September Meeting Announcement


Sponsorship for this meeting is courtesy of Sogeti


We also would like to thank our yearly sponsor Improving Enterprises and our In-Kind sponsor Microsoft



Opportunities to sponsor CONDG are available. For more information please


What’s new in Windows Phone Mango


This code-heavy presentation will focus on the new developer features of the Windows Phone 7.1 release (codename Mango). We’ll cover topics like Augmented Reality, Search Extensibility, many of the sensor APIs (like camera, gps, gyro, and compass), and, of course, multi-tasking. This presentation definitely assumes some knowledge of Silverlight or Windows Phone development, but you’ll learn plenty if this is your first exposure to the technologies too.


Ultra passionate. That’s how Jeff Blankenburg describes his relationship with technology. Over the past 10 years, Jeff has enthusiastically applied his technical expertise to build industry-changing websites and marketing efforts for mega brands including Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ford Motor Company, Sony, and several pharmaceutical companies. He’s especially proficient in user interface design, web standards and mobile application development. In addition to his developer evangelist role for Microsoft, Jeff contributed to the O’Reilly title Windows Developer Power Tools on the subject of code validation services, and is currently authoring a Windows Phone development book due out in November 2011. He also serves as an organizer for the CodeMash and Stir Trek conferences. On the academic front, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Ohio’s Bowling Green State University.

Grok Talk Topic

Windows 8 from 30K feet


Heard the buzz last week about Windows 8? What's Metro & what's Retro? We take a very brief deep-dive into some of the architecture, inspiration & strategy that went into Windows 8, and then try to make sense of WinRT. We also do a little lap around the development platform & see how our skills carry forward in the new world!


Samidip Basu (@samidip) is a technologist & gadget-lover working as a Manager & Solutions Lead for Sogeti out of the Columbus Unit. Having worked on WP7 since CTP days, he now spends much of his time in spreading the word to discover the full potential of the Windows Phone platform & cloud-based mobile solutions in general. He passionately runs the Central Ohio Windows Phone User Group ( and can be found with atleast a couple of hobbyist projects at any time. His spare times call for travel and culinary adventures with the wife. Find out more at

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at Claddagh Irish Pub at 8745 Sancus Blvd., Columbus OH


Thursday, 9/22/2011, 6:00 - ??

Microsoft Office - Columbus