Meteor.js CodeMash Staff Application

Scott ZischerkNote: If you have interest in checking out the project, you can find it here:
https://github.com/InteractiveBusinessSystems/cm_staff_app

Background

If you’re not familiar with CodeMash, it’s a technology conference hosted at the Kalahari Resort & Indoor Water Park in Sandusky, OH:

CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby, Python and PHP.

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CodeMash 2016 Review: 7 Languages in 7 Hours

Duane OdumPresenter

Amber Conville
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Sadly, I was unable to make it through all 7 as duty called on numerous occasions throughout the day, but I must say I experienced a wide range of emotions.  We utilized the Prime Factors Kata for each language rather than the simple Hello World or To Do applications which I found to be an interesting challenge as I was consistently Googling syntax-related issues.  The 3 languages I missed out on in the session were Go (seriously disappointed I missed this one), Scala and Elixir.  Quick summaries of the ones I did get to attend are listed below:

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CodeMash Pre-Compiler Recaps pt. 2

Duane OdumOver the past two days I have had the pleasure of attending some excellent workshops at CodeMash. I do not normally do the “session hopping” thing but there were just too many workshops that I was interested in and it was really my only recourse on day 2.

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​CodeMash Pre-Compiler Recap pt. 1

Duane OdumOver the past two days I have had the pleasure of attending some excellent workshops at CodeMash.  While I can honestly say only two of the workshops were beneficial from an immediate knowledge gain perspective, I think that I will get more long term value out of the others that I attended.

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SharePoint User Adoption

I Duane Odumam attending the SharePoint Fest Chicago this week, and will be sharing my thoughts on some of the sessions I attend throughout the week.

In a rather interesting take on user adoption, Sarah Haase provided two admittedly not-so-simple keys to success: manipulation and motivation.

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SharePoint Fest 2014: Visualization Tools and Innovation Games

Duane OdumI am attending the SharePoint Fest Chicago this week, and will be sharing my thoughts on some of the sessions I attend throughout the week.

My first session of the SharePoint Fest Chicago was Visual Tools and Innovation Games presented by Ruven Gotz and Michelle Caldwell. While I felt a bit alone based on my skillset, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I am fairly certain I was the lone consultant in the session and 100% certain I was the only developer in the session, but ultimately that was my expectation going in and one of the main reasons I chose it. After all, that is the point of attending conferences isn’t it? Expanding my horizons…

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CodeMash 2014 Session Recap: Applicaiton Security

Duane OdumAfter letting it “sink in” for a week I realized that we all need to be a little more aware of the importance of security when we are developing applications.  It amazes me that someone would post data source and connection information in StackOverflow but I was able to find 15 articles with that information readily available.  Granted some of those are probably connections to a personal development environment but I literally spent less than 30 minutes looking and ultimately it made me more curious about what I could find if I actually spent some actual time digging.

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