Drupal414 10/21

2010-10-21 18:00
2010-10-21 20:00

Bots and CAPTCHA, Services Module

Call for presentations! Pick a topic or area of interest and share it. Join us as we continue to evaluate and add capabilities to our Drupal414 community web site. Dinner will be served, please sign up.

LOCATION: C2 Graphics Productivity Solutions - 222 Erie Street - Suite 330 - Milwaukee, WI

AGENDA:
6:05 to 6:55 --- Inside/Out Ben Groenevelt – CAPTCHA Bot Relief - Drupal414 Case Study, Steve Klebar – Services module, external Drupal connections for data uploads or downloads.
6:55 to 7:05 --- Break
7:05 to 7:20 --- Kevron's Korner - Kevin Ciesielski will present those awesome applications and tools he has uncovered and discuss their potential value for Drupal developers.
7:20 to 7:50 --- Drupal Tune-ups - Bring you Drupal issue to the meetup for analysis, troubleshooting tips and possibly a fix.
7:50 to 8:00 --- Next Steps - Discussion on the agenda for our next meetup.

CONTACT: In the event that you have any questions or suggestions for future topics please contact Steve Klebar at 414-737-2596 or email mkehack@promentor.biz

Coworking

2010-10-25 18:00
2010-10-25 20:00

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bring all of the stuff you haven't been able to get done during the day or things that you've gotten stuck on and need help with. This group is open to designers, developers, programmers - anyone who can work remotely.

We'll be meeting at Bucketworks every Monday. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, you can come in through the front glass doors (ring the bell!).

We'll provide power, internet, chairs, and tables. You bring anything you need to work on and any snacks or drinks you'd like.

Coworking

2010-10-18 18:00
2010-10-18 20:00

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Bring all of the stuff you haven't been able to get done during the day or things that you've gotten stuck on and need help with. This group is open to designers, developers, programmers - anyone who can work remotely.

We'll be meeting at Bucketworks every Monday. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, you can come in through the front glass doors (ring the bell!).

We'll provide power, internet, chairs, and tables. You bring anything you need to work on and any snacks or drinks you'd like.

Web414 November 2010 Meeting

2010-11-11 19:00
2010-11-11 21:00
Web414 Thurs Nov 11, 2010 7pm - Bits and Pieces, MilwaukeeDevHouse5 - Bucketworks, Milwaukee, WI - web414.com

November 2010 Web414 MeetingThursday, November 11th, 2010 — 7pm

Topics: MilwaukeeDevHouse5, jQuery Mobile

What've we got!? MilwaukeeDevHouse5 (happening December 3rd, 2010. See Also: Hack the Bucket! and BarCamp ReCap), 10 Minutes with Arlen, James Carlson on OpenAtrium for Web414, and Josh Dean talking about jQuery Mobile.

And just because... If you want some homework, see this post.

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St.
Milwaukee, WI
bucketworks.org

(Street parking is free after 6pm, and there are dining options nearby.)

Your Homework...

At the October 2010 Web414 Meeting someone suggested we do a "Homework" type assignment, which if I understood it correctly, would work something like this: We assign you a topic, and your homework is to come to the next meeting and talk about it.

You don't have to be an expert on it (and if you become one in less than a month, kudos to you!) but the idea is to expose yourself to some new technology and share it with others. In my mind, even if you just read a Wikipedia page, a few blog posts, and present slides that someone else created, that may be enough.

So now the question is, will you take on the challenge? If so, pick a topic below, leave a comment claiming it, and you can introduce it to us at the November 2010 Web414 Meeting.

  • Hacking your social graph for jobs and clients.
  • Javascript libraries and screen reader accessibility.
  • Progressive Enhancement - What is it and how to use it.
  • RDF.
  • Object-oriented programming.
  • Web on mobile devices.
  • Setting up a secure, single-server, shared hosting environment. Complete w/ server-side scripting options, DB options, & a web panel. Anything from a turnkey solution to building it piece-by-piece. Would prefer a Linux stack, but a Microsoft stack would be useful too

These all come from a recent call for ideas we had. If none of these interest you, choose your own, leave a comment, and we'll give you 10-15 minutes at Web414 to share your knowledge with us... Thanks!

Web414 October 2010 (Audio)

Web414 Here is the audio from Web414 for October 2010 (aka BarCamp ReCap!) We discussed how the event went, reviewed a little bit of the media, and talked about how we can BarCampMilwaukee it better in the future.

You can also download an MP3 file if you'd like. (And for our freedom loving friends, enjoy an Ogg file.)

Also, if you want to get all of the audio automagically downloaded podcasting style, subscribe to the feed.

(Totally cross-posted from RasterWeb!)

BarCamp ReCap - Web414 Notes

At the October 2010 Web414 Meeting we did a little BarCamp ReCap, discussing how BarCampMilwaukee5 went, and how we can make it better next time.

Here are some of my notes:

  • T-shirts: Start the process sooner... make it a design competition, get more people involved in the design process.
  • Sponsor logos should be printed and placed on the wall during the event. (Do a better job of thanking sponsors as well.)
  • Bucketworks really needs a PA system for announcements. /cc: Darrick Hartman
  • Get the coffee flowing earlier.
  • Try to have donuts, muffins, bagels... morning food for when people arrive.
  • Start BarCamp earlier.
  • Hold sessions before lunch. (The intros went really fast this time, unlike other years... timed intros is the way to go!)
  • Registration/Check-in: review the process. Printed papers? Print them earlier? Electronic check-in? Self check-in?
  • Vote with fire /cc: Matt Gauger
  • Pre-printed sessions sheets.
  • Pre-printed name tags (with tags you designated on the web site.)
  • 45 minutes seemed a good length for sessions. It allows for moving between room and a little bit of spillover.
  • Lightning Talks were good... I wish more people would have participated. (Maybe we need to add alcohol like other cities do?)
  • Have tables in the open area that match session room numbers for spillover conversations. (Birds of a Feather spaces/meetings?)
  • Good recording gear in each room (audio/video) /cc: Matt Gauger and Chris Larkee
  • Technology built into each space/room to make certain things easier.
  • Move to Open Atrium for organizing. /cc: James Carlson
  • Look at other cities, Chicago, Nashville, etc.. how do they do it? How do we do it?
  • Videoconferencing station to interact with people who are not there.
  • Kitchen needs and best practices. /cc: Jen Larkee
  • Examine fuse box to determine load/wiring. /cc: Chris Larkee and Jen Larkee

Also, MilwaukeeDevHouse5 will be used to focus on thinking up new ways to do things better, and then making those ideas come true. Join us at Bucketworks on Friday, December 3rd, 2010, from 5pm to Midnight, and bring your ideas!

(Cross posted from RasterWeb!)

MKEPUG 10/26 - Technology Marketing and PHP Design Patterns: your first 5

2010-10-26 18:00

Today's powerful Technology Tools allow us to communicate like never before, integrating both art and science to deliver dynamic measurable results for marketing initiatives. 1 to 1 marketing, Web2Print (W2P) and Personal URLs will provide greater response and interaction, this along with aggressive customer data collection create an environment for success. Todd Thompson kicks off this business and intro section with talk about Technology Marketing. Todd Thompson is the Director of Digital at ScanGroup in Waukesha.

In the programming section, Aaron Saray will introduce you to PHP Design Patterns, explain why they're important, show you where you've seen them (and that they're not that scary). Finally, he will cover the first five design patterns you need to know.

As usual, Bucketworks at 6p.m.

MKEPUG - Open Talk & What's new and exciting in PHP 5.3

2010-10-11 18:00

First part: Open Talk
After the great response we had to last meetup's open talk, we're going to do it one more time. This time it's on a Monday - so we're hoping to have even more of a crowd. Aaron will facilitate introductions and the floor will be open to most dicussions. Last meetup we spoke about what was most challening, where each member was in their PHP knowledge, what was some new exciting projects they were working on and more.

Second part: Joel Clermont presents
Title: What's new and exciting in PHP 5.3?

Overview: PHP 5.3 is over a year old, yet many developers have been slow in moving to it. What are they missing out on? This talk will take a deep dive into three new features of 5.3 and show interesting use cases for each. The first topic will group together three very similar and overlapping features: lambdas, anonymous functions and closures. The second feature we will discuss is namespaces, a topic of heated debated prior to 5.3's release. The final topic of discussion will be late static binding.

6:00p.m. Bucketworks - remember - new schedule - SECOND MONDAY AND FORTH TUESDAY

Web414 October 2010 Meeting

2010-10-14 19:00
2010-10-14 21:00
Web414 Thurs Oct, 14, 2010 7pm - BarCamp ReCap - Bucketworks, Milwaukee, WI - web414.com

October 2010 Web414 MeetingThursday, October 14th, 2010 — 7pm

BarCamp ReCap!

It's time for the traditional BarCamp ReCap! What did you learn? What did you teach? What did we do wrong? What did we do right? What was your favorite session? Expect two hours of talk about BarCampMilwaukee5. It's about to get meta!

(Street parking is free after 6pm, and there are dining options nearby.)

Bucketworks
706 S 5th St.
Milwaukee, WI
bucketworks.org

Web414 September 2010 (Audio)

Web414 Here is the audio from the first hour of Web414 for September 2010 (aka The Mystery Show!) Our guest was Michael Massie, creator of the iPhone app Smart Alarm and the guy behind StdyHll and a few other things of interest. We also have most (but not all) of the group intros and at the end I ramble on about evil.

You can also download an MP3 file if you'd like. (And for our freedom loving friends, enjoy an Ogg file.)

Also, if you want to get all of the audio automagically downloaded podcasting style, subscribe to the feed.

(Totally cross-posted from RasterWeb!)

Badges

We don't need no stinking badges... or do we?

I had this idea to award badges to people for their involvement in Web414. (We're talking about the little icons you get for participating in online activities, not real-world physical badges.)

So for Web414 we'd have:

  • Guest Badge - be a guest on the Web414 Show
  • Host Badge - host the Web414 Meeting/Show
  • Sidekick Badge - be the sidekick for the Web414 Meeting/Show
  • N00b Badge - first timer? You get this one
  • Photographer Badge - take photos of a Meeting/Show and publish them online
  • Videographer Badge - shoot video of a Meeting/Show and publish it online

That's all I got. Fun? Stupid? Interesting? Useless?

Bucketworks Tour Video Shoot!

2010-09-19 10:00
2010-09-19 14:00

Hello friends of Bucketworks! You are invited to join us as we create a tour video to be reckoned with! In partnership with The Hinterlands Ensemble, Bucketworks will be creating a tour video for our website and other channels. This is no ordinary tour, though--it'll be done in one shot, set to music, with explosions of creativity abounding! Bring your toys! Bring your kids!

To see what we're basing the idea on, check out this video: Shorewood Lip Dub

Want to be part in this once-in-a-lifetime event? Contact Jenn Turner at jenn@bucketworks.org or call 414-305-1324 x702!

Informational meeting: TBA when you RSVP!
Rehearsal: 9/18/10 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Bucketworks Tour Video Rehearsal

2010-09-18 14:00
2010-09-18 18:00

Friends of Bucketworks! Since you spend time here we know you're creative and have lots of energy. So--help us show off Bucketworks to the world! In partnership with The Hinterlands Ensemble, Bucketworks will be creating a tour video for our website and other channels. This is no ordinary tour, though--it'll be done in one shot, set to music, with explosions of creativity abounding! For an example of what we're trying to achieve, watch this (apologies in advance for the earworm): Shorewood Lip Dub

And feel free to spread the word! Everyone's invited!

Want to be part in this once-in-a-lifetime event? Contact Jenn Turner at jenn@bucketworks.org or call 414-305-1324 x702!

As soon as we have an idea of who is planning on participating, we'll send out an invitation for informational meeting. Rehearsal is on the 18th, filming from 10:00am - 2:00pm on the 19th.

HackerHouse

2010-09-11 19:30

2807 S. Herman St.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Who?

Why, you! MKE Hacker House is for geeks, nerds, hackers, coders, musicians, artists, writers, makers, doers, thinkers, dreamers, and dancers. Especially dancers!

What?

A get-together to Get Stuff Done. Sometimes we all need a little motivation, a little discussion, and a lot of laptops in one room to be productive. Even if you don't, consider coming and starting a new project, dusting off an old project, or joining an open source project!

For more details, see MKE Hacker House

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