Measuring Product Impact & Doing Something About It…Like For Realz

Krista Trapani DevJam News, Front Page News, Jam Sessions

These days everyone is talking about the importance of measuring product impact, but are we really doing it? In cases where we are really doing it, are we really learning and making adjustments based on it? For the November Jam Session, we’ll get real about acting on product learning. Mary Poppendieck, Kurt Schmidt, and Esra Kucukciftci share three different perspectives …

Innovations in User Experience

Krista Trapani DevJam News, Jam Sessions

As the field of UX (User Experience) expands its reach to CX (Customer Experience) and is inevitably impacted by EX (Employee Experience), it can be a struggle simply to sift through all of the acronyms being bandied about. During the August Jam Session, we’ll explore innovations in the user experience space, hear about what is working in the wild, and …

June Jam Session – JIRA: Does it suck or rock?

Krista Trapani DevJam News, Jam Sessions

For our June Jam Session, we explored a question that’s been perplexing humankind for… well, at least a few years now. Does Jira suck or does it rock? DevJam tools dude, Brandon Huff, joined us for an audience choice, round robin of topics related to all things Jira. Check out the deck from the session below: And the SAFe 4.5 …

Jam Session – Deep Learning & Robotics

Mandy Simpson DevJam News, Jam Sessions, News

Following our mid-February Jam Session, David Frenk kindly provided further resource material related to his brilliant presentation. Vito Carleone uses some basic C++ for the embedded programming and a lot of bash scripting for smoothing out the pipeline. I’ll be putting up that code (along with the deep learning code) on GitHub soon (by the end of March is the plan). The base robot kit actually …

Kotlin: A JVM Language You Should Know

Mandy Simpson DevJam News, Jam Sessions

Our September 6th Jam Session will focus on Kotlin, the JVM language that has recently overtaken Groovy on the TIOBE language popularity index. DevJammer, Tom Wadzinski has been following Kotlin for several years and has created Spring Boot and Android applications using Kotlin. Tom will be giving a fast-paced talk on Kotlin with live code examples. He will demonstrate the …

Virtual Reality

Andy McGrath DevJam News, Jam Sessions, News

April’s Jam Session (Wednesday the 5th) will be Virtual Reality 101 and Beyond.  Speakers will help attendees establish a solid understanding of virtual reality, augmented reality and their differences.  Virtual reality is more than just an advancement in technology for gamers; for more information, this evolving experience is beginning to improve the lives of anyone, from individuals with intense fears …

Blockchain & Ethereum

Andy McGrath DevJam News, Jam Sessions, News

Our next jam session will be about Blockchain and Ethereum. Join the discussion about an autonomous database in which no trusted authorities and central servers are needed! Lightning Talkers for the Evening David Duccini –Blockchain Technology: Bitcoins and Beyond – Digital Currencies got a boost in late 2008 when the mysterious and heretofore unknown “Satoshi Nakamoto” released the seminal whitepaper and …

Data Science Jam Session – September 7th

Andy McGrath Jam Sessions

Please RSVP The September 7th Jam Session will be on Data Science. Lightning Speakers Brian Kreeger Esra Kucukciftci Daniel Cosey If you like more information now email us here. Agenda for the Evening: 5:30 – 6:00 – Eat, drink and start the conversations 6:00 – 7:00 – Lightning Talks (7 – 9 minutes each) 7:00 – 7:15 – Short break to create and …

Jam Session April 6 – Ward Cunningham, Unbounded Creativity

Andy McGrath DevJam News, Jam Sessions

Please RSVP When: 5:30PM Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Where: DevJam Studios Basement 818 W 46th St Minneapolis, MN 55419 Building on the success of our last Jam Session with Casey Rosenthal, Ward Cunningham will be videoing in to give his talk Unbounded Creativity: the antidote to lean, followed by a community fishbowl discussion. Ward Cunningham – Unbounded Creativity: The Antidote to Lean Abstract: We describe our approach …

Jam Session February 3 – Casey Rosenthal from Netflix’s Chaos Engineering Team

Andy McGrath DevJam News, Jam Sessions, News

When: 5:30PM Wednesday, February 3, 2015 Where: DevJam Studios Basement 818 W 46th St Minneapolis, MN 55419 Join us for our next Jam Session where Casey Rosenthal will talk about his current work in Netflix’s Chaos Engineering team, for now don’t forget to view the top movies on Netflix.   Engineering Confidence in an Increasingly Complex Future I’m interested in a few …

June 6th for Hack for Change

David Hussman Jam Sessions, News

Does Your Good Code Do Good? On June 6th, hackers around the country will gather to do good as they create good code. The National Day of Civic Hacking 2015 will bring together citizens, developers, designers plus government staff to collaboratively create build and invent. National Day of Civic hacking is Minnesota’s contribution to Hack for Change and DevJam Studios …

An Evening with MongoDB Debriefed w/ John Culviner

Andy McGrath Jam Sessions, News

On March 5 DavJam hosted Matt Kalan, a senior solutions architect from MongoDB, in studio. He outlined the benefits to using MongoDB as compared to other RDBMSs and what’s new in MongoDB 3.0. Bonhomie was had and the event was a roaring success. We asked John Culviner, an independent consultant specializing in Angular.js, JavaScript and full-stack development using C+ and/or Groovy/Java, …

April Jam Session – JavaScript Frameworks React and Polymer

David Hussman Jam Sessions

April 1, 2015 5:30PM Javascript Frameworks continue to be moving target. Tonight we’ll have two DevJammers Eric Brandes and Joe Muraski talking about React and Polymer. Both are newish to the scene and offer different approaches to rich client experiences. 5:30-6:15 — Food, drink, chitter-chatter 6:15-7:00 — Presentation 7:00-8:00 — Fishbowl Discussion 8:30 Time to say goodbye til next time  

Docker Jam Session

Andy McGrath Jam Sessions, News

Last Wednesday night dozens of curious minds entered DevJam’s basement to attend the bi-monthly Jam Session. DevJammer Joe Muraski led the session about MicroServices, Docker, and CoreOS. Joe and another DevJammer had built a mobile product for a large bank and described at length some of the challenges of deploying micro-services with Docker and CoreOS. Interesting questions and discussions from the fishbowl …

A Special Jam Session Thank You to Our DevJammers

David Hussman Jam Sessions, News

Let’s Jam! DevJam has organized a special concert for our DevJammers. If you are in our band, expect an invitation to this event soon. Until then, let us tell you a bit about who is showing up. If you are not in the band, drop us an email JoinTheBand About the Gig THE CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO’S RELENTLESS passion for following …