Omaha .Net User Group August Meeting
Start Time: August 30 2012, 6:00 PM

Posted by mruwe at August 17 2012, 4:12 AM

Fellow .Net users, Wow, what a heat wave.  It’s days like these that make me seriously think about investing in water cooled systems.  I was beginning to think that if it didn’t relent that I would have to scrape the code challenge server from my basement floor.  Thankfully my AC held and (for now) those days are behind us. Speaking of the Code Challenge, we’ll be handing out prizes to the winners of the Frequencies Code Challenge at this month’s meeting.  Hopefully you’ve had some time to check out the winning entries which were posted at http://sdrv.ms/NUlM1C.  Some fascinating code awaits you. Now onto the meeting announcement, the next .Net User’s group meeting will take place on Thursday, August 30th starting at 6:00 PM.  Food and drinks will be served 15-20 minutes before the meeting starts.  We have a nationally known speaker coming into town this month, so make sure to put this on your calendar. **Location:

**Farm Credit Services of America (North Building)

5015 S 118th St, Omaha

http://binged.it/RmMQeV Topic:

Introduction to Prism In this session you will learn how to design and build Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop applications using loosely coupled components that can evolve independently but which can be easily and seamlessly integrated into the overall application. This is an introductory session that concentrates on the basic concepts required to build a composite application with the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Prism 4.0 framework which includes the boostrapper, regions, modules, view composition, and different techniques for communicating between loosely couple components. Note: Prism makes use of development patterns and practices such as Inversion of Control (IoC), dependency injection, commanding, event aggregation, and others that will not be covered in detail in this session.  Prior knowledge of these concepts is not required but helpful. Presenter:

Brian Lagunas is an INETA Community Speaker, co-leader of the Boise .Net Developers User Group (NETDUG), and original author of the Extended WPF Toolkit. He is a multi-recipient of the Microsoft Community Contributor Award and can be found speaking at a variety of user groups and code camps around the nation. His talks always involve some form of XAML, such as WPF or Silverlight, and how to build modular applications with Prism. Brian currently works at Infragistics as a Product Manager for the award winning NetAdvantage for WPF and Silverlight components. This is where he helps build tools that empower developers to quickly and easily build and style dynamic applications with immersive UX and vibrant data visualization in line of business applications, across all XAML platforms. Prior to working at Infragistics he worked in the construction and engineering industry as a senior software engineer and software solution architect where he specialized in enterprise application development. Before geeking out, Brian served his country in the United States Army as an infantryman and later served his local community as a deputy sheriff. In his spare time he authors courses for Pluralsight, blogs about XAML technologies, and hosts XAML TV. The easiest way to find Brian is on twitter at @BrianLagunas. Sponsor:

Volano Solutions (http://www.volanosolutions.com/)

Volano specializes in work management software. We help businesses track their unit of work, whatever that may be, through their processes and procedures.  For basic work management, this can be done through our hosted solution, Steelwool.  Steelwool is a configurable framework that give users the ability to define the teams, steps and fields involved in getting work done.  Steelwool lets you know where work is at in the process and provides a history of where it's been.  There's a native iPhone/iPad app to bring in geo-coordinates, mobile photos and move work forward in the process.  We also have an API to leverage Steelwool with other systems. If more advanced work management is needed, Volano builds custom solutions that are tailored to a company's processes and business rules.  We engage with decision makers and the end users to ensure the crafted solution is optimal.  We manage the projects with our own flavor of agile that allows us to stay fluid to the changing needs of our clientele.  We only employ developers who can communicate effectively enough to gather requirements and provide training as well as be excellent coders. Volano is celebrating our 5th year this August in typical fashion – with a bash at Josephine's Cozy Corner Lounge.  We work hard to maintain our fun culture while serving our +40 clients. Food, Giveaways, Great Information:

Definitely! 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 Olson

.NET Users Group Co-Leader

bolson@omahamtg.com

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