May 2019

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. 

Visual Studio 2019 Launch Recap


Come Join Us for the Visual Studio 2019 Launch Recap.

We will discuss what’s new, what’s improved, and pros and cons of moving to VS2019.

 

About our Speaker:

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, PSM II, PSD, and CSM, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 35 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is co-author of best selling "C# and the .NET 4.6 Framework" (http://bit.ly/pro_csharp) and "Pro C# 7" (http://bit.ly/pro_csharp7), the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group (http://www.cinnug.org) and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (http://www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile (http://www.dayofagile.org), and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is also a published author with LinkedIn Learning (https://www.lynda.com/Phil-Japikse/7908546-1.html). During the day, Phil works as an Enterprise Consultant and Agile Coach for large to medium firms throughout the US. Phil enjoys to learn new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at http://www.skimedic.com/blog.


Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!

As usual, after we wrap our pizza break we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

April 2019

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. 

Handy Tools for Designing Great Web APIs

API design is just as important as UI design but not everyone has the time or experience to focus on the best design for your API. But good design can reduce errors, improve uptake, and increase the success of your company's API programs in general.

I'll cover a set of handy tools you can use to help you create, diagram, document, test, and mock up API designs quickly and easily. Tools covered will included Web Sequence Diagrams, ALPS, APIary Blueprint, Swagger, and others. The talk also includes demos a handful of custom command-line API design tools that work on Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

 

About our Speaker:

An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and talking about network architecture, Web development, and intersection of technology and society. He works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on the opportunities APIs and Microservices present for both consumers and the enterprise.

Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. He contributed to the O'Reilly Media book, "Continuous API Management" (2018). His "RESTful Web Clients", was published by O'Reilly in February 2017 and he co-authored "Microservice Architecture" (June 2016). Amundsen's 2013 collaboration with Leonard Richardson "RESTful Web APIs" and his 2011 book, “Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node”, are common references for building adaptable Web applications. His latest book ,"Design and Build Great APIs", for Pragmatic Publishing is scheduled for release in early 2019.

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Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!

As usual, after we wrap our pizza break we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

March 2019

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. 

Please Stop Deploying Software With Your Mouse and Keyboard!

If you want to right click your project or type “ftp something something something….” That’s fine, but there’s a better way.

 

In this session we’re going to take a look at Azure DevOps and what it can do for you to quickly and easily build a robust and repeatable solution to collaboratively build, test, and deploy your applications from source control all the way to deployment!

 

About our Speaker:

Jonathan Mast is an Azure Technical Specialist at Microsoft focused on application development workloads. He has over 15 years experience architecting and developing systems and applications. Prior to Microsoft he spent 4 years at Rackspace Hosting as a Principle Engineer designing and implementing Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure. He is married with four (!) kids and two dogs. In the rare case where family, work, or sleep isn't occupying his time he works on personal projects, building content, and thinks about playing video games :)

Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!

As usual, after we wrap our pizza break we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

February 2019

CINNUG

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at Max Technical Training in Mason, OH at 6 pm. 

Design For Inclusivity Using Conversational Chatbots

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be visually or hearing impaired and how that would affect your daily interactions? Why not build products that would provide a better user experience for wider range of customers? With the big Chatbot revolution, Bots are everywhere and are changing the norms of human-computer interactions. Chatbots provide the perfect opportunity for business to attract/retain customers, drive up user engagement and make brands more inviting. In this session let's build an Alexa skill and a Lex chatbot to make a sample website accessible to everyone. The goal would be to use Lex as a website companion to help everyone navigate all of the website's content. Let's design voice commands that read text from website, make phone calls and display query results making it possible for every type of user to use the site. You will leave this session with an understanding of how to integrate conversational user interface in products you build to achieve better user experience for ALL!

 

 

About our Speaker:

Suganthi Giridharan is a Senior Software Engineer at Cincinnati Insurance Companies and has been involved in the design and development of software products and services for many industries including CAD, financial, and insurance for over two decades. She is an active member and speaker at CINNUG, the Cincinnati .NET User Group. She also participates regularly at Southwest Ohio GiveCamp where geeks give back to the community by helping to build web and software solutions for local non-profit organizations. She enjoys the outdoors and spends her free time gardening and hiking. As a certified yoga instructor, she helps people develop their overall health and well-being.

Pizza, drinks and conversation will follow our speaker!

As usual, after we wrap our pizza break we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.