Wednesday, Feb 12th, 2014
This month we’re proud to have Tom Marrs presenting on JSON at Work – come learn how to leverage JSON in new ways to enhance your architecture and development efforts.
5:30-6:15: Networking and Food
Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Cody Powell from TEksystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Also, thanks to FullContact for supplying the beer.
This year, we’d like to show our gratitude by allowing job announcements only by DJUG sponsors. This preference is meant to encourage ongoing sponsorship by providing greater visibility to our wonderful sponsors, as well as encourage new sponsorships. Any direct employee of a company, in attendance, may also announce open Java Developer positions within their company.
6:30-7:50: Main talk – JSON at work: Overview and Ecosystem
JSON is more than just a simple replacement for XML when you make an AJAX call. JSON is becoming the backbone of any serious data interchange over the Internet. There are emerging standards and best practices that can be used to harness the energy and enthusiasm around JSON to build truly elegant, useful, and efficient applications. If you’re already using JSON, you may be thinking:
• What else is there to talk about?
• What additional tools and standards are available, and why do they matter?
• Everything is great, so how would these tools and standards help?
If you’re not using JSON, you may be wondering:
• Why use it?
• Where does it fit?
In this presentation, we’ll cover:
• JSON Beginnings – language overview, best practices, and the JSON Ecosystem
• JSON Tools
The JSON Ecosystem
• Structuring JSON (JSON Schema)
• RESTing with JSON – modeling, prototyping, and testing
• Text Search with JSON
Attendees will learn how to leverage JSON in new ways to enhance their architecture and development efforts.
About Tom Marrs
Tom is currently authoring JSON at Work for O’Reilly, and wrote the Core JSON Refcard for DZone (the #1 downloaded Refcard in 2013). Tom is also a speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) and Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) conferences.
An active participant in the local technical community, Tom helps emcee at the HTML5 Denver User Group, helped found the Denver Open Source User Group (DOSUG), has served as President of the Denver Java Users Group (DJUG), and speaks at other local user groups.
7:50 – 8:00: Door prizes
JetBrains IDE License
8:00: Networking at Old Chicago. (1415 Market St).
Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.