April’s shaping up to be a busy month for Intelliware. We’re thrilled to be hosting 2 meetups in our DevSpace and sponsoring the 10th Annual Toronto Agile Open Space. We invite you to join us this month for tech talks, networking and knowledge sharing with people from the Toronto Tech Community.


DevOps Toronto Meetup – Tuesday April 2nd

Intelliware will be hosting the DevOps Toronto monthly meetup on Tuesday April 2nd. The themes for the talks of this meetup are Cloud Abuse and Spinnaker. The meetup will start at 6:00 p.m. and go till 9:00 p.m.

Talk #1: “Cloud Abuse” – Ernest Kugel
With great power comes great responsibility. And a deep corporate credit card linked to an AWS or GCP account is indeed a lot of power. The power to do good, or the power to create a virtual rat’s nest that split-brains periodically and is impossible to audit. This talk will take you through some of ways I’ve seen public clouds being abused, the reasons this happens, and what you can do (or not do) to help it.

Talk #2: “Spinnaker” – Pierre-Nick Durette
Spinnaker is a continuous delivery platform by Netflix and open sourced in late 2015. Fast-forward 3 years, Spinnaker can deploy to 9 (!) cloud providers and platforms; with many project contributions coming from the cloud providers themselves (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.). This talk will feature a quick overview of what Spinnaker can do, what we have done with it and a demo!

For more information on DevOps Toronto or to register for this meetup, visit the DevOps TO Meetup page.


Greater Toronto Area (GTA) R User Group – Tuesday April 9th

Intelliware is thrilled to welcome the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) R – User Group on Tuesday April 9th to our DevSpace for the first time. The meetup will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and include two talks.

The first talk will be presented by Dean Attali and he will be speaking about R-Shiny . The second talk will be presented by Morgan Taschuk and she will be presenting ten simple rules to follow to make software robust enough to be run by anyone, anywhere, and thereby delight users and collaborators.

For more information, visit the Greater Toronto Area (G.T.A) R – User Group Meetup page.

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) R User Group welcomes new and experienced R users to exchange knowledge and experience on using R for data analysis, data visualization, and data reporting.


Toronto Agile Open Space – Saturday April 13th

Intelliware is pleased to announce that we’ll be sponsoring the 10th annual Toronto Agile Open Space coming up this April. This one-day event will provide an opportunity for around 100 participants from the local Agile community to share ideas and learn from one another across a variety of current and diverse topics. The Open Space will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Loyalty One office.  “As a long-standing supporter of the Toronto Agile Community, we’re thrilled to be sponsoring this annual event again,” states Bruno Schmidt, SVP of Technology at Intelliware. “We believe this year’s Open Space will encourage practical discussion on lessons learned and how to improve as organizations across the GTA work at adopting Agile.”

For more information on the event, visit the Toronto Agile Open Space event page.