Events for December 2012

We are going to close off 2012 with a party!

Potluck Holiday Party – Games and Toys for Tots
Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
at Andreessen Horowitz in Menlo Park
Open to Women and Men.

Register Now: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4686227633/eorg

To sign up for a dish and see what others are bringing, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0444ACA829A31-codechix.

A prize will be awarded for the most creative dish so bring it on! A prize will also be awarded to the most creatively geeky ugly christmas sweater!

There will also be a white elephant gift exchange, so bring an old gift or a gag gift to participate. If you are planning to buy one, please limit the amount to $15 max.

Codechix is also partnering up with a local non-proft (Toys For Tots) that ensures kids with disadvantaged backgrounds will have a gift this holdiay season. So feel free to bring a new children’s toy to donate at this party.

SharePoint Technology Conference Offers Discount for CodeChix Members

The SharePoint Technology Conference, March 3-6 in San Francisco, is the world’s premier independent event for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server technology and services. The format includes 90+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers. It features top Microsoft MVPs, dozens of expert MS speakers and solutions from 50+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!).

Receive a $100 discount off the prevailing rate of either the 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR when prompted on the eRegistration page.

Register early for even bigger savings. www.sptechcon.com.

Event for November 2012

We have an exciting event coming up in November!

Tech Talk: Building a Cassandra based application. From 0 to deploy
Wednesday, Novemeber 7, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
at @WalmartLabs in San Bruno
Open to Women and Men

Register Now: http://cassandra4codechix-eorg.eventbrite.com/

This talk is for people unfamiliar with building an application with Cassandra or would like a complete example. We will take a simple video sharing web application and go from design to implementation. One of the first questions asked when starting with Cassandra is: “How will my data look?” By starting from the beginning, you will see how the design process works. We’ll cover topics like data modeling, designing for application needs and considerations for deployment. The language used in this talk will be Java, but all data models will be expressed in CQL 3 DDL and are abstract enough for implementation in any language.