November 2017 Newsletter

Thank You Jay Harris

CINNUG would like to thank Jay Harris for presenting on "Design for Non-Designers from a Non-Designer" in October.


Tuesday November 28th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Serge Doumit with "Machine Learning Techniques"

Today vast amounts of data is becoming available from many sources including the Internet and other digitization efforts. Due to the enormous scale of these data collections, it is becoming unrealistic to assume that any human supervision can play any significant role in making sense of or the classification of this data. This is where automated machine learning techniques play an important role in making sense with this information overload.
In this talk, we will briefly discuss machine learning techniques with emphasis on a particular algorithm: Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA). We will describe LDA's model, from data collection to the analysis of the output. We will break down the process of achieving a working prototype into manageable steps with focus on the technical/programmatic details behind each of the steps. 


Sarjoun Doumit is a software engineer with over 15 years experience in the industry ranging from scientific instrumentation, medical, web development and e-commerce. He is also a researcher at the University of Cincinnati with interest and publications in the fields of data science, machine learning, cognitive science and swarm intelligence


Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

Immediately following the main speaker and pizza we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

CINNUG Director Elections

Director elections will be taken at the November meeting for next year.

  • Lead Director
  • Three Additional Directors

–Main responsibilities

  • Speaker Coordinator
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Only Supporting Members can nominate/be nominated

–Attended 3+ of last 6 meetings (incl. Sept.)

All Things Mobile

December meeting: In our November meeting we looked at how we can generate a QR code using data and also scan that QR code in this session. December meeting will be held on 14th December where we will continue the building process towards a Jan first week release date.

Our Steps for QR code generation

1. Capture data to share using Xamarin Forms page

2. Serialize data to JSON

3. Create QR code with serialized data

4. Parse QR code and render serialized data for adding to contacts.

Upcoming Regional Events


CodeMash - Sandusky, OH,  Jan 9th - 12th