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What you missed at our #BIW15 Dev Conference

We have a Google doc with most of the presentations, though, if you want to learn something new.

PayPal software engineer Felipe Albertao delivers a Dev Talk at Baltimore Innovation Week 2015. (Photo by Brian James Kirk)
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During Baltimore Innovation Week 2015, we at again held our Dev Conference, a three-part affair that is meant to be a place for both introductions and high-level interactions. The morning featured three introductory coding classes — in Sass, Node.js and JavaScript — that were a perfect early taste before longer 12-week coding classes or a chance for a refresh. The afternoon featured deep technical case studies, highlighted below, and then the evening called for a happy hour.
The entire day took place at Groove near Little Italy and was sponsored by PayPal, Message Systems, Red Owl Analytics, Traitify and Tenable Network Security, which, it must be said, raffled off the prettiest retro Atari you ever saw (Yair Flicker, the tech meetup staple and Smartlogic founder, won).
Find most of the day’s presentations here. The complete order of presentations are below:

  • Rapid Application Development With Node.js and Kraken — with Felipe Albertao, Software Engineer, PayPal
  • Tiny Components are Happy Components — with John Bintz, Front-end Architect, Sonian
  • Debugging — with Anthony Mattox, Founding Partner, Friends of the Web
  • Back to the Future: Creating and Testing Responsive Email Templates — with Lyn Muldrow, Web Developer/Designer at Cactus Sky Digital and organizer of Lesbians Who Tech Baltimore
  • Building Stellar Dev Endurance — with Daryl Berver, President of Publishing Services, Agora Inc.
  • From Relational to NoSql to Graph Databases, which one do you use? — with Sa’ad Raouf, CTO and Brian Thompson, Lead Software Engineer, Mindgrub
  • Time and Concurrency — with Jason Lewis, Chief Technology Officer, Yet Analytics
  • Flipping the Script on Threat Detection — with Mike Price, Vice President of Engineering and Wes Verne, Director of Engineering, ZeroFOX
  • Superpowered Front-end Theming with Sass & SMACSS — with Angelique Weger, Senior Front-End Developer at Detroit Trading and organizer of Girl Develop It Baltimore
  • Python in the Cloud: Django & Flask — with Alex Viana, Software Engineer, Terbium Labs
  • Puppet and the Enigma of DevOps — with Richard McCluskey, Director of Developer Operations, Millennial Media
  • Product Development and Support with The Atlassian Suite — with Dave Pelovitz, Director of Product Operations, RedOwl
  • A talk about Kubernetes — with Eric Oestrich, Software Developer, SmartLogic
Companies: Mindgrub / Yet Analytics / ZeroFox / Groove / RedOwl Analytics / SmartLogic / Tenable Holdings / Millennial Media / Girl Develop It / Message Systems / PayPal / Traitify

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