• event January 7 - 10
  • room Kalahari Resort & Conventions - 7000 Kalahari Dr, Sandusky, OH

Code Mash 2020

Each year Manifest Solutions is a proud Platinum sponsor for the internationally-known CodeMash conference held at the Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. Stop by our booth to participate in our Mash Madness contest or watch one of the many presentations offered by our employees!

Arts & Crafts with AWS Glue Workshop

Presented by: Lydia White and James Zhang

Time: Tuesday, Jan. 07, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Room: Salon H

Constructing and administering a big data scale Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) and Business Intelligence (BI) pipeline can be expensive and complicated. Fortunately, Amazon Web Services (AWS) simplifies this with Glue and QuickSight services. Glue, a fully managed, serverless and cloud-optimized ETL service, ingests data from files or databases. QuickSight, a BI tool, provides data analysis and insights on the ingested data.

In this hands-on workshop, you will start by using Amazon’s S3, Athena and Redshift services to store and access data. You will utilize Glue, Python and PySpark to transform data into the desired formats and data sources. Finally, you will learn how to enable business users to make better decisions with QuickSight’s drillable dashboards.

Java 9, 10 & 11 Workshop

Presented by: Christopher Judd

Time: Wednesday, Jan. 08, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Room: Indigo Bay

With the quick moving 6-month Java train releases, you like many Java developers and organizations may have remained on Java 8 waiting for the next Long-Term-Support (LTS) release. Well, Java 11 is here so it is time to begin the adoption and upgrading. Java 9 was a HUGE release with many impactful features like the module system, jLink, jShell and a hand full of new Project Coin language features. While Java 10 & 11 were small in comparison based on feature count their influence will be felt. The var keyword, Graal and container awareness features along with lambda, thread and garbage collection enhancements will improve development and operations.

This hands-on workshop will provide the knowledge and experience you need to be prepared to migrate your applications from Java 8 to Java 11 successfully.

[KidzMash] Build a Binary Clock with a Raspberry Pi Zero Workshop

Presented by: Christopher Judd

Time: Friday, Jan. 10, 9:30 AM – 11:25 AM  Room: Ironwood – 40 attendee limit.

Have you ever wanted to be the geekiest kid around? This session will earn you the crown. In this session, you build a clock that likely only you can read because it will display the time in binary (1s and 0s or on and off). You will learn how to control LEDs using a Raspberry Pi Zero. Along the way you will learn a little programming with Python to determine the time and control the LEDs. But of course, you will also have to learn to read binary.

An Introduction to Quantum Programming

Presented by: Matt Norby

Time: Friday, Jan. 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Room: Zambezi

Quantum computers can solve some classes of problems much faster than conventional computers. But the terminology can be confusing. What are qubits, superposition, and entanglement? And how can you harness them to write programs? In this session, you will learn the language and concepts of quantum, and understand what classes of problems are well-suited to quantum computing. We will look at sample algorithms, debug a sample program with a simulator, and finish with a live demo running on an actual quantum computer in the cloud.