions using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This is no child’s play — this is the hardcore stuff. Need to map a major bridge in detail? Survey a mountain? Collect data on an “unreachable” spot? Create a 3d copy of downtown for your new driving game? Xact Maps has your back.

Xact Maps’ solutions combine their own custom high-performance aircraft and proprietary software with an array of high-end sensor technology, including LIDAR, Photogrametry, Photo Mosaic, Multi Spectral imaging, and IR imaging. The results speak for themselves.

On the 18th, Xact Maps Founders Andy Trench and Kyla Coburn will tell the Xact Maps story, demo their technology (including a look at their new monster octocopter), and give a sneak peek at where they’re headed next.

Tuesday
Jun 17
1:00 PM

Prov.JS

Webinar- Ext JS 5 Tablet support, Sencha CMD 5: What's new

Register Here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/817399127?utm_campaign=webinar&utm_content=5913703&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Jay Garcia and Grgur Grisogono authors of 'Ext JS in Action SE' will discuss Ext JS 5 Tablet support, and the new features of Sencha CMD 5.

Jay Garcia has 20 plus years of technology and consulting experience in leading RIA development for companies around the world. He is actively involved in the Sencha community, and the author of 'Ext JS In Action SE' and "Sencha Touch In Action.'

Grgur Grisogono has background in JavaScript, Ext JS and Sencha Touch with a wealth of experience in architecture and implementation of desktop and mobile applications. Grgur is co author of "Ext JS In Action SE.'

Modus Create is a highly motivated, interdisciplinary team that believes in lean development, design strategy, and user experience to develop stunning applications with emerging technology.

Thursday
Jun 12
6:00 PM

LOPSA Rhode Island

Managing Macs - June LOPSARI Meetup

Adam Codega, IT Specialist at Swipely, manages over a hundred Mac computers in a tech startup environment.

Whether you're already a Macadmin or looking for ways to better integrate your Mac minority into your Windows Active Directory infrastructure, this talk will help. Adam will talk about why his company uses Macs, what benefits and problems it gives them and what tools they use to manage their Macs from deployment to retirement.

Both open source and commercial tools are available and we'll discuss most of them along with a discussion on where to go for help, official and otherwise.

Don't have Macs in your environment? That's okay, every meetup features an hour for meet and greet time so come and network with local IT pros.

Complimentary pizza, drinks, and beer provided by our venue host, Swipely.

Thursday
Jun 12
12:00 PM

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour Monthly Meetup

Please join us for freeform discussion of all things web.

Wednesday
Jun 11
7:00 PM

3D Printing Providence

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday
Jun 11
6:00 PM

RI Ruby Users Group

Let's get going again!

Monday
Jun 9
6:00 PM

EOL Club

June Hacknight

Monthly Providence, RI hacknight. Code, design, and collaborate with other local developers to a backdrop of electronic music. Bring your laptop and a project to work on.

The next EOL Club meetup is Monday, June 9th from 6pm11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Food and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Sunday
Jun 1
1:00 PM

Code for America

National Day of Civic Hacking: Wikiathon

June 1st is National Day of Civic Hacking 

Join us in to contribute your Rhode Island knowledge! 

Code Islanders will be organizing a event where the community can add there knowledge to our Local Wiki RI.  This event is open to all.  We look to make the process simple easy and quick! Food and Drink will be provided as we share our Rhode Island stories.  We are also looking for coders to help us design certain pages and add large databases! 

Any with something to say about Rhode Island please join us!

We will be at holding this event at Brown’s Tri Lab: whose focus is to be “A new paradigm for university-community engagement”.  They have a large workspace, located off campus, in the former jewelry district  across the street from Olga’s café.

Parking is available in the 10 Davol Sq Lot.  Park in the ProvPlan and TRI Lab marked parking spots!


Thursday
May 29
6:00 PM

Code for America

Thursday - Pre NDoCH Brigade Meetup

Let's get together this Thursday and make sure we have everything in order. We will also discuss current project statuses and promotional ideas for the NDoCH.

Open to all. Bring your laptops and your enthusiasm.

Parking is available in the 10 Davol Sq. Lot. Park only in spots marked ProvPlan or TriLab.

Wednesday
May 28
7:00 PM

Prov.JS

Ember CLI and Broccoli

Brian Cardarella, CEO of DockYard will present Ember CLI and Broccoli. Learn how to use Broccoli and Ember CLI to define modern build workflows and harness per-processors such as Sass and CoffeeScript while still keeping sub-second rebuild times.

Wednesday
May 28
6:30 PM

The Providence 2600 Meetup Group

The Providence 2600 Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

RI's only 2600 meetup. A great place to discuss technology and how we as practitioners use technology. Bring your brain, we'll supply the rest.

 

-Agent5

Tuesday
May 27
7:30 PM

Providence UX Meetup

Providence UX Meetup: Designers with Drinks

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.

Wednesday
May 21
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

May Geek Dinner featuring Utilidata

The May Geek Dinner hits Wednesday the 21st, and will feature one of the Providence startup scene’s best kept secrets: Utilidata.

Having recently raised $20M from some world’s sharpest energy investors, Utilidata is ramping up its quest to drive electric energy efficiency through info tech.

Utilidata’s AdaptiVolt™ platform leverages Digital Signal Processing(DSP) to enable their customers — the world’s power companies — to collect and analyze real-time info from the grid. The result: smarter, energy-saving decisions.

At the May Geek Dinner, Utilidata CEO Scott DePasquale and CTO Sridhar Ramachandran will tell the Utilidata story, show how their impressive solution works, and give a sneak peek at where they are headed next.

Wednesday
May 14
7:00 PM

3D Printing Providence

Monthly Meeting

Our May meeting is here and we are pleased to announce that 3DP PVD is making some big changes. Firstly, we are changing the location of our meetings, this month we will be meeting at Digital City. Digital City is located at 131 Washington Street, this is the same building that we have met at in the past, just down the hall. We will be kicking off this Wednesday May 14th at 7pm. Along with our announcements, we will be getting together for our normal jovial banter regarding the happenings in the 3D printing world. If you have a printer that you would like to show to the group (or one that you would like the group to help you fix), please feel free to bring it along. This meeting like always is free and open to the public. If you feel like bringing snacks or beverages, that would be great but is not required. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday
May 8
6:00 PM

LOPSA Rhode Island

LOPSA RI Monthly Meetup

May's Talk
Continuous Integration of Infrastructure, an updated talk from BBLISA June 2013

Stability is the name of the game for systems and networks operators. It's what we expect and what our end-users expect, but it can be incredibly difficult to achieve - a constant stream of security patches, dead-end releases, broken software, broken hardware, and demands from other internal stakeholders force change. Constant, never ending change.

Complicating this is the fact that these changes are rarely isolated. A change on one system (particularly a lower-layer system like a router) can ripple through entire services. We have, in effect, an integration problem with every software update or configuration change we apply. So to solve this, we look to the software development world to see how they deal with it, and the answer is continuous testing and continuous integration.

At TERC, they are currently combining configuration management (Puppet), hierarchical configs (Hiera), monitoring (Nagios), test software (RSpec/Cucumber), and a software development CI stack (Jenkins/rake/vagrant) in order to address this. This talk will focus on Nick's experiences in rolling all of this out, what the limitations of current software are, and touch on what his plans are to improve it.

Nick Cammorato is a former software engineer who currently heads up the ops team for TERC, a non-profit educational research institution in Cambridge, MA. He has over a decade of experience in system and network administration, most of which has been spent trying to automate himself out of a job.

Complimentary pizza, drinks, and beer provided by our venue host, Swipely.

Thursday
May 8
12:00 PM

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour Monthly Meetup

Please join us for freeform discussion of all things web.

Wednesday
May 7
6:30 PM

OWASP Rhode Island

XSSValidator

xssValidator is a tool developed to automate the testing and validation of Cross-Site Scripting (xss) vulnerabilities within web applications. This tool leverages Burp Suite Pro's extension API as well as PhantomJS, a headless, scriptable web browser.

Speaker: John Poulin is an application security consultant for nVisium who specializes in web application security. He worked previously as a web developer and software engineer that focused on building multi-tier web applications. When he's not hacking on web apps, John spends his time building tools to help him hack on web apps! You can find him on twitter: @forced_request

Food and beverages will be provided by our host and sponsor, Swipely!

Monday
May 5
6:00 PM

EOL Club

May Hacknight

Monthly Providence, RI hacknight. Code, design, and collaborate with other local developers to a backdrop of electronic music. Bring your laptop and a project to work on.

The next EOL Club meetup is Monday, May 5th from 6pm11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Food and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Thursday
May 1
7:00 PM

Science Underground

"Telling Machines What To Do" with Michael Littman, Professor of Computer Science at Brown University

These days, pretty much everything is a computer, resulting in devices that are powerful and flexible. Programming was invented as a mechanism for communicating procedural information, but not many people have learned this skill and are therefore unable to express their wishes to these machines to carry out. Professor Littman will give a status report on efforts to create user-friendly programmable devices.

Refreshments will start at 7pm. Presentation will begin at 7:15pm.

Flatbread Company
161 Cushing Street
Providence, RI 02906
(Right next to the CVS at the corner of Cushing St. and Thayer St.)

This event is free and open to the public. If you're planning on coming, please drop us a line at pvdsciunderground@gmail.com for a tentative head count. Space is limited and seating is first come, first serve.

Attendees are responsible for purchasing their own beverages and any additional food items.

Science Underground is sponsored by Brown University's Science Center, The Triple Helix, and Sigma Xi.

Tuesday
Apr 22
7:30 PM

Providence UX Meetup

Providence UX Meetup: Designers with Drinks

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.

Wednesday
Apr 16
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

April Geek Dinner featuring EdTrips

Providence-based EdTrips is helping our nation’s teachers take their classes on better field trips. Their web-based platform empowers teachers to find better (curriculum-aligned) trips, collect permission forms & payments, and facilitate all trip-related communication.

On Wednesday the 16th, the Co-Founders, CEO Jakob Garrow and COO Laura Wallendal, will tell their startup’s story, demo their powerful service, and give us a sneak peek at where they’re headed next.

Wednesday
Apr 16
5:30 PM

RI Graphic Design

Sneak peek and talk at The Dean

Private tour and dinner, includes admission to presentation:
$30 AIGA members / $40 non-members 5:30-6:15 Private tour of The Dean
6:157:30 Intimate dinner at The Faust with Ari Heckman and Mackenzie Yeates

Registration required: rhodeisland.aiga.org

Only 1 ticket left for the private tour and dinner - don't miss out!

Or register for the presentation, only, by Ari and William
$5 AIGA members / $10 non-members
7:308:30 Brand talk with Q&A
8:30??? Karaoke and cocktails at The Boombox
Registration strongly recommended: rhodeisland.aiga.org

Thursday
Apr 10
12:00 PM

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour

Providence Web Development Lunch Hour Monthly Meetup

Please join us for freeform discussion of all things web.

Wednesday
Apr 9
7:00 PM

3D Printing Providence

Monthly Meeting