Omaha .NET user group March meeting
Start Time: March 30 2017, 6:00 PM
Now = 4/17/2024 2:09:50 AM Start = 3/30/2017 6:00:00 PM
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Posted by mruwe at March 21 2017, 10:38 AM

Fellow .Net Users,

Many thanks to those of you who were able to join us at our meeting last month to learn about the fascinating topic F#. I for one certainly enjoyed it! Also, for those of you in the Microsoft space that aren't aware, Microsoft recently released the next version of their flagship development platform, Visual Studio. If you haven't seen all of the new features, be sure to check it out at You can also checkout the video from our January meeting that goes into some of the features: There's a lot of cool stuff that will help you build better software faster!

Now, onto the meeting details. Our next .Net user's group meeting will take place on Thursday March 30th, starting at 6:00 PM. Food and drink will be served by our sponsor starting 15-20 minutes before the meeting.

13810 FNB Parkway Suite 201

From Cholera to the Space Shuttle Challenger: What Can We Learn About Professionalism from Other Professionals?

In the 1850s, a major cholera outbreak in London changed the course of medicine. In 1986, the Challenger exploded live on TV. Both of these events have lessons that we, as software developers, need to learn and incorporate in our professional lives.

In this talk, we’ll look at two different events that happened in two different professions and see parallels with our own profession. For example, how do you handle the push to get “that one last feature” in before the release? How do you approach a situation in which a critical bug is about to be released and nobody cares? We’ll explore those topics and more as we look at professionalism in the software community.

Nate Taylor Armed with over 15 years of experience and a passion for his profession, Nate is no stranger to developing quality software applications. He applies his expertise in C++, Java, .Net and JavaScript, and his focus on test driven development (TDD) and clean code, to write revenue-generating applications. Nate has the expertise to work solo and the personality to work alongside a larger team. His work positively impacts a variety of industries, from small startups to Fortune 50 businesses. When he’s not working at Aviture, speaking at a conference, or creating courses on Pluralsight, you can find Nate training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and spending time with his wife, kids and herds of cats, rabbits and other pets at home.

TEKsystems is the Nation’s leading IT Staffing and Services Company annually deploying over 80,000 IT professionals across the nation. Since 1995, our local office has built a strong presence in Omaha and Lincoln from supporting hundreds of companies of many sizes in staffing services and managed services.

TEKsystems embraces a divisional strategy that aligns our recruiters with one of four technical Divisions: Communications, Applications, End User Support, and Network Infrastructure. Within the Applications Division, we have focused heavily on our Microsoft Gold Partnership providing our consultants with recruiters dedicated specifically and exclusively to Microsoft technologies, up-to-date product and software information, as well as an expanded and in-depth knowledge of the Omaha and Lincoln markets. TEKsystems divisional alignment to specialize in supporting Microsoft Technologies, capturing market intelligence and hiring trends, and gaining relevant employment statistics has proven very successful for our clients and consultants alike.


Matt Ruwe
.Net UG Co-Leader

Brian Olson
.Net UG Co-Leader

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