Wednesday
Apr 9
7:00 PM

3D Printing Providence

Monthly Meeting

Monday
Apr 7
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.

The next EOL Club meetup is Monday, April 7th from 6pm11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Food and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Thursday
Mar 27
6:00 PM

RI Graphic Design

Warren Lehrer Performance/Reading

A special guest at Roger Williams University, Global Heritage Hall G01 (below entrance floor in the back of the atrium). Please see attached poster. For more information, contact val at her work - [masked].

Several spots are open for dinner with Warren in Bristol on Wednesday night the 26th. You need to pay for your own meal/drinks. If interested in joining for a small intimate conversation on the book, the future of the book, interactive media, etc. contact Val to join in. 7pm at a venue in Bristol TBD.

Tuesday
Mar 25
7:30 PM

RI Graphic Design

Insights Design Lecture Series

March 4, 11, 18, and 25 join us at The Design Office for a live screening of this design lecture series. Webcast begins at 8. Doors at 7:30 feel free to bring snacks and beverages. Free event.

Tuesday
Mar 25
6:00 PM

Providence UX Meetup

The UX of Data: How Large Enterprises View Data and the UX Challenge

Consumer applications are driving expectations that companies have around both their internal and external applications. While this is generally viewed as a good thing, the data model that most large enterprises work within create extremely complicated, data -driven applications that often present all the data anyone would ever need, often at the expense of world class user interaction.

Go behind the scenes with how these business operate and learn effective techniques for breaking this data model and have it work for good UX, vs against it.

Thursday
Mar 20
7:00 PM

Prov.JS

Learn about React

Join us to hear Andrew Goodale talk about "React", which is a new library for building UI in the browser. 

Unlike many JavaScript view libraries, it doesn't use templates or data binding. Instead, it uses a functional programming style with immutable data and a virtual DOM. 

Find out why React may be a good fit for building the UI in your next project.

Wednesday
Mar 19
6:30 PM

OWASP Rhode Island

Meta Cognition and Critical Thinking in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) or It's Turtles All the Way Down Mate

When gathering open source data and transforming it into actionable intelligence, it is critical to recognize that humans are not objective observers. Conscious and unconscious assumptions drive analysts' choices about which data to analyze and how much importance to ascribe to each resource. Furthermore, analysts' personal conceptual frameworks about reality and how the world works can undermine the process of objectively translating data into intelligence. These implicit assumptions, otherwise known as cognitive biases, can lead to missed data, skewed intelligence, illogical conclusions, and poor decision making. In this presentation I will illustrate cognitive biases relevant to OSINT and what can be done about them.

Speaker bio: Benjamin Brown currently works on systems safety, adversarial resilience, and threat intelligence at Akamai Technologies. He has experience in Non-profit, Academia, and the corporate world as well as degrees in both Anthropology and International Studies. Research interests include the psychology, anthropology, and sociology of information security, threat actor profiling, and thinking about security as an ecology of complex systems.

Wednesday
Mar 19
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

March Geek Dinner Wednesday, 19th at AS220 5:30-8pm featuring G-Form

From their headquarters in the Jewelry District, G-Form has been shaking up one industry after another with their Reactive Protection TechnologyTM — a proprietary composite, that on impact, instantly absorbs over 90% of the energy. The result is state-of-the-art protection in a lightweight, flexible form.

G-Form first went after the smartphone and tablet case market. You may remember the Youtube video (4 million+ views and counting!) of them dropping a iPad from low orbit — unscathed.

From there, G-Form has successfully expanded into skateboarding, biking and soccer. Best of all, it feels like they’re just getting started…

At the March Geek Dinner, Co-founder and Executive Chairman Danny Warshay* will tell the G-Form story, demo its technology and products, and give a sneak peek at what markets they’ll be conquering next.

Thursday
Mar 13
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
Mar 12
7:00 PM

3D Printing Providence

Monthly Meeting

Tuesday
Mar 11
7:00 PM

RI Graphic Design

Insights Design Lecture Series

March 4, 11, 18, and 25 join us at The Design Office for a live screening of this design lecture series. Webcast begins at 8. Doors at 7:30 feel free to bring snacks and beverages. Free event.

Tuesday
Mar 11
7:00 PM

RI Graphic Design

Insights Design Lecture Series

March 4, 11, 18, and 25 join us at The Design Office for a live screening of this design lecture series. Webcast begins at 8. Doors at 7:30 feel free to bring snacks and beverages. Free event.

Monday
Mar 3
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.

The next EOL Club meetup is Monday, March 3rd from 6pm11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Food and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Thursday
Feb 27
6:30 PM

Prov Ops

February Prov Ops

How functional are your operations? Prov Ops is back in 2014 with an exciting first meeting.

We're very pleased to have Northeastern University students and Swipely Engineering co-ops Tom Hulihan and Todd Lunter present their open source work with docker-api, Dockly and Aerosol.

Learn how to build up the stack from programmatically interacting with Docker, to simply packaging containerized applications from scratch, to deploying new instances every release. Stay stateless my friends!

This event will be in the newly built-out Swipely offices in downtown Providence: 10 Dorrance Street, 9th Floor. Come enjoy the view and the new meeting space, hang out and connect with other area devops.

RSVP now, and see you there!


Thursday
Feb 27
6:00 PM

RI Graphic Design

Matthew Carter, Genuine Imitations: A Type Designer's View of Revivals

Lecture by world-renown type designer Matthew Carter, and the opening of the Giambattista Bodoni Exhibition.

And then... join AIGA RI in welcoming Matthew Carter to Providence at Trinity Brewhouse.

Ask questions, talk type, raise a glass and revel in all things typographic and design. We're delighted to host all who'd care to join us in the downstairs haven of our beloved Trinity Brewhouse.

Thursday evening, February 27, immediately following the lecture.

Free event.

http://www.provlib.org/events/matthew-carter-genuine-imitations-type-designers-view-revivals-opening-giambattista-bodoni-ex

Tuesday
Feb 25
6:30 PM

Providence UX Meetup

Providence UX Meetup: Future proof responsive web design and Jeet

This month we have two great talks.

Future Proof Responsive Web Design

How can we build experiences for the devices of tomorrow? Explore the techniques for building performant, maintainable and future-proof responsive designs.

Adam Chambers is a senior developer at Digital Surgeons, a full-service creative agency based in New Haven, Connecticut. Adam is the lead architect on the Gumby Framework project, creator of ResponsiveComments.js and a web standards enthusiast.

Jeet Framework

Jeet started as a fork of Semantic.gs and quickly evolved into one of the most advanced grid systems available today. It is the result of drastically overthinking the grid and it's incredibly easy to use. In this talk, Cory Simmons, the creator/maintainer of Jeet, will demonstrate it's capabilities and build a beautiful, responsive, website right before your very eyes in just a few minutes.

Cory Simmons is: a developer at MojoTech; creator/maintainer of the Jeet Framework; author for TutsPlus, CSS Tricks, and Packt Publishing; has worked for Scholastic and World Vision Charities; and he hates long walks on the beach - ain't nobody got time for that.

Saturday
Feb 22
9:30 AM

Code for America

CodeAcross 2014 - RI Code for America Brigade Kickoff

CodeAcross 2014 is a weekend of events taking place in cities around the world. There will be events hosted simultaneously in dozens of cities all around the globe on the weekend of February 21-23, 2014. Coinciding with International Open Data Day, the goal of CodeAcross is to activate the Code for America network and inspire residents everywhere to get actively involved in their community.

Wednesday
Feb 19
7:00 PM

Prov.JS

Migrating a desktop app to Ext JS

How do you take a 20 year old desktop application that is used in over 300 hospitals by more than 2000 users and move it to the web? var answer = [JS Framework, Weekends, Database, Caffeine, Server Side code, CSS, beer, Sprint Reviews, SASS, Web Sockets].join(); Wednesday January 22, well talk about what we've done so far (phase I is in Beta) and what is next (phase 2 and 3).

Wednesday
Feb 19
5:30 PM

Providence Geeks

February Geek Dinner featuring Teespring

Teespring was born in 2012 of an effort by two Brown students to save a local dive bar — Fish Co, formerly of Fox Point.

The bar didn’t make it, but Teespring has exploded (in the good way).

Today Teespring is the leading crowdfunding platform for custom apparel, with fast growing offices in both Providence and San Francisco. And that looks to be just the beginning of the story. In December, Teespring raised $20 million from arguably the world’s hottest venture capital firm, Silicon Valley-based Andreessen Horowitz.

On Wednesday, CEO & Co-Founder Walker Williams, will tell the Teespring story, demo their amazing platform, and give a sense of where their juggernaut is headed next.

Thursday
Feb 13
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 12
7:00 PM

3D Printing Providence

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday
Feb 12
5:45 PM

OWASP Rhode Island

Preventing XSS with CSP

Cross-Site Scripting is one of the most pervasive web application security flaws, and one attackers frequently target for attack. While the best line of defense for Cross-Site Scripting is defensively programming with proper input validation and context-sensitive output encoding, Content-Security Policy is quickly becoming a very effective mitigation strategy to protect sites' visitors and to warn application developers of potential attacks. This talk will cover content injection (including Cross-Site Scripting) and how Content-Security Policy mitigates many of the associated risks.

Will Stranathan is an application security professional in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. He's been writing rotten code for 32 years, and has spent the last ten years breaking rotten applications, analyzing rotten code, and writing rotten code which helps the world's best programmers identify their own rotten code, and training developers how to write code that's not so rotten.

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

Monday
Feb 3
6:00 PM

EOL Club

February 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, February 3rd from 6pm11pm at Basics Group. Arrive whenever you can. Food and beer provided.

@EOLclub to get more info and RSVP.

Tuesday
Jan 28
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.

Thursday
Jan 23
6:00 PM

RI Ruby Users Group

RIRUG meeting