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.

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

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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January 2016 Meetup!!

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

Topic:
Feed Your Inner Data Scientist.  JavaScript tools for data visualization and filtering!

Abstract:
It seems like every day a new JavaScript package is created. It can be overwhelming to keep up with all of them. This session will discuss some JavaScript packages that will make analyzing and displaying data a snap. We will discuss D3.js, CrossFilter.js, DC.js and jQuery DataTables.

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 couple 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

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December 2015 Meetup – Holiday Party!!

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The December 2015 Meetup of the The Windows Developer User Group is scheduled for December 21st. This is a special one! Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

What is it:
2015 Holiday Party + One epic Game night!

Where:
Improving Enterprises
One Easton Oval, Suite # 175
Columbus, OH 43219.

When:
December 21st, 6PM to …  🙂

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 🙂

Anything Else:
Several other tech meetups in Columbus are converging for a combined Christmas Party. You are encouraged to attend as well. Here’s the EventBrite Registration.

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August 2015 Meetup!!

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

Topic:
Learning Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform development using Unity 5.2!

Abstract:
In this session, we will learn about Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and what is new in Unity 5.2.

Introduced with Windows 10, the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) provides a common application platform and APIs for every device running Windows 10. We will explore creating a single app package that will run on multiple Windows devices with ease. Unity 5.x, on the other hand, continues to add features to make a powerful game development platform. I was able to attend the Unity Unite conference in Boston and want to share what I learned. We will look at the added support for UWP and other features announced at the Unity Unite Conference.

Speaker Bio:
With over twenty years experience in software development, Chris Ellis has had the pleasure of delivering many solutions on many platforms in many different programming languages. From helping one person startups to worldwide corporations, he likes to help troubleshoot and solve the problems his clients encounter. And now, he brings all that experience to the Windows ecosystem, along with a passion for game development with Unity. Connect with Chris at @ellisc2.

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