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Talks

Fall 2017

JUST LIEK MAEK GAEM

Date October 6, 2017
Speakers Kari Erickson
Wes Harris
Slides maekgaem_slides.pdf
Links
In honor of the upcoming Game Jam, Wes Harris and Kari Erickson will be demonstrating how to just, liek, maek gaem. For the first half of the meeting, Wes will be making a quick Android game involving a cute bunny and deadly knives. Wes will talk about many important topics of mobile app development, including game software libraries, spritesheets, bounding boxes, touch events, and collisions. Following this, Kari will make a quick web game using JavaScript and circles - lots of circles. By the end of the meeting you’ll be 100% prepared to jam games!

DevOps: It’s not dev, and it’s not ops

Date September 29, 2017
Speakers Jesse Crawford
Slides devops_slides.pdf
Links https://gitlab.com/jcrawfordor/gitlab-inception
In this one-hour special, self-proclaimed notable NMT alumnus and DevOps engineer Jesse Crawford will talk about the world of DevOps, which is both a career and a buzzword. Learn about how modern system administration looks more like programming than Linux wizardry, and how cloud-native organizations are managing their hardware just like their software: with Git. We’ll talk about configuration management, modern IT operations practices, and The Cloud and what’s really different about it. This will be a look at a whole career path that you don’t hear about at Tech. Other buzzwords covered include: PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, horizontal scaling, webscaling, synergy, internet RAM-swapping openGL; AOL keyword devops.

How the Web Was Won (Point 0)

Date September 22, 2017
Speakers Aaron Hudson
Hugo Rivera
Slides webwaswon_slides.pdf
This week's student speakers, Aaron Hudson and Hugo Rivera, present a talk on the history and practice of web development.
Have you ever wanted to know more about how software is written for the modern web? How are they delivered to billions of people? And how might things have turned out differently if history had taken a different turn or two? What if history had overlooked http and given us gopher instead?
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