Wednesday
Apr 17
6:00 PM

RI Ruby Users Group

April 2013 - PJ Hagerty from Engine Yard

Scheduling ahead for April, PJ Hagerty from Engine Yard's Buffalo office will be visiting to talk about:

** Ruby Groups: Act Locally - Think Globally

There are thousands of local Ruby groups worldwide. Sadly, many suffer along, become stagnant, some even die off. How can you make your local Ruby Group better and in so doing, improve the global Ruby Community?
This talk focuses on the human side of getting a group together and making it successful so the members, as a group can contribute to the larger community. It is a universally useful guide to improving all parts of the ruby community, starting on a local level.

Wednesday
Apr 17
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

April Geek Dinner featuring Knowyo

The evening will feature Providence-based startup Knowyo, fresh off their win (“Best Presentation”) at last month’s LAUNCH Conference in San Francisco.

Knowyo will help you to never forget a name again. Their web and mobile-based adaptive learning platform integrates with LinkedIn (and soon corporate social networks like Yammer) to enable you to quickly and enjoyably learn the names and faces of the people you need to know.

At this Wednesday’s Geek Dinner, Co-Founders CEO Elie Schoppik and CTO Andrew Sohn will tell their startup’s story, demo Knowyo, and give a sneak peek of what’s coming next.

As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 30 min presentation/q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great)
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.

Tuesday
Apr 16
6:00 PM

WordPress Providence

April WordPress Meetup at The Design Office

Come hear Michael Tracy speak on Mobile Ready Responsive Sliders and Slideshows.

Michael Tracy is an Adobe certified expert, Titanium Certified Mobile App Developer, and RISD instructor on PHP, Wordpress, CSS, Photoshop, and Cross Platform Mobile App Development.

Monday
Apr 15
6:00 PM

OWASP Rhode Island

Evolving Web Application Security - Taking Remediation to the Next Level

Nick MacCarthy will be giving a presentation around some of the things he has found helpful in building and evolving security programs over the past few years. It will cover everything around building a program from the low level like scan engine choice, all the way to the high level needs like senior management buy-in techniques to establish a sustainable program.

Google-able address: 566 South Main St, Providence. It's a brick building with a billboard on the roof.

Thursday
Apr 11
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.

Tuesday
Apr 9
6:00 PM

RI Graphic Design

Xander Marro and Just Like Being There

Join us for a presentation by Xander Marro followed by Just Like Being There a documentary about gig posters.

About the Presenter:
XANDER MARRO | Xander Marro is one of the founders of the Dirt Palace a feminist art collective in Providence, and a former managing director for AS220. Her work has been included in MoMA's book Modern Women, the 2010 deCordova Biennial, and in RISDs Wunderground exhibit which included over 2000 screen-printed posters for performances, art exhibitions, and community events held in Providence from 19952006. The Boston Globe named Xander Marro an artist to watch in 2012. Her work includes installations, posters, zines, performance, and film. xandermarro.com

About the documentary:
JUST LIKE BEING THERE | In the gig poster community, artists such as Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan prove that creating artwork is a way of life, more than just a career. These artists are at the forefront of an expansion of the gig poster genre. MONDOs reinvigoration of the film poster as an art form, and Gallyer 1988s theme based exhibits are only two ways in which this artwork is reaching a greater public. In a community with strong roots, dating back to the 1960s, this expansion is controversial refreshing to some, sacrilegious to others. justlikebeingtheremovie.com

Part of AIGA Rhode Islands ongoing
Documentary Film Series
Tickets available at the door.
$3 AIGA and AIA members / $5 non-members

Open to the public. Refreshments, cash bar.

Sponsored by AIA/ri

Monday
Apr 8
6:00 PM

EOL Club

April 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.

Our next meetup is Monday, April 8th from 6pm–11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Pizza and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Tuesday
Mar 26
7:45 PM

RI Graphic Design

Insights Design Lecture Series 2013: Luna Maurer, of Moniker

Insights Design Lecture Series 2013:

Surface Readings

Live webcasts from the Walker Art Center

at The Design Office, 204 Westminster St, 3rd Floor, Providence, R.I. 02903
Please buzz to enter

Doors at 7:45 pm, lectures begin promptly at 8 pm.

March 05: Geoff McFetridge, of Champion Studio

March 12: Eike Knig, of Hort

March 19: Job Wouters, aka Letman

March 26: Luna Maurer, of Moniker

If surface is a kind of place, or site, the designer is its geographer. Surface is folded out in order to produce value, while it is folded in to secure it.
Metahaven

If you'd like, join us at The Eddy (around the corner) for a drink/snack at 7.

Tuesday
Mar 26
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.

Monday
Mar 25
6:30 PM

Prov Ops

March Prov Ops

Interested in how to best manage MapReduce jobs, backups, log analysis, or other data tasks in the cloud?

We're very pleased to have Swipely's Keith Barrette (@keithbarrette, github) to talk about AWS Data Pipeline, the web service for managing data-driven workflows.

Come learn how to use the new service, hang out, and connect with other area devops.

RSVP now, and see you there!

Thursday
Mar 21
7:00 PM

Prov.JS

JavaScript Patterns in Objective-C

Andrew Goodale presents - JavaScript Patterns in Objective-C.
"When I started iOS development a couple years ago, I came from a web development background, writing lots of JavaScript. As I became more proficient in Objective-C and Cocoa, I realized that many of the design patterns of functional programming that I used in JavaScript were still useful. I'll discuss how Objective-C language features such as categories, blocks, Grand Central Dispatch, Key-Value Coding, make it a great language for folks who enjoy working in JavaScript."

Thursday
Mar 14
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.

Monday
Mar 4
6:00 PM

EOL Club

March 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.

Our one-year anniversary meetup is Monday, March 4th from 6pm–11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Pizza and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Monday
Mar 4
5:45 PM

OWASP Rhode Island

Hands-On Hacking

We'll be back on February 18, 2013 (5:45 pm) with another edition of Hands-On Hacking!

Wednesday
Feb 27
7:00 PM

Prov.JS

Meet the Atlantic Wire HTML5 App

The Atlantic Wire is an amazing iPad app built entirely with HTML5 using Sencha Touch. Jay Garcia will be discussing how Modus Create designed and built the Atlantic Wire HTML5 tablet application using Sencha Touch 2.0

Tuesday
Feb 26
6:30 PM

Providence UX Meetup

Providence UX Meetup: Community talk

A series of 6 slide / 6 min presentations by members of our community. This is you chance to share what you are working on, learning, or is just driving you crazy about UX/UI.

We invite all members of our community to present just let Coryndon know that you are interested and we will get a template out to you and add you to the line up!

LOCATION TBD

Monday
Feb 25
6:30 PM

Prov Ops

February Prov Ops

Our February meeting will be awesome!

Very excited that Chris Meiklejohn (@cmeik, github) of Basho will be here to talk about operating Riak, a scalable and fault-tolerant key-value store.

Come hang out, learn how easy it can be to run one of the leading distributed databases, and connect with other developers and operations engineers from the area.

RSVP now, and see you there!

Thursday
Feb 21
3:00 PM

Founders League

Design Jam with Hannah Chung, Nicole Mercer, and Aaron Horowitz

Join the Founders League on February 21 for a coworking Jam for designers of all stripes. Co-hosted by Hannah Chung and Nicole Mercer, this gathering is appropriate for experienced and new designers alike. If you like to make things, make things beautiful, or more elegant to use then this is the meetup for you!

Wednesday
Feb 20
6:00 PM

RI Ruby Users Group

February 2013 - Zachary Scott on Contributing to Ruby

We've got another out-of-town guest planned for RIRUG. Zachary Scott is heading down from Vermont to talk to us about contributing to the Ruby language.

Ruby 2.0's release date is expected in February, so let's learn how we can help -- and also how we can be proactive about fixing anything that breaks our apps.

Location is TBA. Here is Zachary's talk proposal:

# Contributing to Ruby

Newcomer or seasoned veteran looking to get involved with Ruby documentation? We'll show you it's not as scary as it may seem, and there's plenty of ways to help. It's important to give back to the open source community and improve things for future developers.

This talk will teach you the value of open-source, the benefits of contributing, and a little bit about how ruby-core works. You will learn what to look for when spotting documentation bugs in the MRI source code. We will cover the guidelines to writing MRI documentation, and how to submit a patch. Including helpful tricks using ri and rdoc.

Zachary Scott is a Ruby committer since September 2012 who will gladly help with your first patch into ruby-core.

Thursday
Feb 14
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
Feb 6
3:00 PM

Founders League

Mobile Jam with Caleb Oller and Marshall Weir

Join the Founders League on February 6 at 3pm for a coworking jam for mobile developers of all stripes. Co-hosted by mobile development aficionados Caleb Oller and Marshall Weir, this gathering is appropriate for experienced and new developers alike.

Saturday
Feb 2
12:00 PM

DowncityJS

DowncityJS

DowncityJS is a 24-hour JavaScript Hackathon taking place in Providence, RI on February 2nd.

Monday
Jan 28
6:30 PM

Prov Ops

Inaugural Prov Ops Meeting

Calling all devops, you're not going to want to miss the first meeting!

We're delighted to have Jordan Sissel (@jordansissel, github), author of Logstash and Czar of Logging at DreamHost, presenting. Jordan will be joining us remotely to tell us more about Logstash. See you there!

Thursday
Jan 24
6:00 PM

Drupal Providence

New Year's Resolution: Get Your Media In Order

We're finally back, and our next Providence Drupal Meetup will be this Thursday, January 24th at 6:00pm at Lullabot's Activity Center (150 Chestnut St, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI). We’ll be kicking back with food and drink in their swanky work space. Parking is free on and off street (starts at 5 pm).

With a(nother) few month hiatus there's lots of catching up to do. We're going to spend some time talking about Media (the assets) and Media (the module) in Drupal 7 and beyond. Bring your own stories, tips and tricks for handling embedded images, audio and video. I'd also like to take the group pulse on some new ideas for one of our next meetups: community problem-solving & mentoring and possibly even a community code sprint.

Doors open at 6 pm; we ask that you try to arrive by 6:30 pm for networking. The program starts promptly at 7 pm. The program includes introductions, some quick presentations, and a chance to pick the brains of your fellow attendees.

Tuesday
Jan 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.