• Fourth Annual NEJUG Holiday Party


    Start Time:

    Dec 13, 2018 6:00 PM

    End Time:

    Dec 13, 2018 10:00 PM

    Location:
    Bertucci's
    475 Winter St Waltham MA 02451
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    The NEJUG Holiday Party is scheduled for our normal "second Thursday" in December, but it is not a normal presentation meeting. Instead, it's an "all fun time" event where we get to chat, eat, drink, and socialize. Come, join us for dinner, great conversation and raffle prizes. Buy your tickets now and get the early bird discount!

    CLICK HERE 🡆  NEJUG Holiday Party Tickets (at EventBrite)

    Menu items include:

    • Rolls

    • Salad
    • Appetizers
    • Chicken Parma
    • Four Cheese Ravioli
    • Rigatoni, Broccoli & Chicken
    • Dessert
    • Soft drinks, tea, and coffee are included.
    • Cash bar also available.
    • NO PIZZA - That's for regular meetings...

     

    Space is limited to 50 guests so buy your tickets early! Tickets for yourself and your guests are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nejug-holiday-2018-tickets-51209185051

    There will be a Raffle drawing and you have a chance to win a Gift Card -- Thanks to our sponsor Attivio

     

    Corporate Sponsors:

    We are looking for additional corporate sponsors to help maximize the fun! Contact Avi Neer <avineer@gmail.com> if you have a sponsor idea or contact for monetary support, raffles items, or door prizzes.

     

    Thanks to our primary Holiday Party sponsor:

    John Galt contributes to the success of organizations and individuals throughout the United States by expertly matching them with one another. Founded in 1997, they have worked with thousands of organizations and individuals over the years to enable them to achieve success. Their focus is on contract technology professionals in disciplines which are critical to an organization’s success.

     

    Raffle Gift Card Sponsor:

     

     
    Attivio is an intelligent answers and insights platform that brings intuitive search experiences to businesses. In doing so, we help mid-to-large sized companies solve their most complex search needs/projects, such as customer support, risk avoidance, and digital transformation. To do this, we leverage our own natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to provide a personalized and accurate search experience that delivers actionable answers to every question, instead of a simple list of links.

     



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    NOTE: This meeting is NOT on our normal "second-Thursday" schedule.

     

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    In this talk, Vineet shares experiences from prototyping and building over a dozen Voice Apps. He shows how practical decisions can make implementing great apps easy, reviews existing tools that have been built and talks about Violet (http://helloviolet.ai/) an Open-Source Voice App Framework designed to help developers create Voice Apps. Violet uses an approach inspired by Angular and React to simplify the complexity needed when manually building using other lower-level frameworks, while providing for more flexibility than the drag-and-drop non-technical tools on the market.

  • Learning a new programming language doesn’t have to be hard. Sure, there’s a lot of new stuff to wrap your head around: syntax, keywords and symbols, conventions, how to define variables and methods, arrays, and the list go on and on! But what if there were a technique and toolkit you could use to master a new language fast?

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    Who should attend? Anyone who wants to learn about mob programming and how to learn a new language.

     

    We would like to thank our event host Chewy.com for all the support for making this event possible in Downtown Boston. 

     

    • The venue will open at 5:30 PM for networking, so come early and meet everyone else. 
    • Pizza, drinks (including beer!)  sponsored by Chewy --- there will be some Gluten free pizza as well.
    • There will be a 15 minutes Lighting Talk at 6:00 by Marco Ferrer, Software Engineer at Chewy.

     

    If you have any questions, feel free contact Mahesh Acharya (Nejug Event Coordinator) at 617 767 Three One Seven One.

    We would like to thank the following volunteers:

    Photography: George Yazbeck

    Videography:  Francis Solis Olivares