November 2019 Meetup!

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The November 2019 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for November 18th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Introduction to Uno Platform

Abstract:
Uno is a new platform for building cross-platform, native mobile, desktop and WebAssembly with C#, XAML from a single codebase. Uno Platform is a Universal Windows Platform Bridge that allows UWP-based code (C# and XAML) to run on iOS, Android, and WebAssembly. This platform was developed by my old company back in Canada and I spent my last year there working on it. In this session, we will start with a high-level view of the Uno Platform, followed by a deeper dive into the internals and use of Xamarin and mono-wasm as well as a walkthrough of a few sample apps for mobile and web.

Speaker Bio:
Steve Bilogan is currently a Senior Consultant @ Improving working on a variety of .NET solutions. Steve’s main passion is in mobile development that started back home in Canada where he worked as a mobile engineer in Montreal building Android and iOS apps using Xamarin, as well as working on the early stages of the Uno platform.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/. Come geek out with us over pizza & tech!

September 2019 Meetup!

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The September 2019 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for September 23rd from 12-6 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
.NET Conf – Columbus Edition!

What’s Special?:
.NET Conf is a FREE, 3 day virtual developer event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. This year .NET Core 3.0 will launch at .NET Conf 2019. Come celebrate and all that’s new in .NET land!

And we’re bringing .NET Conf to Columbus – through live stream, presentations & discussions. .NET Conf will feature speakers from the community and .NET product teams. You will learn to build for web, mobile, desktop, games, services, libraries and more for a variety of platforms and devices all with .NET.  It’s a chance to learn, ask questions live, and get inspired for your next software project. And grab some cool .NET swag!

Details:
.NET Conf event details over at https://www.dotnetconf.net/.

RSVP:
Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/. Come geek out with us over pizza & tech!

August 2019 Meetup!

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The August 2019 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for August 19th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
From C# to React and back again – lessons learned.

Abstract:
Today’s software developers are responsible for a wide variety of technologies: Server Side code, Middleware business logic and Front End user interfaces … to name a few. Often transitions between these stacks can be challenging. Wouldn’t it be great if we could also have fun during these technology shifts?

This session will discuss some lessons learned while moving from full time C# ASP.Net development to full time React development and back again. We will discuss the differences between the two technology stacks and insights gained during these transitions.

Speaker Bio:
Doug Mair is a Tech Anchor at AEP Charge in Columbus, Ohio. He started developing software as a high school freshman on a TRS-80 16K. Since then, he has developed software for Graphics Kiosks, Rules Engines, Specialized Hardware and ASP.NET websites. Over the last few years, he has helped grow the Windows Developer Community in Central Ohio and he spends his free time developing Windows applications and playing board games.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/. Come geek out with us over pizza & tech!

July 2019 Meetup!

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The July 2019 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for July 15th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
What’s New in Xamarin.Forms 4.0!

Abstract:
Shells! Visual! Navigation! Custom Renderers! Oh my – come see the latest and greatest coming in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 for mobile developers. We will take a closer look at the newest developments from the Xamarin team and how we can use them to quickly craft a fully featured, cross-platform, mobile application from scratch. Using Shell, we can build out our presentation layer using MVVM with built-in navigation and deep-linking. With Visual, we can quickly adopt an application-wide design language, like Material or Fluent, in a single line of code. Have your own design language? Leverage the Visual component with custom renderers to bedazzle your app. Xamarin.Forms 4.0 is here to make developers more successful – come see how.

Speaker Bio:
Steve Bilogan is currently a Senior Consultant @ Improving working on a variety of .NET solutions. Steve’s main passion is in mobile development that started back home in Canada where he worked as a mobile engineer in Montreal building Android and iOS apps using Xamarin, as well as working on the early stages of the Uno platform.

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/. Come geek out with us over pizza & tech!

May 2019 Meetup!

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The May 2019 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for May 20th from 6-8 PM @ Improving Ohio Office. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Making a Successful Component Library: Digital Brand Style Guides

Abstract:
Creating a component library is not a new piece of the development and design process,  but with the growth of responsive and contextual factors, it has become a requirement for complex systems. Digital Style Guides bring alignment of teams and solve complexities by providing quality tested code that is fully reusable across all projects. Within this presentation, we will discuss the variations of different style guides, toolkits, and frameworks that exist today and identify the right solution for your team to create a successful component library.

Speaker Bio:
With over 20 years of digital experience, Kevin Mack has worked along other industry leaders to make creative and innovative experiences that scale and meet customer demands, needs and visions. His background includes designing and developing user experiences for large-scaling websites and applications. Kevin is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BYBE where he focuses on the evolution of the BYBE brand and creating integrated experiences for retailers and consumers. He is the co-founder and organizer of The Columbus Web Group (http://columbuswebgroup.com) where he actively participates in growing and educating the community around design, development, best practices and standards for the web. You can find him on Twitter (@nicetransition), YouTube (https://goo.gl/jrHuQH), CodePen (http://codepen.io/nicetransition), or GitHub (https://github.com/kevinmack18). His passions are “all things web” and mentoring others. Also, check out his Nicetransition Series: http://webseries.nicetransition.com

Please RSVP on our Meetup site @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/. Come geek out with us over pizza & tech!