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Topic: Building Intelligence with Microsoft Cognitive Services by Joshua Drew
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Rhode Island Microsoft Business Intelligence User Group
Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 PM

*** Location is Bello 102 in the Library/Info Tech Building *** Intelligence in apps is the way to go in the current market scenario. Cognitive Servic…

Topic: Building Intelligence with Microsoft Cognitive Services by Joshua Drew

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017, 6:30 PM

Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI

4 Members Attending

Intelligence in apps is the way to go in the current market scenario. Cognitive Services provided by Microsoft help inject this intelligence, which makes the apps and other features next-gen. Learn on how easily and quickly you can add image recognition and analysis; facial recognition, speech recognition, text-to-speech capabilities, and many othe…

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DevOps in Azure: Deploying Azure Infrastructure with HashiCorp Terraform
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

UPDATE 23-Mar-2017: due to a scheduling challenge at NERD, we are gathering at 6:30 rather than our more usual time. This is 30m later than normal, so will be making an effort to have the food ready to go at 6:30 and will attempt a shortened “eat & greet” time, reflected in updated Agenda below. See you there! Join us for a DevOps-focused meeting featuring talks on DevOps in Azure generally, then how one might use the popular HashiCorp toolbox with Azure to get even more DevOpsy. Featuring two speakers coming in from out of town. We have Eugene from Microsoft in Redmond and Andrew from HashiCorp itself. Their bios and the talk descriptions have been added below. Hope to see you there! Location  • NERD @ One Memorial Drive, 1st floor, Sampson/Paul – Theatre style • Be sure to bring government-issued photo ID for admittance to the building  Agenda • 6:30 – 6:45 – Gather, grab a bite, socialize  • 6:45 – 7:30 – Eugene talk on DevOps in Azure • 7:30 -8:45 – Andrew talk on HashiCorp Toolbox for Azure • 8:45 – … – maybe get a social beverage locally  DevOps in Azure (talk 1 of 2) Abstract: DevOps, with its principles of collaboration, rapid iteration and continuous cloud deployments, is all about maximizing the velocity of software delivery. Traditional waterfall approaches with their risk minimization strategies do not allow for fast software release cycles; DevOps philosophy is one way to remediate that. Microsoft has been working closely with HashiCorp, the company behind Vagrant and Terraform products (among other popular OSS offerings), over the past 9 months to enable DevOps in Azure for both Open Source and Microsoft-based workloads. In this talk, we’ll share what we’ve learned about the enterprises adopting DevOps and how Azure customers can benefit from bringing those practices to their cloud application delivery today. Speaker Bio: Eugene Chuvyrov is a Cloud Architect with Microsoft. He helps companies in the San Francisco Bay area extend, migrate and take full advantage of Microsoft Azure, including encouraging them to use HashiCorp tools as part of their journey to the cloud. Prior to Microsoft, Eugene worked as a software engineer across multiple platforms and dev stacks, from .Net to Python and even R. HashiCorp Toolbox for Azure (talk 2 of 2) Abstract: With the advent of Agile methodologies in software development and dynamic API-driven infrastructure in the cloud, traditional workflows in delivery and provisioning remain a major bottleneck in the overall software development lifecycle. DevOps principles allow companies to harness the speed and flexibility of these modern systems by parallelizing the workflows of developers, operators, and security teams alike, rather than keeping them dependent on each other. Microsoft has been a major player in many layers of the stack for the last several decades, and has used their expertise to develop a cloud service that enables companies to run their applications without the complexity and limitations of running a datacenter. In this talk we will look at how using Hashicorp’s Terraform empowers companies by marrying modern DevOps workflows with Microsoft’s Azure cloud. Bio: Andrew Khoury is a Solutions Engineer for Hashicorp. He has spearheaded projects in several fields of computing, including infrastructure, web and mobile software, and IOT, and now uses his expertise in workflow and management to teach companies the lessons he’s learned about DevOps.

Boston Network Users Group Meeting
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm

The Boston Network Users Group was founded in December, 1986 and has been serving IT professionals and nonprofessionals since then with monthly meetings on current technical topics and other events. The group is entirely volunteer-run and charges no membership fees (we never have and don’t intend to change).
Our meetings are open to members and nonmembers, for no charge, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. We hold board meetings usually on the third Tuesday of the month and welcome (and encourage) all interested to join us. Consult our web page and our meetup site ( for information.

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Weekly Hack Night
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Code for Boston
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM

Our weekly work session will be at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square, on the FOURTH FLOOR, in the CAFE. These Hack Nights are our time…

Monthly Windows Boston Meeting
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Windows Boston (BAWSUG)
Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 PM

Topic: System Validation with Pester and PowerShell We’ll take a look at Pester a PowerShell module for Test-Driven Development (TDD) and what it has …

Monthly Windows Boston Meeting

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017, 6:00 PM

Microsoft Corporation
5 Wayside Road Burlington, MA

2 Members Attending

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MacTechGroup Meetup
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM

The first half hour to hour, we have an open discussion session and “Bring out your code.” For “Bring Out Your Code” session, members can bring in in…

MacTechGroup Meetup

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

1 Programmers Attending

The first half hour to hour, we have an open discussion session and “Bring out your code.”  For “Bring Out Your Code” session, members can bring in intractable bugs, and we’ll help debug them as a group.  We don’t guarantee success, but our track record is very good. Our final hour is for the presentation. No dues, no fees, no costs.

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FOSS User Group Meeting @ Natick, MA
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm

FOSS User Group in Natick, Massachusetts


The FOSS User Group meets 3-6PM on the 1st Thursday of most months (but 2nd Thursday in January, July and September) at the Natick Community-Senior Center at 117 East Central Street/Route 135 (508/647-6540) in Room 125, the 1st-floor Classroom.

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Our next meeting will be 3PM Thursday, May 7th, 2015
See the FOSS User Group Archive, for details of our meetings and related events.

Would you like to learn about good, free, reliable software for your computer, and share ideas with others who use it?

Tux the Linux penguinSince March 2011, Dick and Jill Miller of Miller Microcomputer Services have led these monthly discussions and demos of FOSS computer software for beginners and experienced users. From Firefox to Linux, from office applications to games, family history and photo editing, thousands of programs await our attention!

Show up by 3PM for an introductory slide talk, and feel free to bring your laptop computer.


Agile New England @ Constant Contact
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Agile New England is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts, practitioners and learners in New England.  Our meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of every month 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Constant Contact in Waltham, MA.  The main presentation is generally from 7:05pm – 8:20pm, with Agile 101 courses, food, and networking before, and announcements and more networking after.  Registration is required for most events, so please register here.

If you’re a member, please log in. If not, please register to become a member of Agile New England.

Visual Studio 2017 Launch
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New England Microsoft Developers
Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 PM

We’ll discuss development topics in Visual Studio 2017. There are 3 speakers: Chris Pels: .NET Core and the Future of .NET Development Bill …

Visual Studio 2017 Launch Party

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017, 6:30 PM

No location yet.

2 Software Developers Attending

We’ll discuss all the great stuff in VS 2017.

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