Upcoming Meetings

Meetings start at 6:30pm
8
MAR
2016

Kendall Miller
Scaling Systems: Architectures that grow

It's harder than ever to predict the load your application will need to handle in advance, so how do you design your architecture so you can afford to implement as you go and be ready for whatever comes your way. It's easy to focus on optimizing each part of your application but your application architecture determines the options you have to make big leaps in scalability. In this talk we'll cover practical patterns you can build today to meet the needs of rapid development while still creating systems that can scale up and out. Specific code examples will focus on .NET but the principles apply across many technologies. Real world systems will be discussed based on our experience helping customers around the world optimize their enterprise applications.

Kendall Miller is one of the founding partners of Gibraltar Software, an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that develops & markets commercial applications for .NET developers. Introduced commercially in 2009, Loupe is an application logging & monitoring platform that is currently used by customers around the world from individual consultants through Fortune 100 companies and governments. Before starting Gibraltar Software, Kendall worked for multiple startups leading their technology development from beginning through profitability. In each case he's focused on translating enterprise-level performance and capabilities down to smaller companies. Kendall has a B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Location: 1313 Innovation / Hercules Bldg   [ Map ]
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company

Last Meeting

9
FEB
2016

Amanda Lange
Introducing Project Oxford

Microsoft Project Oxford is an evolving portfolio of REST APIs and SDKs enabling developers to easily add intelligent services into their solutions to leverage the power of Microsoft's natural data understanding. In this talk, we will look at the vision, speech and language driven applications that can bring new cloud enabled intelligence to your applications. Hands-on work along is allowed, or links will be provided to try it on your own later!

Amanda Lange is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft specializing in app development, game development, and cloud computing. She lives in the Downingtown PA area and has worked for Microsoft since 2014 after working in independent game development and teaching at the university level.

Location: 1313 Innovation / Hercules Bldg
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company