June 2017 Meetup!!

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The June 2017 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for June 19th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Containers for Windows Developers!

Abstract:
Over the last few years, Docker has popularized Linux containers, but Windows developers have been left out in the cold. This changes with Windows Server 2016. At this session we’ll cover the basics of the new Windows Server container model and how to develop applications/services that can take advantage of this exciting new advancement, for cloud, for on-prem, and for the future.

Speaker Bio:
Michael is currently Senior Software Development Engineer in Microsoft’s DX TED organization, where he engages deeply with select global ISVs to help them best utilize Azure’s features. Michael has over 13 years of experience with various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing, and providing the insight and hands-on experience to ensure they are successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader, and is often found sharing his Microsoft Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. Michael is also the co-author of a published book on Microsoft Azure entitled Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure..

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May 2017 Meetup!!

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The May 2017 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for May 15th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Code Checkup: Tools to check the health of your code!

Abstract:
Over time even the simplest project can grow into an unwieldy beast. Features are added and removed. Developers come and go. Using static analysis tools we can get an idea about what challenges are in store for us.

We will discuss how ReSharper, SonarQube and other tools can be used to expose any issues that may exist in our code base. This can help provide a fresh set of (computer) eyes to help keep your code base from becoming a toxic dump.

Speaker Bio:
Doug Mair – 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. He loved programming so much that he decided to get a BSCIS from Ohio State University. Since then he has developed software for Graphics Kiosks, Rules Engines, Specialized Hardware and ASP.Net websites. Over the last several years, he has helped grow the Windows Developer Community in Central Ohio. He spends his free time developing Windows applications and Unity games.

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April 2017 Meetup!!

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The April 2017 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for April 15th from 9AM-5PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Xamarin DevDays Hackathon!

Anything Special?
Yes. We’re partnering with Microsoft to bring you all the excitement of a Xamarin DevDay Hackathon – right here in Columbus! Further details @ https://ti.to/xamarin/dev-days-columbus-2017.

Abstract:
The popular Xamarin DevDay events make a stop @ the Windows Developer UG. All day fun, custom mobile tech content & special edition T-shirts await you! Also, please note the April 15th date – little deviation from our usual 3rd Monday meetup. A Saturday event means no one has to take time off from work. Come spend a day with fellow geeks, become a mobile developer ninja and hack your way to win some cool prizes!

Speaker Bio:
We’ll have a few speakers lined up to cover the content.

Sam Basu | Progress – Introduction to Xamarin & Xamarin.Forms!
Brian Sherwin | Microsoft – Azure Connected Xamarin Apps!

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March 2017 Meetup!!

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The March 2017 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for March 29th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event!

Anything Special?
Yes. We’re partnering with Microsoft to bring you all the excitement of the VS 2017 Launch event. Custom content & special edition T-shirts await you! Also, please note the March 29th date – little deviation from our usual 3rd Monday to accommodate everyone.

Abstract:
What does modern app development look like in the Mobile First, Cloud First world? Let’s talk innovations in .NET Core, Xamarin, Azure & DevOps. Get a comprehensive look at how Visual Studio 2017 can help you.

Speaker Bio:
We’ll have a few speakers lined up to cover the content – Sam Basu, Doug Mair & Others.

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February 2017 Meetup!!

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The February 2017 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for February 20th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Flying High with Xamarin!

Abstract:
Cross-platform mobile development has been democratized for .NET developers – thanks to Xamarin & Microsoft. Let’s build a cool aviation app together – targeting all platforms from the comforts of Visual Studio or Xamarin Studio. Real world apps need design, cloud data connectivity, navigation, storage, lifecycle management and polished UI – let’s do all that. Oh, and we will throw in some passion for aviation in the app, like private jets and supersonic possibilities. Loads of fun while learning cutting-edge mobile development – you in?

Speaker Bio:
Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Telerik products. 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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January 2017 Meetup!!

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The January 2017 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for January 16th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Introduction to Development with HoloLens!

Abstract:
VR make way for “MR”, or Mixed Reality. Imagine a future where the physical is mashed against the digital, where we don’t have to escape reality to enjoy a little bit of the magical. We’ll take a look at the device and (more importantly) the development platform behind it. We’ll write some code and see it run on a real device. It will be fun!

Speaker Bio:
Mark Tinderholt helps customers leverage the power of the cloud and the internet of things. Mark has worked with a wide variety of technologies for customers in a broad set of industry verticals all the way from Beer to Financial Services and from Logistics to Theme Parks.

Mark is an expert in architecting for the cloud and leveraging the unique characteristics of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services platforms to enable highly scalable software solutions. In addition, he is an expert in presentation layer architecture and has worked extensively in a multitude of form factors including: Desktop, Phone, Tablet, TV, and Holographic computing devices.

You can find his blog at http://www.skycliffs.com where you will find him rambling on about various technical topics.

Prior to his work in the technology sector, Mark worked in the Financial Services industry. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Actuarial Science, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Otterbein University.

Anything Special?
Yes! Mark will have a couple of very cool prizes to give away – fire up your best questions:

  1. Two JBL Go Wireless BT speakers
  2. One JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable BT speaker

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November 2016 Meetup!!

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

Topic:
Bash on Ubuntu on Windows!

Abstract:
Windows 10 now provides developers with a familiar Bash environment. This environment will allow users to:

  • Run common command line utilities such as grep, sed, and awk
  • Navigate the file system using these commands
  • Run bash shell scripts which rely on supported command line utilities

Windows accomplishes this through the Windows Subsystem for Linux which allows Ubuntu user-mode binaries provided by Canonical to run on Windows 10. This means that the command line utilities are the same as those that run within a native Ubuntu environment. In this session we will showcase scripting, code editing / compilation, and execution of X11 apps compiled for Linux using a local X11 server from within the Bash on Ubuntu on Windows environment. We will then discuss the implications of these features as they relate to existing developer workflows. Finally, we will show how to obtain the latest bits for Bash on Ubuntu on Windows that are in the Windows 10 Anniversary update.

Speaker Bio:
Kevin Remde – Sr. Technical Evangelist with Microsoft – is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker, blogger, and technical community organizer. A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his Dev and IT Pro peers.

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