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!

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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