November/December Meeting

Special Notice

The November and December meetings of CONDG will be combined and held on a special day; Thursday December 8th at the Microsoft office in Columbus.


Sponsorship for this and upcoming meetings are available. E-mail for more information.

We would like to thank our yearly sponsor Improving Enterprises and our In-Kind sponsor Microsoft



Opportunities to sponsor CONDG are available. For more information please


Real world Conference data & a Windows Phone App!


Heard about OData empowering Mobile solutions? Think cloud augmentation is mostly for hobbyists? Well, come join us for the next CONDG meeting and we shall see how some of these newer technologies helped solve a real world problem. Fresh off the press is Columbus's own Mobile Conference "M3 Conf" ( We shall take a quick deep-dive into how we exposed the conference catalog as a data feed & in general, how to set up an OData service. We look into how Azure fits in the picture. But, what good is a data feed without Mobile apps? So next, we peek inside the making of a Windows Phone M3 conference app. Talking points would include how to consume and hydrate/rehydrate OData in an app, flipping Live Tiles both in-app & pinned and other real word Windows Phone development tips. Hope you enjoy!


Samidip Basu (@samidip) is a technologist & gadget-lover working as a Manager & Solutions Lead for Sogeti out of the Columbus Unit. Having worked on WP7 since CTP days, he now spends much of his time in spreading the word to discover the full potential of the Windows Phone platform & cloud-based mobile solutions in general. He passionately runs the Central Ohio Windows Phone User Group (, labors in M3 Conf ( organization and can be found with at least a couple of hobbyist projects at any time. His spare times call for travel and culinary adventures with the wife. Find out more at


Elections for the CONDG board for 2012 will be held at the meeting. To be eligible to run for office or vote you must have attended three of the past five meetings, including the November/December meeting.

The following offices are available, followed by the names of the current candidates:

  • President – Brian Sherwin, Vince Fabro, Chris Farrell
  • Vice-President – Brahma Ghosh
  • Treasurer – Brandon Schott
  • Secretary

There is still time to get on the ballot. email for more information.

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at Claddagh Irish Pub at 8745 Sancus Blvd., Columbus OH


Thursday, 12/08/2011, 6:00 - ??

Microsoft Office - Columbus

posted @ Thursday, November 24, 2011 2:09 AM