Omaha .NET Users Group April Meeting
Start Time: April 14 2010, 6:00 PM

Posted by mruwe at April 05 2010, 7:50 PM

Fellow .NET users, Please take note that we’re changing the schedule a bit for April’s .Net user group meeting due to speaker and sponsor.  Our next .NET Users Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 14th, at 6:00pm (food will be provided 15 to 20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting). Meeting Details **Location:

**Team Software

407 S 27th Ave** **

Map Special Directions: Due to parking restrictions, there are some special instructions to get to this location.  There is plenty of parking, but you’ll want to read these instructions carefully.  Team Software is located on the South side of Harney St between 27th Ave and 26th St.  The parking lot is marked with a large sign indicating that you cannot park in it.  For this event the parking lot will be opened after 5:15.  There is also free street parking on both side of Harney.  You’ll want to enter the building through the parking lot.  There’s a door on the back of the building that you’ll need to enter through.  Someone will be there to let you in.  If you have any trouble, feel free to calls Matt’s cell phone at 402-578-2539.

**Speaker: **

Mark Mydland Mark Mydland is the Principal Group Manager for the Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers product at Microsoft.  In the past 13 years, Mark has worked as a developer and consultant across a wide variety of applications and industries.  Mark first joined Microsoft in 2001 working as a member of the Natural Interactive Services Division (NISD).  During his time in that group, Mark was the development manager for a team focused on analytics for assessing the efficacy of natural language interpreters with a particular emphasis on driving authoring simplification and relevance quality for user assistance.  Based on this work, Mark filed numerous patents and coauthored a paper for the SIGIR journal.  In 2004, Mark left Microsoft to work as a Director of Development at Getty Images where he led a change in process from a traditional waterfall methodology to a scrum-based agile approach which brought the release frequency from 12-18 months down to 1 month.  Since Getty made extensive use of VSTS, it seemed a natural fit for Mark to join VSTS on his return to Microsoft in 2006.  Mark received his B.S. from West Point in 1991.  He has also held positions with USWeb/marchFirst and Andersen Consulting/Accenture. **Topic:  High Speed, Low Drag: Driving Application Quality with Minimal Friction

**Software teams are continually under pressure to do more in less time, to build higher quality and ever more complex applications on ever increasing ship cadences.  In this session we will use Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle tools to demonstrate how to deliver bugs that get fixed first time, every time; how to prevent regression with Coded UI Tests and Automation for Navigation; how to streamline build and application deployment using Lab Management and virtual environments; and how to identify the source and impact of changes even when developers “forget” to mention them.  Finally, we will spend some time talking about Microsoft’s own efforts to ensure the quality of our release and what we have learned through these efforts. **Food, Giveaways, Great Information:

**Definitely! We'll be giving away Software, Hardware, and books (and that doesn't even include what the sponsor will be bringing). Sponsor: Microsoft **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 sessions). 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. Thank you, Matt Ruwe

.NET Users Group Co-Leader

mruwe@omahamtg.com Brian Swiger

.NET Users Group Co-Leader

bswiger@omahamtg.com        

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