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This month: Learn Rust from scratch, Self-Sovereign Identity, VR Game Design, SQL Columnstore Indexes and more!
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Technology events for February 2021

Short and sweet this month… we've got a handful of virtual meetups and we're adding and a new group to the lineup: The VR Game Design Meetup. This group is hosting in-person meetups on the 10th and 24th (Wednesday), in downtown Asheville. See below for details.

It is going to be a great month — take care of each other.

- Jay

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Unity Game Programmers

Thursdays - 6 to 8 PM

Weekly Virtual Meeting

General discussion. Feel free to share what you're working on to show off, teach others or get assistance/feedback.

Location: Discord (contact organizers via Meetup for access)

https://www.meetup.com/Unity-Game-Developers-WNC/events

 

WNC Linux User Group

Saturday, February 6 - 12 Noon

Self-Sovereign Identity

Alex Lanahan presents about the Self-Sovereign Identity movement. Alex will discuss SQRL, Tim Berner's Lee work on SOLID and other authentication and identity infrastructure as it works today, as well as getting rid of passwords and stopping common identity breaches.

Location: https://meet.jit.si/WNCLUG_February

http://wnclug.blogspot.com/

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Google Developer Group

Monday, February 8 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Learn Rust from Scratch

Let's learn Rust together. It is the most loved language year after year and has a growing body of support for integration with cloud platforms and other services. It's time to see what all the fuss is about! This will be accessible to beginners but still challenging and informative for more senior developers. See Meetup for full details.

Location: online (RSVP for link)

https://www.meetup.com/Google-Developers-Group-Asheville/events/nrqpqryccdblb/

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Asheville Women in Tech

Tuesday, February 9 - 7 to 8 PM

Monthly Meeting

Join Asheville Women in Tech online! Bring your favorite beverage and talk about tech or anything you want! Need help finding a job? Working on a project? Do you need help learning? Want to present to the group? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, let's chat!

Location: online (RSVP for link)

https://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Women-in-Tech/events/wlsjxryccdbmb/

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VR Game Design Meetup Group

Wednesdays, February 10 and 24 - 6 to 8 PM

General Meeting

Have a curiosity or love for game design? We meet every two weeks to learn about the many aspect of game design as it relates to virtual reality. All skill levels welcome. There is a short presentation at 6pm followed by an interactive lab session that lasts until 8pm. You won't need anything but feel free to bring your mobile VR headset or laptop.

Location: 53 N Market St, Suite 201

https://www.meetup.com/vr-game-design-meetup-group/

 

Code for Asheville

Thursday, February 11 - 5:30 to 7 PM

Monthly Community Meetup

This is our monthly gathering. Join us to hear about current projects to help our community work with our government through technology.

Location: online (RSVP for link)

https://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Asheville/events/lfqxtryccdbpb/

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Asheville SQL PASS User Group

Tuesday, February 16 - 5:30 to 6:30 PM

SQL Server Columnstore Indexes

Brian Bell presents. Are you interested in how columnstore indexes can improve performance queries as well as the reasons why you would or would not want to implement a columnstore index on your tables? This presentation discusses columnstore indexes, what they are, how they are structured, and when you should (or should not) implement them.

Location: online (RSVP for link)

https://www.meetup.com/Asheville-SQL-Pass-User-Group/events/273121321/

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Sandy Mush WordPress Meetup

Tuesday, February 23 - 6 to 8 PM

Monthly Meeting

Discussion topic TBD

Location: online (RSVP for link)

https://www.meetup.com/Sandy-Mush-WordPress-Meetup-Group/events/zddtbsyccdbfc/

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