The Colorado Springs Open Source Software February Meetup


6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Announcements
6:40 - 7:10 PM - Basic Concepts
7:10 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

Enterprise Content Management with Grails

Content Management means many things to many people, and the only thing more abundant than the number of content management systems out there today are the number of unique use cases for managing content. In this presentation, we'll discuss benefits and pitfalls of both common use and custom approaches, including how building a custom CMS in a rapid-development framework like Grails may be a much better solution for your organization than trying to use an off-the-shelf package. Concentrating on examples from my own journey from off-the-shelf to a fully-custom system, I will review some of the common use cases I've seen for content management in the enterprise, and how using frameworks like Grails enables developers and architects to build custom CMSs more simply, cheaply, quickly, and to a higher standard than products currently marketed as ready-made solutions.

Daniel Glauser

Daniel Glauser is a software architect with over twelve years' development and architecture experience for companies like Comcast, BellSouth and NBC-Universal. Daniel has designed and implemented a digital classroom, worked on large-scale data processing systems for the state of California, and a high-volume content management system for His interests include functional programming, logic systems, and enterprise architecture. Daniel is a nationally-recognized whitewater kayaker who recently relocated to Castle Rock, Colorado, and spends most of his time away from the computer either with his family or on the water.

Intro to the Sinatra, a Ruby web framework

Sinatra is a simple, lightweight, ruby, web framework that is great for small projects and prototypes. It is also well suited for data driven web application services and api's. In this talk we will look at the features and benefits of Sinatra and go through the process of building a simple web application using this exciting new micro-framework.

Julio Barros

Julio Barros has almost 20 years of professional programming experience. He has been developing iPhone software since the SDK was first released and has developed various iPhone applications and other commercial products in Objective-C, Java, C and C++. He is a consultant, freelance programmer and enjoys training. Julio holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from GMU and UVA respectively.

Website Sponsor:
Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor:
Systems Engineering Services
Door Prize Sponsors:
Jetbrains Software license (Several products to choose from)
JavaRebel Software license
Atlassian Technical books
OReilly Publishing Technical books
Sun Microsystems Additional door prizes

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