Upcoming Events

Dayton

Agile Approaches to Project Estimation and Future Planning

Agile Approaches to Project Estimation and Future Planning

Preparing reliable project estimates is difficult. Some teams reject estimates, others spend too much time on them. Organizations generally need to estimate to obtain project funding. Using real-world examples with pictures, you’ll learn key project estimating best practices while keeping true to Agile principles. Mature Agile teams will learn tips to improve their project estimating. Less mature Agile teams will understand why reliable estimating is an important skill to develop as they mature.

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CINCINNATI

Introduction to Functional React and Redux

Introduction to Functional React and Redux

David Benson will walk through React’s newest iteration with functional components, how they simplify development and reduce complexity. During this demo, we will walk through all the steps of building an app from beginning to end, including how to get started quickly with create-react-app, tips on using Ajax with Redux, and when to add in useEffect.

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About

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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We are always on the look-out for new presenters. Help us out and share the love!

Past Events

Quick and Beautiful Apps in Angular

This presentation will take you through all the necessary steps from installing Angular to the creation of a remarkably stylish new app. We will talk about the command-line interface (CLI), the merits of the material interface design, services, and the use of public APIs to quickly and easily make useful and great looking apps.

Blockchain – Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the Future of Everything

Bitcoin blinked into existence ex nihilo in 2009 and brought with it what may very well prove to be one of the most important creations of computer science in the last decade: the blockchain. Smart Data developer, David Shattuck, presents a brief history of the blockchain, an overview of how the technology works, a survey of interesting projects currently being built on blockchains, and wild speculation about what the future holds.

Creating Windows Services with .NET Core

Want to further automate your Windows system? Come learn how by creating Windows services with the best of the .Net trio; Core. Bend the system to your will and further automate your life. The power is yours.

An Intro to Go Lang

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!

JavaScript IOUs: Asynchronous JavaScript Code

Overall performance & page load times are critical indicators of an app’s success in today’s fast-paced world. Let’s talk about how to take advantage of asynchronous processing within JavaScript to shorten our processing time and allow the browser to continue running code while waiting for responses.

Quick and Beautiful Apps in Angular

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.

Automation Testing with Selenium

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.

Getting Started with Power BI

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.

Tech Anthropology: How it will improve your project’s success

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.

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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