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!

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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!

March 2019 Meetup!

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

Topic:
Flutter for Android Developers

Abstract:
Mobile users expect their applications to have beautiful designs, smooth animations, and exceptional performance. Accomplishing all three tasks at the same time using conventional Android development tools has traditionally been difficult. But not with Flutter, Google’s unique mobile UI Framework which helps developers quickly and efficiently build native apps for both IOS and Android. In this talk, we will examine Flutter from an Android developer’s perspective. I will showcase the differences in architecture when building applications in Flutter verses traditional Android. I’ll showcase Flutter’s UI Widgets and how they differ from Android Views. Lastly, we will talk about when and why you would choose Flutter over the Android SDK.

Speaker Bio:
Michael Yotive is an Android Developer for Big Nerd Ranch and currently resides in Columbus, OH. He has over a decade of experience crafting solutions for companies both large and small. He is very passionate about speaking and teaching. He loves staying engaged in the community and is a co-organizer of the Columbus GDG Android User Group. When he is not programming, he can be found playing music, woodworking, or reading.

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

February 2019 Meetup!

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

Topic:
Xamarin.Forms Takes You Places!

Abstract:
You’ve heard the buzz – target every mobile platform from a single C#/XAML codebase. Sounds too good to be true? The story is actually even better – let’s unpack the promise of Xamarin.Forms. The reach goes beyond just mobile platforms of iOS, Android & Windows – did you know your Xamarin.Forms apps could target MacOS, Tizen, Smart Watches, Smart TVs, Refrigerators & Hololens? And it’s not just futuristic devices or platforms, you could take Xamarin.Forms goodness back to WPF & even Web! Yes, we’re talking XAML being back in the browser – just done right this time. All this isn’t utopia, but an absolute reality today. Let’s dive into Xamarin.Forms and unearth the magic behind the cross-platform development democratization for .NET developers.

Speaker Bio:
Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Telerik Developer Advocate at Progress. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web & mobile development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures. You can find him on the internet.

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