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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October 2016 Meetup!!

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The October 2016 Meetup of The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for October 17th from 6PM to 8:00PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Why A 10 Billion-Dollar SnapChat Is Good News For You: Knowing and Getting Your Market Value!

Abstract:
Don’t we love to talk about the latest twenty-something overnight Internet billionaires, and their apps worth so much on paper, in stock, for cash, or even in trade for countless strands of bright, shiny beads? But what about the smaller, important successes that happen all around us, all the time? Not so much. We back away from talk of salary and rates. We consider them secondary to the important work of building software. But every day, developers find a way to do the work they love and be paid fairly at the same time, a circumstance that promotes healthy focus on what matters day to day. In this session, you’ll learn from the compensation negotiation successes — and mistakes — of a nearly twenty-year career as a software developer, in the roles of full-time employee, contractor, unemployed freelancer, and long-term consultant. Discover strategies that will help you recognize and attain your elusive, yet concrete, personal value in the marketplace today.

Speaker Bio:
Jeff McKenzie has worked in software development for nearly twenty years, in both freelance and full-time capacities, as a developer and team leader. He enjoys helping others solve problems through technology, whether it’s the small business getting on the web for the first time, or a Fortune 500 company expanding its enterprise. Although he started his career using BASIC on an Atari 800, he took a big detour, getting Biology and English degrees before rediscovering programming, with a new thing called the World Wide Web. He is currently Managing Architect and Practice Lead at Information Control Company (ICC) in Columbus Ohio. Find Jeff at @jeffreymckenzie.

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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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