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Jun 30
Cincinnati Day of Agile

Our own Philip Japikse will be speaking ​at Cincinnati's Day of Agile

Date: July 24, 2015 Location: Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester, OH.
Purpose: To further the knowledge and acceptance of Agile in all aspects of Software Development.
Schedule: The schedule includes lecture tracks as well as Open Spaces and Agile Games/Workshops.
Attendance: We are limiting registration at 150 to keep the conference more intimate.  ​

You can regisiter for the event here: ​Regisiter for Day of Agile

May 26
Keith Callis Speaking at CINNUG
May 26th, 6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Keith Callis with a talk on Fluent Migrator: Managing SQL Objects from within Visual Studio.

Abstract: How to manage database object as part of a Visual Studio solution using Fluent Migrator. Compare Fluent Migrator to some other tools for managing database changes. We’ll step through several samples of how Fluent Migrator can be used to help manage database changes that helps developers for their database environment. Using C# code, database object changes now falls under source control, making tracking of changes easier. Deployment process becomes easier and can include back out process for multiple environments (Development, Test, and Production).

Bio: Keith Callis is a Principal Consultant at SDS, Inc. currently based in Cincinnati with many years of experience developing software across multiple environments using different databases and programming languages based on customer requirements. His current agile projects (Pivotal Tracker) are using .NET, MVC, C#, JSON, JavaScript, and SQL Server (Fluent Migrator, TSQL, SSRS). When not writing software, he is amateur photographer or chef in his kitchen.

For more details visit: 

Please feel free to introduce yourself to Keith at the meeting!

May 26
2015 CINNUG Hackathon!
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Microsoft Offices in Mason, OH (4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800, Mason, OH 45040)

The 2015 CINNUG Web Development Hackathon is coming! Team up with other developers and build something cool in a day. For those of you starting web development, we will have Ken Baum on hand to lead a session on ASP.NET MVC in the morning, and then cut you loose for the rest of the day to join other teams or form your own!

Prizes will be awarded for building cool stuff!

A light breakfast will be provided in the morning. Coding/Workshop starts at 9:00, but feel free to come as early as 8:00 to help set up. :-) Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

For more information and to register for the event please visit 

Please feel free to introduce yourself to Ken at the meeting!
Apr 13
Ken Baum Speaking Engagement to CINNUG April 28th, 2015

​Our Senior Principal Consultant, Ken Baum, will be speaking on the topic of "Lesser Known Design Patterns" at the monthly CINNUG meeting scheduled for April 28th, 2015 at 6:00pm.  The event is to be held at Max Technical Training Center in Mason, Ohio.

For more details visit: 

Please feel free to introduce yourself to Ken at the meeting!
Apr 13
Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Phil Japikse
​Phil Japikse will be speaking at Code PaLOUsa hosted by Louisville, KY .Net Meetup Group scheduled for April 27th-30th 2015.  Phil will be leading two 8 hour workshops covering the topics: Create XAML Applications in a Day and Applied Agile.  He will also be giving a breakout session titled Lessons Learned: Being Agile in a Waterfall World.

For more detailed information visit:

Please feel free to introduce yourself to Phil at the event!


Apr 13
April 24th 2015: Scott Brickey Speaking at SharePoint Cincinnati
​Mark your calendars!  Our very own SharePoint Practice Director, Scott Brickey, will be speaking at SharePoint Cincinnati. Scott will be discussing the topic of Exposing Line of Business Data with SharePoint.  For more detail on what the topic will cover please visit

Event Details:

NKU Metropolitan Education and Training Services (METS) Center Address: 3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018

Meeting Agenda/Session Schedule:

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Apr 13
Welcome New Hire Phil Japikse!
​We have recently added Phil Japikse (international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP) to our consulting team here at Strategic Data Systems!  Phil is a passionate member of the .Net community and enjoys learning new technologies.  Phil is a self starter and is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve his skills.  He has been working with .NET since the first betas and developing software for over 30 years to date.  He has also been heavily involved in the agile community since 2005.

Currently, Phil sits as one of our Principal Consultants/Architects and is the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group ( as well as the Cincinnati Software Architect Group.  On his spare time, Phil also co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (, founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile (, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. 

We're elated to have Phil on board and we're excited about the possibilities that his talent will bring to new and existing clients.


Feb 23
CincyPASS- Data Integration in Hadoop with SSIS Meeting
​On Thursday, February 26th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Microsoft Corporation (4605 Duke Drive, Suite 800, Mason, Ohio) will be hosting the SQL Server User Group Meeting. 

Come meet our team members and learn how Hadoop and Big Data can integrate into your enterprise environment today!

We hope to see you there!
Feb 23
CINNUG Meeting Tuesday February 24, at 6:00pm
​Special guest speaker, Phil Japikse will host a talk on MVVM for WPF with a sprinkling of NUI.  The meeting will be hosted at MAX Technical Training in Mason, Ohio.  PIZZA will also be provided.
Additional Details....

Immediately following the main speaker and pizza, CINNUG will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

Our SDS team members will be there!  Feel free to introduce yourself.  :)
Feb 10
Dayton .Net User Group
​SPOILER ALERT!  Our very own Mike Levy will be speaking at the Dayton .Net Users Group very soon.  We'll keep you posted with the date, time, location and topic(s) to be discussed.  We're looking forward to hearing what our Microsoft Practice Director has to say. 
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