Omaha .NET Users Group March Meeting
Start Time: March 24 2011, 6:00 PM

Posted by mruwe at March 17 2011, 7:52 PM

**Fellow .Net Users,

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I wanted to take a moment to once again thank our speakers from last month’s meeting.  I really thought everyone did a great job. 

Kyle Kolander – GetValueOrDefault

Matt Barr - Dynamic ViewModels

Jay Harlow - 15 minute introduction to F#

Brian Olson - Auto Mapper

Matt Ruwe - .Net Micro Framework

I also didn’t get a chance to thank Adam Barney for volunteering and preparing a presentation.  He was, unfortunately, unable to make it from Lincoln due to the snow on that night.  Speaking of Lincoln, the Lincoln .Net user group is hosting a Code Camp on April 9th.  If you’re interested in speaking at this event, the topic submission closes on the 18th, so don’t delay!

For our next meeting, we welcome back our longtime friend, Jeff Brand from Microsoft, who will be presenting on the new parallel programming features included in the .Net 4.0 framework.

Our next .NET Users Group meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24th, at 6:00pm (food will be provided 15 to 20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting).  Yes, the date is correct.  This month’s meeting is being held one week early due to scheduling conflicts.

Meeting Details:

Location:

First Comp building, north tower (the one with the starbucks)

222 S 15th St # 505N

Omaha, NE 68102-1693

(402) 333-5870

Map

You will want to take the elevator to the second floor where you will find friendly ProKarma staff guiding you to the room.

**Speaker:

**Jeff Brand

http://www.slickthought.net/

**Topic:

**Intro to Parallel Programming

This session will introduce the core concepts around using the Task Parallel Library introduced in .NET 4.0.  Starting off with a discussion of why we need parallel programming, the session will move into examples of using the TPL.  Demos will include a comparison of TPL vs. traditional threading, new language structures, and LINQ.  Attendees will leave with a firm understanding of TPL, where it can be used, and where to start to learn more about parallel programming.

Food, Giveaways, Great Information:

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**How to attend:

**Please RSVP by clicking on the link at the top of the page to indicate that you plan on attending. This helps us know how much food and prizes we need to bring to the meeting!

BE SURE TO RSVP AS THE GIVE AWAY DRAWING NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FROM THE LIST OF ATTENDEES WHO RSVP THROUGH THE WEB SITE.

**Call for Topics and Speakers:

**As a community-based user group, we encourage involvement from our members (whether it's presenting on a topic, providing topic suggestions, or supporting the group by attending the events). If you have a topic that you would like to present or learn more about during a future Omaha .NET Users Group meeting, please let me know. We are always in need of speakers and topics.  If speaking at a session is a bit intimidating, you might consider writing an article for our group newsletter.  If you’re interested in this, please send an e-mail to jake@omahamtg.com Thank you,

Matt Ruwe

.NET Users Group Co-Leader

mruwe@omahamtg.com

Brian Olson

.NET Users Group Co-Leader

bolson@omahamtg.com