Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Coder's Cafe Event, 21 January 2020, Home Automation.

Comments from the invitation to the event:

Direct Device to Device Communication - Shelly Products from Allterco Robotics


Update: Ivan Mihaylov, CCO for Allterco Robotics is in South Florida this week and will attend the meetup!

Doug Roberson will give a demonstration focusing on two Shelly Cloud modules, manufactured by Allterco Robotics - a Shelly 1 relay and a Shelly Door/Window sensor.

Doug will show how to retrofit an existing "dumb" light switch with a Shelly 1 relay, how to set up and configure the Door/Window sensor, and then illustrate how the two products can work cooperatively with each other (and others), as well as explaining how they can be integrated into various home automation hubs and platforms.

Doug's Bio:

I've worked as a software engineer for ITS, Inc in Delray Beach, FL since 2011. My primary function is coding tax and fee calculations used by auto dealerships to title and register vehicles for out of state customers.

I spent 15 years as QA Manager for Worden Brothers, Inc., working at their offices in Fort Lauderdale FL, Durham NC, and Wilmington NC.

In my spare time, I'm a home automation enthusiast and enjoy finding interesting ways to make home life better using technology. In 2018, I founded a smart home oriented Facebook community, The Smarter Home Club, which is dedicated to helping people learn about smart home products and possibilities without the snark and incivility found in most home automation groups.

Recently, I've teamed up with Allterco Robotics to help them introduce their Shelly Cloud smart home products to the US market."

Please see the Photo Essay of this event, HERE

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

".NET Application Development with Modernizing Medicine - Al Kahler"

Details (by Dave Noderer)

Driven by the need to stay atop the medical-specialty software industry, Modernizing Medicine is embracing evolutionary changes in technology and process to improve delivery, maintainability, performance, and scale in their .NET-based solutions. This presentation will cover a summary of the .NET development environment at Modernizing Medicine, including our products and tech stack. In addition, we will explore the challenges of building and maintaining a massive and aging .NET application and also the changes being adopted at ModMed to better support the software development experience and ultimately customer experience too.

Al Kahler serves as the Director of Web Development at Modernizing Medicine. In this role, Al oversees software development across a distributed team that spans 4 continents, building both web and mobile products for the GI medical specialty.

Al has over 20 years of experience in software development and has been with ModMed for over 10 years now. Previously, Al was a full-stack developer working across a variety of industries, including medical, marketing, and e-commerce and has a degree from Jacksonville University.

When he’s not working with technology, Al can be found with his wife Tammy at a baseball or soccer field supporting their kids passion for sports.

Thanks to Signature Consultants for sponsoring this meeting! More information at:

See the Photo Essay HERE.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Coders Cafe - 2019-11-19 - 6:30 PM - Cendyn Spaces SQL 2019 For Developers - Dave Noderer, Computer Ways, Inc.

Coders Cafe - 2019-11-19 - 6:30 PM - Cendyn Spaces SQL 2019 For Developers - Dave Noderer, Computer Ways, Inc. 

Microsoft SQL Server has supported and continues to add support for software developers. This talk will touch on a few topics including tools, SQL graph, Java Language extensions, JSON, UTF-8 Support, Temporal Tables and Spatial Data. We should have time to dig deeper into one or two of those.

Dave Noderer is the CEO / President and founder of Computer Ways, Inc., a software development company, COO of Nedd Tech Inc., focused on Augmented Reality, Microsoft MVP Reconnect and developer community activist. Mr. Noderer is an Electrical Engineer by training and has been doing software development since founding Computer Ways, Inc. In 1994, Dave is involved in community activities Currently Dave is an officer or director for the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, Hillsboro Lighthouse Society, Tech Lauderdale and the Deerfield Economic Development Council. 

See the Photo Essay HERE. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

AWS RDS SQL Server vs. Azure SQL Database, 15 Oct 19

AWS RDS SQL Server vs. Azure SQL Database - Herve Roggero, Blue Syntax LLC


Ready for a faceoff? Let’s explore the major differences between the two cloud giants’ implementation of SQL Server as a Service and understand the pros/cons of each in a side by side comparison, from architecture to licensing.

Herve Roggero is recognized for his thought leadership and passion for providing accessibility to data in the tech space. Co-author of PRO SQL Server 2012 Practices, he is the founder of ENZO Unified ( Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies.
Twitter: @hroggero
See the Photo Essay, click HERE

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

IOT Cafe Particle Mesh hands on lab Dave Noderer

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:30 PM
Cendyn SPACES - In the Atrium area, outside of M.E.A.T.
980 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 
We will review the mesh technology and have a hands-on lab. Particle will be providing a limited number of hardware sets for us to use. They will be distributed first come first serve with the obligation to actually do the lab! Hardware h...
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A very active, Hands on lab !  Click on the PHOTO ESSAY ! 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Coders Cafe PowerShell - Introduction to SQL Server Containers - Maximo Trinidad, 20 Aug 19.

Coders Cafe PowerShell - Introduction to SQL Server Containers - Maximo Trinidad


This session will be covering the basic of working with Containers and PowerShell Core. We'll be taking the steps of creating a SQL Server 2019 container in an Ubuntu 18.04 Linux system. Then, will be using PowerShell Core to connect to the SQL Server containers to extract information.


Maximo Trinidad (Florida Aka – Mr. PowerShell), currently a SAPIENS Technologies Evangelist for their line of PowerShell products. Involved with scripting automation on SQL Server, & MS Cloud Technologies. Also a Microsoft MVP (PowerShell) since 2009, MVP SAPIEN Technologies, & IDERA ACE 2017. Active speaker since 2007 for: SQLSaturday, IT Pro & .NET Code Camps.

See the Photo Essay on this event by clicking HERE.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

"Coders Café Artificial Intelligence Democratized with MSPower BI-Joe Homnick"

"Coders Café - 2019-03-19 - 6:30 PM - Boca - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Democratized with Microsoft Power BI - Joe Homnick, Microsoft RD

Power BI has new features that democratizes (makes accessible to all) AI capabilities. You don't need to be a Data Scientist or write complicated Machine Learning scripts/routines to take advantage of AI with Power BI. Joe takes you on a demo rich learning experience of how all levels of users can implement AI capabilities in Power BI. These demos will include how to integrate both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning packaged APIs into Power BI. "