Blockchain Class: A Non-Technical Introduction to Blockchain Basics
This class is for curious business leaders as well as people who are in business support functions. We invite finance, technology, supply chain, manufacturing professionals to evaluate this course. You will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors. This class bridges the gap that exists between purely technical programs about the blockchain and purely business-focused courses. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. What You'll Learn What the blockchain is Why it is needed and what problem it solves Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential Major components and their purpose How various components of the blockchain work and interact Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them Major application scenarios The class provides an overview of the blockchain: how transactions are stored on the blockchain, how mining works through consensus, the differences between permissioned and permissionless blockchains and why these differences are important. We'll also explain current use cases and opportunities this technology provides in terms of include smart contracts, payment rails, immutable ledger, proof of ownership, remittances and micro-transactions. It also discusses alternatives to bitcoin and the Bitcoin blockchain. This class provides attendees with an insight into the future of this technology in terms of innovation and disruption of existing traditional systems and processes Class offered by: BlockchainXperts
When: Apr 19, 2018 5:30PM in Reading, MA
MA Pre-License Real Estate Class (4 Days) April 21 & 22 AND April 28 & 29, 2018
Included in the fee are the study books & sample exams. Dates for this class are April 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2018 The instructor will be able to share their knowledge in a broad range of "real life" examples of real estate as we know it today. Please remember to bring enough food and drinks to last a 10 hour working day; lunch is a working lunch. Payment is non-refundable.
When: Apr 21, 2018 8am in Reading, MA
Enabling Agility Through DevOps - Reading - April
Overview This course is intended to provide you the information you need so that you can establish your goals, priorities and plans for DevOps in your organization. We start with the why, then drill down to the what and the how, showing specific examples of common tools and techniques. We will also speak to issues organizations face while adopting DevOps. Agile broke down the barriers between product experts, developers and testers. Through collaboration they are able to create valuable software more effectively than before. The faster you can execute the concept-to-cash cycle, the more competitive you will be. Ultimately you can only be as successful as your product development processes enable. Having completed tested code is only a part of the value chain. You don’t get any real benefit until that code is productively being put to use. Hence the focus on DevOps. DevOps combines the rigors of agile software development practices with rigorous systems operations practices. By building these capabilities your organization, you will become more effective operating in today’s dynamic systems environment which includes: Rapidly changing capacity demands High expectations of availability and quality Complex compliance regulations Security threats To summarize, here are the outcomes you achieve when you adopt the DevOps principles and practices: Faster returns on your software investments by decreasing the time it takes to go from a concept to deployed software Shorter time to learn how your users respond to new product and features Increased stability, manageability, scalability and diagnosability of your systems used for the development, testing and deployment of software. The purpose of this workshop is to expose you to the core principles, practices and tools of DevOps so that you can begin developing your own implementation priorities and plan. Duration: 2 DaysPrerequisites: Understanding of testing processes, code, tollgates and checkpoints, etc. Participants This course is intended for any member of a software delivery team, operation team, and their managers. The expectation is that attendees understand: The current practices used in their organization for the migration and testing of code as it moves along the path from development to production, including the ability to document current state. This includes: The organizations involved in the process The handoffs and process used with those handoffs including any approvals Tollgates or checkpoints Manual steps The technical constraints and limitations they experience with their current processes The business constraints and limitations they experience with their current processes Learning Objectives By the end of this course, people attending will be able to: Explain the underlying principles and goals of the DevOps approach. Define and prioritize your goals for your software delivery value stream. Why are you interested in DevOps? What would “better” look like in the future? Diagram out your current delivery value stream, identifying handoffs, delays and overall waste. Identify the components of a DevOps technical infrastructure that will enable you to meet your goals. What are the components? What do they enable? How do they fit in with your processes? Understand the Organizational impediments and challenges in a DevOps adoption Explain best-practices around using the most common DevOps stack CI & build loops with Jenkins Static code analysis with Sonar Automated acceptance testing with Cucumber Infrastructure as code and automated deployments with Chef or Puppet Master Management of binary artifacts with Artifactory Virtualization with Vagrant Containerization with Docker Monitoring with Nagios Automated provisioning Load balancing Automated failover Security Cloud Computing Course Outline Day 1 Overview of software, from conception through decommissioning Identify each hand-off What can go wrong? Determine cycle time Determine areas of greatest expense Start of DevOps - software development teams CI Unit testing DevOps Starts to expand Automated acceptance testing Deployments Server configuration Environment testing Operations Software overview Day 2 Technical Practices What are the technical practices? How DevOps supports software development & delivery How software design and development support DevOps Organizational Impediments Who broke the build? How do you fix a broken build? What do you do about code quality & technical dept? Cultural change Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) If you have an active certification with Project Management Institute, attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements. Attendees may also be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance. Instructors: Bob Fischer, Agile Training Lead Bob Fischer works with organizations that have found agility to be essential to their ability to not only survive but to thrive in a time of rapid change, technology upheaval and intense competition. His systemic approach enables companies to look across their whole organization to envision, design, build and deliver high value products to existing customer and new markets. Timothy Reaves, Enterprise Delivery & Technical Consultant Timothy Reaves is Eliassen Group’s Enterprise Delivery & Technical Consultant. He has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years, with the last 10 years as a senior Enterprise Architect level. He specializes in delivery; covering all aspects of IT needed to bring software from ideation through delivery, on to decommissioning. He has experience with the largest of companies, and understands the challenges large software projects entail. He has a practical understand of agile software development, and the related technical practices. DevOps and automating all facets of IT are current areas of focus.
When: Apr 24, 2018 8:30AM in Reading, MA