Lean Security 101

Uncategorized | Monday August 20 2012 7:30 pm | Comments Off

Mobile St. Cloud and the St. Cloud .NET User Group invite you Lean Security 101 presented by Josh More on Tuesday August 28th at 6:00 PM.

Eventbrite - Mobile St. Cloud - Aug 2012 - Lean Security 101

Slide deck from the talk can be found here:

http://www.rjssmartsecurity.com/LeanSecurity101Comic/Lean-Security-101-Comic/Lean-Security-101-The-Comic-Book/

For years, we’ve been told the key to security is technology. We purchase and deploy technology to create layers behind layers, making our walls taller and taller to keep the bad guys out. Sadly, it’s not working.

What does work is combining lessons learned in other industries to the security world. By examining best practices within Lean Manufacturing, Agile Development and Rugged DevOps, this presentation delivers ways you can be successful in security, not by purchasing technology, but by:

Effectively using what you have and what you can get for free

Re-allocating security budget from the point of diminishing return

Identifying and maximizing learning opportunities

Engaging in small, inexpensive test projects

Choosing custom and rational metrics to measure what matters

Replacing defective systems with ones that grow with you

Turning security from a catch-up game into one of strategic and competitive advantage.

Success in security depends on the right mix of people, technology and process. Without all three, you are doomed to failure.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Details:

When: Tuesday August 28th, 6:00– 7:30 PM
Where: W3i, 1900 Medical Arts Ave South, Sartell, MN 56377
Cost: FREE!
Food and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Disc Golf & BBQ

Uncategorized | Wednesday August 1 2012 10:29 pm | Comments Off

Disc Golf & BBQ

Mobile St. Cloud and the St. Cloud .NET user group invite you to our summer Disc Golf Tournament and BBQ!

Agenda:

  • 5:00 – Arrival
  • 5:15 – Disc Golf Scamble (9 holes)
    • If you have discs, bring em.  If you don’t, we have a bunch of extras.
    • 4 person teams.  Come with a team or we can hook you up with one.
    • Prizes for 1st and 2nd place, longest drive, longest putt!
  • 6:30 – BBQ – Food and beverages will be provided

Eventbrite -  Mobile St. Cloud - Aug 2012 - Disc Golf & BBQ


We look forward to seeing you there!

The Details:

When: Thursday August 16th, 5:00– 8:30 PM
Where: Riverside Park, St. Cloud
Cost: FREE!
Food and Drinks sponsored by W3i

 

 

Geo Social Gaming

Uncategorized | Wednesday July 4 2012 10:02 pm | Comments Off

Join us Thursday July 12th for a talk by Justin Peck, developer, gamer, and co-founder of QONQR: The Geosocial Game of World Domination.

Everyone now carries around powerful gaming devices that know where they are and who their friends are. With conditions ripe for geosocial gaming, there is still a surprising lack of successful titles. Why is that? What are the challenges and opportunities for this new, uniquely-mobile, gaming genre?

Eventbrite - Mobile St. Cloud - July 2012 - Geo Social Gaming

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: July12th, 6 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377
Cost: FREE!
Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Lightning Talks

Uncategorized | Tuesday April 24 2012 10:44 pm | Comments Off

Join us on Thursday May 10th for an evening of lightning talks!

Presenter Rules:

  • 5 minutes, no shorter, no longer.
  • 20 slides, timed to automatically advance every 15 seconds whether you are ready or not.

Curious how this works? Check out some examples here: http://igniteshow.com/browse

We are looking for presenters! Please contact @jbollinger if you’re intrested in presenting.

 

Agenda (more to come):

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Eventbrite - Mobile St. Cloud - May 2012 - Lightning Talks

When: May 10th, 6 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377
Cost: FREE!
Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

 

Windows Phone 7.5 Development with Microsoft’s Jeff Brand

Uncategorized | Thursday March 15 2012 9:11 am | Comments Off

Join us Thursday April 12th for a talk on WP7 by Jeff Brand, .NET Developer with Microsoft. Become familiar with the fundamentals of developing applications for Windows Phone. Topics will range from application basics to more advanced platform capabilities, including how to submit apps to the marketplace.

Jeff Brand is a .NET Developer in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Group. Jeff assists customers in evaluating, developing and deploying applications built on the .NET Framework and the Microsoft platform, with a current focus on Windows Phone and Windows 8. He has been with Microsoft for sixteen years and has served in variety of roles including infrastructure consultant, e-commerce technology specialist, and enterprise technology advisor.

Please note that this month’s meeting will be held at SCSU, not W3i.

The Details:

Eventbrite - Mobile St. Cloud - April 2012 - WP7 w/ Jeff Brand

When: Thursday April 12th, 6 – 7:30 PM
Where: Headley Hall Room 228, St. Cloud State University, 225 8th St S St. Cloud, MN 56301 –Map
Cost: FREE!
Venue sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering at St. Cloud State University
Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

 

March – Mobile News Madness

Uncategorized | Friday February 24 2012 10:07 pm | Comments Off

From Android, iOS and WP7, to Tablets and wearables, we’ll surely be covering it. Join us Thursday March 8th for a round table discussion led by Jeff Bollinger regarding breaking mobile news and trends.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: March 8th, 6 – 7:30 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!
Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Demo Night

Uncategorized | Monday January 23 2012 11:02 pm | Comments (0)

Join us Thursday February 2nd as local St. Cloud area developers demonstrate their own mobile apps. We still have 1 or 2 slots open. If you are interested in demoing please contact Jeff Bollinger at bollie at gmail.com.

Schedule (so far)

  • Osman Meer – Fuel Watcher for Android
  • Jeremy Stowe – Bubble Blaster and Metro Tap for WP7
  • Mike Van Nevel – Music Oasis for WP7

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for Mobile St. Cloud - February Meeting in Sartell, MN  on Eventbrite

When: Thursday, Feb 2nd, 6 – 7:30 PM

Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map

Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

Mobile St. Cloud Demo Night – Feb 2012 from Jeff Bollinger on Vimeo.

18 Weeks to 18 Hours: Lessons from a Hackathon

Uncategorized | Tuesday January 3 2012 4:04 pm | Comments (0)
Son of A Gun

The Son of a Gun game, created during the Hackathon

Join us for a discussion of the first W3i Hackathon!  In just 18 hours, the team created a web service, reponsive web app and Windows Phone 7 app based around the concept of location-based gaming.  A few members of the team will give a short presentation followed by a discussion about planning the Hackathon and what they learned from the process.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for Mobile Saint Cloud - January Meeting in Sartell, MN  on Eventbrite

When: Thursday, January 12, 6 – 730 PM

Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map

Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i










Open Android: Innovation, Security and Discontent

Uncategorized | Wednesday October 19 2011 9:23 am | Comments (0)

Join us for a presentation by Matthew MacGregor, Software Developer at W3i.  Android’s open software and liberal policies for app inclusion have allowed for innovation which would otherwise be impossible.  As concerns about security on the platform begin to mount,  the question becomes: how open is too open?

Matthew will discuss security, innovation, and the implications for Android’s future.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 6 – 7 PM

Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map

Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

 

eBooks: A WWDC Perspective

Uncategorized | Thursday September 22 2011 6:00 pm | Comments (0)

Join us for a presentation by Patrick Brennan, Senior Software Developer at W3i, all about the present and future of ebooks. Patrick will be providing a perspective from the WWDC conference on how Apple sees ebooks evolving on iOS.

If you have a device that you like to read on we urge you to bring it along.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

When: Tuesday, October 11th, 6 – 7 PM
Where: W3i – 1900 Medical Arts Ave, Sartell, MN 56377 – Map
Cost: FREE!

Venue, Pizza and Drinks sponsored by W3i

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