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  • 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.

  • April 2014 Newsletter

    CINNUG

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

    April 22nd, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Nino Benvenuti with a talk on What's New with Windows, Windows Phone, and Microsoft Azure and How It is Relevant To You.

    Abstract: At the 2014 Build conference, Microsoft is announcing updates to Windows, Windows Phone, and Microsoft Azure among other things. We'll review the key announcements and see how these updated platforms and technologies can be relevant to you, your employer, and your customers.

    Bio: Nino Benvenuti is a Mobility Solution Architect and former Microsoft MVP who is focused on implementing solutions for devices of all types across various industries. He has been working with mobile and embedded technologies for over ten years; the last several of which he has been helping customers realize success integrating mobility solutions with the cloud. He is also a LEGO nerd and PEZ collector.

    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 May 27th is Ben Kylarch with A tour of functional programming in C#.

    All Things Mobile - May 8th

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

    Bill Klos will be presenting Building Modern Applications for Paradise

    Abstract: Writing applications for tropical resorts and cruise ships may sound like it's all sorts of glamorous, but the truth is - well, let's face it, nothing I will tell you will dissuade you from believing that. However, pleasurable requirements gathering missions aside, remote locations by definition are detached and that brings a certain set of challenges for mobility and cloud applications. In this session, we will talk about "Julie" - a mobility-fronted, cloud-backed application primarily built for serving guests on cruise ships and beach resorts, but with applications in more traditional areas as well. Between talking about iBeacons, Docker, Go, and Redis, as well as designs for remote operation, Big Data, scaling and the Composable Enterprise, you'll be able to fill your lingo bingo card in one session!

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

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Kalamazoo X Conference - Saturday, April 26, 2014
    • The X conference is the other half of your career; The half that makes you stand out.
    • Register at http://kalamazoox.org/

    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.

  • March 2014 Newsletter

    March 25th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome David Giard with a talk on quickly building a cross platform application for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

    Abstract:Sharing code across platforms can be difficult - however a Microsoft Portable Class Libraries (PCL) allows you write code that can be shared between apps written for Windows 8, Windows Phone, Silverlight, and other .NET Platforms. You can even call PCL code from Android and iOS if you are using Xamarin. In this session, you will learn to write code that can be used by both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
    I will then show you how to start the Cross-Platform Cloud Kit to quickly build an application that targets both platforms and how to publish each application to the appropriate store.

    Bio: David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at www.DavidGiard.com. His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.

    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.

    The next CINNUG meeting is April 22nd. Details will be included in the next Newsletter.

    All Things Mobile

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

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Columbus, OH

    Global Windows Azure Boot Camp - Saturday, March 29th, 2014
    • Learn about the Windows Azure Platform via presentations and hands on labs. Knowledgeable instructors will be on hand to answer your questions about the Microsoft cloud computing platform and get you a jump start into using the many features of Windows Azure.
    • Register at https://gwabc2-columbus.eventday.com/
    Stir Trek - April 4th, 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.

  • February 2014 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday February 25th,
    Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    February 25th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Matthew D. Groves with a talk on The Class That Knew Too Much: Refactoring Spaghetti Code.

    Abstract:
    The Single Responsibility Principle states that a class should have one (and only one) reason to change. Classes that don't adhere to this principle can result in tightly coupled spaghetti code that leads to more bugs and higher maintenance. We'll look at how to identify these classes by using some heuristics and looking for "code smells", and we'll clean them up using refactoring tools, design patterns, dependency injection and even aspect-oriented programming. Examples will be in C#, but the concepts can be applied to a variety of languages.

    Bio:
    Matthew D. Groves is a guy who loves to code. It doesn't matter if it's "enterprisey" C# apps, cool jQuery stuff, contributing to OSS, or rolling up his sleeves to dig into some PHP. He has been coding professionally ever since he wrote a QuickBASIC point-of-sale app for his parent's pizza shop back in the 90s. He currently works from home on the Telligent product team, and loves spending time with his wife and 2 kids, watching the Cincinnati Reds, and getting involved in the developer community. He is the author of AOP in .NET (published by Manning), and also teaches at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

    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 March 25th CINNUG is David Giard with a talk on Quickly Build a Cross-Platform Application for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

    All Things Mobile - March 13th

    Thursday March 13th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Ben Von Handorf will be presenting on Android and Bluetooth SMART (BLE)

    Abstract:
    Bluetooth SMART (also known as Bluetooth LE) has created a revolution in the world of small, cheap and versatile sensors for mobile applications. Until recently it was hard for Android users to connect to these devices, but that has finally changed. Proximity, humidity, temperature, motion, heart rate sensors and more are easy to use. Come learn to use Android to communicate with Bluetooth SMART devices and learn some of the pitfalls and limitations of the API.

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

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Columbus, OH

    Global Windows Azure Boot Camp - Saturday, March 29th, 2014
    • Learn about the Windows Azure Platform via presentations and hands on labs. Knowledgeable instructors will be on hand to answer your questions about the Microsoft cloud computing platform and get you a jump start into using the many features of Windows Azure.
    • Register at https://gwabc2-columbus.eventday.com/
    Stir Trek - April 4th, 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.

  • January CINNUG Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday January 28th,
    Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    January 28th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Michael Collier with a talk on Solving Identity Management Challenges with Windows Azure.

    Abstract:
    Identity management for cloud deployed applications can be a challenge. Often users will want to leverage an existing social network or corporate identity. Now we have to worry about dealing with multiple identity providers and multiple APIs. No thanks! In this session we will discuss various approaches to solving the identity management challenges that every organization must deal with as they migrate to the public cloud. We'll demonstrate the various features and options available when using Windows Azure Active Directory, Windows Server AD hosted in Windows Azure, and even a little bit of Access Control Service (ACS). By the end of this session, you'll have a better idea of the pros and cons for each solution.

    Bio:
    Michael is a 3-time Windows Azure MVP (including 2012 Windows Azure MVP of the Year) and also serve as a Principal Cloud Architect for Aditi. He works with Windows Azure in some way (development, architecture, sales advice, etc.) pretty much every day.

    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 February 25th CINNUG is Matthew D. Groves with The Class That Knew Too Much: Refactoring Spaghetti Code.

    CinNUG 2014 Director Election Results and Director Bios

    Phil Japikse: Lead Director

    An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, 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 works as a Principal Developer Advocate for Telerik, serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User's Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, 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 conferences. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.

    Peggy Krpata: Director

    Peggy is an senior web developer at Cincinnati Financial Company, working on sites for eCommerce, consumer services, B2B and enterprise services. She has 20+ years experience developing software for a variety of industries including insurance, consumer products, and industrial automation (10+ using the Microsoft platform). For the past three years, Peggy has served as one of the co-organizers of the Southwest Ohio Give Camp. She describes herself as a California transplant (Bruin & Valley Girl), wife and mother of two who loves books, movies, yoga, and learning new things.

    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 application developer working for Resurgent Capital Services. He is currently focusing on secure application development practices. He has been developing for the Microsoft platform for the past 13 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 - Returns February 13th

    Thursday February 13th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    All Things Mobile group will return to regular scheduled meetings on February 13th.

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

    Cincinnati Functional Programming Group - Functional basics in C#

    Tuesday February 11th, 6:30pm, Neo office, 3700 Park 42 Drive Suite 150 B Cincinnati OH 45241

    Benjamin Kyrlach (@benkrylach) will give a talk on Functional basics in C#. More information should be available at http://cincyfp.wordpress.com/ in the near future.

    Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM at the Neo office in Sharonville at 3700 Park 42 Drive Suite 150 B Cincinnati OH 45241.

    Upcoming Regional Events

    Columbus, OH

    Windows DevUnleashed Hackathon! - February 8th, 2014 Global Windows Azure Boot Camp – Saturday, March 29th, 2014
    • Learn about the Windows Azure Platform via presentations and hands on labs. Knowledgeable instructors will be on hand to answer your questions about the Microsoft cloud computing platform and get you a jump start into using the many features of Windows Azure.
    • Register at https://gwabc2-columbus.eventday.com/
    Stir Trek - April 14th, 2014

    Louisville, KY

    Code PaLOUsa - February 24th through 26th, 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.

  • December CINNUG Newsletter

    CINNUG

    As always we do not hold a regular CINNUG meeting in December. However, we will be in attendance at the game day Mike Wood has organized at the Microsoft offices on Sunday December 15th. This is open to the tech community and their families. See below for more information.

    The next CINNUG meeting is January 28th, 2014.

    All Things Mobile - On hiatus until February 13th

    Thursday February 13th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Due to the holiday's in December and CodeMash in January the All Things Mobile group will not meet again until February.

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

    Upcoming Regional Conferences

    Sandusky, OH

    CodeMash - Tuesday January 7th through Friday January 10th, 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.

  • November CINNUG Newsletter

    CINNUG

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

    November 24th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Ken Baum with a talk on SOLID Food.

    Abstract:
    Learning to develop object-oriented software is not easy. We must master obscure terms, abstract concepts, and unfamiliar language mechanisms, and it takes some time for understanding to come. When we finally do learn what inheritance and information hiding and virtual methods and abstract base classes and polymorphism are, it's a great day because we are finally ready to build clean, maintainable, testable applications.

    If only this were true. The basics of object-oriented development are just that--basics. There is much more you need to know in order to create great software. We have been feeding on formula; it's time to move to SOLID food.

    In this presentation I will demonstrate the SOLID principles of software development as articulated by Robert Martin, well-known author and software development smart guy. We will walk through an existing program, extending and refactoring it, showing as we do that the SOLID principles help us to create applications that are maintainable and testable.

    Bio:
    Ken was first exposed to object-oriented development in the early eighties while a member of the U. S. Air Force, back when the DoD had mandated the use of Ada and Grady Booch was drawing his blobs. After leaving the Air Force in 1992, he began developing object-oriented software for the Microsoft platform and has been there ever since. He has worked in a variety of industries, including commercial real estate, finance, manufacturing, access control and security management, and the Department of Defense. He is currently a member of the Agile Development Center at Strategic Data Systems. He lives in Springboro with Margie, his wife of forty years, and his three cats.

    This month there will be no GROK talk. 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.

    We will also be holding the elections for the 2014 CINNUG board of directors during the meeting.

    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 in attendance at the game day Mike Wood has organized at the Microsoft offices on Sunday December 15th. This is open to the tech community and their families. See below for more information.

    If you are looking for learning opportunities in December may we suggest the Day of Agile and Southewest Ohio Code Camp.

    Southwest Ohio Code Camp

    Saturday December 7th at Miami University, Voice of America Center
    Registration Open Now

    The Southwest Ohio Code Camp is a one day, multi-track conference that covers all aspects of Software Development as well as the latest mobile tools such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Like the Day of Agile, we have international speakers as well as industry experts in Software Development and Mobile delivering both learning sessions as well as hands on workshops to further the audience's knowledge.

    For more information visit http://www.dayofagile.org/Home/CodeCamp

    Day of Agile

    Friday December 6th at Miami University, Voice of America Center
    Registration Open Now

    The annual Cincinnati Day of Agile builds on successful events from past years to present a multi-track conference to both introduce those new to Agile and encourage stimulating conversation for those more advanced in the subject.

    At this one day event you will have the opportunity to choose between multiple tracks. Some will focus on those new to Agile, while others will bring together the latest in Agile thinking for the intermediate and advanced practitioner. We will also run open space sessions to help those with specific problems looking for groups of experts to discuss.

    For more information visit http://www.dayofagile.org/Home/DayOfAgile

    All Things Mobile - On hiatus until February 13th

    Thursday February 13th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Due to the holiday's in December and CodeMash in January the All Things Mobile group will not meet again until February.

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

    Upcoming Regional Conferences

    Sandusky, OH

    CodeMash - Tuesday January 7th through Friday January 10th, 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.

  • October CINNUG Newsletter

    CINNUG

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

    October 22nd, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Brian Lagunas with a talk on Windows Presentation Foundation.

    Abstract:
    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is becoming more and more popular as businesses begin to convert their legacy Windows Forms applications and write their new line of business applications using WPF.  WPF provides developers with a unified programming model for building rich Windows smart client user experiences that incorporate UI, media, and documents.  With WPF, you can create a wide range of both standalone and browser-hosted applications.  This session is aimed at giving you the knowledge required to get started writing line of business WPF applications so that you can become a more important asset to your employer.  There will be no spinning buttons, no rotating cubes, and no silly or impractical tricks.  This session will concentrate on the basic building blocks required to be a successful WPF developer.  By the end of this session you will know what XAML is, how to manage layout in your application, define controls in your views,  style and template your views, handle events, and manage data with data binding and the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) design pattern.  Come join me in this interactive and fun learning experience where you can control the direction of the talk and emphasize what you are most interested in.

    Bio:
    Brian Lagunas is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Patterns & Practices Champion, an INETA Community Speaker, co-leader of the Boise .Net Developers User Group (NETDUG), board member of Boise Code Camp, and original author of the Extended WPF Toolkit. He is a multi-recipient of the Microsoft Community Contributor Award and can be found speaking at a variety of user groups and code camps around the nation. His talks always involve some form of XAML, such as WPF, Silverlight, and WIndows 8, as well as how to build modular applications with Prism.

    This month there will be no GROK talk. 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 November 26th CINNUG is Ken Baum with a talk on SOLID principals.

    Southwest Ohio Code Camp

    Saturday December 7th at Miami University, Voice of America Center
    Call For Speaker Open Now
    Registration opens early November

    The Southwest Ohio Code Camp is a one day, multi-track conference that covers all aspects of Software Development as well as the latest mobile tools such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Like the Day of Agile, we have international speakers as well as industry experts in Software Development and Mobile delivering both learning sessions as well as hands on workshops to further the audience’s knowledge.

    For more information visit http://www.dayofagile.org/Home/CodeCamp

    Day of Agile

    Friday December 6th at Miami University, Voice of America Center
    Call For Speaker Open Now
    Registration opens early November

    The annual Cincinnati Day of Agile builds on successful events from past years to present a multi-track conference to both introduce those new to Agile and encourage stimulating conversation for those more advanced in the subject.

    At this one day event you will have the opportunity to choose between multiple tracks. Some will focus on those new to Agile, while others will bring together the latest in Agile thinking for the intermediate and advanced practitioner. We will also run open space sessions to help those with specific problems looking for groups of experts to discuss.

    For more information visit http://www.dayofagile.org/Home/DayOfAgile

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp

    Who: Developers, Designers, Database Administrators, and anyone else willing to help.
    What: Volunteers spend the weekend creating software projects for non-profit organizations.
    When: October 18, 5:00PM - October 20 4:00 PM
    Where: Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester, Ohio.
    Why: Weekend of learning, networking, and doing good.
    How: Sign up at http://southwestohiogivecamp.org/

    All Things Mobile - Android Lab V - Debugging with Android

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

    Abstract:
    Introducing memory leaks and using too much heap space are easy things to do in some Android applications. And with a 32 MB default heap space on some devices (like the Nexus 7) your app can run out of heap space quickly. When it does, the stack trace of an OutOfMemory exception is little help in finding your application's memory problem.

    Lets take a look at avoiding, detecting, finding and fixing memory problems in Android applications using DDMS.

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/146051782/

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

    Cincy PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server)

    Tuesday November 12th, 6:30pm, Microsoft Office, 4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800, Mason, OH

    CincyPASS is a professional organization/user group dedicated to all aspects of SQL Server from database administration to application development and business intelligence.

    Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesdsay of the Month at 6:30PM at the Microsoft Office in Mason.

    For more information and to register please visit http://cincypass.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx.

    Upcoming Regional Conferences

    Columbus, OH

    Central Ohio Day of .NET - November 2nd Dog Food Conference - November 21st and 22nd

    Sandusky, OH

    CodeMash - Tuesday January 7th through Friday January 10th, 2014
    • Alumni registration opens October 22nd 3:05 PM
    • General public registration opens October 29th 3:05 PM
    • For more information see http://codemash.org/

    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.

  • September CINNUG Newsletter

    Greetings

    Here's what's coming soon.

    CINNUG

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

    September 24th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Phil Japikse with a User Story Mapping exercise.

    Abstract:
    Initially put forward by Jeff Patton, Use Story Mapping is an approach to Organizing and Prioritizing User Stories. In this hands on exercise, we will jointly create a user map, clearly defining order, minimal marketable features, and release plans. Hat tip to Steven Rogalsky for first showing me this workshop.

    Bio:
    An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, 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 20 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil works as the Evangelism Lead for Telerik's DevTools Division, working with the RadControls for Windows 8 as well as the Just family of products (JustCode, JustMock, JustTrace, and JustDecompile), and serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (http://www.hallwayconversations.com), and founded Agile Conferences, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to advancing agile in all aspects of software development. Phil also serves as Cub Scout Committee Chair for his sons’ Cub Scout Pack, volunteers for the National Ski Patrol, and is a recently retired Firefighter/Paramedic. You can follow Phil on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at http://www.skimedic.com/blog.

    This month there will be no GROK talk. 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 October 22nd CINNUG is Brian Lagunas with a talk on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

    All Things Mobile - Android Lab IV

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

    Abstract:
    In this session we will look at some advanced aspects of android like dealing with fragments and handling storage. We will also look at impacts of newer technologies like Bluetooth LE.

    Come with the android development pre loaded and we will provide some sample code that can be used to follow along.

    Previous attendance at Android Labs I through III is not required but will be helpful to have basic android knowledge.

    Here is an article explaining fragments: http://developer.android.com/guide/components/fragments.html and one explaining storage http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/data-storage.html

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/140681562/

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

    Cincy PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server)

    Tuesday October 8th, 6:30pm, Microsoft Office, 4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800, Mason, OH

    CincyPASS is a professional organization/user group dedicated to all aspects of SQL Server from database administration to application development and business intelligence.

    Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesdsay of the Month at 6:30PM at the Microsoft Office in Mason.

    For more information and to register please visit http://cincypass.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx.

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp

    Who: Developers, Designers, Database Administrators, and anyone else willing to help.
    What: Volunteers spend the weekend creating software projects for non-profit organizations.
    When: October 18, 5:00PM - October 20 4:00 PM
    Where: Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester, Ohio.
    Why: Weekend of learning, networking, and doing good.
    How: Sign up at http://southwestohiogivecamp.org/

    Upcoming Regional Conferences

    Columbus, OH

    Central Ohio Day of .NET - November 2nd

    Sandusky, OH

    CodeMash - Tuesday January 7th through Friday January 10th, 2014
    • Alumni registration opens October 22nd
    • General public registration opens October 29th
    • For more information see http://codemash.org/

    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.

  • August CINNUG Newsletter

    Greetings

    Here's what's coming soon.

    CINNUG

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

    August 27th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome James Bender with a talk on Web API.

    Bio:
    James has been involved in software development and architecture for 18 years. He 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, SOA, WCF, Web Development, 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 book "Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD" was released in May of 2011. His second book "JavaScript and HTML 5 for Windows 8 Development" will be available soon.

    This month there will be no GROK talk. 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.

    Is Your Company Looking for Trained Developers in .NET?

    Join us to meet our Apprentice Developers available for Hire
    Tuesday, August 13 - 3:30pm .Net Developers for Hire Event!
    MAX Technical Training - 4900 Parkway Drive Suite 160 Mason, OH 45040

    For years, MAX Technical training has heard clients lament over the shortage of skilled developers in the Greater Cincinnati area. To help answer this need, MAX Technical Training has launched a Developer Apprentice .NET training program. As part of a collaborative effort with the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, the Greater Cincinnati CIO Roundtable, and IT employers, individuals looking for a career change were identified and passed through a rigorous application and selection process including assessments, a programmer aptitude test, and interviews with local IT employers. Previous IT knowledge was not required. Details of the training curriculum are included on the attached document.

    We have 5 Qualified, Trained, Apprentice Developers who are currently available for interviews and employment as part of your team as soon as September 3, 2013. You are invited to attend our .NET Developers for Hire Event to meet these candidates, review their career experience and find your next team member! Managers who have had success with apprentices in our program will be in attendance to share their experience from the company perspective.

    Please Confirm your Attendance by contacting Becky Wilson, Becky@maxtrain.com or 513.322.8888 x 209.

    All Things Mobile - Android Lab 2

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

    Abstract:
    At our last session we learnt about the android environment and what is involved in packaging and running your app on a device. This session we will visit the listview by popular demand as showing data in a list is an essential part of any application. We will also continue down the path of android labs so we can eventually build the perfect app.

    Bring your laptop with android tools installed. Installation can take a while so we recommend installing the 2.2 android and google sdk's and the latest sdk for jelly bean.

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/130506692/

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

    Cincy PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server)

    Wednesday August 13th, 6:30pm, Microsoft Office, 4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800, Mason, OH

    CincyPASS is a professional organization/user group dedicated to all aspects of SQL Server from database administration to application development and business intelligence.

    Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesdsay of the Month at 6:30PM at the Microsoft Office in Mason.

    For more information and to register please visit http://cincypass.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx.

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp

    Who: Developers, Designers, Database Administrators, and anyone else willing to help.
    What: Volunteers spend the weekend creating software projects for non-profit organizations.
    When: October 18, 5:00PM - October 20 4:00 PM
    Where: Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester, Ohio.
    Why: Weekend of learning, networking, and doing good.
    How: Sign up at http://southwestohiogivecamp.org/

    Cloud Develop Conference

    When: August 30th
    Where: Columbus, OH
    For More information see http://clouddevelop.org/

    Upcoming Regional Conferences

    Chattanooga, TN

    devLink - August 28th - 30th

    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 CINNUG Newsletter

    Greetings

    Here's what's coming soon.

    CINNUG

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

    July 23rd, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Brian H Prince with a talk on Gamification of our World.

    Abstract:
    Brian freely admits that he will do anything for an achievement on his Xbox; after all he has four of them at home. One day Brian wondered if he could get achievements for just putting on pants going to this place called ‘outside.’ This thinking has led to the gamification of our world, where achievements, game design elements, and game theory have leapt from gaming across the wall to everyday life. Learn the how’s and why of gamification. Everyone is using it to build wanted behavior, from enterprise developer teams, to sales teams, and to kids with diabetes. Being a gamer is not required, but we can’t guarantee you won’t become one when you are done.

    Bio:
    Brian will write a bio as soon as he finishes this boss fight ...

    This month there will be no GROK talk. 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 27th CINNUG is James Bender with a talk on Web API.

    All Things Mobile - Android Lab 2

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

    Abstract:
    At our last session we learnt about the android environment and what is involved in packaging and running your app on a device. This session we will visit the listview by popular demand as showing data in a list is an essential part of any application. We will also continue down the path of android labs so we can eventually build the perfect app.

    Bring your laptop with android tools installed. Installation can take a while so we recommend installing the 2.2 android and google sdk’s and the latest sdk for jelly bean.

    RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Mobile-Cincinnati/events/130506692/

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

    Cincy PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server)

    Wednesday August 13th, 6:30pm, Microsoft Office, 4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800, Mason, OH

    CincyPASS is a professional organization/user group dedicated to all aspects of SQL Server from database administration to application development and business intelligence.

    Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesdsay of the Month at 6:30PM at the Microsoft Office in Mason.

    For more information and to register please visit http://cincypass.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx.

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp

    Who: Developers, Designers, Database Administrators, and anyone else willing to help.
    What: Volunteers spend the weekend creating software projects for non-profit organizations.
    When: October 18, 5:00PM - October 20 4:00 PM
    Where: Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester, Ohio.
    Why: Weekend of learning, networking, and doing good.
    How: Sign up at http://southwestohiogivecamp.org/

    Cloud Develop Conference

    When: August 30th
    Where: Columbus, OH
    For More information see http://clouddevelop.org/

    Upcoming Regional Conferences

    Chattanooga, TN

    devLink - August 28th - 30th

    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 CINNUG Newsletter

    Greetings

    Here's what's coming soon.

    CINNUG

    Tuesday June 25th,
    Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    June 25th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Mark Haskamp with an Overview of Visual Studio Tools for Git.

    Abstract:
    Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 supports git integration with the Visual Studio Tools for Git extension. So, what? In this presentation we'll combine a little bit of git, a little bit of Visual Studio, and a little bit of TFS to outline some of the whats, whys, and wherefores of leveraging git in your Visual Studio solutions.

    Bio:
    Mark Haskamp is a Curious Geek. He is also a Principal Consultant at Pinnacle Solutions Group, Inc. He can be reached at mark.haskamp@pinnsg.com or on Twitter @markhaskamp.

    This month there will be no GROK talk. 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 23rd CINNUG is Brian H Prince with a talk on Gamification of our World.

    All Things Mobile - Introduction to iOS (LAB) - Bill Steele

    Thursday June 13th, 6:30pm, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH
    via Parag Joshi

    Abstract:
    You asked and we have arranged for our first lab! Many Many thanks for Bill Steele and MaxTrain for making this happen.

    This lab is a basic introduction to Xcode and iOS programming. We have had several sessions on iOS but not a hands on. In this session, Bill will walk you through XCode and creating a sample iOS project. Due to time constraints this will be a basic lab but you will be able to understand and get used to the mac environment and be able to create your first project.

    Oh and No Macs required. If you have your own bring it by all means. 

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

    Cincy PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server)

    Wednesday July 9th, 6:30pm, Microsoft Office, 4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800, Mason, OH

    CincyPASS is a professional organization/user group dedicated to all aspects of SQL Server from database administration to application development and business intelligence.

    Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesdsay of the Month at 6:30PM at the Microsoft Office in Mason.

    For more information and to register please visit http://cincypass.sqlpass.org/Home.aspx.

    Southwest Ohio GiveCamp

    Who: Developers, Designers, Database Administrators, and anyone else willing to help.
    What: Volunteers spend the weekend creating software projects for non-profit organizations.
    When: October 18, 5:00PM - October 20 4:00 PM
    Where: Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester, Ohio.
    Why: Weekend of learning, networking, and doing good.
    How: Sign up at http://southwestohiogivecamp.org/

    Upcoming Regional Conferences

    Columbus, OH

    Cloud Develop Conference - August 30th

    Knoxville, TN

    Code Stock Conference - July 12th and 13th

    Chattanooga, TN

    devLink - August 28th - 30th

    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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  • May 2013 Newsletter

    CINNUG

    Tuesday May 28th,
    Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

    May 28th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Michael Levy with a talk on The future is Futures.

    Abstract:
    If you're a [web] developer, the next couple of years will prove to be interesting times. A November 2012 survey [1] confirms that Internet users, at least shoppers, are expecting instant gratification in their online experiences. The survey reports that 61% of the surveyed shoppers abandoned a web page after waiting at least 30 seconds [2].

    What is a [web] developer to do? After all, we have multiple sources of data that must be accessed to render a page: profiles, catalogs, metrics, comments, and histories just to name a few. Accessing all these data sources takes time. Let's also not forget about the latency of making the round-trip from the browser to the server.

    Now be honest. As developers we always have a solution even before we completely understand the problem. Weren't you thinking "obviously asynchronous processing" as you read the above paragraphs? Asynchronous processing would be my first thought and in this presentation, I'd like to look at using a technique called Futures and explore how using them allows us to write asynchronous code that parallels the synchronous solution [3].

    [1] http://blog.monitis.com/index.php/2012/11/21/monitis-survey-finds-more-than-half-of-frequent-online-shoppers-have-cancelled-an-order-due-to-slow-response-time/"
    [2] I'll admit that, in general, 30 seconds it really a long time so, maybe, picture all this happening on a mobile browser and play along for the moment.
    [3] With some caveats of course.

    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 Your Eyes Open when he should be working on the presentation.

    This month there will be no GROK talk. 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 25th CINNUG is Mark Haskamp on An Overview of Visual Studio Tools for Git.

    All Things Mobile – RubyMotion – Bill Klos

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

    Abstract:
    RubyMotion is an alternate way of building iOS apps for when you really don't want to be saddled with learning Objective-C. We will talk about the pros and cons of this approach, and look at what is really gained or lost versus developing iOS apps on other platforms. Additionally, we will walk through building a RubyMotion app so you can see for yourself how completely awesome it can be to be a command line jockey.

    Bio:
    Bill’s career has spanned many aspects of computing and at times has architected solutions from the perspective of data, networking, enterprise, and security – but is primarily an application architect. Most recent experience has Bill providing solutions around Mobility, Cloud, and Big Data architectures as well as API design and development.
    Bill Klos has been involved with technology since abandoning his desire to be an architect and stumbling into his first computer science class in 1985. Since then he has typically pushed companies into “what’s next”

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

    Queen City Merge Conference

    When: May 9th and 10th
    Where: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

    It's a two-day conference without cubicle divisions — where developers, marketers, designers and social media types share what they know. It all starts this May 9th & 10th, 2013.

    For more in formation and tickets go to http://qcmerge.com/

    Bitslingers / Clean Coders

    Wednesday June 5th, 11:30am, Gaslight Offices, 11126 Kenwood Road, Suite C, Blue Ash
    via Ryan Cromwell

    Join us for an informal interest group in Clean Coding. The core tenants of the interest group will focus on helping people write better more maintainable, testable, and manageable code and understanding the patterns and practices to help achieve it consistently.

    Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the Month from 11:30AM – 1PM at the Gaslight Offices. Topic suggestions, or general questions can be emailed to cromwellryan@hotmail.com

    South West Ohio Give Camp

    When: October 19th - 21st
    Where: Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester Ohio

    Signups are open for both volunteers and charities. Anyone interested in helping organize can contact Ryan Cromwell at ryan@southwestohiogivecamp.org.

    For more information or to signup visit http://southwestohiogivecamp.org/

    Upcoming Regional Conferences

    Columbus, OH

    Cloud Develop Conference – August 30th

    Knoxville, TN

    Code Stock Conference – July 12th and 13th

    Chattanooga, TN

    devLink – August 28th - 30th

    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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