Thursday, 23 April 2015

Nor(DEV): Unlocking Your IT Data & Building on the EPoS Now Platform

When: Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH 


There are Priorities, Priorities, and then there are PRIORITIES. 

Today IT is generally seen as a critical if not essential part of our daily live’s, the data that it generates is readily accepted to be of essential importance. From mundane user generated data such as word documents (but only mundane as its content), to critical infrastructure regulating electricity supplies (but only critical if service affecting). One of the challenges we face is how do we understand what data is of critical importance and what is not. In addition another layer of added complexity is that one departments criticality is anothers nuisance, so how do we advise and decide as IT professionals what an organization really needs? Firstly in order to make an ‘informed’ decision we need to be….. Informed. 

We at Sumo Logic will enable you to create a platform which enables you to collect the right information in the right context, at the right time. 

Clive McDonald 

I would describe myself firstly as an IT Data evangelist, I think it is quite apt with regards to where I am in my career. In previous positions I have built and managed global teams,designed & implemented various technical enterprise wide solutions,and won multi-million pound contracts within both start-up companies and global enterprises. This work was done under various guises such as a EMEA Manager or a senior security professional/architect, predominantly dealing with FTSE 50 companies across a wide range of verticals. The reason I have chosen such a generic description for myself is simply because IT data and its use within the world has gone through a seachange, the use of ‘Big Data’ has blurred the previous delineations that existed between security, operations and auditing as an example. 

Building on the EPoS Now Platform 

April 2015 celebrates 3 years of software development at local tech company EPoS Now. The business has had great success from introducing Software as a Service and some great developer tools.They are soon to extend this by offering Platform as a Service, which will allow developers to build, host and resell their creations. 
In this talk Wayne will demonstrate how to build and host a simple JavaScript app using real-time data from multiple API's. As well as exploring the approach and scalable technology used to build the platform. 

Wayne Taylor 

Wayne works as Head of Software at EPoS Now where he has helped to create the successful SME from a fledgling start-up. Day to day means managing, coaching, problem solving, architecting, designing, watering the plants, keeping an ear to the ground and an eye on competitors... and every once in a while he still gets to write some code. He is very proud of the department he has built and is often amazed by the fantastic people he gets to work with.

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