Refresh Austin, February Meeting!
February 9, 2016 – @ Umbel 7pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE'RE MEETING AT OPEN SOURCE COWORKING THIS
MONTH AND NOT BUFFALO BILLIARD'S!
Bots on bots on botkit
(Michael Way, Developer)
The rise of the chat bots is upon us. There's a new tool to help making chat bots as simple as possible. Botkit is a node based open source project for all you need for a chat bot and possibly beyond. This is an introduction to botkit and what may be in store for the next generation of applications.
Getting to 90,000 ft and back again in 1-piece
(Tom Dickman, Shaun Dubuque, Developers, Retail Me Not)
Ever wonder what the weather is like at 90,000 ft or itching for a good use for that new GoPro camera? Perfect, join Tom Dickman and Shaun Dubuque, both from RetailMeNot's Innovation group, as they discuss the do's and don'ts of launching a payload into the far reaches of the atmosphere. This talk with touch on everything from atmospheric sensors, GPS tracking at high altitudes, launch timing/planning, and the building of custom tracking software so you can track your balloon in real-time and improve your chances of a successful recovery.
New to Refresh? Welcome! Refresh Austin is an organization of web professionals working together to foster new ideas and refresh the creative, technical and professional aspects of their trade.
A few quick things to get you started:
- Join the conversation! Give us a shoutout on Twitter at @RefreshAustin. We're also on Slack and Google Groups.
- Every meetup begins with a "looking for work" or "looking to hire" open mic segment.
- The talks and resulting questions are always great, but if you have more to say (or just can't make it) chime in and follow along on Twitter at #refreshaustin.
- All job-related posts should be made to the Refresh Austin Jobs Google Groups list or in the appropriate #Jobs Slack channel.