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

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.

CINNUG

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. 
 

BIO:

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

October 2017 Newsletter

Thank You James Bender

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

CINNUG

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.

BIO:

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

September 2017 Newsletter

Thank You Parag Joshi

CINNUG would like to thank Parag Joshi for presenting on "Digital Payments in a Mobile World" in August.

CINNUG

Tuesday September 26th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome James Bender with "Async JS"

Client-side JavaScript development has become more and more popular over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing down. Many developers are making their way from being focused on more traditional platforms like Java and .NET and are learning how to write great front-end applications with JavaScript and frameworks like Angular, React or Aurelia. As many of these developers begin writing more and more complex JavaScript. They are finding that, in many areas, JavaScript is like nothing they have worked with before. One of those areas is asynchronous programming. Many developers find asynchronous programming intimidating, but JavaScript is so dependent on it. The good news is that it’s easier than you think it is.

In this session, you’ll learn why asynchronous development is so critical to creating a great JavaScript application. You’ll learn how concurrency works in a little differently in JavaScript then you might be used to, and see some patterns to help you deal with even the most complex asynchronous situations. You'll see that asynchronous JavaScript is an easy and effective way to create great and responsive JavaScript applications.

BIO:

James has worked as a developer and architect on everything from small, single-user applications to Enterprise-scale, multi-user systems. His specialties are .NET development and architecture, TDD, Web Development and JavaScript. James is a Microsoft MVP, ASP.NET Insider and author of the book "Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD." His new book "Developing SPAs: Working with Visual Studio, Angular and ASP.NET Web API" will be out in 2017. James's Twitter ID is JamesBender.

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

October meeting: Our Max Train app is taking shape! We have identified stories and are documenting the same on Visual Studio Online. If anyone would like to join our team, you are welcome to reach out to Parag Joshi Or Bob Kramer. Our goal is to identify the stories, assign points, and begin development with a target completion of end of this year in time for CodeMash. We would appreciate contribution in any capacity , technical or requirements.

Upcoming Regional Events

 

Southwest Ohio Give Camp - Cincinnati, OH, Friday Oct 20th - Sunday Oct 22nd