Meeting: February 2 - Intro to IoT

Monday

February 2, 2015

11:30 a.m.

@Prototek

About

What is this IoT thing I keep hearing about? How can I get started making these “things”? If you have a desire to tinker with stuff and make them blink, move, and respond to physical inputs plus love you some.NET, then this talk is for you. We will go over what IoT is and how you can use your .NET skills to get started immediately. We will discuss the Netduino micro controller and what it can do for us in our projects. This talk will also give a quick intro into Azure websites and how we can leverage them in with our devices. We will also go into a brief discussion of the .NET micro framework and some of the limitations you might encounter. This talk will include several demos of projects using the .NET micro framework, Netduino devices, and Azure services and more

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Meeting: January 5 - Bring Your Own Tools - ASP.NET vNext Goes Cross-Platform

Monday

January 5, 2015

11:30 a.m.

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About

Web development was a different game back in the early 2000s. Early versions of ASP.NET were aimed at Microsoft’s existing customer base, and even tried to hide the nature of the web from developers who weren’t ready for it. Gradually, the ASP.NET team began to open up, shipping open-source components and eventually open-sourcing much of the ASP.NET platform. The next version of ASP.NET goes even further, providing explicit support for development and hosting on non-Windows platforms. Come see how you can take advantage of the robust and full-featured ASP.NET platform while still using the tools you love: OS X, Sublime, Vim, and others.

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Meeting: December 1 - Lightning Talks

Monday

December 1, 2014

11:30 a.m.

@Prototek

About

This is our 1st Installment of Community Lightning Talks. Never heard of a lightning talk? Here is what’s up:

Lightning Talks are really fun. They are an open forum where our members can get up and talk about what they want. The talks need to be short - generally 5-10 minutes. You can cover anything that is .NET, or related to .NET. You can talk about a problem you’ve solved, a tool you like, a cool blog post you read, something you’re working on now, or pretty much any other way you’re using .NET to achieve your goals.

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Meeting: November 3 - Three Native Apps in an Afternoon with Xamarin Forms

Monday

November 3, 2014

11:30 a.m.

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About

“It would be nice if…” those magical words customers like to say at the end of a project. In our case the customer wanted a mobile app, something we had no plans to build; to go along with the web application we just created. For many development teams this would require extra meetings, and a longer backlog. But because we have Xamarin Forms, that was not the case. Using Xamarin and their forms library, our team is able share UI code on every mobile device platform with familiar languages like C# and Xaml.

Join Tim Sneed as he discusses how he and his team surprised their customer by building three
native mobile applications in an afternoon.

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Meeting: October 6 - What is Visual Studio Online

What is Visual Studio Online?

Monday

October 6, 2014

11:30 a.m.

@Prototek

About

Officially launched in 2013, Visual Studio Online is, in Microsoft’s own words, “a collection of developer services that runs on Windows Azure and extends the developer experience in the cloud.” That sounds awesome but what does it actually mean? Is it XBOX Live for Visual Studio? Not quite. In this hands-on session, Casey guides the audience through an example project covering Visual Studio Online’s four core features ? source control (via Git), agile planning, automated builds and application insights. At the end of the session you will know all that you need to start using Visual Studio Online on your next major project. If you wish to follow along live, don’t forget to bring your laptop with Visual Studio 2013 installed and sign up for your free (forever) Visual Studio Online account at http://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-online-user-plans-vs.

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