Montana Programmers

MAIN TOPIC:

All things coding! Programming languages, software development, web applications, operating systems, graphic design, and more!

DISCUSSIONS:

Languages/etc. including... C#, C++, PHP, Java, MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, XHTML, HTML, MXML, XML, CSS, Python, Ruby, Javascript, Coldfusion, JQuery, Flash, Flex and any other cool abbreviations you can think of!

Programs and IDE's including.... Coldfusion, Eclipse, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Flex, PHPBuilder, Visual Studio, and more!

Operating systems including... Linux (name your distro), M$ Windows (name your version), and MAC (name your version)!

Hardware / Software Technologies.... Including open-source software, building your own PC, upgrading, emerging technologies, whatever!

PURPOSE:

1) To provide an environment for personal networking and professional development in the field of programming. 2) To build a network of programmers in Montana for gaining new skills and improving old ones. 3) Build a "Fellowship of the Code" - to build mentor/novice relationships (learn from the old sages - help the 'newbs'). 4) Create a network for professional collaboration... and more!

Events coming up

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Past events

  • The Process of Game Development; CodeIgniter; and ? (Great Falls)

    Tue, 9 Oct 2012, 01:00 - 04:00 in Bozeman, United States

    Somewhere in Great Falls, early Octoberish.Josh Hughes will make a high level presentation on the process of game development - who is on the team, what each team member does, and how the team goes about pursuing the goal.Terry B. will present installing, configuring, and using the CodeIgniter PHP framework.Chris Miller will present something, hopefully Drupal-oriented.Possibly a bonus 4th presentation or informal show and tell.

  • Software Craftsmanship & Clean Code (Missoula)

    Fri, 5 Oct 2012, 00:00 - 03:00 in Bozeman, United States

    The Software Craftsmanship movement has sprung up over the last few years to attempt to bring higher standards of how we write and maintain our code. The techniques, principles, and science have evolved in our community of practice, yet these principles are not yet widely practiced commercially. Let's get together and learn more about clean code, the SOLID principles, test driven development, evolutionary design and architecture.

  • Google IO Extended Livestream (Bozeman)

    27-28 Jun 2012 in Helena, United States

    Visual Life Web, The Prospera Business Network, and Montana Programmers is excited to present Google IO Extended Livecast, https://developers.google.com/events/io/io-extended.This event will be on June 27th and 28th (Wed and Thurs).There will be two rooms showing different sessions. Space in the rooms is limited so be sure to register.To attend, you must register over here!Google IO is a conference put on by Google in San Francisco and we will be livestreaming it.

  • iOS/Android Development (Helena)

    Wed, 16 May 2012, 01:00 - 04:00 in Evergreen, United States

    Come join us for a presentation on Android software development followed by a Q/A session with SRI International software engineers who have developed both iOS and Android applications.Josh Kuhn will be presenting on an introduction to Android development with a focus on building hybrid applications that leverage web views for rapid development and flexibility.  If you are a web developer who has considered building a native mobile application this is the presentation for you.

  • Blue Ocean Innovation Center Drink-Up (Bozeman)

    Fri, 27 Apr 2012, 00:00 - 02:00 in Helena, United States

    The Blue Ocean Innovation Center () will be hosting the April Drink-Up. Blue Ocean Innovation Center offers a well equipped co-working space (with free coffee!). They are also the host of many entrepreneurial Webinars and Presentations. The topic will be open. Blue Ocean will be graciously providing some pizza and beer. Come have a slice and talk some programming.If you have trouble finding us just call Rob Lund @ 406-570-9320

  • iKuw Solutions Drink-Up (Bozeman)

    Thu, 23 Feb 2012, 01:00 - 03:00 in Helena, United States

    iKuw Solutions ( be hosting the February Drink-Up. iKuw is a custom software and software training business with offices in Bozeman and Helena. They are looking for additional feedback on future class topics. Open topic. Pizza, Beer, and Soda generously provided by iKuw. See you there!If you have trouble finding us just call Rob Lund @ 406-570-9320

  • Agile!

    Wed, 25 Jan 2012, 01:00 - 03:00 in Helena, United States

    One of the RightNow Scrum masters is in town and volunteering her time to talk about Agile and Scrum. Please bring your Agile, Scrum, and project management questions!A short bio:Erin Beierwaltes has led teams from growing start-ups to multinational global companies with emphasis on improving efficiency of development groups and enhancing business processes since 2003.

  • Helena Ground Breaker

    Fri, 20 Jan 2012, 01:30 - 03:30 in Helena, United States

    Hey all - tell your coder buddies that Helena MTP is officially getting kicked off. I will update soon on the location so save the date and invite someone. Pizza, beer/pop/water, geek/tech conversations.. what more could you ask for?

  • Bozeman Meetup - Play!

    Wed, 14 Sep 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Bozeman, United States

    I'll cover the Play application framework this time around. *Play is a Java/Scala framework that is heavily influenced by RoR and some of the PHP frameworks (read: it's easier to setup than the typical Java stack) *It still utilizes some underlying tech/libraries that makes Java still so dominant in the enterprise world. *Almost 0 configuration. *Easy to learn, but doesn't get in the way when you need more.

  • PHP Framework CodeIgniter

    Wed, 7 Sep 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Missoula, United States

    Using CodeIgniter to create good, well organized code in the Model_View_Controller style and using Active Record for database abstraction.

  • Missoula BarCamp 2011

    Sat, 21 May 2011, 14:30 - 16:30 in Missoula, United States

    REGISTER NOW!The fourth annual Missoula BarCamp steps up a notch yet again at the amazing new Payne building at the center of the University of Montana at Missoula campus - right on the oval.You create the agenda - so we always cover exactly what the attendees have the passion to take charge for. I'm sure we'll be talking Drupal, .Net, as well as helping arts and non-profit organizations and individuals get their projects done with the help of code and other technologies.

  • May Third Thursday Drupal Missoula Meetup

    19-20 May 2011 in Missoula, United States

    April's more formal Drupal meetup will be Thursday, April 21, 4:00pm at Ruby's Inn and Convention Center on Reserve St.The topic(s) for the evening are yet to be determined. If you have suggestions, please feel free to let us know in the comments.Hope to see you there!More details available at

  • May First Tuesday Drupal Missoula Meetup

    Wed, 4 May 2011, 00:30 - 02:30 in Missoula, United States

    April's informal Drupal meetup will be Tuesday, April 5, 6:30pm at Zootown Brew coffee on Broadway.This will be a casual, open meetup. Got a Drupal problem you're stumped with? Looking for just the right module for your new site? Want to show off something cool? This is the right forum for that! I'd also like to hear from the group about what you'd like to see as far as meetups over the next few months.

  • Discussion: Using Social Media for Business

    Fri, 22 Apr 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Missoula, United States

    Presenting 'Using Social Media for Business' a discussion. Come join as we discuss using the latest social media tools for our businesses. Learn how to create Facebook pages for your business, claim and/or create your Facebook place, add applications like RSS feeds to your Facebook page, and how to administer your page. Also get tips and tricks from local experts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking tools.

  • April Third Thursday Drupal Missoula Meetup

    21-22 Apr 2011 in Missoula, United States

    April's more formal Drupal meetup will be Thursday, April 21, 4:00pm at Ruby's Inn and Convention Center on Reserve St.The topic(s) for the evening are yet to be determined. If you have suggestions, please feel free to let us know in the comments.Some possible topics are: *Version Control in Drupal *Views 3 for Drupal 7 *Mockups and Wireframing: Planning your developmentHope to see you there!More details available at

  • Why JavaScript Matters: A Talk by Doug Crockford

    20-21 Apr 2011 in Missoula, United States

    I can't stress this enough... LIMITED seating.Saying that you 'are going' HERE... DOES NOT register you...IMPORTANT to reserve you place - goto: from ... )Why JavaScript Matters: A Talk by Doug CrockfordDescription:  Why JavaScript MattersCategory:  Education - LectureLocation:  EPS Room 103Montana State University| Bozeman Montana 59718Start date: Wed, Apr 20, 2011 4:00 PMDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesEvent details:Please goto: and register!

  • Guest speaker on REST, Twilio, or Web Matrix

    Fri, 8 Apr 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Missoula, United States

    This event is in Missoula.See also: April 6th Bozeman MeetupJohn is an expert in REST, and works for Twilio. John built the open source RestSharp library for .NET, and is active in the community at large. Twilio lets your apps interact with phones and SMS via a simple web API. This would be a great opportunity for developers who are interested in building their own APIs, learning about REST, or finding out more about Twilio.John's blog

  • Guest speaker on REST, Twilio, or Web Matrix

    Thu, 7 Apr 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Bozeman, United States

    This event is in Bozeman.Wingate by Wyndham has graciously provided a room.See also: April 7th Missoula MeetupJohn is an expert in REST, and works for Twilio. John built the open source RestSharp library for .NET, and is active in the community at large. Twilio lets your apps interact with phones and SMS via a simple web API. This would be a great opportunity for Bozeman developers who are interested in building their own APIs, learning about REST, or finding out more about Twilio.

  • April First Tuesday Drupal Missoula Meetup

    Wed, 6 Apr 2011, 00:30 - 02:30 in Missoula, United States

    April's informal Drupal meetup will be Tuesday, April 5, 6:30pm at Zootown Brew coffee on Broadway.This will be a casual, open meetup. Got a Drupal problem you're stumped with? Looking for just the right module for your new site? Want to show off something cool? This is the right forum for that! I'd also like to hear from the group about what you'd like to see as far as meetups over the next few months.

  • Social Media for Business

    Fri, 25 Mar 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Missoula, United States

    Can we do this Thursday, March 10? I would be willing to host. Please let me know if March 10 doesn't work for you.

  • Drupal meetups return! Whoot!

    17-18 Mar 2011 in Missoula, United States

    Time to get back on the Drupal wagon! Due, in particular, to our recent Building a Powerful Custom Website with Drupal class, we've been way off schedule with our regular meetings. It's time to get started again.We will start things back up with an informal Drupal meetup Thursday, March 17, 4:00pm at Zootown Brew coffee on Broadway.This will be a casual, open meetup. Got a Drupal problem you're stumped with? Looking for just the right module for your new site?

  • Bozeman Area: Regular Expressions (REGEX)

    Thu, 17 Mar 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 in Bozeman, United States

    We will discuss PCRE REGEX (PERL Compatable Regular Expressions).Please email me in advance of any tools you would like the group to know about - before the meeting. I would recommend regex-coach. ... as a great place to start.As usual: Pizza, Topic, Discussions -- AND - Remember you are always welcome (its OK -- really) to come for the food and the discussions if the topic doesn't interest you.Current:===============March: Regex (PCRE) -- Need Speaker

  • Bozeman Mini

    Thu, 3 Mar 2011, 01:30 - 03:30 in Bozeman, United States

    OK - Meeting at the Dock... just to keep it easy.Any suggestions on a new place to mix it up is appreciated.

  • Missoula Area: Intro to Python

    Wed, 23 Feb 2011, 01:00 - 03:00 in Missoula, United States

    Missoula area member Steve Klebanoff will give us an introduction to the Python programminglanguage, as well as give some demos of some if Python's more advanced features.As usual: Pizza, Topic, DiscussionsCome and support the group by hanging with us... have some Pizza, meet other coders... tell a friend.See you there.

  • Bozeman Area: FireBug and FireFox

    Thu, 10 Feb 2011, 01:00 - 03:00 in Bozeman, United States

    We will discuss FireBug Plugin for Firefox, cover how to debug javascript and css on the fly, and touch on logging to the console and FirePHP as well.As usual: Pizza, Topic, Discussions -- AND - Remember you are always welcome (its OK -- really) to come for the food and the discussions if the topic doesn't interest you.Current:===============Debugging with FireBug and FireFox -- Need SpeakerUpcoming:===============March: Regex (PCRE) -- Need Speaker

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