March 2019

CINNUG

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

Please Stop Deploying Software With Your Mouse and Keyboard!

If you want to right click your project or type “ftp something something something….” That’s fine, but there’s a better way.

 

In this session we’re going to take a look at Azure DevOps and what it can do for you to quickly and easily build a robust and repeatable solution to collaboratively build, test, and deploy your applications from source control all the way to deployment!

 

About our Speaker:

Jonathan Mast is an Azure Technical Specialist at Microsoft focused on application development workloads. He has over 15 years experience architecting and developing systems and applications. Prior to Microsoft he spent 4 years at Rackspace Hosting as a Principle Engineer designing and implementing Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure. He is married with four (!) kids and two dogs. In the rare case where family, work, or sleep isn't occupying his time he works on personal projects, building content, and thinks about playing video games :)

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.

February 2019

CINNUG

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

Design For Inclusivity Using Conversational Chatbots

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be visually or hearing impaired and how that would affect your daily interactions? Why not build products that would provide a better user experience for wider range of customers? With the big Chatbot revolution, Bots are everywhere and are changing the norms of human-computer interactions. Chatbots provide the perfect opportunity for business to attract/retain customers, drive up user engagement and make brands more inviting. In this session let's build an Alexa skill and a Lex chatbot to make a sample website accessible to everyone. The goal would be to use Lex as a website companion to help everyone navigate all of the website's content. Let's design voice commands that read text from website, make phone calls and display query results making it possible for every type of user to use the site. You will leave this session with an understanding of how to integrate conversational user interface in products you build to achieve better user experience for ALL!

 

 

About our Speaker:

Suganthi Giridharan is a Senior Software Engineer at Cincinnati Insurance Companies 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 at CINNUG, the Cincinnati .NET User Group. She also participates regularly at Southwest Ohio GiveCamp where geeks give back to the community by helping to build web and software solutions for local non-profit organizations. She enjoys the outdoors and spends her free time gardening and hiking. As a certified yoga instructor, she helps people develop their overall health and well-being.

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.

January 2019

*** DATE CHANGE FOR A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER ***

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. Note that this is a date change for January only.

Implementing Security in ASP.NET Core: Claims, Patterns, and Policies

There are two sides to security: Authentication and Authorization. Authentication is logging in to an application and establishing who you are. Authorization is figuring out what the user can do and ensuring that they can’t do things that they aren’t supposed to.  I don’t know about you but sometimes it feels like everyone focuses on authentication and forgets about the authorization stuff.

 

In this session, we’ll focus on implementing Authorization in ASP.NET Core MVC and WebAPI. We’ll talk about claims-based security in ASP.NET Core, writing custom ASP.NET Core Middleware, authorizing using ASP.NET Policies, Authentication Requirements, and Authentication Handlers. Along the way, we’ll talk about how to use the Strategy Pattern to encapsulate authorization decisions in your app so that your security code stays clean and maintainable.

 

About our Speaker:

Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software best practices using Scrum with Microsoft’s DevOps tools. Ben’s main areas of emphasis include Team Foundation Server, Scrum, software testing, and software architecture. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via Scrum.org, and a speaker at conferences such as TechEd and Visual Studio Live! When not developing software, Ben’s been known to go running and sea kayaking in order to balance out his love of cheese, cured meats, and champagne. He can be contacted via http://www.benday.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.

November 2018

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 27th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. This month's topic will cover ASP.NET Core hosted by Phil Japikse. ASP.NET has changed in revolutionary ways.  In this session Phil will show us what you need to know to move to ASP.NET Core for Web applications and RESTful services.

 
About our Speaker:

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, PSM II, PSD, and CSM, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 35 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 at http://www.skimedic.com/blog.

 
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.

October 2018

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. Come join us as we celebrate the community launch of Azure DevOps, hosted by Phil Japikse.

 
About our Speaker:

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, PSM II, PSD, and CSM, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 35 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 at http://www.skimedic.com/blog.

 
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.

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