Nix is a very powerful tool that reimagines the entire stack of software as we know it. Similar technology like containers, virtualization, bundlers, OS distros, and language-level package ecosystems attempt to work around a plethora of issues that Nix solves at a foundational level first and foremost. The end result: Software that works equally everywhere and for all eternity!
Taylor formerly worked for both the DOD and NASA until shifting to stronger political projects within the Free Software community, such as Bitcoin. Earlier strengths in UX/UI combined with a desire for perfect systems have made his most recent focus the Nix Project. He currently contributes to several projects within the Nix community while employed at Input Output Global, an engineering research company that runs the Cardano blockchain.
TriDev is a monthly software development meetup with a wide range of topics in order to mix a wide range of people. Topics include code, IoT and maker projects, VR/AR, design, soft skills, leadership, and more.
Each meetup starts at 6PM with a few minutes of chat and networking. At 6:15 a speaker gives the talk on the topic of the night. We try to limit the talk to an hour, so at 7:15 we can start our giveaways. We try and dismiss around 7:30 to have some time for discussion or extra Q/A with the speaker for folks who want to hang around, but allow for others to get home or to other obligations if needed. Doors close at 8.