QCon NY 2017 Community Night

Every year 700-800 early adopter/early majority software developers meet in NYC to learn from pioneers in software. These are people like Oracle's Thomas Wuerthinger (the Graal Compiler Architect), Lyft's Christopher Burnett (Core Libraries Engineer), and StichFix's Cathy Polinski.

Community Night is the first night of QCon NYC 2017 and is all about opening the doors to QCon and inviting the local community in. One local meetup organizer described holding meetups in NYC this way: "One of the biggest problems for meetups in New York is finding a place big enough to host us. Getting people to come isn't the issue, it's finding a place big enough for everyone." So by providing space right in the heart of Times Square and top notch AV used at QCon itself, we want to remove some of the friction and encourage the mixing of ideas and networking of QCon attendees and the local development scene. That's what QCon's Community Night is about.  

Below are some of the meetups confirmed for Monday, June 26th's Community Night at QCon New York 2017.  If you'd like to know more about joining us at Community, reach out to any of the organizers listed below to find out how you can be involved.


Papers We Love Meetup 

7pm - Broadway Ballroom North Center

What was the last paper within the realm of computing you read and loved? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. 

Learn More: https://www.meetup.com/papers-we-love


NY JavaSIG User Group

7pm - Room: Liberty, 8th. flr.

The New York Java Special Interest Group (NYJavaSIG) is based in New York City and attracts Java developers from the tri-state region. Through its regular monthly general meetings, bi-monthly specialty workgroup meetings, and its website, the NYJavaSIG brings together members of New York's Java community so they can share their tips, techniques, knowledge, and experience. 


* Daniel Heidinga - Senior Engineer, IBM, J9 JVM Team Lead

* Gil Tene - CTO, Azul Systems, Key Contributor to Falcon & Zing JVM

* Thomas Wuerthinger - Senior JVM Engineer, Oracle, Graal Compiler Architect

Learn More: https://www.meetup.com/JavaSIG/


CTO School 

7pm - Room: Plymouth - Royale, 6th flr.

A group of NYC Startup CTOs, VP of Engineering, Tech Leads, and technologists who would like to become leaders. Membership is by approval, and ONLY technical people are allowed to join. The membership is open to senior technical leaders, or people on the cusp of getting there (e.g. lead developers). The goal is to have an ongoing forum for technical leaders (esp. in startups) to discuss their issues, weather the issues related to management, process or technology. Founded in 2009, Some of the past speakers include Kellan, CTO of Etsy, Nick Ganju, CTO of ZocDoc, Mike Bryzek, CTO of Gilt, Michael Nygard, Camille Fournier, CTO of Rent The Runway, Jim Benson, author of Personal Kanban, and many others.

Learn More: https://www.meetup.com/ctoschool

Apache Storm User Group

7pm - Room: Shubert - Uris, 6th flr.

This is a group for anyone interested in building scalable computing platforms and parallel architectures to process vast amounts of streaming data using real-time data processing frameworks.

We share ideas and learn how to do: real-time event processing, real-time analytics, real-time ETL and so on. We get together to exchange ideas, show real world projects and to network.

Learn More: https://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Stream-Processing-User-Group/