September 2016 Meetup!!

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The September 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for September 19th from 7PM to 8:30PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Anything Special?
Yes! Please note that we’re starting @ 7:00 pm, as opposed to our usual 6:00 pm. This is to accommodate our speaker’s availability.

Topic:
Home Automation for Hackers: Device Edition!

Abstract:
We’re about to witness a perfect storm in the home automation space. Cheap embedded hardware, low power wireless, wearable hardware, and the cloud platforms are all converging in our households to create a sea of change in how we experience our homes. The catch: right now everything is proprietary. There are options, however, that are cheap, reliable, and standardized. This session will demonstrate how to use affordable, readily available hardware to automate your own home using sensors, actuators, and internet connected micro-controllers (Arduino).

Speaker Bio:
Michael Meadows has been a professional programmer and architect for thirteen years, and a hacker for much longer. He has served as architect on multiple large-scale, cloud-based Line-of-Business implementation projects. Additionally, Michael has extensive experience building high volume, processor intensive business logic applications using distributed architectures. He is a Director at Fusion Alliance where he is the Enterprise Architecture Competency Manager. Find Michael at @AntiArchitect.

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August 2016 Meetup!!

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The August 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for August 15th from 6PM to 8PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Let’s 3D Print our next IoT Device!

Abstract:
Do you have a great idea for a new device but don’t know where to start? Want to know how you can make your own designs, print them, and use Azure to connect it all? In this talk, Christopher will show his Attendance box, used by Capital University, and show how it was developed completely in house.

You’ll learn where to find reliable, affordable 3D printing in your area, how to use a Raspberry Pi to power your IoT (Internet of Things) device, and how to setup Azure to connect it all together. With a combination of creative and technical topics, join Christopher for an overview of the entire process of prototyping and creating a custom solution to fit your needs.

Speaker Bio:
Christopher is a Web & Windows Developer, husband, father, gamer, and owner of Jem Systems, LLC. He proudly works at Capital University and has a passion for making people’s lives better by using his skills in web development! He is an innovator who looks for new ways around problems and scenarios. Christopher loves “playing with code” and believes that making fun, wacky, and unexpected programs is a great way to exercise creativity and learn new skills. He enjoys teaching others new skills and learning from them in return. Connect at @csauer.

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July 2016 Meetup!!

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The July 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for July 18th from 6PM to 8PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Incredibly Strange Programming Languages!

Abstract:
If you’ve ever suspected that “all programming languages are pretty much the same; they just have different syntax,” well, you will never suspect that again! Covering languages from the unusually powerful (Idris) to the illuminated (قلب) to the profoundly limited (BlooP), and all points in between, these languages will help you think differently about approaches to software problems you face in your day job. Of course we’ll have a lot of fun, but these languages are no joke. The practical benefit of an impractical language is the power to find new approaches to common problems.

Speaker Bio:
Craig Stuntz is a software engineer and a lifelong student of computer science, with specific interests in programming languages, type theory, compilers, and math. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, works for Improving, and cofounded the Columbus branch of Papers We Love, a reading group for people interested in academic computer science research. In the past year he has presented talks at Lambda Jam, CodeMash, CloudDevelop, Dog Food Conference, Stir Trek, and many user groups. When not at work or playing with his kids, he is usually studying math or playing Irish traditional music on the tin whistle and wooden flute. Find Craig at @craigstuntz.

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June 2016 Meetup!!

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The June 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for June 20th from 6PM to 8PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Make .NET Great Again!

Abstract:
Let’s dive into .NET’s political aspirations – go lean, go cross-platform and invite everybody to join in. Meet the new .NET Framework and the tools that come with it. Let’s talk .NET Frameworks, CLI, ASP.NET, UWP & Xamarin. Build apps for any platform, any device!

Speaker Bio:
Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, 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. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family. You can find him on the internet.

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May 2016 Meetup!!

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The May 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for May 16th from 6PM to 8PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
AI and the coming of HAL2016!

Abstract:
With the explosion of the cloud comes the explosion of compute power to solve complex problems. We have been playing with artificial intelligence for many years. Cloud services are now powerful enough that you can begin to build AI into your applications as simply as adding a reference to an API and a few lines of code. In this talk, we will explore and demo a few cross-platform APIs for building smarter and more personal experiences into your applications.

Speaker Bio:
Brian Sherwin is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft from Columbus, Ohio. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 17 years. One of his core passions is helping companies make decisions based on value and not a particular technology. When he’s not trying to figure out some new technology, he spends time reading, Scouting, and drinking enough coffee to keep up with his five kids. Find Brian at @bsherwin.

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April 2016 Meetup!!

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The April 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for March 21st from 6PM to 8PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
A Multi-Platform Mobile World with Xamarin!

Abstract:
You have this great idea for an app that will revolutionize the mobile landscape, making you so much money that you can buy an island. First question: what platform will you build it on? In other words, what huge groups of customers will you ignore? You shouldn’t have to make that decision. There has to be a better way!

With Xamarin, you don’t have to. Xamarin allows you to create one mobile application and can be deployed across the three major mobile platforms – iOS, Android, and Windows, natively. All the while, using the comforts of the .NET framework and C#. In this talk I will show you what Xamarin is and how to build, test, and deploy one application across the platforms. When we’re done, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to create a fully featured, standards-compliant, store-accepted application without the headache of maintaining three redundant codebases.

You have no excuse now not to get started creating the next great mobile app! Just in time after all the Xamarin VS integration news coming out of //BUILD – it’s all FREE!

Speaker Bio:
Jerrel Blankenship (@theJerrel) is a developer and author based in Columbus. His book “Pro Agile .NET Development with Scrum” is available on Amazon. Check out his ramblings at www.jerrelblankenship.com.

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March 2016 Meetup!!

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The March 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for March 21st from 6PM to 8PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Scripting Azure builds using Azure Resource Manager Templates!

Abstract:
With the introduction of the Azure ARM API, Microsoft has created a way for developers and DevOps teams to define their Azure infrastructure as code. What exactly is the ARM API? Come find out!

Speaker Bio:
By day, David Benedic is a mild-mannered consultant at Cardinal Solutions Group in Columbus, Ohio. 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.

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