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.

 

October 2020 Meetup!

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The October 2020 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for October 19th 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:
Building Event Driven Apps with Dapr in Kubernetes

Abstract:
Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime) is a portable, event-driven runtime that makes it easy for developers to build resilient, microservice stateless and stateful applications that run on the cloud. In this session, we will go through an overview of Dapr, how it enables distributed application development. Dapr brings proven patterns and practices to you. It unifies event-driven, and actors semantics into a simple, consistent programming model and Dapr supports all programming languages without framework lock-in. This talk goes more in-depth into these building blocks of distributed microservices such as state stores, messaging, resource bindings, etc. with demos and workflow of the deployment of services and runtime.

Speaker Bio:
Siva is a software architect working at Computer Enterprises, Inc. Orlando, helping teams build and deliver mobile, IoT, and cloud and architecture specifications. He loves developer community-related work where he can share projects, ideas and learn from other developers.

Please RSVP for details on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Also livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

 

September 2020 Meetup!

 

Postponed till November.

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The September 2020 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for September 21st 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 for details on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Also livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

 

August 2020 Meetup!

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The August 2020 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for August 17th 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:
Demystifying the .NET Runtime

Abstract:
While most .NET developers know that .NET is an interpreted language, have you ever thought about what that really means? If the language is compiled to an intermediate language (literally called “Microsoft Intermediate Language” or MSIL) and run on a VM, how have they added more features to the language without updating the interpreter? This talks answers all these questions and more. We’ll take a deep dive into the differences between the .NET Compiler and .NET Runtime. We’ll see what’s possible in the compiler, what the runtime can do, and how you can know what’s happening where. You’ll leave this session with a deeper appreciation of the .NET languages and a clearer sense of how your code really runs.

Speaker Bio:
Chris Gardner is the Chairman of the DevSpace Technical Conference, a Microsoft MVP, and a regular coder. Tortured by years of contracts that valued buzzwords over results, Chris has developed a true passion for finding solutions that fit the problem, not the technology of the week. Chris received his M.S in Computer Science, B.S. in Mathematics, and B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and is currently a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, Professional Developer, Information Technology Professional and Trainer.

Please RSVP for details on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Also livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

July 2020 Meetup!

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The July 2020 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for July 20th 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:
Feature flags: The toggle, the A/B test and the canary!

Abstract:
The beauty of a feature flag is simplicity – it’s a conditional block of code that chooses between different execution paths at runtime.

In this talk, we will combine this simple concept with DevOps principles to perform powerful operations like separating code deployments from feature releases, canary releases, product owner-driven releases, testing in production, beta & A/B testing and even, kill switches. The demos and code samples will use open source libraries like FeatureToggle (C#) and SaaS products like Launch Darkly. Learn how to achieve control and mastery over your deployments and releases with feature flags.

Speaker Bio:
Santosh Hari is a public speaker who has spoken at tech events including codecamps and regional/international conferences. He is a Sr Azure & DevOps Consultant @ Microsoft where he leverages his broad Azure skillset with a DevOps focused approach to add more value to companies looking to migrate to the cloud or build cloud first applications. He was a Microsoft Azure MVP from 2016-2020 and deeply involved with the local community as leader of the Orlando .NET User Group and co-organizer of the Orlando Codecamp. Santosh was listed in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top 100 for 2018

Please RSVP for details on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Also livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.