We started our monthly Lunch + Learn events so that our team could have a platform to share their thoughts in a laid-back environment. It was also a good excuse to feed everyone. Since our first few events, our speakers and attendees come from all over. Our events are open to everyone.
We have events at both our Dayton and Cincinnati Offices. Our Speakers come from all over and the presentations cover a wide range of topics.
It is a great opportunity to network with attendees who have a variety of backgrounds and experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re a developer, designer, business analyst, student or someone’s mom, we would love for you to join us.
We don’t have a set monthly date but typically shoot for the last half of the month on a day that works best for the presenter. Worry not, we post the date, time, topic, and location of each event several weeks in advance.
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This presentation will take the audience through all the necessary steps from installing Angular all the way through the creation of a remarkably stylish new app. We will talk about the command-line interface (CLI), along with the merits of the material interface design, services, and the use of public APIs to make useful and great looking apps quickly and easily.
Have you heard of Selenium? No, not the trace element typically found in soil, but… this open-source tool does deal a little in elements. Join us to find out more about the tool that has been dominating the world of automation testing for nearly a decade.
Do you find yourself importing data into Excel to produce pivot tables to analyze data? Are you always pulling reports for other people? Are looking for a better way? This introduction to Microsoft’s Power BI will give what you need to know to get started. You’ll learn about creating dashboards, sharing models/data, and see the product from a developer perspective.
Ever had a software project miss its deadline, go over budget or have the users not adopt what you spent a long time developing? Mary Schock, Tech Anthropologist with Smart Data, will introduce this user-centric process and explain the many ways that Tech Anthropology will bring success to your next project.
This session will be a quick introduction to the Go language and its basics. Learn how to create a project, how to organize your code files, and how the language works. Come see why you should be learning Go!
Knowing what is going to happen before everyone else does has great advantages. However, how realistic is this? For those who do this well and are often right in their predictions, what do they know that we don’t? What can you start doing to help increase your batting rate?
If you’ve been programming long, you’ve had the experience of looking at your own code and struggling to understand it. Worse yet is trying to understand other people’s code. What is it telling them? In this session, you will learn to listen to what your code is saying. You will see how choices about scope, visibility, coupling, and cohesion reveal themselves in your code. You will learn principles and practices for creating eloquent code. Examples will be in C#, but will be applicable to any object oriented language. You will come away with new ideas to make your code speak clearly and inspiration to be more mindful while writing code.
When building software teams, we typically consider how many people we need in specific roles and what skills they should have. As projects come and go, teams are built up and torn down as needed, especially in consulting and larger corporate environments. In this talk, Chris St Amand discusses the Agile principles from a perspective of the impact they can have on your team members as individuals rather than as developers, analysts, designers, architects or whatever roles that have been assigned to them.
At Smart Data, we enjoy understanding, designing and building software products. We accomplish that by listening to our customers, understanding how they work and by being transparent so they see how we work. That collaboration allows us to do more than build a better product. We solve complex business issues resulting in positive business impacts.
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