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Introduction to Docker

Docker is the leading software container platform offering organizations reduced operating costs and increased performance over virtualization technology. Furthermore, Docker lends itself to continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) practics, bridging the gap between development and production. Despite its benefits, Docker containers vary in quality of implementation. In ...

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Introduction to Docker

Docker is the leading software container platform offering organizations reduced operating costs and increased performance over virtualization technology. Furthermore, Docker lends itself to continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) practics, bridging the gap between development and production. Despite its benefits, Docker containers vary in quality of implementation. In his presentation, Michael Ciociola presents rules and guidelines for producing stable and high quality container applications.

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Introduction to Docker


Context-Specific Security with CFEngine

CFEngine Community Edition is an open source tool used to automate an organization's IT infrastructure. Quoin has implemented CFEngine policies for a number of clients over the years with various needs and varying degrees of complexity. Recently, one of our major retailer customers engaged Quoin to provide an automated ...

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CFEngine Community Edition is an open source tool used to automate an organization's IT infrastructure. Quoin has implemented CFEngine policies for a number of clients over the years with various needs and varying degrees of complexity. Recently, one of our major retailer customers engaged Quoin to provide an automated solution for security standards compliance across their thousands of servers.  They required a flexible solution in which some CFEngine policies could be run on ...

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Primero: Agile Development and Emergency Response

On September 28th, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Within an hour, tsunami waves reaching 6 meters in height swept through the coastal city of Palu, devastating homes and infrastructure. Over 2,000 residents have died and over 80,000 have been displaced.

The Indonesian ...

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On September 28th, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Within an hour, tsunami waves reaching 6 meters in height swept through the coastal city of Palu, devastating homes and infrastructure. Over 2,000 residents have died and over 80,000 have been displaced.

The Indonesian government and humanitarian agencies like UNICEF have needed to act quickly to accommodate a massive population in need of services. The presence of existing humanitarian ...

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A Visit from Governor Roy Cooper

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently toured Davidson College’s Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - a collaborative workspace where companies like Quoin work side-by-side with promising student entrepreneurs. The Hub serves an important purpose in North Carolina’s economy: giving young entrepreneurs access to guidance from experienced business leaders, while ...

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently toured Davidson College’s Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - a collaborative workspace where companies like Quoin work side-by-side with promising student entrepreneurs. The Hub serves an important purpose in North Carolina’s economy: giving young entrepreneurs access to guidance from experienced business leaders, while exposing established businesses to young talent with fresh ideas.

As part of its residency at the Hurt Hub, Quoin has provided support for a Davidson ...

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Cengage GPT Charity Golf Event

Eli and I attended the Cengage GPT Charity Golf Event last week, and enjoyed a day out with our clients and other partners. We had near-perfect weather and helped to raise over $52,000 for Junior Achievement. The event was held at Shaker Hills Golf Club in Harvard, Massachusetts, which ...

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Eli and I attended the Cengage GPT Charity Golf Event last week, and enjoyed a day out with our clients and other partners. We had near-perfect weather and helped to raise over $52,000 for Junior Achievement. The event was held at Shaker Hills Golf Club in Harvard, Massachusetts, which is a beautiful and challenging course. Eli and I both enjoyed the opportunity to play, and did not injure any other golfers. We'd like ...

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Introduction to Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is a robust distributed streaming platform that allows a processing node to publish or subscribe to streams of records; and to support storing or processing of these records. This open source framework is typically used for near/real-time applications as a reliable control mechanism. Josh Ra'anan provides ...

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Introduction to Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is a robust distributed streaming platform that allows a processing node to publish or subscribe to streams of records; and to support storing or processing of these records. This open source framework is typically used for near/real-time applications as a reliable control mechanism. Josh Ra'anan provides an introduction to the platform and a sample implementation.

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Introduction to Apache Kafka


UNICEF - Somaliland

In March 2018, Quoin staff traveled to the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland to perform requirements-gathering for the deployment of the Primero case management platform. As part of its long-standing relationship with UNICEF, Quoin has deployed this application in a number of diverse and challenging contexts. Somaliland, however, presents a unique ...

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In March 2018, Quoin staff traveled to the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland to perform requirements-gathering for the deployment of the Primero case management platform. As part of its long-standing relationship with UNICEF, Quoin has deployed this application in a number of diverse and challenging contexts. Somaliland, however, presents a unique scenario because it lies at the center of a complex, cross-border web of child migration routes. Children fleeing drought, conflict, and general economic hardship traverse ...

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Introduction to GDPR

Our digital world depends on who we are and what we share whether posting to social media, shopping online, or engaging a government service. Information about us as citizens or consumers range from our identity to hihgly-sensitive information about our identity, health, finances, and opinions. As social media and organizations ...

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Introduction to GDPR

Our digital world depends on who we are and what we share whether posting to social media, shopping online, or engaging a government service. Information about us as citizens or consumers range from our identity to hihgly-sensitive information about our identity, health, finances, and opinions. As social media and organizations collect more personal data and the inevitable attacks by malefactors on these systems, we need to define rules on how organizations should protect this information ...

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Introduction to GDPR


Internet of Things Frameworks

The practice of software engineering experiences intermittent spikes of activity focused on a new technology. In these periods, there is a rush to create new frameworks and tools that will be used to build the next generation of systems. A current interest for organizations that want to connect smart devices ...

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The practice of software engineering experiences intermittent spikes of activity focused on a new technology. In these periods, there is a rush to create new frameworks and tools that will be used to build the next generation of systems. A current interest for organizations that want to connect smart devices is in the supporting technology for the Internet of Things or IOT. In this Quoin Tech Talk, Brad Kain will present a survey of important ...

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Introduction to CKAN

A project team or organization has many options when selecting an open source content management system, such as WordPress or Drupal, that are optimized for blogs and page-oriented websites. However, are these the best tools to manage datasets? Is there a platform that can better support storing, managing, and visualizing ...

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Introduction to CKAN

A project team or organization has many options when selecting an open source content management system, such as WordPress or Drupal, that are optimized for blogs and page-oriented websites. However, are these the best tools to manage datasets? Is there a platform that can better support storing, managing, and visualizing data? Organizations including data.gov and many others have used CKAN to meet support the specialized requirements and workflow for dataset management.

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Introduction to CKAN

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