Upcoming Events

Scheduling Note: Effective March 11th, Smart Data is pausing our monthly Lunch+Learn events out of an abundance of caution and at the Governor’s recommendation to limit large gatherings. Once we are safely past the COVID-19 situation, we will resume our schedule of monthly events and any skipped topics will be rescheduled.

Dayton

Intro to Game Programming with Unity

Intro to Game Programming with Unity

Join us for an introduction to creating games with one of the most popular game development suites available, Unity. We will get started on a classic Match 3 type game. In the process, we will go through an overview of the Unity IDE, animations, sound effects, and of course C# programming to make the game come ALIVE! All source code will be available for your use later to expand upon the game and make it your own. Have fun, and learn how to start down the exciting path of game development!

CINCINNATI

JavaScript IOUs: Asynchronous JavaScript Code

JavaScript IOUs: Asynchronous JavaScript Code

Overall performance and 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.

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.

Interested in Presenting?

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

Past Events

Data Processing and Analysis with pandas

Data Processing and Analysis with pandas

pandas is a high-level Python library providing access to sophisticated, efficient data-processing code. It helps ordinary mortals impersonate professional data scientists. We’ll take a look at the capabilities it provides and the concepts you need to use it effectively.

JavaScript IOUs: Asynchronous JavaScript Code

JavaScript IOUs: Asynchronous JavaScript Code

Overall performance and 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.

Hit Your Project’s Bullseye with Tech Anthropology

Hit Your Project’s Bullseye with Tech Anthropology

Your project cannot hit the bullseye if you haven’t defined the target. Tech Anthropology is a method for capturing the voice of the user. It is a flexible process that uncovers the true goals of the user and balances them with the project goals defined by the business. Mary Schock will show how Tech Anthropology can be used to define your project’s target and hit the bullseye.

Unit Testing 101

Unit Testing 101

Unit tests are one of those concepts that you may have heard of but never had a chance to use. Nate Bell, a developer with Coterie Insurance, will give you a crash course in unit testing and how to implement them. Come learn if unit testing is right for your projects.

Modern CSS: Elegant Weapons for a More Civilized Age

Modern CSS: Elegant Weapons for a More Civilized Age

CSS may have been one of the first languages you learned as an aspiring developer, but when was the last time you learned something new about it? Gain some of the latest weaponry in the CSS arsenal to accomplish more visual punch with less code.

Advanced SQL Development: Abstraction and Re-usability

Advanced SQL Development: Abstraction and Re-usability

SQL is immensely powerful for anyone who wants to analyze data. It’s been the de facto mechanism for getting insights from data since its inception over 40 years ago. It even survived the Hadoop craze of the early 2010s! It’s not going anywhere, but – it’s also not perfect.

What if you could take object-oriented principles to make SQL more reusable and flexible? That is the focus of discussion for this session with Phil Hall, Enterprise Solution Engineer for Looker, as our presenter.

Assembly became C, C became Java, Python, and Ruby. What could you make SQL become?

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.

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.

Quick and Beautiful Apps in Angular

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.

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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