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  • November 2016 Newsletter

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    CINNUG

    Tuesday November 22nd Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    • This month's meeting is a week early and December's meeting is cancled due to the holidays.
    • Director elections will take place at November's meeting. Please show up and cast your vote.
    • November 22nd, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Sarjoun Doumit

      Today huge amounts of data is becoming available to us 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 human supervision can play any significant role in the classification and administration of this data. This is were 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 and then focus our attention on a particular powerful one: Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA). We will describe LDA's model, from data collection to the analysis of the output. We will break down the entire process of achieving a working prototype into manageable steps with attention to the technical 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.

      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.

      Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday December 8th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    TBD

     

    Upcoming Regional Events

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  • October 2016 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday Ocotober 25th Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    Ocotober 25th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Joe Wirtley with "Creating Eloquent Code"

    If you've been programming long, you've had the experience of looking at your own code and struggling to understand it. Worse yet is trying to understand other people's code. Every piece of code you write not only instructs the computer, it also informs human readers. What is it telling them? In this session, you will learn to listen to what your code is saying. You will see how choices about scope, visibility, coupling, and cohesion reveal themselves in your code. You will learn principles and practices for creating eloquent code. Examples will be in C#, but will be applicable to any object oriented language. You will come away with new ideas to make your code speak clearly and inspiration to be more mindful while writing code.

    Bio: Joe Wirtley is an independent consultant who has been creating software for over twenty-five years. He works with .NET development teams on both desktop (WPF) and web (ASP.NET, JavaScript, Web API) applications. He is an active member of the developer community in southwest Ohio and helps lead the Dayton .NET Developer Group. He has presented at many user groups and regional conferences including CodeMash, devLink, Code PaLOUsa and CodeStock. You can check out his site at http://WirtleyConsulting.com/ or follow him on Twitter: @JoeWirtley

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday November 10th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    TBD

     

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp - October 21st - 23rd, 2016

  • September 2016 Newsletter

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    Tuesday September 27th Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    September 27th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Chad Green with "Secrets to Conflict Resolution"

    One of the most challenging aspects of being a manager is dealing with conflict amongst your team. It’s vital to productivity to get the team running like a well-oiled machine, even in face of adversity. Improving your relationships with your coworkers, clients, and managers and find your way through conflict back to cooperation. This session will provide you with the secrets of effective conflict resolution and how to prevent conflicts from ever starting.

    Bio: Chad Green is a manager, software developer, community leader, and most importantly a father and husband living in Louisville, KY. Most recently, Chad was the Service Delivery Manager responsible for the team that developed all of the line of business applicatsion for the Army ROTC. Over the years, Chad has worked on projects in several markets including military, government, workforce management, financial services, chemical research, and electronic commerce. One of the ways Chad has kept up with technology and development practices is by attending user groups and software development events throughout the country. Being a big believer in giving back and wanting to ensure that there are cool events for other software development professionals, Chad founded and chairs the annual Code PaLOUsa conference and organizes the Louisville .NET Meetup user group. You can follow Chad on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/chadgreen and read his blog at http://www.chadgreen.com.

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday Sepetember 8th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    TBD

     

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp - October 21st - 23rd, 2016

  • August 2016 Newsletter

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    Tuesday August 23rd Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    August 23rd, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Eric Galluzzo with "Teach Your Computer to Think in 100,000 Easy Steps"

    What is this "deep learning" thing I keep hearing about? How do I train my computer to do stuff so I don't have to figure out how to do it? In this session, take a very brief look at the theory behind neural networks (hey, we only have an hour). We'll look at some cool stuff that neural networks can do, and discuss some more advanced types of neural network. And finally, we'll look at some working examples, using Python and Google's TensorFlow library.

    Bio: Eric Galluzzo is an Architect with Centric Consulting. Over his nearly twenty years in the industry, he's written all kinds of software, from CAD products to legal form software to mobile apps used by millions of people. He's worked with companies with two employees all the wayup to Fortune 50 companies, and with a variety of technologies from C++, Java, and Swift to beacons, compilers, machine learning, and ooh, did I mention legal forms? When he's not tinkering with the latest technology, Eric can usually be found writing classical music for video games or for the concert hall; reading books; or spending time with his family in Cincinnati. His Twitter handle is @egalluzzo and his SoundCloud account is http://soundcloud.com/egalluzzo

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday Sepetember 8th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    TBD

     

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp - October 21st - 23rd, 2016

  • July 2016 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday July 26th Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    July 26th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome James Bender with "JavaScript is Not a Dirty Word"

    If you’re an ASP.NET Web or Client Side developer, the name “JavaScript” may induce feelings of dread or even terror. It’s weird. It’s not type-safe. It’s kind of flaky. It’s hard to debug. Heck, it’s not even compiled! Besides, I have all these nifty ASP.NET controls that take care of all that for me, right? Thanks to client side libraries like jQuery, Angular and others, JavaScript is experiencing a renaissance. It’s evolved from that weird browser language you used to use because you had to, to a powerful tool for creating web applications with richly featured client-side user interface. But it doesn’t stop there; JavaScript is everywhere from server side code to hybrid mobile application. If you’re a .NET developer who’s avoided JavaScript it’s time to jump back into the pool! This session will explain some of the key difference between JavaScript and C#/VB.NET, explain what the major JavaScript frameworks are what they do, and show you how to leverage some simple JavaScript in your ASP.NETapplication.

    Bio: James is the Appication Development Practice Lead at ICC in Columbus, OH. 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, JavaScript, cloud computing, and agile development methodologies. He is an experienced mentor and author. James is a Microsoft MVP and former President of the Central Ohio .NET Developers Group. James’s book “Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD” was released in May of 2011 and his new book “Developing SPAs: Working with Visual Studio 2015, AngualrJS and ASP.NET Web API” will be out in the first quarter of 2016. James’s Twitter ID is JamesBender

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday August 11th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    TBD

     

    Upcoming Regional Events



    The Cincinnati Day of Agile - July 29th, 2016

    • 7th annual Day of Agile - 3 Tracks
    • Registration is open for the Cincinnati Day of Agile!
    • We’ve grown, and moved locations. We are now going to hosting the event at the Savannah Center in West Chester. This means more elbow room and better food! Registration is now open, and tickets are going fast! Check out the speaker line up, the currently accepted sessions, and register for the seventh Cincinnati Day of Agile at http://www.dayofagile.org/

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp - October 21st - 23rd, 2016

  • June 2016 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday June 28th Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    June 28th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Ken Baum with "Bitcoin, Merkle Trees, and the Block Chain" and Adam Granicz with "Full-stack F# web applications: why you should care"

    Ken Baum with "Bitcoin, Merkle Trees, and the Block Chain"

    In this talk, Ken will introduce us to the block chain, the foundational technology for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. While Bitcoin itself has had its share of problems, the block chain has emerged as a fascinating and potentially revolutionary way to store data in a secure, decentralized, trustless, and tamper-evident manner. Organizations all over the world are considering the block chain as a possible solution to many of the problems that currently exist with such diverse application domains as online voting, securities trading, distribution of governmental benefits, Internet domain names, smart contracts, and even that poster-child for combinatorial explosion, the Internet of Things. Whether or not any of this promise pans out, we would do well to understand the underlying technology and the clever techniques that make it work. The talk is not about Bitcoin, per se, but Ken will explain the cryptocurrency to the extent that is necessary to understand the block chain. Ken will also walk through several bits of C# code that explore the Bitcoin block chain and the cryptographic technology it uses.

    Bio: Ken Baum is a Senior Consultant for Ingage Partners. He began his technology career in 1976 where, as a member of the U.S. Air Force, his duties consisted of troubleshooting and restoring service to communications circuits, adjusting levels on channel multiplexers when maintenance wasn’t looking, and creating a daily report for headquarters using a paper tape punch. Thankfully it was all uphill from there and he eventually made his way into the software development world, earning a computer science degree from the University of Maryland and a masters in computer science from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He has been developing on the Microsoft stack since 1994, long before it was referred to as the ‘Microsoft stack.’ Currently he is working on .NET web applications. He is the father of 4 grown children, none of whom live at home, and is ‘Grandpa’ to 9 grandchildren. He loves cats, golf, Fringe, and The Tick.

    Adam Granicz with "Full-stack F# web applications: why you should care"

    Building web applications in a single language has a number of advantages, but it also poses some challenges. In this talk, I will discuss how F# makes a great choice for full-stack web developers and introduce WebSharper, a .NET web ecosystem for writing robust, reactive, full-stack F# web applications.

    Adam Granicz is a 6x F# MVP and the author of five F# books, key F# community member and evangelist, and a regular speaker at developer conferences and workshops. Next to heading IntelliFactory, the F# company specializing in functional web and cloud applications and developer tools, he promotes the use of functional programming in industry at various events and venues. You can follow him on Twitter @granicz, or find him on FPish.net, the largest online functional programming community.

    Pizza will be provided in between speakers. CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group) is canceled for June but will resume as normal in July.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday July 14th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    TBD

     

    Upcoming Regional Events

    The Cincinnati Day of Agile - July 29th, 2016

    • 7th annual Day of Agile - 3 Tracks
    • Registration is open for the Cincinnati Day of Agile!
    • We’ve grown, and moved locations. We are now going to hosting the event at the Savannah Center in West Chester. This means more elbow room and better food! Registration is now open, and tickets are going fast! Check out the speaker line up, the currently accepted sessions, and register for the seventh Cincinnati Day of Agile at http://www.dayofagile.org/

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp - October 21st - 23rd, 2016

  • May 2016 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday May 24th Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    May 24th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome John Barrow with "Angularjs: The Dime Tour"

    Angularjs is an open-source, front-end, javascript framework originally developed in 2009 by Misko Hevery, but is now maintained by Google and by a community of individuals and corporations. Angular provides a framework for client-side model-view-controller (MVC) as well as other application constructs that greatly aid in testing and modularizing your front end development efforts. In this talk, we will explore many of the features of Angular such as: two-way binding, input validation, dependency injection, use of rest apis and more. as we build a simple application.

    Bio: John Barrow: Principle consultant with SDS Consulting, 20+ years development experience asp.net since 2003

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday June 9th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Xamarin 101 with Hypermedia

    We will follow last months talk on Hypermedia by a talk on Xamarin , what is Xamarin and how to code with Xamarin. We will also build an app with Xamarin that consumes the hypermedia maze service.

    We will also build leaderboards using azure and rank the fastest maze solvers. Come and participate with your devices as we attempt to solve the maze together.

     

    Upcoming Regional Events


    Cincinnati, OH

    SQL Server Launch 2016 Discovery Day - June 7th, 2016

    Cincinnati, OH

    FREE Azure IoT Workshop - June 15th, 2016
    • Participants will use a Raspberry Pi Starter Kit to build a compelling IoT/Azure/BI story
    • For more information see http://www.kizan.com/events/
  • April 2016 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday April 26th Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    April 26th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Mike Levy with "Hypermedia – the ignored constraint"

    “…no app is an island” – James Utzachneider, Microsoft, 1998
    That comment was originally made in the context of building business solutions by integrating various applications into more complex systems. Within the last few years, we’ve seen that concept explode through the walls. The complexity is no longer dealing with applications within an organization. It has moved externally – integrating with other organizations and customers through the proliferation of mobile devices – the current “hot” frontier. The API is the enabling technology. The API allows the mobile client to not be “an island.” This session will be about Hypermedia and how we can use this core component of the web to make our APIs better.

    Bio: Michael Levy is the Microsoft Practice Director for Strategic Data Systems (SDS). Mike has been delivering software solutions to clients, in a variety of industries, for over 20 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 Eyes Open when he should be working on the presentation.

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday May 12th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    TBD

     

    Upcoming Regional Events


    Columbus, OH

    StriTrek - May, 6, 2016
  • February 2016 Newsletter

    CINNUG

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

    February 23rd, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome our own Phil Japikse with a First Look at EF Core 1 and MVC6 (ASP.NET Core 1).

    In this strictly code based session, we will look at building a simple eCommerce site using EF Core 1 (formerly EF 7) and ASP.NET MVC 6 (WebAPI and MVC). This is strictly a geek out session. We will examine code, complain about shortcoming in the current bits, and get excited about new stuff that actually works!

    And I *might* have a copy of my book to give away!

    Bio: A Principal Consultant/Architect with Strategic Data Systems (http://www.sds-consulting.com), 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 Pro C# and the .NET 4.6 Framework (http://www.apress.com/9781484213339?gtmf=s), 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 enjoys to continuously learn new tech and is always striving to improving his craft. You can follow Phil on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at http://www.skimedic.com/blog.

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday March 10th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Apple HomeKit 101

    In this session we will look at Apple's HomeKit Framework. We will look at Device support and also write an application that will configure devices.

    We will also compare and contrast HomeKit versus other home automation protocols.

    Upcoming Regional Events


    Louisville, KY

    Code PaLOUsa - March 28th - 30th

    Columbus, OH

    StriTrek - May, 6, 2016
  • January 2016 Newsletter

    CINNUG

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

    January 26th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Shawn Wallace with an introduction to 'Enterprise' Event-Driven Architecture.

    Event-driven architecture is a versatile approach to designing and integrating complex software systems. These systems tend to be easier to model and build. Event-driven architecture is not a new concept, but as more organizations contemplate microservices, this approach to system design has become appropriate in more situations and is worth a fresh look.

    In this talk we’ll:

    • Introduce event-driven architecture
    • Compare EDA, monolithic and other service centric designs
    • Model a retail system as a finite-state machine
    • Look at a sample implementation of a retail system

    Bio: Shawn Wallace is an Architect and National Application Development Service Offering Lead with Centric Consulting. In his job he helps customers strategically leverage technology to improve productivity and to add business capability. Shawn is a former U.S. Marine Infantryman, enjoys all things tech, learning things, building things, shooting sports and his family. He and his family lives in Grove City, Ohio. (http://centricconsulting.com/shawn-wallace/)

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    CinNUG 2014 Director Election Results and Director Bios

    Phil Japikse: Lead Director

    A Principal Consultant/Architect with Strategic Data Systems (http://www.sds-consulting.com), 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 the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group (www.cinnug.org) and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile (www.dayofagile.org), and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil enjoys to continuously learn new tech and is always striving to improving his craft. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.

    Dale Alleshouse: Director

    Dale Alleshouse is a passionate developer with more than 20 years of experience. Currently, he’s a senior software engineer for Callibrity (www.callibrity.com) specializing in web development. Dale is active in the Cincinnati developer community and also coaches powerlifting in his free time. You can contact him via his blog at www.hideoushumpbackfreak.com or on twitter @HumpbackFreak.

    Parag Joshi: Director

    Parag Joshi (@ilovethexbox) is a Mobile Architect working for Centric Consulting LLC (http://www.centricconsulting.com) and has over 13 years software development experience working on various Microsoft based technologies. He is a director of the Cincinnati All Things Mobile User Group (Catmug.org). He spends his spare time playing tennis with his 8 year old and writing android and iOS apps to track tennis scores or write games for his 2 year old daughter.

    Charlie Retzler: Director

    Charlie Retzler is a senior consultant at Ingage Partners. He is currently focusing on secure application development practices as well as building modern web applications using Angular. He has been developing for the Microsoft platform for the past 15 years, after several years of Unix development, and has earned both MCTS and MCPD certifications. In his spare time he plays in a a cover band, The Dublin Defense. He also enjoys collecting, repairing, and building guitars and amplifiers.

    All Things Mobile

    Thursday February 11th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    A look at Andrioid Wear development.

    Its time to look at Android Wear development. We will take a look at the various android wear devices available in the marketplace and the features they offer. We will also walk through the development environment and build a sample android wear app. Bring your android wear devices and laptops with android studio if you would like to code along.

    Upcoming Regional Events


    Louisville, KY

    Code PaLOUsa - March 28th - 30th

    Columbus, OH

    StriTrek - May, 6, 2016
  • February 2015 Newsletter

    CINNUG

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

    February 24th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Phil Japikse with a talk on MVVM for WPF with a sprinkling of NUI

    MVVM for WPF
    The M-V-VM pattern is a refinement of the Presentation Model pattern (first documented by Martin Fowler). I will show you what you need to know to implement M-V-VM pattern in WPF for building SOLID WPF applications that are testable, reusable, and maintainable. Additionally, I'll show you how to implement MVVM with generated code, such as Entity Framework.

    Introducing NUI
    All too often, software is diametrically opposed to how life works. People and things just don't appear and disappear. Natural User Interfaces help bring life into your software, and make users much more comfortable and self-sufficient. In this session, I first explain what a NUI is, and then demonstrate some of the techniques that we use at InterKnowlogy to make your software come alive.

    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 the Principal Architect for InterKnowlogy (http://www.InterKnowlogy.com), helping an amazing team create high impact software experiences. Phil serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group (www.cinnug.org) and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile (www.dayofagile.org), and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is a frequent speaker all over the world, from User Groups and Meet ups to large scale professional conferences. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog .

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    All Things Mobile - March 26th, 2015

    Thursday March 26th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Back to Basics - Swift Playground

    The March meeting has been rescheduled for March 26th.

    CATMUG has a mobile app in the Android Play Store (iOS and Windows releases pending)! This app was built using Telerik's AppBuilder. Link to google play store listing: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apjendeavor.catmug&hl=en

    The last session we covered the following Android topics (Check www.catmug.org - Downloads section for lab code samples):

    1. Intents - We will examine Intents, the types of Intents and how to pass data through intents.
    2. Bundle - Saving State in Bundles.
    3. Fragments - Purpose and how to implement fragments including navigating the BackStack.

    Before we continue with other Android concepts, this session we will take a look at the new Swift language for iOS development. We will take a look at the new Swift playground and how easily it allows us to test code.

    You do not need a mac to attend. All the examples will be provided on www.catmug.org for download. This will be an interactive session with plenty of examples.

    Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH.

    Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH.

    Upcoming Regional Events


    Columbus, Ohio

    Stir Trek: Ultron Edition! - May 1st, 2015
    • Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 11th at 2:00 PM EST
    • Call for speakers now open
    • For more information see http://www.stirtrek.com/
  • November 2014 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday November 18th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    November 18th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Mike Wood, Mike Levy, Charlie Retzler, and Parag Joshi doing lightening talks.

    Please note that this meeting is a week earlier than normal CINNUG schedule to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Abstract: Mike Wood will be presenting on Azure Automation. Mike Levy will be giving an overview of RabbitMQ. Charlie Retzler will be discussing developer tools. Parag Joshi will be discussing NFC.

    We will also be holding the elections for the 2015 CINNUG board of directors during the meeting.

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    As always we do not hold a regular CINNUG meeting in December. However, we will be holding a game day / holiday party on December 13th from 10 AM to 2 PM. This is open to the Cincinnati tech community and their families. Location and additional information is coming soon.

    All Things Mobile - On hiatus until February 12th, 2015

    Thursday February 12th, 2015, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    • No meeting in December due to holiday party
    • No meeting in January due to CodeMash conference
    • Next meeting is February 12, 2015

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/202078972/

    Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH.

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Columbus, Ohio

    M3 Conf – November 20th and 21st - Columbus, OH Midwest Tech Fest - February 26th and 27th, 2015

    Sandusky, Ohio

    CodeMash 2015 - January 6th - 9th, 2015 - Sandusky, OH
    • CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby, Python and PHP.
    • For more information see http://www.codemash.org/
    • Tickets on sale now, and still available.
    • Register at https://codemash2015.eventbrite.com/.

    Apress UG Program

    Apress is offering 30% discount for all eBooks for all User Group Members!
    Use the code UGC30 during checkout at http://www.apress.com.

  • July 2014 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday July 22nd, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    July 22nd, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Samidip Basu with a talk on Backend As A Service – From soup to nuts!

    Abstract: Keep hearing that you need to augment your mobile solution with cloud support? You need a Backend. Here – short run down of popular BAAS features:

    • Cross-platform versatility of REST API
    • Storage, validation & manipulation of Data
    • User Authentication (social) & Authorization
    • Seamless Push Notifications across platforms
    • Notification Hubs, Custom API & Scheduler

    We’ll look into Microsoft Azure Mobile Services & Telerik Backend Service. Basics to real-world implementations.

    Bio: Samidip Basu (@samidip) is a technologist, Apress/Pluralsight author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, believer in software craftsmanship, gadget-lover and Developer Advocate for Telerik. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik stacks. He passionately helps run The Windows Developer User Group (http://thewindowsdeveloperusergroup.com/), labors in M3 Conf (http://m3conf.com/) organization, serves as INETA Secretary (http://www.ineta.org/) and can be found with at-least a couple of hobbyist projects at any time. His spare times call for travel and culinary adventures with the wife. Find out more at http://samidipbasu.com.

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    On deck for the August 26th is Mike Amundsen with a presentation on Building a Generic Hypermedia API Client: From Start to Finish

    Cincinnati Mobile .NET (Xamarin) Users Group

    Tuesday July 15th, 6PM, Pallet23 in Northside (3932 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH)

    The Inaugural Cincinnati Xamarin Meetup will be taking place Tuesday July 15th at pallet23. The inaugural event will cover several topics, including a comparison of the major cross platform tools; highlighting the new features in Xamarin 3 including Xamarin Forms; and finally showing you how to solve the most common challenge with Xamarin development, memory management.

    Food, drinks, and beer will be provided.

    For more information see the meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/Cincinnati-Mobile-NET-Xamarin-Users-Group/

    All Things Mobile - August 14th

    Thursday August 14th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Time to have fun with Parrot Drone

    We have been busy learning about Mobile platforms. Now it's time to have some fun writing code to control a drone. We will learn how to connect to an AR Parrot drone, make it fly and land as well as do flips in the air. Lastly time permitting we show you how to build an android app to send basic commands.

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/194954262/

    Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH.

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Columbus, OH

    CloudDevelop - October 17th, 2014

    Tennessee

    devLink - August 27 - 29, 2014 - Chattanooga, TN

    Apress UG Program

    Apress is offering 30% discount for all eBooks for all User Group Members!
    Use the code UGC30 during checkout at http://www.apress.com.

  • June 2014 Newsletter

    CINNUG

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

    June 24th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome David Neal with a talk on Bridging Node.js and .NET Using Edge.js.

    Abstract: Are you a .NET developer who wishes to jump into Node.js, but can’t abandon the .NET infrastructure in your organization? Are you a Node.js developer who needs access to libraries in the .NET world? Edge.js makes it possible to run Node.js and .NET code in one process, allowing interop between the two. In this talk we’ll explore ways to leverage the best of both worlds.

    Bio: David is a husband, father, geek, musician, motorcyclist, speaker, and software developer living near Chattanooga, TN. He's currently a Developer Advocate for LeanKit, makers of LeanKit Kanban, an enterprise visual project management tool.

    David served as president of the Nashville .NET User Group for 2012 and 2013. He is also a high-volume consumer of caffeine and bacon. You can find David on Twitter as @reverentgeek.

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    On deck for the July 22nd is Samidip Basu with a presentation on Azure Mobile Services – From soup to nuts!

    All Things Mobile - June 12th

    Thursday June 12th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Samidip Basu will be presenting on Teleriks latest offering - AppBuilder

    Build iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 hybrid apps using a single pure HTML5, CSS and JavaScript codebase

    Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH.

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Columbus, OH

    SQLSaturday #299 with Special BI Edition - June 13th and 14th, 2014
    • June 13th - Pre-Conference - SQL Server performance analysis and tuning activities
    • June 14th - SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server.
    • Register at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/299/eventhome.aspx
    CloudDevelop - October 17th, 2014

    Tennessee

    CodeStock - July 11th & July 12th, 2014 - Knoxville, TN
    • CodeStock is a two day event for technology and information exchange. Created by the community, for the community – this is not an industry trade show pushing the latest in marketing as technology, but a gathering of working professionals sharing knowledge and experience.
    • Register at http://www.codestock.org/
    devLink - August 27 - 29, 2014 - Chattanooga, TN

    Apress UG Program

    Apress is offering 30% discount for all eBooks for all User Group Members!
    Use the code UGC30 during checkout at http://www.apress.com.

  • May 2014 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday May 27th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    May 27th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Ben Kyrlach with a talk on A tour of functional programming in C#.

    Abstract: With the addition of LINQ to C#, many powerful functional programming features have become available to C# developers, but since they're presented as a SQL alternative, the full power of these features may not be readily apparent. We'll go on a whirlwind tour of the functional programming capabilities in C#, how to add in some missing bits (function currying, composition), and how to utilize some advanced LINQ features to make our code better.

    Bio: Ben Kyrlach has been a computer geek/nerd since the young age of ten when he received his first computer. A polyglot programmer, his favorite languages combine object oriented and functional programming. When he’s not studying programming esoterica or banging his head against the wall of category theory, Ben loves to play video games and occasionally make his guitar emit sound.

    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.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

    On deck for the June 24th meeting is Samidip Basu.

    All Things Mobile - June 12th

    Thursday June 12th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Samidip Basu will be presenting on Teleriks latest offering - AppBuilder

    Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH.

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Tennessee

    CodeStock - July 11th & July 12th, 2014 - Knoxville, TN
    • CodeStock is a two day event for technology and information exchange. Created by the community, for the community – this is not an industry trade show pushing the latest in marketing as technology, but a gathering of working professionals sharing knowledge and experience.
    • Register at http://www.codestock.org/
    devLink - August 27 - 29, 2014 - Chattanooga, TN

    Columbus, OH

    CloudDevelop - August 15, 2014

    Apress UG Program

    Apress is offering 30% discount for all eBooks for all User Group Members!
    Use the code UGC30 during checkout at http://www.apress.com.

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