DEVit Special Edition Meetup – Thessaloniki

We are so excited to announce our special edition Larissa Developers Meetup, in partnership with DEVit Conference, in Thessaloniki!

This special, free-entrance, mini-conference will run during DEVit Week in OK!Thess (https://okthess.gr), together with multiple Meetups, accompanied by international speakers!

During the event, DEVit organisers will giveaway FREE DEVit Conference tickets. Food and beverages offered at the end of the Meetup, courtesy of Fieldscale.

Wanna hear Jim Bennett talking about AI on Mobile Apps?
Wanna hear all about React Native and how you can build amazing apps?
Interested in Machine Learning in .NET?

Then come join us!

Schedule
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18:30 – 18:35 : Welcome
18:35 – 19:15 : DEVit speaker – Jim Bennett
19:15 – 20:00 : .NET Meetup, Ziazios Konstantinos – Machine Learning for .NET”
20:15 – 21:00 : Larissa Developers Meetup, Dimitris Tsolis – Introduction to React Native
21:00 – : Pizzas & beers (will start @ OK!Thess)

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.NET Announcement: https://www.meetup.com/Thessaloniki-NET-Meetup/events/250835160/

Don’t forget to check out the other DEVit Week meetups @ https://devitconf.org/devit-week

Join workshops and watch great talks at https://devitconf.org

Κωδική ονομασία: DevItUp

Φίδοι και φίδες, μετά από μακρά απουσία στην οποία βαριόμουνα να κανονίσω μιτάπ γιατί με έπιασε μια σπαρίλα άλλο πράμα, επέστρεψα δριμύτερος και με ανανεωμένη όρεξη για μιταπ τα οποία με ψιλοαναγκάζουν να διοργανώσω!

Χάρη στα παιδιά του DevIt, θα συναντηθούμε και πάλι όλοι μαζί για να πούμε τα νέα μας, ιστορίες από το στρατό και να διαβάσουμε τα ζώδιά μας. Επίσης, θα κάνουμε και παρουσιάσεις για πράματα.

Αυτό το μιτάπ θα γίνει στα πλαίσια του DevIt week, στο οποίο θα δείξουμε ποιοι είμαστε μπας και έρθει κανένας καινούριος γιατί με το ρυθμό που χάνουμε κόσμο, σε λίγο θα χρωστάμε και άτομα. Χωρίς περαιτέρω (έτσι γράφεται; ποτέ δεν το θυμάμαι) καθηστέρυση (χαχα το πχιάσατε ε), το πρόγραμμα παρουσιάσεων:

18:30-19-15: Μια ομιλία για μπλόκτσέην, είναι σόου θρι μάνθς αγκό το μπόκτσεην αλλά θα την κάνουμε, τι να γίνει, αφού δεν έχουμε εμέλ.

19:15-20:00: Νοδε.ξσ τοκ. Τα άτομα που λατρεύουμε να μισούμε θα μας πουν τι είναι νέο στο χώρο του νοδε.ξσ κι εμείς θα τους πούμε ότι το ντζάνγκο το είχε από το 2004 και μπορείς να κάνεις και εμέλ αμα θες και έχει και τσούπιτερ νόουτμπουκς.

20:15-21:00: Το δικό μας το τοκ, και η στιγμή που θα εμφανιστώ εγώ γιατί δουλεύω μέχρι τις οχτώ δεν είμαι σαν εσάς που μεσημέρι τελειώνετε και μετά πίνετε φραπέδες και κάνετε μιτάπ είμαι σοβαρός άθρωπος. Η ομιλία θα έχει θέμα το Flask, ξέχασα να σας το πω, και θα μας δείξει πώς να φτιάξουμε ένα REST API με το Flask και πώς να δουλεύουμε με task queues με το Celery. Είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρον το πώς δουλεύουν όλα αυτά τα μέρη μαζί.

21:00: Πιτσόμπυρα.

Όποτε τελειώσουν τα πιτσόμπυρα – 02:00: Ποτά PyThess, γιατί έτσι μας αρέσει.

Επίσης θα κληρώσουμε και X εισιτήρια DevIt (X ∈ ℕ) , εγώ ελπίζω να το κερδίσω.

Το μιτάπ θα γίνει στο ΟΚΘες γιατί θα είμαστε πολλοί, σας περιμένω όλους και ελπίζω να μην απογοητευτώ. Τα λέμε εκεί!

Φιλιά!
Σταύρος

6th Thessaloniki UX Meetup – Part of DEVit Week

Ώρα για το 6ο Thessaloniki UX Meetup!

Στα πλαίσια του DEVit week για το DEVit Conference (https://devitconf.org), αυτή τη φορά ενωνόμαστε με το CocoaHeads Thessaloniki meetup και υποδεχόμαστε 4 ομιλητές:

– Από τους DEVit 2018 speakers, τον Dave Platt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/plattdave/), President of Rolling Thunder Computing, Inc., instructor in Computer Science for the Harvard University Extension School.

“Security and Usability: The Eternal Tension”
All users say they want to be secure in their online workings. At the same time, they never, EVER cooperate with online measures needed to ensure security. How do we design our apps to be as secure as possible, while not driving away the users that we need? Join industry legend David Platt for a discussion of the eternal tradeoff between security and usability, and how to make the right decisions for your apps and your customers.

– Για το UX meetup, τον Thanos Papavasiliou (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thanospap/), UX & UI Designer.

“Designing Under Pressure”
It’s Saturday morning and you need to design and present a Mobile App to a client Until Tuesday. You have a day job. You have 2 kids and a (in life) partner. Your client is a better designer than you. You really, really want to impress this client. Join me in this impossible UX Journey and let’s learn together how to select the right UX Methods & Techniques in order to produce a proper set of UX Artefacts, when time (and budget) is not on your side.

– Για το CocoaHeads meetup, τους Dimitris Tsiflitzis και Thanos Theodoridis

“A language of ideas: Swift”

Ξεκινάμε στις 18:30 στο OK!Thess, και όπως πάντα, αμέσως μετά θα έχουμε τον απαραίτητο χρόνο για networking, pizzas and beer 🙂

Blockchain and Machine Learning Joint Meetup

Join us in our attempt to bring together the worlds of Blockchain and Machine Learning. Friday 25/05 – 19:00, at OK!Thess.

Agenda:
19.00: ‘Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain’, Thomas Sermpinis
20.00: ‘Introduction to Machine Learning’, Nikolaos Passalis
20.15: ‘Bitcoin price prediction using Deep Learning Models’, Avraam Tsantekidis

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‘Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain’, Thomas Sermpinis

Abstract: Bitcoin and especially blockchain technologies get more and more important each day, breaking the barrier of the cryptocurrency with the introduction of many new practical applications. In this presentation, we will discuss the fundamentals of blockchain technologies, using Bitcoin as our benchmark, and cover topics like transactions, nodes, consensus and other important aspects of these technologies.

Bio: Thomas Sermpinis is a security and blockchain engineer with a Masters Degree in Informatics and Management. He has worked as an instructor in the field of cyber security, covering a wide variety of topics. Also, he is deeply involved in the cyber security community, with a strong social media presence (security blog and popular YouTube channel). For the last year he is dedicated to blockchain technology and currently works as a blockchain research engineer in Aristotle University.

‘Introduction to Machine Learning’, Nikolaos Passalis

Abstract: You can attend the meetup regardless your background! Nikolaos Passalis will present and refresh the most important Machine Learning and Deep Learning concepts, along with some applications, in less than 15 minutes.

Bio: Nikolaos Passalis is a Ph.D. candidate and researcher in the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He obtained his B.Sc. in Informatics in 2013 and his M.Sc. in Information Systems in 2015 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests include deep learning, computational intelligence and information retrieval. His doctoral studies are supported by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI).

‘Bitcoin price prediction using Deep Learning Models’, Avraam Tsantekidis

Abstract: Lately Bitcoin has been receiving more and more attention, both as a technological achievement capable of allowing true ownership of ones’ wealth, but also as a risky investment opportunity which has attracted a significant amount of capital. There are many faucets of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology upon which Machine Learning can be applied and yield practical results. In this presentation, the topic of Bitcoin price prediction using Deep Learning models, such Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) networks, will be discussed. Several code examples using Python and Keras, backed by Tensorflow, will be presented, walking you through all the necessary steps to understand the basics of building a Machine Learning model and testing it on real financial data.

Bio: Avraam Tsantekidis is a Ph.D. candidate in the Artificial Intelligence & Information Analysis Laboratory of the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He obtained his B.Sc. in Informatics in 2016 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include Deep Learning, Time Series and Financial Markets. During the first year of his Ph.D. he was employed by an Investment Fund to research and develop Deep Learning to support its financial activities.

Serverless Architecture & NoSQL Databases

Serverless Architecture & NoSQL Databases
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Το καλοκαίρι φτάνει με γρήγορους ρυθμούς και μαζί του φέρνει το 10ο Meetup με hot θεματολογία: Serverless αρχιτεκτονική και βάσεις NoSQL! Θα μιλήσουμε για τα απαραίτητα βήματα, τις προκλήσεις και τον επανασχεδιασμό του κώδικα μας από Μονολιθική σε Serverless αρχιτεκτονική και θα συνεχίσουμε με NoSQL βάσεις δεδομένων με σκοπό να ανακαλύψουμε πότε, πώς και γιατί να τις χρησιμοποιήσουμε.

Summer is loading and what brings along is the 10th Meetup with two hot talks: Serverless architecture and NoSQL databases! We will discuss the necessary steps, the challenges and how to migrate a codebase from monolithic to Serverless architecture. Coming up next is NoSQL databases, in order to discover how, when and why we should use a non-relational database schema

Speakers (in order of appearance)
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Kostas Katsikas – Web Application Architect
Stavros Korokithakis – Supreme Ruler of the Universe

Schedule
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7:00pm – 7:10pm : Introduction
7:10pm – 7:55pm : Migrating from Monolithic to Serverless (Kostas Katsikas)
7:55pm – 8:15pm : Break
8.15pm – 9:00pm : We’re going to talk about NoSQL, you can’t join 😉 (Stavros Korokithakis)
9:00pm – : Connecting Micro-party

Blockchain meets Machine Learning: Joint Meetup

The agenda for the meetup is:

19.00 – 19.45 Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain — Thomas Sermpinis
19.45 – 20.00 Break
20.00 – 20.15 Introduction to Machine Learning — Nikolaos Passalis
20.15 – 21.15 Discussion of Bitcoin price prediction using Deep Learning Models — Avraam Tsantekidis
21.15 – 21.30 Discussion / networking / end

Please note that presentations will be in Greek.

Abstracts:

– Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain
Bitcoin and especially blockchain technologies get more and more important each day, breaking the barrier of the cryptocurrency with the introduction of many new practical applications. In this presentation we will discuss the fundamentals of blockchain technologies, using Bitcoin as our benchmark, and covering topics like transactions, nodes, consensus and other important aspects of these technologies.

– Introduction to Machine Learning
Nikolaos Passalis will present and refresh the most important Machine Learning and Deep Learning concepts, along with some applications using the well-known Keras library, in less than 15 minutes. Some familiarity with Python is all you need!

– Discussion of Bitcoin price prediction using Deep Learning Models
Lately Bitcoin has been receiving more and more attention, both as a technological achievement capable of allowing true ownership of ones’ wealth, but also as a risky investment opportunity which has attracted a significant amount of capital. There are many faucets of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology upon which Machine Learning can be applied and yield practical results. In this presentation, the topic of Bitcoin price prediction using Deep Learning models, such Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) networks, will be discussed. Several code examples using Python and Keras, backed by Tensorflow, will be presented, walking you through all the necessary steps to understand the basics of building a Machine Learning model and testing it on real financial data.

Short Biographies of presenters:

– Thomas Sermpinis is a security and blockchain engineer with a Masters Degree in Informatics and Management. He has worked as an instructor in the field of cyber security, covering a wide variety of topics. Also, he is deeply involved in the cyber security community, with a strong social media presence (security blog and popular YouTube channel). For the last year he is dedicated to blockchain technology and currently works as a blockchain research engineer in Aristotle University.

– Nikolaos Passalis is a Ph.D. candidate and researcher in the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He obtained his B.Sc. in Informatics in 2013 and his M.Sc. in Information Systems in 2015 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests include deep learning, computational intelligence and information retrieval. His doctoral studies are supported by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI).

– Avraam Tsantekidis is a Ph.D. candidate in the Artificial Intelligence & Information Analysis Laboratory of the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He obtained his B.Sc. in Informatics in 2016 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include Deep Learning, Time Series and Financial Markets. During the first year of his Ph.D. he was employed by an Investment Fund to research and develop Deep Learning to support its financial activities.

The environment is casual and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn and more importantly get to know each other. After the event everyone is welcome to one of the nearby cafeterias to get to know each other.

Hope to see you there!

DEVit Week. Thessaloniki .NET and Larissa Developers United

This will be a pre DEVit event during DEVit Week.

DEVit speaker :Jim Bennett
“Stop the ducks and f**ks – using AI to filter mobile app content”
A large number of mobile apps rely on user input – whether they are photo sharing tools, social media apps or chat apps. Whilst these kind of apps are great and have helped created large communities of like-minded people, they also suffer from the inevitable inappropriate content. This talk looks at using AI to reduce the risk of users being exposed to inappropriate images and text.

Thessaloniki .NET meetup: Ziazios Konstantinos
“Machine Learning for .NET”
Machine Learning for .NET. ML.NET is a cross-platform open-source machine learning framework which makes machine learning accessible to .NET developers. ML .NET allows .NET developers to develop their own models and infuse custom ML into their applications without prior expertise in developing or tuning machine learning models, all in .NET. Enhance your dot net app with machine learning and explore common scenarios.

Larissa Developers meetup : Dimitris Tsolis
“Introduction to React Native”

13th WordPress Larissa Meetup

Το Επιμελητήριο Λάρισας, στην οδό Παπακυριαζή 44, την Πέμπτη 17 Μαϊου 2018 και ώρα 18:30, ανοίγει τις πόρτες του και φιλοξενεί την Ελληνική Κοινότητα του WordPress που ανανεώνει το μηνιαίο ραντεβού της.

Στην τελευταία πριν την καλοκαιρινή περίοδο συνάντηση, η Ευαγγελία Παππά, web publisher, θα μας μιλήσει για το WordPress και τις κοινότητες χρηστών, τον εθελοντισμό και την εμπειρία bloggers χωρίς απαραίτητη γνώση πληροφορικής και θα απαντήσουμε στην ερώτηση «Γιατί, WordPress;»

Ο Γιάννης Γιαλαμάς, εκπαιδευτής ενηλίκων, θα μας μιλήσει για τη χρήση του WordPress στη διαχείριση ηλεκτρονικών τάξεων και τη δημιουργία μαθημάτων e-learning, για τη διευκόλυνση διδασκόντων και μαθητών.

Ενώ, τέλος, ο Κωνσταντίνος Καλαϊτζίδης, φοιτητής πληροφορικής, θα μας μιλήσει για τον τρόπο με τον οποίο μπορείς να φορέσεις ως παράσημο την αποτυχία ως φοιτητής και που μπορεί αυτό να σε οδηγήσει”, μετά την εμπειρία του στο Google Launchpad.

Athens IoT meetup #7 – AI, Bots and DevOps

Professional IoT developers and advanced IoT geeks, this event is for you!

Laurent Ellerbach, technical evangelist manager at Microsoft, will walk us through the “Internet of (his garden) Things” explaining the technical architecture details and decisions. Then he will show us how to integrate it with an AI bot (MS Bot framework) and how to utilize language recognition (LUIS.ai). The session will be illustrated by a (real) bot remotely accessing his garden, house, wine cellar and more!

Costas Pipilas, econais CTO, will present their new project: Desploy.com
A CI/CD platform for IoT devices. Desploy is an effort to address IoT product challenges, by introducing the DevOps best practices in the IoT world. Let’s see how a CI/CD platform designed for IoT can make our dev-lifes easier with automation in building and testing of an IoT product.

Manolis Nikiforakis, Ex Machina CEO, will present how to setup a powerful industrial IoT solution for a typical energy monitoring use-case, built on open source technologies* and elaborate on various architecture approaches and challenges. (*Eclipse Kura/Kapua/Hawkbit, Thingsboard.io, AgileIoT, Resin.io, NodeRED, OpenHAB, RPi, ESP8266/32, Modbus, MQTT)

Agenda:
18:00 -18:30 welcome coffee
18:30 -20:00 talks
20:00 standing light dinner / networking

Join us for drinks and networking as we listen to the IoT expert speakers giving some advanced IoT development insights.

Event location is ATHINAIS this time, co-hosted with Microsoft OpenHack. Use @iotathens (https://twitter.com/iotathens) to keep conversations connected.

See you there!

Develop web applications using Vue.js, Node.js and GraphQL

Εισαγωγή στη χρήση σύγχρονων frameworks και εργαλείων για ανάπτυξη διαδικτυακών εφαρμογών όπου και το front-end και το back-end είναι υλοποιημένα με τη JavaScript. Παρουσίαση εφαρμογής με επιπρόσθετη χρήση API αρχιτεκτονικής βασισμένης στη graphQL query γλώσσα.

Παρουσίαση: Δαγκουλής Γιάννης