There's a new hackerspace in Roswell called Counterpoint Hackerspace. They've just moved in to their new space as of October 2016. Their website doesn't have a lot of info as of yet. From their Meetup Page:
We are Counterpoint. Counterpoint is a hackerspace for technical-creative projects, doocratically run by our members. We are a non-profit educational institution intended for public benefit. Come and visit our space located in Roswell, Georgia. We teach, we learn, we share.
Local IoT is Hopping!!!
From today's mailbag:
I wanted to provide you a quick update on some of the things that are going on in the Atlanta area related to IOT. There are a lot of great things going on and I would encourage you to participate in what is going on.
I am trying to put as much together in one email rather than separate emails.
Hope you find something that you enjoy, if there are some other interests that are not getting coverage, let me know and we will do our best to cross-promote what's going on.
Tonight Oct 11
GE Predix Atlanta @ 6 pm at Tech Square Labs
Thursday Oct 13th
Sensors and Startups @ 7 pm at ATDC
Wednesday Oct 19th
Sigfox Atlanta Coverage Celebration
Tuesday Oct 25th
Internet of Things Atlanta Meetup
Wednesday Oct 26th
2 to 5 pm Fall Research Showcase at Georgia Tech
Wednesday Nov 2nd
IOT in Manufacturing Event at Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
Wednesday Nov 2nd Our next event
6 pm Downtown - Machine to Machine Communications in Industry
Google Dev Fest
From today's meetup mailbag:
The Atlanta Google Developer Group is going to be having it’s first Dev Fest on November 12th at General Assembly in Ponce City Market. Our speakers include Martin Omander from Google and Andrew Watson from Make and Build. Do you want to learn about Firebase by making a game? We have you covered. Have you ever wanted to learn more about GO….come to our session. Other topics will include Android development, progressive web apps and many other things related to Google technologies. Tickets are $20 and include lunch so get yours now before they sell out.
New Kubernetes Meetup
There's a new Kubernetes meetup forming. From their Meetup page:
Meet other developers and users of Kubernetes. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. Kubernetes can run almost anywhere, including Google Compute Engine, Vagrant, CoreOS, Azure, vSphere, RackSpace, etc. Learn more about Kubernetes at http://kubernetes.io
In today's email from Chris Spruck @ Atlanta PHP:
Just a note to let you know there's a hackathon event for MARTA on October 28th - 29th at The Garage at Tech Square. The full story is at http://hypepotamus.com/events/
The MARTA Hackathon series is a yearlong strategic technology initiative led by MARTA, Sandbox ATL, Code for Atlanta, HackGT, and other community groups to help create the next great thing in Atlanta transit. This is the first of three 24-hour hackathons, semi-monthly work group sessions, and continual online interactions to create new ideas to increase ridership and improve the rider experience.
From their Meetup page:
PyData-Atlanta is interested in telling insightful stories about data and exploring the methods behind those stories. We advocate for open data ecosystems and workflows that center on open source tools, especially (but not exclusively) based in Python. We are focused on the vertical integration of tools and skills that transform raw data into insights, and we aim to provide a seminar-like learning environment. We host short interactive presentations, audience-contributed lightning talks, panel discussions, and informal networking opportunities. Our events can benefit both experienced and beginner data scientists alike.
Announced in the September 2016 meeting, this meetup is already the 6th largest PyData meetup in the world. Way to go!
New Way to Help Sponsor Your Group
A friend of mine runs LiveSoftwareEvents.com, a way to live-stream video and make money from it. The organizer doesn't pay, just the remote viewers. They pay a reasonable $1 per hour which gets split with the organizer. If you or your group would like to give it a try, contact Bernie LiveSoftwareEvents and give it a try.
PostgreSQL Group Forming
My favorite open source database might be getting it's own meetup group. From today's inbox:
We are a group of PostgreSQL enthusiasts interested in fostering a PostgreSQL community in Atlanta, so that we can share our knowledge about PostgreSQL and related projects, and create a network for those seeking PostgreSQL-related employment.
See their Meetup.