2019 Talks



The Admiral's Language of Choice with Ken Patton

January 2, 2019 · 6:15 PM at Atomic Object

Talk featured at CodeMash 2019

Most of us know about Admiral Grace Hopper. She is rightly recognized as a pioneer in computer science and innovator of the compiler many of us depend on today, yet deriding one of her most-lasting impacts, COBOL, is fashionable. Go on a journey starting with the landscape of computing that led to the creation of the first machine-independent programming language and see the language constructs that enable its most common platform, the mainframe, to process 2.5 billion transactions a day. Walk away having seen actual COBOL code and maybe an appreciation for why so much of it still runs our world every day.

IBM 704 Mainframe

About the Presenter

With 20+ years experience working on projects for a couple of automotive manufacturers, public utilities, health insurers, and a government agency, Ken has spent the last ten years leading and mentoring teams specializing in the modernization of legacy mainframe systems.



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February 1, 2019 · 6:00 PM at Atomic Object



Walking Through Postgres with Ellis Valentiner

March 6, 2019 · 6:15 PM at Atomic Object

Food Sponsor: Cowork Ann Arbor, 323 S. Main St., Suite B (in the alley), phone: (734) 896-1295

PostgreSQL is a powerful, free, and open source object-relational database system with a strong reputation for reliability, feature robustness, and performance. This talk will introduce the Postgres database system and walk-through creating and administering a Postgres cluster, loading and querying the data, and show case some of Postgres's lesser known and differentiating features. During the presentation we'll setup new Postgres databases on a local computer and on a remote server. Using real data, we'll see how to populate a database, how to configure access, and how to execute basic and more complex queries.

PostgreSQL

About the Presenter

Ellis is a Senior Data Scientist at Powerley. He has been using Postgres since 2014 to access and manage datasets used for analytic reporting and software applications.

Ellis is also an organizer for the Ann Arbor R User Group and Ann Arbor Machine Learning meetups.



Developing Your Developer Skills with Jim Rieck

April 3, 2019 · 6:15 PM at Atomic Object

Food Sponsor: Cowork Ann Arbor, 323 S. Main St., Suite B (in the alley), phone: (734) 896-1295

Ever feel that as a developer that it's difficult to learn new skills? What if I told you that it's easier than you might think? In this talk I'll talk about the importance of putting more tools in your toolbox, a strategy to do so and show you how easy it is to build on your existing developer skills.

About the Presenter

Jim Rieck has been a developer for the better part of 20 years. He has built software in a variety of industries including automotive, service, public safety just to name a few. Jim currently works for Pillar Technology which is apart of the Accenture Industry X.0 initiative.


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