October 17

AWS Certification Overview

An intro to the AWS Certification Process - Bill Cresanti A look into preparing for the AWS Certified Security Exam - Ed Bartholomew About Ed's AWS Certified Security Exam presentation: DevSecOps is a core component of New Context's approach to a secure compliant data platform. To continue to increase our skillset, studying for the AWS Certified Security - Speciality exam helps our understanding of security operations and risks. Topics covered by the exam include data protection and encryption, infrastructure security, incident response, identity and access management, and monitoring and logging. I'll be sharing my experience preparing for the exam along with some helpful resources. This month's meetup is back at CommerceHub Albany. Pizza at 6:30. Please note: front security is at building until 7. Arrival between 6:30 and 7:00 is optimal.

October 19

Cloud Study Jam - Machine Learning - Hands-on Labs - Join us!

Hello Capital Region GDG enthusiasts, Join our community of like-minded developers and explore the latest Google Cloud technologies as a team. Join us for our upcoming Cloud Study Jam and get hands-on experience with Machine Learning. After the Study Jam, you’ll receive 30-days free access to the entire Qwiklabs catalog, so you can keep developing your skills at home.

October 22

Applying Scrum to a Non-IT Project

The Presentation: Larry Pape will discuss the pros of Scrum compared to Waterfall, how it can apply in Non-IT projects, and how it can help with project planning. Goal: Learn about how Scrum can be applied to different projects outside of IT. Venue: The event will take place at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity during their open house. You do not need to be a member to attend this event. You can find out more about the Tech Valley Center of Gravity and their mission here: About the Presenter: Larry Pape was first introduced to Scrum after taking a job with the Skilled Nursing Facility software company SigmaCare in 2014. In 2017 he joined his current employer MVP Healthcare while they worked to transition from Waterfall to Scrum. Prior to that he had spent 15 years in IT at LexisNexis in Albany, NY after graduating with a Computer Science degree from SUNY Albany. He devotes the majority of his free time to volunteering at Colonie Little League where he acts as the Leagues Safety Officer, Travel Board Secretary and manages up to 3 teams at a time. Fun Fact: Larry is a die hard baseball fan. With summer schedules dying down, we will be resuming Scrum Meetups for the Fall and Winter. You can expect an event to pop-up about once every 2 months. If you are interested in presenting or have a topic you would like to hear more about please let me know.

November 2

Hack RPI - November 2019

The Event Looking to inspire and challenge innovators, developers, creators, and entrepreneurs in New York's Tech Valley and beyond, HackRPI’s 6th annual 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities. But wait, there's more! Food - Don't worry, it's on us! The HackRPI team will provide the endless sustenance to fuel your ideas. 🍕 Sponsors - You've got support! 💪 Professionals from the industry will be there with swag and mentorship. They're excited to see what you create. Prizes - Oh yeah, we got 'em! Compete for awesome prizes, hand-picked by the HackRPI team and sponsors. 🏆 Hacks - Build an awesome project from scratch with the help of engineers and mentors. Build your resume and bring your idea to life! 🔨