Omaha .NET User Group February Meeting
Start Time: February 28 2019, 6:00 PM
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Posted by mruwe at February 20 2019, 11:40 AM

Fellow .NET Users,

Many thanks to the many people who showed up to our first meeting last month! It was great to see you all after our long holiday break. We met at a new host location last time and we're going to do the same thing for February. This month, we'll be meeting at the Microsoft office in Akarben.

Our next .NET User's Group meeting will take place on Thursday, February 28th, starting at 6:00 PM. Food and drinks will be served by our sponsor starting 15-20 minutes before the meeting.

We will be gathering after the meeting at Dudley's which is near the Microsoft office.

Microsoft Office
S 67th St Suite 100
Parking is easy near the Microsoft office, if you can't find any street parking then you should be able to find free parking in one of the parking garages.

First Topic:
Brief Introduction: Digital Transformation and Developers of the Future
Brandon will discuss modern operational models to develop and deliver great digital experiences. His talk will include how digital and software development leaders should take a customer-focused approach to software development in support of digital transformation efforts. He will talk about how the development of technology is transforming every industry, highlighting a staggering statistic of seventy percent of the companies that were on the fortune 1000 list a mere ten years ago are on it no more. This talk will spotlight how developers have played a role in architecting this rapid change.

First Presenter:
Brandon Dunlap, Sogeti Cloud Practice Manager
Brandon is a seasoned IT professional with executive business decision-making experience. He has proven success in engagement leadership and project management. His background includes developing technology teams, successfully leading high visibility projects under intense timelines, proposing and implementing cloud and disaster recovery solutions. He is responsible for helping his clients increase profitability and improve productivity by optimizing their sales, customer service, and marketing processes. He does this by partnering with his clients to identify challenges and inefficiencies in their core business and IT processes. He consults with clients to rethink current state framework targeting ways to increase profits, eliminate technological inefficiencies and help equip them to compete in an expanding digital market place.

Second Topic:
Elements of an effective software delivery process. The processes and activities required to deliver software efficiently, reduce cycle time and close feedback loops.

Matt will focus on the processes and practices that allow the effective and efficient delivery of software. He’s not here to sell you tools, instead, he’ll talk about the practices that streamline software delivery. He’ll explain how and why in a tool-agnostic approach, covering basic practices that will improve and accelerate your software delivery. No matter what tools you use or environment you work in, his goal is to give you something you can take back to your day job, or side project and make it better.

Second Presenter:
Matt Elmore, Sogeti Sr. Manager & National Solution Architect, DevOps | Cloud
Matt is a thought leader with 30+ years of IT experience, specializing in the process of improving software delivery. He helped develop the DevOps approach and offering of Sogeti USA and has led that effort since the beginning of 2018. His focus is on getting the process defined and building the culture around the process, rather than prescribing tools. He believes DevOps is the logical continuation of agile transformation, bringing agility full circle in the delivery lifecycle.

Sogeti, part of Capgemini, operates in over 20 cities across the country. Sogeti’s business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast, flexible delivery capabilities. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement and manage practical IT and engineering solutions to help run their business better. With 50 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Applications & New Technologies, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Cloud, Digital Assurance & Testing, Digital Manufacturing, and Digital Transformation. To learn more, visit:

Within the Omaha market, Sogeti has delivered numerous solutions to a variety of business problems by utilizing our very talented technology teams.

Sogeti Omaha has an extremely talented group of Developers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Automation Engineers, Big Data Developers/Analysts and more, who have taken on some of the toughest technology challenges. If you want to work with the best, Sogeti Omaha is the place you want to be!

Matt Ruwe
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

Brian Olson
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

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