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The "Beer Dashboard" App: A Case Study

USBank Tower Burnside Room
111 Southwest 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

SAO Member Rate: $10

Non Member Rate: $15

Walk-in Fee: None

Online registration ends May 15th @ 1:00pm



Portland’s own Bailey’s Taproom has 20 beers from which pour an ever-rotating array of fine brews representing a wide range of styles emphasizing Oregon breweries. Our main attraction for this event is their "Beer Dashboard”, a large flat-screen monitor that displays detailed information for each beer on tap, the amount left in each keg, and who’s checked in through Foursquare as well as tweeting the arrival of a new beer on the menu.

Most software developers love beer, but rarely do both interests so easily combine into a single SAO event. Join us with developer Eric Sterling, the creator of the beer dashboard, as he delves into nuances of this project and his adventures turning restaurant software into business. Afterwards, we invite you to walk over to Bailey’s to see new cool beer technology in action and enjoy a pint yourself!

What's better than combining what Portland does best; beer and technology!

Meet the Creator

Eric Sterling, Software Engineer, Thetus Corporation and Chief Software Architect/CTO, WineSlingr

Eric is a craft beer lover and senior software developer specializing in innovative internet applications, mobile development and highly scalable back-end systems. Eric has worked at software consultancy firms such as Vertigo, SoftSource and Aeshen as well as innovative startups like Thetus, Supertracks, and Instant Media. Among the projects he was worked on, Eric has designed a system to help coordinate first responders in emergencies, a website for legally downloading high definition movies and an online interactive game to help promote Jay-Z’s book launch. He is well versed in a wide variety of languages including C#, Java, Ruby, Python, JavaScript and Scala. He is adept at using cutting edge UI technologies such as HTML5, Silverlight and Flash, and various web frameworks including node.js, Rails, Play and Flask. He is also proficient with various databases such as SQL Server, Postgres, MongoDB and neo4j.


5:30 PM Doors Open, Networking

5:45 PM Program Begins

6:15 PM Program Ends

6:30 PM Move to Baileys to 'Test'