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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Past Events

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.

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!

Vue.js: The Progressive Javascript Framework

Vue.js is a progressive framework for building user interfaces that has been rapidly rising in popularity and use. Smart Data developer, Kristen Greason, will talk about Vue.js, how it works, when you may want to use Vue, and how it stacks up against other popular Javascript frameworks.

Creating Eloquent Code

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.

Agile Principles for Humans

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.

Automation Trepidation: Does DevOps freak you out?

It’s not as scary as it sounds. DevOps isn’t a job, a title, or a department. It’s a culture. A mindset. Let’s start with simple automation. By automating your build and release pipeline, you can begin to implement a DevOps culture in your organization. We’ll explore the tools that will enable you to achieve this both quickly and easily.

Blockchain Technology: It’s not just about Bitcoin

You may have heard about cryptocurrencies, proof of stake, proof of work, what do all these terms mean and what about the technologies behind them? Hanco Rabie will walk you through a short history of blockchain and a sneak peek at the future of these ever-evolving technologies. We will be joined remotely by a blockchain engineer from Reddcoin to answer questions as an active project lead of a “coin” 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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