SOGGy July Meeting

About a dozen geeks attended the July SOGGy meeting; three of them were new to the group, having been directed there after visiting the RogueTechHub Meetup Page. Join us on the First Thursday of each month at Four Daughters on East Main in Medford for tech chatter.  

UI/UX Workshop at Zeal

A half-dozen folks turned out for the latest session of the UI/UX Workshop at Zeal. Trever Yarrish is a dynamic speaker and enthusiastic promoter of whatever topic he’s presenting. This evening’s UI/UX Workshop at Zeal focused on prototyping; part 4 (of 5) in the Google Ventures (GV) Design Sprint Process. The Design Sprint is “a …

CocoaHeads June Meeting

Everything old is new again. This cool retro image, taken with a current model of iphone is courtesy of a new app called BitCam that one of the CocoaHeads discovered. The app also emulates the original bit-mapped look and feel of Mac OS 6. Graduation Weekend is here! Everyone is celebrating in their own way–and …

SOGGy June Meeting

Energy abounded at this month’s meeting of the Southern Oregon Geek Group (SOGGy). Rogue Tech Hub seems to be helping to connect the tech in Southern Oregon; thanks for spreading the word!   New attendees included representatives from a local credit union, an independent computer security consultant, and a marketing consultant. Many regulars came to …

Tech Talk: UX vs. CRO

Brandon Kirkland conducted an enthusiastic Tech Talk on the topic of UX vs. CRO this past Tuesday afternoon. The talk was presented to a small, diverse group of folks who shared an interest in learning how to shape User eXperience (UX) to maximize Conversion Rate (CRO). The two terms can be confused, based on the …

CocoaHeads May Meeting

This month we talked about the great Tech Workshop that Randy Coulman gave on Refactoring. Since most of the attendees had lots of experience with coding, they listened carefully to the description provided by Paul, who had attended the workshop. For more details, please see the wrap-up on the RogueTechHub Event WrapUps Page. Other topics …

Tech Workshops at SOU: Refactoring

This workshop was for heavy coders; those who are often called-upon to clean-up, speed-up and clarify code. Randy Coulman delivered a mob-programming-style workshop, in consideration of the diversity of the audience’s programming languages. He used a simple inventory system as a basis for the technique of refactoring (reorganizing | rewriting | rewording | renaming) elements …

Tech Talk: Hardening AWS Environments

The recent Tech Talk, formally entitled Hardening AWS Environments; Automating Incident Response, drew an audience filled with heavy hitters from the local networking and security-oriented tech world including respected former SOU Computer Security & Computer Forensics Professor, Lynn Ackler. Andrew Krug captivated them all. He began his presentation by explaining that his current personal project …

CocoaHeads April Meeting

Lots of attendees tonight, including a couple of visitors who only stayed long enough to say hi and meet everyone; hope they will return—and stay—next month. The discussions included commentary about the Danny Boyle movie, Steve Jobs, and the feelings the movie evoked. While almost universally panned for inaccuracies, this superbly-crafted movie (screenplay by Aaron …

Tech Workshops at SOU: Ruby

Rob Head presented another great Tech Workshop on the Ruby Programming Language this afternoon. He started by having everyone log in to nitrous.io (an online IDE), and then began his presentation by talking about the basics of constants, variables and math operators to provide a frame of reference for students already familiar with other programming …