January 2015 Meetup!!

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The January 2015 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for January 19th from 6PM to 8PM @ TechColumbus. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
ASP.NET vNext goes X-Plat!

Abstract:
You’ve heard the buzz around ASP.NET vNext. Yes, lot of things are changing towards a more modular cross-platform modern web development platform; but fret not – no one is moving your cheese. Our Jan meetup has two speakers breaking down what’s new for you!

From David : The next big thing is coming – app containers. They’ll simplify your testing and deployment, please your DevOps team, and make you a superstar. Get started today using Docker and ASP.NET 5!

From Sam: Change is in the air for ASP.NET developers, as vNext ushers in a new era: Open Source | .NET Frameworks Changes| ASP.NET Runtimes | WebForms | MVC 6 | C# 6.0 | VS Tooling | Omnisharp.NET | Homebrew | Yeoman | CLI & Sublime Text. This is one of the best times to be an ASP.NET developer – let me show you why!

Speaker Bio:
By day, David Benedic is a mild-mannered IT professional at Appica, a Cincinnati, Ohio based datacenter and colocation company. By night, well, he has two young kids, so mostly superhero Dad stuff… but when he does get free time, he likes to create things .. things that involve software and technology. Find David – @davidbenedic | github.com/daveyb.

Sam 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.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/windowsdevug/. Come join us!

December 2014 Holiday Party !!

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The December 2014 Meetup of the The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for December 8th. This is a special one! Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

What is it:
2014 Holiday Party + One epic Game night!

Where:
Improving Enterprises
One Easton Oval, Suite # 175
Columbus, OH 43219.
Please make note of the location change .. not our usual TechColumbus this time.

When:
December 8th, 6PM – Midnight  :)

Who’s Coming:
All members of The Windows Developer User Group are welcome, as well as one friend each. Please make sure to RSVP so that we have an accurate headcount. Also, we’re joining hands with our friends at The Central Ohio Cloud Computing User Group .. This will be one awesome holiday party!

What’s the Tech talk topic:
None! We’ve had great talks for the last 11 months of the year .. it’s time to kick back & simply enjoy the holidays!

What are we doing:
One epic Game Night! Think XBox & Ping Pong, think Board Games! Bring all you can.

Anything to eat/drink:
Glad you asked. Good food & beer .. it’s the Holidays after all :)

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/windowsdevug/. Come join us!

November 2014 Meetup!!

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The November 2014 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for November 17th from 6PM to 8PM @ TechColumbus. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Back to the Future!

Abstract:
Have you noticed that every app and idea you encounter today seems like a rehashed, recycled, redone version of something else? As we approach the year of Marty McFly’s hoverboard, we are going to talk about the current state of mobile and IoT, where the leaders will be in the next 5 years, and how we can start building the next generation of experiences for our users today. You will walk away from this talk with 4 new ideas, and a passion to be the first to solve them.

Speaker Bio:
Ultra passionate. That’s how Jeff Blankenburg (@jeffblankenburg) describes his relationship with technology. Over the past 10 years, Jeff has enthusiastically applied his technical expertise to build industry-changing websites and marketing efforts for mega brands including Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ford Motor Company, Sony and several pharmaceutical companies. He’s especially proficient in user interface design, web standards and mobile application development. In addition to his developer evangelist role for Microsoft, Jeff contributed to the O’Reilly title Windows Developer Power Tools on the subject of code validation services, and authored a Windows Phone development book out now on Amazon. He also serves as an organizer for the CodeMash and Stir Trek conferences. On the academic front, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Ohio’s Bowling Green State University.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/windowsdevug/. Come join us!

October 2014 Meetup!!

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The October 2014 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for October 20th from 6PM to 8PM @ TechColumbus. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Next-Gen Experiences with Oculus Rift & Unity!

Abstract:
The Oculus Rift has the potential to change the way people can interact with game worlds. Unity makes building complex games much easier. In this talk, we will talk about how to use the Oculus Rift in your games. We will also show how to use Unity to access some of the features of the Oculus Rift.

Speaker Bio:
Doug is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises in Columbus Ohio. He started developing software as a high school freshman on a TRS-80 16K. Since then he developed software for Graphics Kiosks, Rules Engines, Specialized Hardware and ASP.Net websites. Over the last two years, he has helped grow the Windows Phone & Windows 8 Developer Community in Central Ohio and he spends his free time developing Windows 8 and Windows Phone applications. Connect at @doug_mair.

Chris is a consultant at Fast Switch located in Columbus, Ohio. In a career that spans over 20 years, he has had clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to one person startups. Thriving on the most challenging projects, he strives to deliver value to the customer. He considers himself lucky to wake up every day and develop software. For the past three years, he has been spending his free time developing mobile apps and now experimenting with VR. Connect at @ellisc2.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/windowsdevug/. Come join us!

September 2014 Meetup!!

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The September 2014 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for September 15th from 6PM to 8PM @ TechColumbus. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Architecting the Internet of Things!

Abstract:
There is undoubtedly a lot of hype around the Internet of Things, with a flood of products and services coming to market. Examples range from devices for tracking personal activities, to monitoring your home, your car, your business, or even the world. So how do these work behind the scenes? In this presentation we’ll discuss a real-world activity tracking system in detail: how it is designed and architected using various cloud components, and how its architecture has evolved over time so that it can scale for higher capacity at a lower cost. We will also discuss the many lessons learned along the way, as well as plans for what’s next. Join us as Vince & Nick unpack the future!

Speaker Bio:
Vince Fabro is the Practice Manager of the Enterprise Microsoft Solutions practice at Cardinal Solution’s Columbus, Ohio, branch. Vince loves building things and fixing things, and working with teams to achieve success. He’s been applying those passions to the IT industry for well over 20 years now – the past 20 as a consultant wearing many hats (developer, trainer, architect, mentor, manager). As a former certified trainer he has enjoyed training hundreds of students, and has presented technology topics at IT conferences and user groups for many years. Vince has specialized in Microsoft’s .Net technology stack for more than a decade now, and is always striving to learn more effective ways to build applications that solve challenging IT problems. Vince attended The Ohio State University to earn both his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and his Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. He thoroughly enjoys his work, as well as bicycling, skiing, and traveling with his family.

Nick Martin is a senior consultant at Cardinal Solutions, with 10 years of experience developing and architecting enterprise applications. Nick is passionate about helping clients get the most out of their development efforts through following best practices and Agile processes. He also helps lead an internal development user group to help bring out the passions and share the expertise of his colleagues. He recently started his toughest project to date: developing a decent human being (fatherhood).

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/windowsdevug/. Come join us!

August 2014 Meetup!!

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The August 2014 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for August 18th from 6PM to 8PM @ TechColumbus. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
The World of Arduino with a Windows Phone Interface!

Abstract:
Join Anthony Russell as he explores the hardware platform “Arduino”. In this talk, you will get a crash course into building Arduino projects, coding them and controlling them with your Windows Phone. All you need to bring is something to take notes with and ambition to learn. This will be a hardware + software smackdown – magical stuff!

Speaker Bio:
Anthony Russell, DVLUP Expert and international hackathon competitor, was born and raised in North Eastern Ohio. After 6 years in the Army Anthony decided it was time for a change and started coding. Fast forward a few years and now he works for a leading ECM software company and has competed in over 7 hackathons in the last 12 months. His teams have brought in over $15,000 in cash and prizes. You may find Anthony as @Anth0nyRussell on Twitter.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/windowsdevug/. Come join us!

July 2014 Meetup!!

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The July 2014 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for July 21st from 6PM to 8PM @ TechColumbus. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Cross-Platform Mobile Development!

Abstract:
It’s 2014 and it’s insane not to support every mobile platform to reach broadest user base. Let’s keep this simple: Cross-platform Hybrid Mobile development | One codebase | Telerik Platform| AppBuilder | HTML5/JS | Cordova | IDEs | Backend Services | Prototype/Test/Deploy/Manage | End-to-End Mobile.

Anything else special?
Yep – you’ll get a preview of the new Windows 8.1 Store app for our UG!

Speaker 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.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ http://www.meetup.com/windowsdevug/. Come join us!