ABOUT THE MEETING:   This is a presentation that talks in a broad manner about developing mobile apps.  It covers high level architecture considerations (mobile web, native apps, server-side technologies), understanding the user base, and various technologies to be considerate of  mobile applications.  Chris will talk a little bit about wearable technology include Google Glass, smart watches, etc.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Chris Rider is a Director of the Center for Applied Informatics at Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics. In this role, Chris is focusing on mobile technology research. Chris is developing software solutions on platforms such as the Apple iPhone, Google Android, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft Windows Mobile devices. The research will assist regional businesses with technology needs, while giving Informatics students opportunities to apply classroom taught skills to real world scenarios.

He joined NKU in September of 2008. Prior to joining NKU, he was a Principal Software Engineer at Computer Associates where he developed systems management software for UNIX and Windows platforms.

He graduated from NKU with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. He graduated from Cincinnati State with an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Engineering.

 DATE:        Thursday,May 22, 2014

 PLACE :   Raffel’s  10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

 TIME :   5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time

              6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner

              7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation

 COST:  $10- $15, See information in Reservations

BUFFET MENU SELECTIONS:  Country Fried Chicken, Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Meatloaf served in Brown Gravy, Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes, Succotash, Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Buttermilk Biscuits 

LOCATION:   Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately  of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

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Reservations close at Midnight on May 18, 2014.


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All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday May 18, 2014 PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.