• Software Defined Networking
    *NOTE: Your RSVP on MEETUP DOES NOT guarantee you admission* You must also complete the registration at http://bit.ly/2FJf1Dk Software Defined Networking SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network functions virtualization) means different things to different people. In this session, we will introduce SDN, understand how it enables NFV and briefly look at the benefits of virtualizing the network. We will examine two compelling SDN applications, Hybrid Cloud and SD-WAN that are driving the rapid adoption of SDN at service providers and use these examples to explore the opportunity to create a heightened level of awareness and high availability when designing virtualized networks. Presenter: Ravi Shankar, VMware

    The Bit Factory

    526 S. Main St, Suite 511 · Akron, OH

  • 14 T-SQL Functions You May Not Know
    *NOTE: Your RSVP on MEETUP DOES NOT guarantee you admission* You must also complete the registration at https://bit.ly/2NhH3td 14 T-SQL Functions You May Not Know Newer releases of SQL Server have introduced many new functions developers may not know or use. This includes functions for type conversion, date/time calculation, enhanced logic, and string manipulation. In this session we’ll cover the ins and outs of these new functions, in addition to some best practices for using these functions. Presenter: Sam Nasr, NIS Technologies

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  • Membership Social - Thirsty Dog Brewery
    Come and join us and enjoy appetizers and pizza at the Thirsty Dog Brewery in Akron. This is a AITP Members-Only Event. You can join the Akron Chapter at https://www.aitp.org/join-now/

    Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

    529 Grant Street · Akron, OH

  • Practical Virtualization Solutions
    *NOTE: Your RSVP on MEETUP DOES NOT guarantee you admission* You must also complete the registration at http://bit.ly/2HrtNf1 Practical Virtualization Solutions While the concept of virtualization has its roots in the 60’s and 70’s with IBM, widespread and commercial adoption was much more recent with the introduction of VMWare’s Virtual Platform in 1999. Fast forward quickly and Virtualization as a Service is now one the primary pillars for the majority of I.T. strategies. And if your company and its IT operations are not already in the cloud, you are likely on a path to it. Join our discussion as we navigate practical cloud solutions while avoiding the pitfalls and menagerie of I.T. buzzwords. About our Presenter Alex A. Castañedez Solutions Architect, Expedient Alex Castanedez is a Solutions Ahitect with Expedient, advising customers and their technical solutions teams. Alex provides a broad range of expertise built around datacenter services as a managed service provider. Building more resilient and secure infrastructure, Alex specializes in Disaster Recovery as a Service, as well as in guest and network based security solutions. Before joining Expedient, Alex was a consultant working across multiple verticals and offering insight and support around planning and administration of client I.T. infrastructure. Alex entered the data center space upon joining Expedient as a Product Development Systems Architect. His role helped shape Expedient’s managed service offerings by working closely with vendors to research and adopt new and existing technologies to fit high demand, high security requirements of the enterprise cloud. He architected and engineered products around multi-hypervisor support, cloud reporting, and automation. Subsequently, he took on the role as a Product Strategy Architect planning and developing technologies that provided customers with disaster recovery, data security, and cloud based authentication services.

    The Bit Factory

    526 S. Main St, Suite 511 · Akron, OH

  • Securing the Internet of Things
    *NOTE: Your RSVP on MEETUP DOES NOT guarantee you admission* You must also complete the registration at http://bit.ly/2GoJTXK Securing the Internet of Things IoT devices, methodologies and opportunities are proliferating for both business and consumer uses. At the same time, information security issues continue to be very prevalent and threats seem to be growing rapidly. How are these two prominent market trends converging and what do businesses need to do to ensure their IT security? Presenter: Joe Compton,CISSP, CISA, QSA, CICP Skoda Minotti Risk Advisory Services

    The Bit Factory

    526 S. Main St, Suite 511 · Akron, OH

  • Andy Halko: Future Tech
    THE IMPACT OF FUTURIST TRENDS ON BUSINESS Technologies in the next 30 years and their impact on business. From autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence to big data and biotechnology, anyone in business should be aware of the drastic economic and societal changes coming in the next 5, 10 and 25 years. We aren't talking about science fiction, but technologies currently on the rise that will change the way every single one of us works. Hear about interesting tech trends rapidly approaching and understand how they will impact your organization to begin future-proofing your business or career. Bio: Andy hails from the foothills of Pennsylvania but moved to Cleveland from Pittsburgh to receive a business degree from John Carroll University. Andy has a diverse background that started with teaching himself how to write code and design in college, then founding a digital marketing agency at the age of 22. A passion for technology and marketing along with an obsession with vision development, strategic planning, behavioral psychology, science and bleeding-edge futurism give Andy a unique insight not just for clients but the audiences he has the opportunities to present to. As the owner of Insivia for 15 years, he has helped hundreds of companies develop smart strategies and execute powerful digital marketing. Please RSVP at : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-impact-of-futurist-trends-of-business-tickets-43234646993

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  • Past Presidents / Awards Banquet
    We will have Colleen Loeffler Phonwiang, Director CompTIA-AITP, as our guest and will be presenting AITP-CompTIA merger, the future of the organizations and what that means for members. This event requires tickets to be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/past-president-awards-banquet-tickets-36590907389 .

    Mustard Seed Highland Square

    867 W. Market St. · Akron, OH

  • Making Apps Listen and React with LUIS(Language Understanding Intelligent Servic
    Making Apps Listen and React with LUIS(Language Understanding Intelligent Service) Language Understanding Intelligence Service (LUIS) is part of Azure's Cognitive Services. It's built on the interactive machine learning and language understanding research from Microsoft Research. Luis provides the capability to understand a person’s natural language and respond with actions specified by application code. In this session we'll examine how this powerful feature can be integrated into applications, offering a more natural interaction with a device. Bio Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies. Having achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft (MCSA, MCAD, MCTS, and MCT), Sam develops, teaches, and tours the country to present various topics in .Net. He’s involved with the Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group, where he has been the group leader since 2003. In addition, he’s the leader of the .Net Study Group, an author for Visual Studio Magazine, and a Microsoft MVP since 2013. When not coding, Sam loves spending time with his family and friends or volunteering at his local church. • Meeting Sponsor: Expedient (https://www.expedient.com/) Networking: 6:00pm - 6:30pm Presentation: 630pm - 7:30pm Wrap-up and Door Prizes: 7:30pm - 8:00pm

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  • I have a NoSQL Toaster: A Review of NoSQL Datastores
    I have a NoSQL Toaster My toaster stores data without SQL and without tables. But making a choice based on what something doesn’t have isn’t terribly useful. “NoSQL” is an increasingly inaccurate catch-all term that covers a lot of different types of data storage. Let’s make more sense of this new breed of database management systems and go beyond the buzzword. In this session, the four main data models that make up the NoSQL movement will be covered: key-value, document, columnar and graph. How they differ and when you might want to use each one will be discussed. This session will be looking at the whole ecosystem, with a more detailed focus on Couchbase, Cassandra, Riak KV, and Neo4j. Bio: Matthew D. Groves is a guy who loves to code. It doesn't matter if it's C#, jQuery, or PHP: he'll submit pull requests for anything. He has been coding professionally ever since he wrote a QuickBASIC point-of-sale app for his parent's pizza shop back in the 90s. He currently works as a Developer Advocate for Couchbase. His free time is spent with his family, watching the Reds, and getting involved in the developer community. He is the author of AOP in .NET (published by Manning), and is also a Microsoft MVP. Meeting Sponsor: Networking: 6:00pm - 6:30pm Presentation: 630pm - 7:30pm Wrap-up and Door Prizes: 7:30pm - 8:00pm

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    526 S. Main St, Suite 511 · Akron, OH

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  • IBM Blockchain - the Future of Digital Currency & Ecommerce
    Are you interested in the future of secure e-commerce and digital currency? Blockchain Technology As you probably know, Blockchain is seen as the next big technological innovation after the internet. As the name suggests it is nothing more than a chain of data blocks; Each block contains a compact record of things that have happened. It maintains a single version of truth and operates on the principles of trust, accountability and transparency. Blockchain is expected to show great promise across a wide range of business applications; from financial institutions settling securities in minutes instead of days to providing secure access to a patient's entire health history. Bottom line is that Blockchain technology will revolutionize the way organizations do their business. Join Ms. Daruwalla for an interactive & a candid session on Blockchain. We will explore the basic concepts, its benefits as well as the challenges & governance conundrum that come with this revolutionary technology. Benazeer Daruwalla has 19 years of experience in technology and has served the last four years at IBM as a Senior Cybersecurity Architect in Financial Services, Investment Banking and Securities industries specializing in enterprise security architecture, security standards and complex integrations. • Meeting Sponsor: Expedient (https://www.expedient.com/) Meeting details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-technology-tickets-33137738869?aff=meetup

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