April 2021 Meetup!

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The April 2021 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for April 19th from 6-7 PM. Our meetup is virtual. Same wonderful content, awesome speaker & great interactions – just online. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Specifications and Data Access Patterns

Abstract:
Most .NET apps require data access, but there are many different ways to do it, and each involves tradeoffs. In this code-heavy session, Steve will demonstrate a variety of different patterns for implementing data access. Along the way, he’ll identify problems that teams typically encounter with each pattern, and other tradeoffs. By the end of this session, you’ll likely have seen your current data access strategy, along with a variety of possible alternatives you could consider that might alleviate point points you’re experiencing.

Speaker Bio:
Steve “ardalis” Smith is an entrepreneur, trainer, and software architect. He has published 20 courses on Pluralsight covering everything from SOLID principles to architecture to DDD to design patterns and refactoring. Steve is co-founder of NimblePros, a software team devoted to helping their clients’ software teams build better software, faster. Find Steve everywhere online as ‘ardalis’.

Please RSVP on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

 

March 2021 Meetup!

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The March 2021 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for March 15th from 6-8 PM. Our meetup is virtual. Same wonderful content, awesome speaker & great interactions – just online. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Intro to Azure Communication Services

Abstract:
Microsoft recently announced the Azure Communication Services which “brings rich communication APIs to all your application across any device, on any platform, using the same reliable and secure infrastructure that powers Microsoft Teams.” During this session, you will learn what this new service has to offer and we’ll step through a couple of use cases such as sending/receiving SMS messages and two-way video conversations.

Speaker Bio:
Chad Green is a manager, software development, architect, community leader, Microsoft MVP, and most importantly a father and husband.  Chad works as the Director of IT Architecture for Glennis Solutions developing applications to manage senior living communities.  Over his career spanning three decades, Chad has managed groups from 3 to 63 people, worked on projects in a wide range of markets including education, healthcare, military, government, workforce management, financial services, chemical research, and electronic commerce. Being a big believer in giving back and wanting to ensure that there are cool events for others, Chad founded and chairs the annual Code PaLOUsa conference, organizers the Louisville .NET Meetup, Louisville Azure Meetup, Louisville IT Happy Hour and the Monthly Tech Leader Coffee and Discussion, and has helped other groups like the Louisville Tech Ladies and events like Cincy Deliver. 

Please RSVP on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

 

February 2021 Meetup!

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The February 2021 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for February 15th from 6-8 PM. Our meetup is virtual. Same wonderful content, awesome speaker & great interactions – just online. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
SOLID Principles of Software Design

Abstract:
We all know how hard it is to write and maintain software. Following good design principles is a great way to make your applications easier to build, maintain, and modify. Please join me for this session as we go through each of the 5 principles that make up SOLID. I’ll have examples in C# but these principles can be applied to many languages.

Speaker Bio:
Andy Schwam is a Microsoft Developer Technologies MVP (since 2010) and ASP Insider. He is an experienced speaker, trainer, blogger, and conference organizer. As AVP Enterprise Architecture, he is responsible for moving the IT department forward through the use of new technology, best practices, DevOps and the Cloud. Additionally, Andy is a founding board member and organizer of TechBash, an annual conference for developers. He has been creating software applications since 1999. You can follow him on twitter as @schwammy.

Please RSVP on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

 

January 2021 Meetup!

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The January 2021 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for January 18th from 6-8 PM. Our meetup is virtual. Same wonderful content, awesome speaker & great interactions – just online. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
TypeScript – Beyond the Basics

Abstract:
TypeScript enables web developers to improve the clarity and reliability of their code. It also enables more powerful tools for writing code. This led to its rapid rise in popularity. But what can it do for you beyond just adding types to your variables and parameters?

In this talk, we look at some of the more advanced features in the language that can help you deliver valuable solutions in less time. We dig into features such as:

  • Union types
  • Intersection types
  • Mixins
  • Generics

Speaker Bio:
Eric is the Technical Strategist for Aptera Software and a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. He works primarily with .NET web platform, but loves opportunities to try out other stacks. He has been developing high-quality custom software solutions since 2001. At Aptera, he has successfully delivered solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries. He loves to dabble in new and exciting technologies. In his spare time, he loves to tinker with Arduino projects. He fondly remembers what it was like to develop software for the Palm OS. He has an amazing wife and 5 wonderful children. He blogs at humbletoolsmith.com and you can follow him on twitter as @pottereric.

Please RSVP on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

 

November 2020 Meetup!

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The November 2020 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for November 16th from 6-8 PM. Instead of our usual in-person meeting @ Improving Ohio Office, we’re making our meetup virtual. Same wonderful content, awesome speaker & great interactions – just online. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Machine Learning for .NET Folks Without (or With!) a Ph.D.

Abstract:
The modern world has already been impacted by machine learning and will continue to be impacted even more. It is critical that more software developers have access to this skill. With ML.NET, .NET developers are not left out! ML.NET is an open-source and cross platform framework to train custom machine learning models, utilize pre-trained models, including those from TensorFlow in .NET applications for screens of all shapes and sizes. Built on the successful experience of products such as Power BI and Outlook, ML.NET can be applied to a variety of predictive analytics scenarios with just a few lines of C# or F# code. This session will explore the fundamentals of ML.NET and several common machine learning tasks. It will also cover integrating pre-trained models from ML.NET and TensorFlow. And it will show how to leverage ML.NET from web and mobile projects.

Speaker Bio:
Douglas Starnes is a polyglot ninja and tech community influencer in the Memphis area making stuff that works on more than just the web. He specializes in the fields of data science, machine learning and mobile application development. Douglas is a co-director of the Memphis Python User Group, the Memphis .NET User Group, Memphis Xamarin User Group and the Memphis Power Platform User Group as well as an organizer for Scenic City Summit. He is a frequent conference speaker who has delivered more than 70 featured presentations and workshops at more than 35 conferences over the past 10 years in a variety of cities across the southeast United States. In addition, Douglas is an active participant in local user groups. He has also served as an organizer for PyTennessee, PyOhio and TechCampMemphis. Outside of being a geek Douglas is a trained composer, aspiring triathlete and avid Lego collector.

Please RSVP on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.