February 2022 Meetup!

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The February 2022 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for February 21st 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:
Stand Back – I’m going to try Data Science!

Abstract:
Curious about data science and its relation to software engineering? Want to know how to dabble in artificial intelligence or machine learning side projects before taking the plunge? Come check out this session.

In this session I’ll highlight my own journey in layering data science skills on top of a software engineering background. I’ll teach you the terms, roles, languages, libraries, and technologies you’ll encounter and help you understand what aspects of math and programming are helpful in setting down this journey.

You’ll discover easy ways to get started with Python, R, and get connected to the data science community. I’ll show you how to discover public datasets and visualizations to help inspire your own journey. By the time the session is finished, you’ll know how to find out if data science is a good fit for you and how to take it to the next level if you discover you like it.

Speaker Bio:
Matt Eland is a software engineering instructor at Tech Elevator’s Columbus Ohio campus where he gets to raise up future developers and unleash them upon the world to do awesome things. Prior to this, Matt enjoyed a .NET and JavaScript-heavy career in the startup and Software as a Service world where he helped companies grow to maturity and then scale up.

In his spare time, Matt is pursuing a master’s degree studying data science and artificial intelligence and continues to build nerdy things on the side while looking for ways to share new things with the community.

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

 

January 2022 Meetup!

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The January 2022 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for January 17th 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:
Effective Data Visualization

Abstract:
We spend much of our time collecting and analyzing data. That data is only useful if it can be displayed in a meaningful, understandable way. Yale professor Edward Tufte presented many ideas on how to effectively present data to an audience or end user.

In this session, I will explain some of Tufte’s most important guidelines about data visualization and how you can apply those guidelines to your own data. You will learn what to include, what to remove, and what to avoid in your charts, graphs, maps and other images that represent data.

Speaker Bio:
David Giard is a former accountant and a former biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for nearly 3 decades.  Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Senior Software Engineer. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV shows Technology and Friends and GCast.  He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at DavidGiard.com.  His hobbies include video, photography, sports, and embarrassing his sons.

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

 

October 2021 Meetup!

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The October 2021 Meetup of Columbus App Dev User Group is scheduled for October 25th 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:
Intro to Application Architecture and Scalability

Abstract:
Software is a lot more complicated than it used to be. Twenty years ago most applications lived on individual machines as executables. Today modern applications run in a combination of environments including web applications, mobile apps, APIs, and databases. In this talk we’ll take a look at the various components that comprise modern web applications, explore performance and scalability, and give a general overview of advanced architectural concepts like caching, database partitioning, NoSQL, microservices, and containerization. By the end of this talk you should have a greater high-level understanding of modern architectural concepts and how the pieces fit together, as well as more knowledge on where and when these approaches are appropriate to use.

Speaker Bio:
Matt Eland is committed to helping people (and their code) achieve greater things. After nearly two decades of working as a professional software engineer, Matt put away his mechanical keyboard and made teaching others his primary job in a continuing quest to invest in the community and up-and-coming developers. Matt focuses on building quality software applications using C#, F#, TypeScript, Angular, Vue.js, and plain-old JavaScript. When he’s not teaching or coding, Matt writes on software engineering at KillAllDefects.com, maintains Side.Dev, builds highly unusual side projects, goes on refactoring frenzies, and enjoys learning new things to share with the community at large. Matt is currently writing The New Developer’s Guide to Application Architecture and Scalability.

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