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Code One CFP Deadline Extended

For those of you interested in going to Java One, now known as Code One, the call for papers has been extended a week. 

This year, Code One will have much more than just Java. You'll find Python and Go, R and much more. 

Take a look at the agenda and think about going. And, for an even more exciting time, think about submitting a proposal…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 13, 2018 at 9:52am — No Comments

Come join KotlinTown!

Hey, I started a Kotlin group - check it out and join if you'd like! I just put up a page dedicated to Kotlin links, books, and more resources. Will add more features like popular frameworks and chat later on.

https://www.codetown.com/group/kotlin

Added by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez on May 9, 2018 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Java-Related Conferences

Every Java developer, in fact every software developer should have the opportunity to attend a technical conference every year or so. Increasingly, software conferences like Java One (now Code One) are becoming more broad and including multiple technologies. Ian Darwin is now publishing a great calendar of Java-related conferences. Here's the link: …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 7, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Submit a proposal for Istio Day at OSCON

If you’re passionate about the state of Istio, know how to leverage it with open source tools such as Prometheus and Zipkin, have an Istio demo, or have a great story or best practice to share, O'Reilly wants to hear from you. Each jam-packed 30-minute session should include your insights on why you have chosen Istio and how you are getting the most out of it. Istio Day sessions will take place on…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 2, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments

The Code One CFP is Open!

Code One, formerly Java One is coming up in October and the CFP just opened!

Ben Evans wrote a great blog post that explains the name change and goes into some detail about what content to expect.

https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/04/oracle-kills-java-one

So, get creative and come up with some great talks! There’s so much going on these days and San Francisco is a fabulous place to be!

Added by Michael Levin on April 21, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments

Big Data Helps Scientists Measure Fishing Impact on the Sea

Scientists are using big data from satellites to see big fishing's footprint on the seas.…



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Added by Michael Levin on February 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Hamcation was this weekend!

The Orlando Amateur Radio Convention (Hamcation) was this weekend. There was lots of info about software defined radios. WebSDR (69.27.184.62:8901) is an example. Check it out!

Added by Michael Levin on February 10, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Small Businesses Can Meet the Challenges of Data Conversion

Implementing new data systems is a difficult process sometimes. New systems result in some amazing benefits including improved processes and the ability to access data more easily, but they are also going to need data to be converted to a format that can be used in the new system. This is a challenge that small businesses must face. This post will look…

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Added by Carla Miranda on January 18, 2018 at 12:16am — No Comments

Let's talk about new Java APIs!

Hello folks,

Want to hear about new Java APIs and some of the decisions made at the recent JavaOne?  Ed burns and I will be presenting some of our recent work and findings after JavaOne 2017.  Join us at the Canvs location.  It is rumored that pizza will be provided.  Don't miss out.  Come chill, relax, eat some pizza and enjoy Java goodness.



See you there!…

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Added by Vernon Singleton on November 29, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Web Scraping Service vs. Automatic Web Scraper: Which is the best option for web scraping?

 

What is web scraping?

Web scraping aka. web extraction or web crawling refers to the process of obtaining various unstructured information from any websites and turn it into structured, clean data such as xls, csv, or txt or populate the captured data to a database directly. Some common uses of web scraping include lead generation, data collection for academic researches, price monitoring from…

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Added by Paul Black on September 1, 2017 at 3:43am — No Comments

Top 30 Big Data Tools for Data Analysis

There are thousands of big data tools out there for data analysis today. Data analysis is the process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. To save your time, in this post, I will list out 30 top big data tools for data analysis in the areas ofopen source data…

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Added by Paul Black on August 27, 2017 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Octoparse vs. Import.io comparison: which is best for web scraping?

Web scraping software, also known as data extraction tool, is the software to collect the data from the website. It’s usually not easy for us to pick up a web scraping tool as there’s so many web scraping tools available now (refer to Top 30 Free Web Scraping Software to learn more). That’s why I decided to put the web scraping tool…

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Added by Paul Black on August 3, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

OJUG Meeting Questions

Hi All,

I'm interested in attending an OJUG meeting, but I don't see any on the events page. Am I missing something? Is there a standard meeting location I'm not seeing?

Also, do you all do anything through the Meetup app at all? Would you like me to post programming or tech meetups that I see in my groups for the Orlando area? I saw that Michael added PyCon, but there are others out there that may be interesting as well and I'd be happy to help fill the Events page for people…

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Added by Nicholas Belli on July 30, 2017 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

Artificial Intelligence Conference Startup Showcase - CFP is open!

If you are an AI pioneer, O'Reilly would love for you to participate in the inaugural Artificial Intelligence Conference Startup Showcase in San Francisco. 



Their team of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts will review all submissions and invite ten finalist companies to present their technologies and tell their stories during the Startup Showcase on Monday,…

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Added by Michael Levin on July 18, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Uber Case Study - Using Node.js

I was looking around for case studies about companies using Node and ran across this one. Uber's architecture involves Node. This discussion is a look at how the decisions were made to change the architecture. It also talks about how it was tested, how long it took to implement (6 months) and since I am a huge Uber fan, I found it interesting. I hope you do, too. …

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Added by Michael Levin on June 22, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Static Website Generators

Just a quickie/pointer: I'm reading this very good article about static website generators. Great stuff! https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/11/modern-static-website-generators-next-big-thing/

Added by Michael Levin on June 12, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Add a Caption to an Image

The ability to Interpret image data using software is advancing fast! The two images above are captioned with program generated text. Here's an article that describes concepts and an approach to generate a caption for an image. The code is written in Python and uses TensorFlow. …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 25, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

The JHipster Mini Book ::: Free!

This is what I'm reading right now. Here you go! Matt has given us good presentations that are quick and to the point. Super cool! If you decide to pay $19.95 for the printed book, it'll cover about 3 craft pints. The health monitor app Matt made will record one less point. You'll see! Enjoy, and be sure to let Matt know how much you appreciate this free mini…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 18, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

$11 Billion Swapmeet

First of all, relax, I'm not announcing an exclusive executive swapmeet.  The market for used cell phones has ramped up to a whopping $11 billion as of 2016[1].  That's a big number by itself, especially since the market scarcely existed just ten years ago.  By comparison, everything sold in every category by everyone worldwide on Ebay, new or used, was $84 billion total in 2016[2].

Unless you are actually a senior exec and can offer your device, refurbished, to other…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 15, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments

3 Typical Ways to Use Web Scraping Tools for Marketing Decision

(from http://www.octoparse.com/blog/3-typical-ways-to-use-web-scraping-to...)

Web scraping, also known as web crawling, (web) data extraction, data mining, screen scraping, is the process of collecting large amounts of data from the web, then save to a file, database, etc. Let’s dig deeper into web…

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Added by Paul Black on May 15, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

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