The North Mississippi Software Developer’s Group met this week for an introduction to 3D printing. Zack Watts, Director of Software Development at FNC’s MortgageTrade division, led a talk about the software and hardware used in 3D printing. He even had a 3D printer on hand and printed off three items (a little cup, a cute octopus, and what tech meetup would be complete without a cute Cthulhu miniature?) while discussing the technology, software, file formats, and programming applications used in 3D printing. The technology is really fascinating. The quality at the hobby/consumer level is still a little rustic, but you can see the possibilities down the road and imagine what high-end 3D printers can already do. Zack shared a number of online 3D printing services like Shapeways, which lets users upload custom designs, then fabricates and ships items anywhere. It was a very engaging discussion for all.
Save the Date: Tuesday, July 15
Oxford Conference Room, FNC Inc.
FNC’s Tony Scott, database developer for FNC.br, will present on CDC (Change Data Capture), also touching on FTS (Full Text Search), without the deep-delving, though (we don’t want to be there all night!!). Tony will explain the two SQL built-in solutions provided by Microsoft to enhance SQL Server, with a demo and examples. CDC extends the standard Change Tracking (CT) to a level where we can see what changed at the column value level, rather than at the CT row level. FTS provides a super-fast search engine for SQL, though it has some limited scope; it has been incorporated inside the CDC solution for Brazil.
We provide the snacks and we hope you will come to learn, meet people and support the software developer community in North Mississippi!
Join us on May 13 at 5:30 p.m. for the North Mississippi Software Developer’s Group meetup, hosted at FNC Inc. The topic will be graph databases and their application in the mortgage industry and beyond. The event is free. Bring friends! http://www.meetup.com/North-MS-Software-Developers-Group/events/178335462/
Graph databases and their application in the mortgage industry and beyond
This presentation will provide an introduction to graph databases, NoSQL and will briefly explain how the graph database concepts can be applied to the mortgage industry to get more value from existing data.
Wikipedia Definition: A graph database is a database that uses graph structures with nodes, edges, and properties to represent and store data. A graph database is any storage system that provides index-free adjacency. This means that every element contains a direct pointer to its adjacent elements and no index lookups are necessary. General graph databases that can store any graph are distinct from specialized graph databases such as triplestores and network databases.
Please join us as Taylor Wood shares how to identify individual documents from a file using data mining, explores text classification, and discusses supervised machine learning techniques. He will also be presenting a working text classification demo in F#, a functionally oriented language from Microsoft: http://www.tryfsharp.org/Explore
North Mississippi Software Developer’s Meetup
March 11, 5:30 p.m.
FNC Inc. (1214 Office Park Drive in Oxford, MS)