June 2022 Meetup!

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The June 2022 Meetup of Global App Dev User Group is scheduled for June 20th from 6-7:30 PM EST. Our meetup is virtual. Same wonderful content, awesome speaker & great interactions – just online. We livestream the talk on Twitch for an hour and then hang out offline in Teams. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Don’t Build a Distributed Monolith

Abstract:
As a consultant, I get to see many systems built by many different developers. Recently, I’ve seen an uptick in the number of systems built with a microservice architecture in mind, but those systems often include a lot of the same mistakes that keep them from working well. In this session you’ll learn from my experiences and get pointers on what to avoid in your microservices implementations so that you don’t accidentally build something which has all the worst aspects of a monolithic application and the worst aspects of microservices These monsters are what I call “distributed monoliths”, and I can help you avoid building one accidentally.

Speaker Bio:
Jonathan Tower, or J as he’s known to friends, is a husband, a father, and the owner of Trailhead Technology Partners, a custom software consulting company with employees all around the world. He is also a Microsoft MVP in .NET and frequently speaks at software meetups and conferences. He doesn’t mind too much because he loves sharing what he’s learned, and it also gives him an excuse to visit any nearby National Parks, a passion of his, proven by the fact that he’s currently made it to 52 of the 63 parks. J also has a passion for building community and has served on several non-profit boards over the years as a result. Currently, J sits on the SoftwareGR board, a non-profit trade organization dedicated to building the software industry in West Michigan. He also runs Beer City Code, a software conference, and has served as president on that board for over a decade. J loves hiking, reading, photography, and trying to see all the best picture nominees before the Oscars ceremony.

Please RSVP on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

 

May 2022 Meetup!

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The May 2022 Meetup of Global App Dev User Group is scheduled for May 16th from 6-7:30 PM EST. Our meetup is virtual. Same wonderful content, awesome speaker & great interactions – just online. We livestream the talk on Twitch for an hour and then hang out offline in Teams. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Azure Percept : IoT and AI at the Edge

Abstract:
The Azure Percept platform brings together IoT and AI at the Edge. This session will demonstrate hardware, software, and developing AI models. We will also cover device management, scaling, and security as well as popular use cases applicable to the Azure Percept platform.

Speaker Bio:
Carey Payette is a Senior Software Engineer with Trillium Innovations (a Solliance partner), an ASPInsider, Progress Developer Ninja, Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Microsoft Azure MVP. Her primary focus is Cloud integration and deployment for the web, mobile, big data, AI, machine learning and IoT spaces. Always eager to learn, you will find her tinkering regularly with various sensors, microcontrollers, programming languages and frameworks. Carey is also a wife and Mom to three fabulous boys.

Please RSVP on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.

 

April 2022 Meetup!

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The April 2022 Meetup of Global App Dev User Group is scheduled for April 18th from 6-7:30 PM EST. Our meetup is virtual. Same wonderful content, awesome speaker & great interactions – just online. We livestream the talk on Twitch for an hour and then hang out offline in Teams. Please see details below & kindly RSVP.

Topic:
Owning Your Experience: Talking about Mental Health In the Workplace

Abstract:
Your thoughts and your emotions affect your work, no matter how much you pretend that you can leave them at the door of your workplace. It’s easy to deny your own experience the importance it deserves, especially if it’s only inside your own head. But boxing it all away because you have “work to do” is like trying to run a marathon while carrying a labrador retriever. It doesn’t have to be that way. This talk will teach you how to frame your world in experiential language rather than clinical language, giving you a powerful tool to discuss your mental health in a way that can be easily understood – and won’t get you in trouble with HR. Sharing those experiences are the key that unlocks the true power of your team.

Speaker Bio:
Arthur Doler (or Art, take your pick) has been a software engineer for 18 years and has worked on things as exciting as analysis software for casinos and things as boring as banking websites. He is an advocate for talking openly about mental health and psychology in the technical world, and he spends a lot of time thinking about how we program and why we program, and about the tools, structures, cultures, and mental processes that help and hinder us from our ultimate goal of writing amazing things.

Please RSVP on Meetup @ https://www.meetup.com/columbusappdevug/.
Livestreamed @ https://www.twitch.tv/codeitlive.