October 2017 Newsletter

Thank You James Bender

CINNUG would like to thank James Bender for presenting on "Async JS" in September.


Tuesday October 24th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Jay Harris with "Design for Non-Designers from a Non-Designer"

Elegant design requires talent, but talent is not a prerequisite for avoiding bad design. If you lack artistic touch and prefer rules and logic over the ethereal art form, the fundamental tenets of composition can enable you to apply Design as a programming paradigm. Spend an hour with a coder learning the logic of design—hacking pixels instead of bits—and free yourself of your excuse for horrible designs.


Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and co-owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3, and has been awarded as a Microsoft Regional Director, ASPInsider, and Microsoft MVP. Recognizing that the greatest application performance bottleneck is a developer’s time, Jay’s continuing quest is for frameworks, modules, tools, and practices that make developers stronger, fitter, happier, and more productive.


Originally from Rochester, New York, Jay resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow him on Twitter at @jayharris.

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 Nominations

Director nominations will be taken at the October 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

November meeting: We have an app idea identified (suggested by James Bender). We are building a contact app that can be used to share contact details easily at a conference by simply scanning a QR code. App will also let the user import these contacts into their phone contact list. This might be converted into an SDK for incorporating in to different apps. 

Upcoming Regional Events


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