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The Akron-Canton Chapter of CompTIA/AITP is an IT Professional Association focusing on Education, Networking and Leadership Building for its members and friends. We are technology agnostic and believe in delivering a variety of cutting edge technical content at our events. We meet throughout the year at the Bit Factory in the Bounce Hub building in Akron.
Members receive a host of benefits through CompTIA including online technical training from Lynda.com, TechTalent resume booster and career search tools, and discounts on CompTIA certifications. Join today at https://www.aitp.org/join-now/

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Enterprise Architecture in the Cloud

Online event

When making the initial foray into Microsoft Azure, it can be incredibly intimidating and overwhelming. To address these concerns, Microsoft developed the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework which outlines the pattern and practices to create and manage solutions effectively and efficiently in Microsoft Azure. Areas of consideration include: Cost Optimization, Operational Excellence, Performance Efficiency, Reliability, and Security. This presentation will introduce and explore the framework; while;e it will focus on Azure, the tenets are applicable to other cloud environments such as AWS or GCP. Colin Skopinski is a Senior Architect for Centric Consulting based in Cleveland, Ohio. His work with clients centers on software development engagements with a focus on leveraging current technologies to deliver innovative solutions. Colin has earned a BS in Applied Sciences from Miami University and an MBA in Finance from The University of Akron; he has also earned Microsoft certifications in development, architecture and cloud solutions.

Creating a Speech Bot using Azure Speech SDK

Online event

Azure cognitive services offer a wide variety of services to add intelligence into an application. The Azure speech bot is one of those services offering the ability to verbally speak to an end user. It can produce speech from preformed text or conduct open-ended conversation in a natural manner. Azure Speech Bot service can be leveraged by a variety of programming languages and existing databases, offering a more human-like experience to customers. Speaker Bio Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies. He’s a Sr. Software Engineer with NIS Technologies where he consults and teaches clients about the latest .Net technologies. Sam has achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft (MCSA, MCAD, MCTS, MCT), and is the leader of the Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group since 2003. In addition, he’s the leader of the .Net Study Group, an author for Visual Studio Magazine, and a 5x Microsoft MVP. When not coding, Sam loves spending time with his family and friends or volunteering at his local church.

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Bridging the Gap: IT and the Business

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