JSFoo hack night, React & React Native workshops, computer vision meet up & memorial for Tim Poston
The HasGeek Newsletter ✉️ — September 6
Hi there! 👋🏻
Earlier this week, I read about Facebook making a huge bet on the rights for live streaming the IPL. And guess what? They apparently lost to Star India. Facebook made the bid for Rs. 3,900 crore and Star India beat that by offering Rs. 16,347.50 crore.
Facebook seems to be investing heavily in streaming potential of its social network. I never thought I’d say this, but apparently Facebook just didn’t put in enough money.
- JSFoo hacknight on Saturday
- Computer vision in e-commerce meetup on Saturday
- Memorial for Tim Poston
- Open houses at HasGeek house
- Series of workshops on React & React Native
- ReactFoo and JSFoo conference updates
- Kilter updates
- IndiaHacks on Saturday
What’s happening at our end?
Updates from the math and stats open house last week
We had a houseful open house last Friday, 1st September. Here is the video recording of the open house: http://hsgk.in/open-house-on-math-and-stats
You can read the summary of the discussions here:http://hsgk.in/summary-of-learning-journeys-with-maths
And check references to articles, books, courses and GitHub repos on how to get started with learning math and statistics for data science. Godspeed, and keep us posted on how your journey is shaping up, and what we can do to help facilitate / expedite it.
Open house on scaling challenges in the age of cross-platform apps on 8th September
Pratul Kalia from UnCommon, and Amir Nagri of GO-JEK, will dissect the cases of small, medium and large apps from the point of view of codebases, team structures and interactions, design, user base and business goals. Sounds interesting for a Friday evening?
Unable to make it? Set a reminder for the livestream and catch the discussion as it happens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD8AuifB5vk
This open house is open to everyone, irrespective of whether you are attending Fragments or not.
JSFoo Hacknight at HasGeek house on 9th & 10th September
In case you missed it, we’re putting together a Hacknight sponsored by WalmartLabs on the 9th and 10th September at HasGeek house. We already have a couple of interesting projects that people will be working on. If you haven’t registered, do it now!
Register here: https://jsfoo.in/2017-sept-hacknight/
Computer vision in e-commerce meetup on 9th September
On 9th September, we’re putting together a meetup at WalmartLabs to discuss about the application of computer vision in e-commerce. One of the key areas in which computer vision is currently used in e-commerce is in “fashion”. Our speakers will walk us through some of the applications and use cases of the same.
If you’d like to get a sense of the applications of computer vision in e-commerce and interact with practitioners from the industry, this is a great place to be. RSVP now to reserve your spot!
Date: 9th September
Time: 11 AM to 2 PM
RSVP link: https://anthillinside.in/2017-sep-bangalore-meetup/
IndiaHacks on 9th September
HasGeek founder and CTO, Kiran Jonnalagadda, will be speaking at IndiaHacks on Saturday, 9 September, on Solutionism. IndiaHacks promises to be an interesting affair, with decision-makers (CEOs, CTOs, and CPOs) talking about product development and technology challenges in logistics, finance, SAAS and other domains.
Check out the conference schedule here: https://www.hackerearth.com/indiahacks-conference/
HackerEarth has generously shared a discount code which lets you buy the conference ticket at 50% of the price. Use the code HASGEEKIH when you register on https://www.hackerearth.com/indiahacks-conference/ to avail the discount.
Tim Poston is no more
This week, we were (once again) reminded of mortality, and had to ask ourselves this question: what does it mean to lose a member of our community?
Tim Poston, keynote speaker at The Fifth Elephant 2015, and a very active member of the scientific community in India, passed away on 22 August 2017.
Many of us have very fond memories of Tim. Some of us at HasGeek remember him as Prof. Dumbledore — the man who could talk about data, shapes and geometry forever, using his walking stick as a pointer. It is heartbreaking to know that he isn’t with us anymore.
The Fifth Elephant is hosting a memorial for Tim Poston on 17 September at HasGeek House.
Tim’s wife, Rebecca Poston, will join us at the memorial. We encourage you to participate, and share your fond memories of Tim.
Should you have questions about the memorial, feel free to write to us on email@example.com or call us on 7676332020.
Blockchain open house on 22 September
Last week, we played buzzword bingo as we spoke about data science, maths and stats. Here’s another buzzword — Blockchain! Come off on 22 September to the open house where we’ll have four flash talk presentations followed by Sunil Aggarwal talking to us about political theory of Blockchains, and responses from the community.
Unable to make it? Set a reminder for the livestream and catch the discussion as it happens — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJqSY62M7zU
We have received two submissions for flash talks. With two spots remaining, will the limelight be yours? Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to a provocative discussion, in the lead-up to 50p.
Meta Refresh open house on prototyping on 29 September
Product design is a complex process. One of the stages (and process) in product design is prototyping.
Abhinav Chhikara, co-founder of LisnApp will talk to us about “everything you knew, and didn’t know about prototyping” based on his experiences at LisnApp and working as designer at Housing.com.
Unable to make it? Set a reminder for the livestream and catch the discussion as it happens -
Watch our Twitter handle @metarefresh and use the hashtag #MetaRefresh to ask questions.
Series of workshops on React & React Native
React beginners workshop
This workshop starts with understanding the basic internals of React before exploring how to “think in React”, best practices and solutions to real problems that you will experience while building an application.
Date and time: 9th September, from 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
Duration: 6 hours
Instructor: Siddharth Kshetrapal
More info here: https://reactfoo.in/2017-react-beginners-workshop/
Workshop on automating Android, iOS and ReactNative build Pipelines using Fastlane
Learn how to automate tedious tasks like generating screenshots, dealing with provisioning profiles, and releasing your application with few simple lines of code which you face while building Android, ios and React Native apps
Date and time: 17th September, from 9:00AM to 1:15PM.
Duration: 4 hours
Instructors: Abhinandan Kothari and Mudit Maheshwari
More info here: https://fragments.in/2017-build-pipelines-workshop/
React Native workshop
Learn how to build native iOS and android app using React Native such that it can easily be extended to any platform such as Windows Phone, Web, Desktop, Electron and even VR*.
Date and time: 17th September, from 1:45PM to 6PM.
Duration: 4 hours
Instructors: Atul R and Rahul Gaba
More info here: https://reactfoo.in/2017-react-native-workshop/
The full schedule for ReactFoo is now up on the website! See it here: https://reactfoo.in/2017/#schedule The keynote speaker will be Glen Maddern who will speak about styling.
Purchase tickets for the conference here before the prices go up this Friday: https://reactfoo.in/2017/#tickets
The schedule for JSFoo is nearly final, with a couple of talks to be sorted out. Check it out here: https://jsfoo.in/2017/#schedule
Once again, purchase tickets before prices go up on Friday: https://jsfoo.in/2017/#tickets
Kilter’s Keto and LCHF month is in full swing with recipes and tips on living a low carb lifestyle. Coming up this week are low carb tomato sauces, pizza dip, capsicum rellenos, spiced-up eggs, and a poster of low carb vegetables.
Fragments is on 12–13 Sept, Bangalore:
JSFoo is on 15–16 Sept, Bangalore:
CMS Conf is on 1 December, Bangalore:
Call for Proposals
That’s it from our end. Have a great week!
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