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Scala is a static typed, general-purpose programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) used in everything from data science to distributed computing. In this course, we will continue our introduction to the Scala programming language. In the second lesson, we cover apply, options, tuples, collections, and functions.

About Daniel Hinojosa:
Daniel Hinojosa is a programmer, consultant, instructor, speaker, and author. With over 20 years of experience, he does work for private, educational, and government institutions. Daniel loves JVM languages like Java, Groovy, and Scala; but also works with non-JVM languages like Haskell, Ruby, Python, LISP, C, C++. He is an avid Pomodoro Technique Practitioner and makes every attempt to learn a new programming language every year. Daniel is the author of Testing in Scala and video of Beginning Scala Programming Video Series for O’Reilly Publishing. For downtime, he enjoys reading, swimming, Legos, football, and cooking.
5/31/2018 1:00 PM
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Java; JavaScript; Programming
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Companies want to be competitive. Yet, most companies are cutting back on innovation and creativity, focusing on cost cutting, people cutting and project cutting. This program is designed to provoke thought about the extent to which creativity supports project and business success. Participants learn how to tap into a team’s collective power of innovation to improve morale, reduce project risks and turn limited resources into renewable energy – all enhancing project outcomes. 

Speaker Bio:
Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications. Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting project/business management and team-building activities, as well as project office support services to organizations through an outsourced partnership.

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs, a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning. She is also the author of Simple Solutions: How “Enterprise Project Management” Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Journey from Near Collapse to #1 (iUniverse) and Project Team Dynamics: Enhancing Performance, Improving Results (Management Concepts) which was recently translated by The Publishing House of Electronics Industry in Beijing, China. Her third book, “The Government Manager’s Guide to Leading Teams” was just released. She is a recognized international speaker in her field.

***This webinar will be worth 1 PDU until 7/9/2020, which you can self-report as a Category B using the Leadership category!***
6/7/2018 1:00 PM
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Business Analysis; Communication; Project Management
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DevOps is a set of practices, tools, and teamwork methodologies that contribute to a faster, more reliable software release cycle. This closer relationship between IT Operations and Development personnel is challenging, to say the least. In this session, Pluralsight author and Microsoft MVP Tim Warner provides practical guidance on how and why an IT Operations professional can get comfortable and proficient with basic development practices. Overcome your learning curve and embrace agility!
6/19/2018 1:00 PM
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Cloud; DevOps; Infrastructure
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*This webinar has been approved by CompTIA for one CEU for the following certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CySA+ and CASP!*

One of the more interesting-sounding job skills today is that of the “threat hunter.” Let’s talk about the activity of “threat hunting,” and deconstruct it a little bit, and relate it to the long-existing term of “risk management.’ The idea behind threat hunting is to proactively look for adversaries and for traces of their activity. So, is threat hunting all that it’s cracked up to be? Why is threat hunting so important (if it is)? What conditions have changed over time to make threat hunting so important?
Is looking for trouble really the best approach today when it comes to risk management? And, how is all of this different than security analysis and penetration testing (red team / blue team)? It’s very possible that the one key element of threat hunting is one fundamental assumption: That you’ve already been hacked, but you just don’t quite realize it yet.

In this presentation, James will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of “active defense,” and where it fits in with other security activities. He will also discuss the types of skills and tools necessary for successful risk management today.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Stanger is a respected authority in security, open source, network administration, and IT certification. He has consulted with corporations, governments and learning institutions worldwide for over 20 years. Organizations include IBM, Symantec, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the United Arab Emirates Cultural Division, the Open University (UK), the U.S. Department of State, Mesei University, the University of Phoenix, and the Business Professionals of America (BPA). He has developed IT-based education and certifiication programs used around the world.

James has published books and articles with O’Reilley, Sybex, Eselvier, Linux Pro Magazine, and Admin Magazine, and many others concerning security, Linux, Web technologies, and IT support. His writings have been translated in over a dozen languages.

He is also a respected educator, having created education events and Webcasts to audiences worldwide since the 1990s. He has designed and taught both traditional and on-line courses, and is also an award-winning blogger and social media consultant. He regularly speaks at events worldwide.

Currently, Dr. Stanger is Senior Director of Products at CompTIA, where he determines the direction and strategy for its certifications. CompTIA is the world’s largest vendor-neutral certification body, offering certifications such as A+, Network+, Security+, and CSA+. He lives and plays in the Puget Sound area of the United States.
6/26/2018 1:00 PM
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Information Security; Infrastructure
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This session highlights how both Microsoft 365 allows businesses to take a holistic approach to user, device and data security. In this tech talk, Andrew Bettany, Microsoft MVP for Windows, will discuss how you can demonstrate data security compliance, whilst bringing value and flexibility to your business.  Andrew will demonstrate high impact compliance tools including Azure Information Protection, Cloud App Security and Security and Compliance.

Bio:
Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), recognized for his Windows expertise, and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep, Microsoft official training materials and an author of video training materials for LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight.

Having managed the IT Academy at the University of York, UK for 8 years, helping thousands of adult learners, he now focuses his time training and writing. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Microsoft 365, Azure and Windows.

He has co-founded the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses, www.itmasterclasses.com and is passionate about helping others learn technology. He is a frequent speaker and proctor at Microsoft Ignite conferences worldwide.

Active on social media, Andrew can be found on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter. He lives in a village just outside of the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire (UK).
6/28/2018 1:00 PM
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Cloud; Infrastructure
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7/10/2018 1:00 PM
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JavaScript; Programming
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***This session is worth 1 PDU/CDU until 7/11/2020!***

Why is it we value people who don’t fail when research has shown you need to fail to maximize your learning to become significantly better when trying it again? Let’s face it, you didn’t just start walking without falling a few times first. In a corporate environment how can you fail in order to learn? This presentation will cover modern approaches that will set help you set yourself up to learn and develop your expertise more quickly, by failing – safely. You will learn techniques that can be used by business analysts and project managers that allow you to fail safely, and learn significantly deeper insights about your project solution and organization.

In business we are told from the very first day on the job that failure is bad. It’s as if not failing is more important than succeeding. We go to great lengths to avoid failure. We put ourselves into a make believe world where no mistakes can be made and we overwork ourselves to the point of exhaustion all in the name of 'not failing'. Deluded in the belief that failure isn’t an option, we are at a loss on how to handle failure. What can we do?

We learn more from the failures in our lives than we do in succeeding. If we can build a culture of failing fast and safe, not only will we have great project success, we will cause less long-term disruption, impacts to our stakeholders, and costly rework. Let’s build a strategy together on how to help your organization fail in a safe way and how to learn quickly from the failure to innovate new solutions and approaches for your projects.

Speaker Bio:
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services. Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques, an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster. Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.
7/11/2018 1:00 PM
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Business Analysis; Communication; Project Management
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Have you heard about Docker and containers but wondered what all the hype is about? Do containers apply to you and the apps you build? In this webinar Dan Wahlin (a member of the Docker "Captains" group) will walk you through the significant benefits that containers can offer developers and devops alike. You'll also learn how to get started using containers to develop against "real" servers and "containerize" your apps to make them easier to move between different environments. Come join us for a solid hour of Docker fun!

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
7/13/2018 1:00 PM
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Programming
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Foundations of Scaling Agile w/ SAFe
More and more organizations are realizing that in order to achieve business agility they need to go beyond implementing agile in specific teams/projects. Real agility requires scaling agile to the program/portfolio/enterprise level. In this session we will explore the options organizations have when looking to scale agile, with an emphasis on SAFe(tm) - the Scaled Agile Framework - one of the most popular options these days.

Learning Objectives:
• When does it make sense to Scale Agile
• What are the leading scaling approaches
• An introduction to SAFe's Big Picture and implementation configurations
• How to implement SAFe - The Implementation Roadmap
• Typical Results of implementing SAFe
• Key risks/red flags to be aware of when implementing SAFe

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With over 24 years in IT/Technology, Yuval has been helping AgileSparks enterprise clients scale agile since 2009, working with companies such as Intel, Siemens, Amdocs, HP, Nice Actimize, Eagle Investments. He is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4) You can check out his thinking on the AgileSparks blog, in his popular personal blog at YuvalYeret.com or in his book “Holy Land Kanban”. Yuval is currently based in Boston with a focus both on enterprise agility and SAFe as well as wider organizational agility and especially Agile Marketing. 
7/24/2018 1:00 PM
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Agile
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ASP.NET Core provides a great way to build and run web apps on multiple operating systems (Windows, Mac, or Linux). In this talk, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director Dan Wahlin will show how you can leverage Docker containers to develop apps locally while easily deploying them to different environments. You'll learn about Windows and Linux container options for building and running code, learn how to build custom images using dockerfiles, see Docker Compose in action, and much more!

Bio:
Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting (https://codewithdan.com) which provides training, consulting and architecture services on Web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, Express, JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, ASP.NET Core, Web API, Microservices, and Docker. He’s also published many developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google GDE, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world.  Dan has written several books on Web technologies, hundreds of technical articles and blog posts (https://blog.codewithdan.com) and runs the "Code with Dan Web Development Newsletter" - a great way to stay up on the latest technologies. Follow Dan on Twitter @DanWahlin.
8/10/2018 1:00 PM
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.NET ; Programming
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Summary: summarizes the 5 levels of analytics maturity in organizations and how to derive insights from them: Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive, Prescriptive, Cognitive

Bio: Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton based in McLean, Virginia. In those roles, he focuses on applications of data science, data management, machine learning, machine intelligence, modeling, and simulation across a wide variety of disciplines. He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, modelers, and data scientists. In addition, he consults with numerous external organizations, industries, agencies, and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery, decision support, and innovation. Previously, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research, taught, and advised students in data science. Prior to that, Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs, including a role as NASA's Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and a term as contract Program Manager in NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. Dr. Borne has a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude in Physics from LSU, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech. In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy. He has presented invited keynote presentations at many dozens of data science and analytics conferences globally. He is an active contributor on social media, where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013. You can follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne.
8/31/2018 1:00 PM
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Artificial Intelligence (AI); Business Intelligence; Data; Data Science; Digital
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Summary: illustrates the power of one particular type of machine learning and data science -- clustering -- to bring value to organizations, including customer personalization and pattern discovery in big data

Bio:
Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton based in McLean, Virginia. In those roles, he focuses on applications of data science, data management, machine learning, machine intelligence, modeling, and simulation across a wide variety of disciplines. He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, modelers, and data scientists. In addition, he consults with numerous external organizations, industries, agencies, and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery, decision support, and innovation. Previously, he was Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University for 12 years where he did research, taught, and advised students in data science. Prior to that, Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science programs, including a role as NASA's Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and a term as contract Program Manager in NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. Dr. Borne has a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude in Physics from LSU, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech. In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy. He has presented invited keynote presentations at many dozens of data science and analytics conferences globally. He is an active contributor on social media, where he has been named consistently among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science since 2013. You can follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne.
9/14/2018 1:00 PM
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Artificial Intelligence (AI); Data; Data Science

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