Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – 5:30pm at SendGrid downtown Denver, CO
5:30-6:00: Networking and Food
Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Maddie Spilman from TEKsystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Our friends over at FullContact are bringing the beer, so a big thanks to them.
6:10-7:00: Part #1: Intro to the Savant Build Tool
Savant is a new open source build tool. Savant builds on the concepts of make, Ant, Maven, Gradle, and other build tools, but solves many of the problems that those tools suffer from. This talk will cover the basics of what a build tool needs to build a project. We’ll cover the features of Savant that meet each of these needs. We’ll also cover some of the common problems and pitfalls with other tools and how Savant solves them.
7:10-8:00: Part #2: Savant Build Files, Dependencies and Plugins
Now it’s time to dive in and really start using Savant. This talk will be mostly live coding to get a basic project up and running. We’ll make sure the project has some dependencies on 3rd party libraries and let Savant manage them. We’ll also use the Savant license management tool to list out all of the project’s licenses. Finally, we’ll build a Savant plugin and use it in our build file, just to see how simple it is.
Brian CEO of Inversoft and a software engineer. He has over 16 years of experience in the software industry and deep technical and management experience with a range of companies including BEA, US Freightways, Orbitz, Texturemedia, and Naymz. Brian holds a bachelor’s of science in computer engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has won numerous awards for scholastic achievement and technical excellence.
As the founder of Inversoft, Brian built much of the software that the company sells, including CleanSpeak, a robust, enterprise-scale profanity filter and moderation solution. CleanSpeak is written in Java and is used by some of the world’s largest companies including Disney, Activision, Pokemon and many more.
One of Brian’s core philosophies is to build software that people need. He believes that working closely with customers and the community, you can learn what those needs are and build software that actually works well and helps fulfill those needs.
8:00: Door prizes:
JetBrains IDE License
Books – Provided by O’Reilly Media
8:10: Networking/Food/Drinks at Society Sports and Spirits.
Our sponsor, Bandwidth.com, will be hosting the food at Society Sports and Spirits. Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.