September 2014 Announcement – Architecting the Internet of Things

Meeting Topic
 

Architecting the Internet of Things

Abstract

There is undoubtedly a lot of hype around the Internet of Things, with a flood of products and services coming to market. Examples range from devices for tracking personal activities, to monitoring your home, your car, your business, or even the world. So how do these work behind the scenes? In this presentation we’ll discuss a real-world activity tracking system in detail: how it is designed and architected using various cloud components, and how its architecture has evolved over time so that it can scale for higher capacity at a lower cost. We will also discuss the many lessons learned along the way, as well as plans for the future

Speaker – Vince Fabro & Nick Martin

Vince Fabro is the Practice Manager of the Enterprise Microsoft Solutions practice at Cardinal Solution’s Columbus, Ohio, branch.  Vince loves building things and fixing things, and working with teams to achieve success.  He’s been applying those passions to the IT industry for well over 20 years now – the past 20 as a consultant wearing many hats (developer, trainer, architect, mentor, manager).  As a former certified trainer he has enjoyed training hundreds of students, and has presented technology topics at IT conferences and user groups for many years.  Vince has specialized in Microsoft’s .Net technology stack for more than a decade now, and is always striving to learn more effective ways to build applications that solve challenging IT problems.  Vince attended The Ohio State University to earn both his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and his Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering.  He thoroughly enjoys his work, as well as bicycling, skiing, and traveling with his family. 

Nick Martin is a senior consultant at Cardinal Solutions, with 10 years of experience developing and architecting enterprise applications.  Nick is passionate about helping clients get the most out of their development efforts through following best practices and Agile processes.  He also helps lead an internal development user group to help bring out the passions and share the expertise of his colleagues.  He recently started his toughest project to date: developing a decent human being (fatherhood).

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at The Pub at 1554 Polaris Parkway,
Columbus, Ohio 43240

When

Thursday, 9/25/2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where

Microsoft Office – Columbus

Please Note: Because of fire code, the Microsoft facility will only accommodate 100 people.

Sponsorship

Our Sponsorship Policy has changed! Take a look here.

Our Annual Sponsors:

Annual Sponsor - Improving Enterprises

Annual Sponsor - Cardinal Solutions

Our Meeting Sponsors:

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Sponsor - AppDynamics

Sponsor - Sogeti

Generous thanks to Microsoft for giving us the meeting space.

Sponsor - Microsoft

Our meeting swag sponsors include:

Sponsor - JetBrains

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Opportunities to sponsor CONDG are available. For more information please email contact@condg.org

August 2014 Meeting Announcement - Cross Platform Game Development in Unity3D and C#

Meeting Topic
 

Cross Platform Game Development in Unity3D and C#

Abstract

For many developers the dream of creating a video games is what inspires them to begin their journey into code. They go to college where they learn business oriented languages like C# and Java, they develop a knack for OOP and Line of Business development; their C++ knowledge atrophies, while their .Net knowledge grows and matures. Thanks to Unity3D these line of business developers can return to their original love of game development and bring their C# and .Net knowledge with them. We will be covering the basics of using the free version of Unity3D, while we look at developing our own 2D Game.

Speaker – Jerel Hass

Jerel is a developer and user experience specialist by day; father, husband, and farmer by night. He enjoys bringing the light and joy that is C# to the Escher world of Object-C. He has used C# and Mono to create amazing native experience in both Line of Business applications and Video games. Jerel has a Bachelor and Master degree in Computer Information Systems and lives as far from the city as a decent internet connection will allow.

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at The Pub at 1554 Polaris Parkway,
Columbus, Ohio 43240

When

Thursday, 8/28/2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where

Microsoft Office – Columbus

Please Note: Because of fire code, the Microsoft facility will only accommodate 100 people.

Sponsorship

Our Sponsorship Policy has changed! Take a look here.

Our Annual Sponsors:

Annual Sponsor - Improving Enterprises

Annual Sponsor - Cardinal Solutions

Our Meeting Sponsors:

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ICClogo42

Sponsor - AppDynamics

Sponsor - Sogeti

Generous thanks to Microsoft for giving us the meeting space.

Sponsor - Microsoft

Our meeting swag sponsors include:

Sponsor - JetBrains

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Opportunities to sponsor CONDG are available. For more information please email contact@condg.org