[Baypiggies] This week's meeting: Snakes and Queens!

Jeff Fischer jeffrey.fischer at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 11:36:17 EDT 2020

*BayPiggies meeting this Thursday, August 27, 7pm to 9 pm*

This month, we'll have two talks:

   - Kat Cosgrove - *Snakes on a Car: Or, Over-engineering a Toy*
   - Aaron David Goldman - *Eight Queens in python and rust*

Snakes on a car: or Over-engineering a Toy

Like a lot of engineers, I like to tinker. I also like hardware hacking,
video games, and over-engineering the hell out of something. When my team
at work decided to build a proof of concept demonstrating the possibility
of fast over-the-air updates for edge devices, we settled on using a car as
the example of an edge device. It’s flashy, you know? This also presented
me with an opportunity to do all of the things I love, and call it work:
build a self-driving RC car, and then let people race it around a track
using a repurposed USB racewheel, a handful of open source tools, and whole
lotta Python. DevOps, but make it fun.
Speaker bio: Kat Cosgrove

Kat Cosgrove is a chronic early-adopter of new technologies and a real-life
cyborg. Her professional engineering background is in web development, IoT,
and programming education, but today she's a Developer Advocate for JFrog.
She loves finding creative solutions for hard problems, especially if
they're a little hacky.

When she's not building demos or at a conference, she spends her time
gaming, watching e-sports, and working on useless but entertaining
side-projects. She also volunteers with area non-profits geared towards
getting more women and other underrepresented minorities into tech.
Eight Queens in Python and Rust

Porting a classic interview problem in two languages.
Speaker bio: Aaron David Goldman

Information security engineer, with a history of making tools in python for
monitoring network systems and applications.
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