November 2019

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 26th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. 

A Tour of Azure Monitor

If an application throws exceptions and no logger is around to hear it, are you really violating your SLA? Sadly, in the rush to move to the cloud sometimes the decisions are mostly about how to get an application to live there, how to migrate existing critical servers, or, let's face it, what JavaScript framework to use. Only once the change is well underway does someone finally asks the question, "so, why is my app crashing?", or "what do you mean by logging?" Azure Monitor provides a wealth of services and information about your resources without having to do much more than toggle some switches, even if the developers didn't think to include logging.  Come learn about which switches you can toggle, but more importantly, about how to really leverage the wealth of data the Azure Platform can gather for you. 

About our Speaker:

Mike is the Lead Cloud Engineer for SentryOne working on cloud based products, services and related technologies.  Mike has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has focused heavily on cloud technologies. He was one of the first Microsoft Azure MVPs recognized in 2010, and has been awarded an MVP each year since. You can follow Mike on Twitter under the handle @mikewo and check out his blog at http://mvwood.com.

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.
 

Next Month:

NOTE: In December we will not have a meeting. We will see you in January!
 

 

October 2019

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. 

Strategy for IT Pros: Why, What, and How

Do you know your organization's technology strategy?  ...You do have a strategy, right?

Technology organizations seldom face shortages of project plans, but comprehensive and clear strategies are rare.  (Note: a project plan is not a strategy!) Many seasoned technology professionals are unable to define strategy, much less articulate one for their organization.  The good news is that strategy is not a difficult concept, and is not the sole domain of the C-suite.

This talk is meant for brave change agents looking to establish clarity, focus and improved engagement for their teams through the creation and communication of strategy.  After attending this talk, you will be able to: clearly define strategy, understand why it's critical for your organization, and have concrete actionable steps to work toward a strategy for your technology team, whether you're in a leadership position or not.

 

About our Speaker:

Andy Douglas has been delivering quality software for 17 years in roles including full-stack programmer, architect and manager.  He eagerly pursues continuous improvement for himself and his teams and provides technology leadership using a positive attitude, a growth mindset and high charisma score.  He currently leads an Agile software development team at Myriad Neuroscience (formerly Assurex Health), and volunteers technology expertise in service to Cincinnati-area non-profit New Life Furniture Bank.  When he's not working, Andy plays the Scottish bagpipes with 2 bagpipe and drum bands, and teaches free bagpipe lessons weekly.


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.
 

Next Month:

In November we welcome back Mike Wood giving us a Tour of Azure Monitor!  More information to come...
 

September 2019

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 24th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. 

.NET Conf and the .NET Core 3.0 Launch

Let's recap all of the announcements from .NET Conf as well as look at the just released .NET Core 3.0. 

About our Speaker:

Mike Smith is a SharePoint MVP, MCT and senior instructor at MAX Technical Training http://www.maxtrain.com. Computer professional (computer nut) since 1980. Author of three SharePoint books. Courseware author - 12 in the Microsoft Community Courseware collection and 160 since my first DOS course! Specializing in SharePoint, Office 365, .NET (since 1.0) and .NET Core, Web Development, Azure, Microsoft SQL Server and PowerShell.



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 2019

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. 

What Pair Wins?

A look at pair programming over the years, Extreme Programming (XP) to agile.  Some of my experiences with different results while pairing.  What items can help the pair programming experience from simple to more complex.  Some of these can lead to better code and happy developers.

About our Speaker:

Keith Callis is a Principal Consultant at Strategic Data Systems currently based in Cincinnati with many years of experience developing software across multiple environments using different databases and programming languages based on customer requirements.  Also he is a Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance 2008). His current agile projects: (DevOps) SQL Server Integration Services.  When not writing software, he is amateur photographer or chef in his kitchen.


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.