September 2018 Meetup!

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The September 2018 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for September 17th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
MAKE-ing Virtual Reality Experiences more Immersive!

Abstract:
MAKERS use technology and creativity to build and share amazing things. We will apply this Maker mentality to the already amazing world of Consumer Virtual Reality (VR). This presentation will explore joining maker culture with VR technology using live demos of 3D printing, electronics, and old fashioned tinkering. We can fuse Maker attitude with VR technology to create compelling and impactful user experiences.

Educators and Entertainment professionals will certainly benefit from these approaches, but your imagination is the limit. Featuring the HTC Vive and the Vive Tracker, this presentation will demonstrate real-world techniques that can be applied towards immersive experiences.

Speaker Bio:
Chris Ellis is a consultant with Fast Switch, Inc. located in Columbus, Ohio. In a career that spans over 25 years, he has had clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to one person startups. With the resurgence of consumer Virtual Reality, he is spending more time developing Virtual Reality experiences and helping others by co-leading the VR Columbus User Group. He considers himself lucky to wake up every day and develop software.

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

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August 2018 Meetup!

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The August 2018 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for August 20th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
NativeScript Beyond the Basics!

Abstract:
NativeScript is a free and open source framework to develop native Android and iOS mobile apps from a single code base. This session will go through the fundamentals of building cross platform mobile apps using NativeScript, while leveraging the power of frameworks like VueJS or Angular, and Typescript or JavaScript as language. We will focus on using vanilla JavaScript and look at supporting tools which can be used for truly native cross platform mobile app development.

Speaker Bio:
Baskar Rao Dandlamudi is a Senior .NET Consultant with over 10 plus years of work experience in enterprise software solutions, design, development, implementation support and performance monitoring using Microsoft stack of technologies. His passion is to explore Cloud technologies and learn /share new trends with the developer community. Baskar’s areas of interest include Azure, Kubernetes and NativeScript.

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July 2018 Meetup!

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The July 2018 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for July 16th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Accelerating Application Development with 3rd Party Libraries!

Abstract:
Let’s have an honest discussion about professional application development and recreational game development using Angular 2-5 and the triumphs/pitfalls of incorporating third party libraries/controls. We’ll talk about when to build a component versus when to use open source or commercial component, how to evaluate component options against one another and how to reduce risk when working with third-party code.

This will not be a code-heavy session, but one of practical experience talking about a handful of applications projects done either in a professional or recreational context. That said, there will be a few deep dives into concrete examples to illustrate some key points and techniques. We’ll focus on two project management applications and two hobbyist game projects, the different challenges of each project, and the way that third-party libraries helped (and hindered) these ultimately successful projects. Also on offer will be some cautionary tales from some less fortunate projects that helped cement these lessons learned.

This talk will highlight examples working with the following libraries as simple conceptual examples and touch upon a bunch more, like:

  • NLP Compromise
  • Ng-drag-drop
  • The Field / Wally FOV
  • HandsOnTable
  • Sortable.JS
  • Angular Material
  • Materialize CSS
  • Prime NG
  • Pixi.JS
  • Chromatism
  • Showdown
  • Kendo UI
  • Telerik UI for WPF/Silverlight

This is not a talk to learn how to program in Angular or even about how to write better code. This is a talk about learning how to do more of what matters and manage the risks/rewards when bringing on external components/libraries in any programming language.

Speaker Bio:
Matt Eland has been programming professionally for 12 years in various sectors of the Consumer Software and SaaS industries. Matt has been referred to at various points in his career as a WPF Client Expert, a XAML Specialist, a Full Stack .NET Developer, an Applications Developer and as a Lead Software Engineer.

Matt has been working with C# and .NET since its infancy in Beta 2 and Angular since the early betas of Angular 2. In addition to applications development, Matt has enjoyed dabbling in game development in various languages/ platforms since 1987, ranging from QBasic to Turbo Pascal to Direct Draw in C++ to Unity to Angular / TypeScript. You can connect with Matt as @Integerman.

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June 2018 Meetup!

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The June 2018 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for June 18th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
What’s New in OWASP Top 10!

Abstract:
Think the OWASP top 10 is just for web developers because the W in OWASP is for Web?  You might be wrong! The OWASP Top 10 isn’t the be all and end all of application security guidance, but it is an awesome tool for bringing up the topic of application security for those that are new to it.  Usually published every three years, the Top 10 shows the aggregated ten most risky vulnerabilities discovered in vulnerability assessments since the last list.  It famously doesn’t change much, but there are some new tweaks to the 2017 list, they are important, and you should know about them.  Join us to look at Insecure Deserialization, XML External Entities, Logging, Monitoring, and Access Control.

Speaker Bio:
Husband. Father. Pentester. Secure software composer. Brewer. Lockpicker. Ninja. Insurrectionist. Lumberjack. All words that have been used to describe Bill Sempf recently. Bill simply helps people write more secure software.

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May 2018 Meetup!

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The May 2018 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for May 21st from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
What’s New in Azure Serverless!

Abstract:
Serverless is a great computing abstraction. When combined with great tools, developers can be more productive than ever. Developers are looking to leverage the new paradigm of serverless architecture: a scalable and reliable event-based compute experience for code and workflows, which accelerate the development of applications while eliminating the need to manage infrastructure, providing fast auto-scale and micro-billing. In this session, we will explore the use of Azure Functions, Event Grid, and Logic Apps for building powerful serverless applications. We will learn how to build, deploy, manage, and monitor those solutions. This session will quickly cover the basics, and finish with a look at the newest features in the Azure Serverless platform.

Speaker Bio:
Michael Collier is a Senior Software Development Engineer in Microsoft’s CSE ISV 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.

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