December 2019 Meetup – Holiday Party!!

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The December 2019 Meetup of the Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for December 20th – This is a special one!

What:
Epic 2019 Holiday Party!

Where:
Improving Enterprises
One Easton Oval, Suite # 175
Columbus, OH 43219.

When:
December 20th, 6PM to …

Who’s Coming:
We’re joining forces with several other Columbus tech user groups, namely – Central Ohio .NET User GroupCentral Ohio Azure User Group. It will be an epic combined holiday party.

What are we doing:
Good times with fellow geeks – think Ping Pong, Board Games & more.

Any Giveaways:
Yes, thanks to our sponsors, we’ll have some sweet raffle prizes.

Giving Back:
In the spirit of the holidays, we’ll be hosting a mini food drive to support the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Please refer to the guidelines of what items of donation are acceptable. We will do raffle tickets to draw prizes – as you walk in, you get a raffle ticket. And each item you donate earns you another additional ticket, thus increasing your chances of winning. We appreciate your help towards a good cause.

Anything to Eat/Drink:
Glad you asked. Good food & beer .. it’s the Holidays after all.

Where do I sign up:
Simply RSVP on our Meetup site.

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!