September 2018

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. This month our presenter is Chris Woodruff who will present a talk on JetBrains Rider. This topic will help you get more out of your development time.

Rider is a new cross-platform .NET IDE from JetBrains. In this talk we're going to spend 50 minutes seeing how you can be productive and work efficiently using the keyboard, focusing on the task at hand and not being distracted by the environment. We'll learn how to maximize the tool for your .NET and web development needs, as well as learn some hidden tips and tricks.

About our Speaker:

Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for over 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#, Data Platform and SQL and was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody is a Developer Advocate for JetBrains and evangelizes .NET, .NET Core and JetBrains' products in North America.

Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!

As usual, after we wrap our pizza break 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.

August 2018

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 28th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. This month our presenter is Eric Smith who will present a talk on Azure Functions.

 

 
Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!

As usual, after we wrap our pizza break 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.
 
Call for Volunteers!
We are looking for more volunteer speakers for the rest of the year. Please send an email to directors@cinnug.org if you're interested in presenting.

 

 

July 2018

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. This month our presenter is Oliver Wright who will present a talk on Docker.

Docker is a tool to easily script, package and run applications into a lightweight container that can run on any system that has docker installed. The container contains everything it needs to run from the kernel, to the dependencies and the application. This presentation is starting from the ground up on how to run a prepackaged image, create your own image and orchestrating multiple containers to work together.

About our Speaker: 

Oliver Wright is a Lead Software Consultant for SDS. He is currently consulting for Big River Steel with the SDS dotNET team. He has also worked for Kroger in their Pharmacy team and automation team. He has been a dotNet developer for the last 15 years and a developer for 25 years. He has also dabbled in automation and dev-ops for the last 5 years automating non-production and production environments alike.

Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!

As usual, after we wrap our pizza break 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.

Upcoming Regional Events 

Cincinnati Day of Agile and Cincinnati.Develop(), July 27th, 2018: Registration is now open. More 2018 announcements will be coming soon!

http://www.dayofagile.org

http://www.cincydevelop.org

June 2018

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. This month our presenter is Mike Levy who will present a talk on Event-Driven Architectures.

REACTIVE is all the rage today with REACTIVE PROGRAMMING getting most of the attention. However, there is another “reactive”, introduced with the Reactive Manifesto, called REACTIVE SYSTEMS. In this presentation, Mike will introduce us to REACTIVE SYSTEMS and discuss why an Event-Driven Architecture has a place in today’s solutions. 

About our Speaker: 

Michael Levy is a Principal Software Engineer and team lead at 84.51, a subsidiary of Kroger. Mike has been delivering software solutions to clients, in a variety of industries, for over 25 years.  He is an active participate in the software community and, through the years, has spoken on a variety of topics at multiple conferences and user groups. As you read this, Mike is probably in front of a computer practicing the ancient art of Sleeping with Your Eyes Open when he should be working on the presentation. 

Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!

As usual, after we wrap our pizza break 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.

Upcoming Regional Events 

Cincinnati Day of Agile and Cincinnati.Develop(), July 27th, 2018: Registration is now open. More 2018 announcements will be coming soon!

http://www.dayofagile.org

http://www.cincydevelop.org

May 2018

CINNUG

Tuesday, May 22nd, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Ken Baum presenting on the pressure to continuously improve our skills and advance our careers. As a community, we understand the importance of keeping our skills current and continuously upgrading them; if we’re not moving forward, we’re falling behind. We’d like to acquire new languages, work with the latest javascript frameworks, learn new programming and design techniques, and improve our soft skills, but who has the time? The kids are in soccer and karate and band and church activities and the commute is deadly and we volunteer on the weekends; there is just no time left over for career development. In this talk, Ken is going to examine the ways in which we learn new technology and how we might improve our learning without killing ourselves or sacrificing our families. He will also look at some of the sites that are available that can help us keep our skills honed and help us learn new technologies.

 
About our Speaker:
 

Ken Baum is a senior consultant for Ingage Partners, a certified B-Corp seeking to use consulting as a force for good.  He is a software developer with over 25 years of experience, predominately on the Microsoft stack in C++ and C#. His most recent experience is on a full-stack project consisting of a Dotnet/Sql Server back-end and AngularJS front-end. He’s an experienced teacher, presenter and mentor. When he’s not learning new technology or volunteering, he loves reading and watching Netflix shows. He loves The Tick (cartoon and live action), Firesign Theater, all things Monty Python, and Call the Midwife. He considers Fringe the greatest TV show ever, and when he saw Stranger Things, he felt like he was finally home.

 
Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!
 
As usual, after we wrap our pizza break 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.

 

All Things Mobile

The group is exploring a new direction towards Internet of Things with a possible location change or closing the group. The next meeting will be announced after a decision has been made. If anyone is interesting in continuing the group in its present format or taking over direction of the group please reach out to Parag Joshi.

 

Upcoming Regional Events 

Cincinnati Day of Agile and Cincinnati.Develop(), July 27th, 2018: Registration is now open. More 2018 announcements will be coming soon!

http://www.dayofagile.org

http://www.cincydevelop.org

April 2018

CINNUG

Tuesday April 24th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Martine Dowden presenting topics on Accessibility. As a community we understand accessibility is necessary but when it comes to implementation we often fall short. Here is what we will learn from this discussion: 

  • Why accessibility is important
  • 10 common accessibility fails
  • How to test for them
  • Solutions anyone can implement
 
 
About our Speaker:
 
Focusing on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, and usable, Martine delivers products that adhere to WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 for accessibility and compliance. She approaches User Experience from both Art and Science, drawing from her degrees in Psychology and Visual Communications. Martine has worked as an artist, educator, and consultant since 2005.

She stays active in the industry, teaching new developers at Eleven Fifty Academy, attending and speaking at conferences and meetups, and publishing the occasional blog. In 2015 Martine's children's book "Programming Languages ABC++" was published by Inedo, and in 2016 the Workbook Edition sold over 20,000 copies.
 
 
Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!
 
As usual, after we wrap our pizza break 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.

 

All Things Mobile

This meet up is changing. The group is exploring a new direction towards Internet of Things with a possible location change or closing the group. The next meeting will be announced after a decision has been made. If anyone is interesting in continuing the group in its present format or taking over direction of the group please reach out to Parag Joshi.

 

Upcoming Regional Events 

Cincinnati Day of Agile and Cincinnati.Develop(), July 27th, 2018: Registration is now open. More 2018 announcements will be coming soon!

http://www.dayofagile.org

http://www.cincydevelop.org

March 2018

CINNUG

Tuesday March 27th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Rick Payne presenting an Intro to Mixed Reality Development with Microsoft Hololens.

 
Augmented Reality is not nothing. Forbes magazine predicts that Augmented reality will be an 80 -120 billion dollar a year industry by 2022. Having missed the mobile revolution, Microsoft has announced their intention to dominate the 3D market with their Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality platform. If you’re interested Mixed reality development, join Cinnug on 3/27/18 to get an introduction to Hololens development with Unity 2017. We will build an app and deploy it to an actual hololens. We will also discuss how to get started with Mixed Reality development using the Hololens emulator and the windows 10 Mixed Reality Portal.
 
About our Speaker:
 
Rick Payne has been a C# developer since .net was in beta. He drank the Microsoft Kool-aid in college when he was hired by Microsoft to be a student evangelist to promote .NET and Visual Studio development to students at The Ohio State University. He is currently a lead consultant at SDS in Cincinnati, and a passionate hololens developer. 
 
 
Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!
 
As usual, after we wrap our pizza break 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.

 

All Things Mobile

This meet up is changing. The group is exploring a new direction towards Internet of Things with a possible location change or closing the group. The next meeting will be announced after a decision has been made. If anyone is interesting in continuing the group in its present format or taking over direction of the group please reach out to Parag Joshi.

 

Upcoming Regional Events 

Cincinnati Day of Agile and Cincinnati.Develop(), July 27th, 2018: The 2018 announcement will be coming soon!

http://www.dayofagile.org

http://www.cincydevelop.org

February 2018

CINNUG

Tuesday February 27th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Suganthi Giridharan presenting on fire base and Xamarin.

Fire Up Your Mobile App!

Have you ever had an idea spark that would make a great mobile app? But when confronted with managing the data, authentication, and hosting, it's all too easy to give up on building the next million dollar product.

**Firebase to the rescue! ** This session will take a look at a Codemash conference app built using Xamarin Forms for the front end and Firebase for the back end infrastructure. You'll see how the app uses Firebase to store and sync app data, authenticate users using Google and Twitter OAuth providers, track analytics, and monitor app performance all in one central place.

You will leave this session with an understanding of how to integrate Firebase with your mobile front end.

Let’s go build apps!
 

BIO:

Suganthi Giridharan is a software engineer and has been involved in the design and development of software products and services for many industries including CAD, financial, and insurance for over two decades. She is an active member and speaker in All Things Mobile...

 

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.

 

 

All Things Mobile

February: We will join CINNUG on the 27th at Max beginning at 6pm.

 

Upcoming Regional Events 

Cincinnati Day of Agile and Cincinnati.Develop(), July 27th, 2018: Call for speakers opening soon!

http://www.dayofagile.org

http://www.cincydevelop.org

January 2017

CINNUG

Tuesday January 23rd, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome our own Phil Japikse with "Leaders Are Made, Not Born"

Leaders aren't born, they aren't hatched, and they don't apparate.  Leadership is a journey, one that involves hard work, practice, and a deep understanding of not only your team members but also yourself. I've led teams large and small throughout my 30 year career, and certainly made plenty of mistakes on the way,  But I've learned to fail fast, iterate, and continuously improve to create high performing teams across multiple verticals. In this session I share what I have learned over the years being a leader and being led.
 

BIO:

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is co-author of best selling "C# and the .NET 4.6 Framework" (http://bit.ly/pro_csharp) and "Pro C# 7" (http://bit.ly/pro_csharp7), the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group (http://www.cinnug.org) and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (http://www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile (http://www.dayofagile.org), and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is also a published author with LinkedIn Learning (https://www.lynda.com/Phil-Japikse/7908546-1.html). During the day, Phil works as an Enterprise Consultant and Agile Coach for large to medium firms throughout the US. Phil enjoys to learn new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog athttp://www.skimedic.com/blog.

 

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.

 

 

All Things Mobile

January: We will not be meeting in January. We will see you again in February on the 8th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Upcoming Regional Events 

Special CINNUG event - Tech Elevator,  Jan 27th 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. - .Net Core HOL

Interested in building ASP.NET solutions using the latest development technology from Microsoft, but not sure where to start? Tech Elevator in conjunction with Cincinnati .NET User Group (CINNUG) proudly presents Phil Japikse conducting a full day .NET Core Hands on Lab.

December 2017 Newsletter

Thank You Serge Doumit

CINNUG would like to thank Serge Doumit for presenting on "Machine Learning Techniques" in November.

CINNUG

Tuesday January 23rd, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome our own Phil Japikse with "Leaders Are Made, Not Born"

Leaders aren't born, they aren't hatched, and they don't apparate.  Leadership is a journey, one that involves hard work, practice, and a deep understanding of not only your team members but also yourself. I've led teams large and small throughout my 30 year career, and certainly made plenty of mistakes on the way,  But I've learned to fail fast, iterate, and continuously improve to create high performing teams across multiple verticals. In this session I share what I have learned over the years being a leader and being led.
 

BIO:

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is co-author of best selling "C# and the .NET 4.6 Framework" (http://bit.ly/pro_csharp) and "Pro C# 7" (http://bit.ly/pro_csharp7), the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group (http://www.cinnug.org) and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (http://www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile (http://www.dayofagile.org), and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is also a published author with LinkedIn Learning (https://www.lynda.com/Phil-Japikse/7908546-1.html). During the day, Phil works as an Enterprise Consultant and Agile Coach for large to medium firms throughout the US. Phil enjoys to learn new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog athttp://www.skimedic.com/blog.

 

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.

 

 

All Things Mobile

January: We will not be meeting in January. We will see you again in February on the 8th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Upcoming Regional Events 

Special CINNUG event - Tech Elevator,  Jan 27th 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. - .Net Core HOL

Interested in building ASP.NET solutions using the latest development technology from Microsoft, but not sure where to start? Tech Elevator in conjunction with Cincinnati .NET User Group (CINNUG) proudly presents Phil Japikse conducting a full day .NET Core Hands on Lab.

 

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