Omaha .NET User Group March Meeting
Start Time: March 28 2019, 6:00 PM
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Posted by mruwe at March 18 2019, 11:15 AM

Fellow .NET Users,

It was great to see so many of you at the Connectaha conference a few weeks ago! The conference was a wonderful opportunity to connect with people I haven't seen in a while and meet some new faces. If you weren't able to make it to that conference, there are a few more opportunities coming up. The InfoTec Conference is happening in just a few weeks. If you're lucky enough to work for an employer that will send you to the Microsoft Build Conference in Seattle, you should make sure to sign up soon! After that, you can attend the Nebraska Code Conference followed shortly by the Heartland Developer's Conference.

Conferences are a great way you can learn about new technology and connect with people who can help you, but the best way is to do this, is to participate in your local user's group! I'm super proud to be a part of the .NET User's Group where we've been helping people learn about .NET and related technologies for almost 17 years! Speaking of that, the next .NET User's Group meeting will take place on Thursday, March 28th, starting at 6:00 PM. Food and drinks will be served by our sponsor starting 15-20 minutes before the meeting begins. Also, make sure to join us after the meeting for drinks and socializing at the Mattress Factory, 501 N 13th St.

1001 Gallup Dr

First Topic: Smart Error Tracking: Leveraging Elasticsearch, Nest and Lambda to better track and organize error logs.

First Presenters:
John Forget is Technical Lead at Gallup and has been in Gallup Technology for 5 years. He currently leads our Gallup StrengthsCenter Platform and our teams building a new ecommerce store and fulfillment center. When he is not at work he is running after his one-year old son (who is now on the move!) and convincing him to be a Philadelphia Eagles fan!

Ragu Marimuthu is a Senior Software Developer and has been at Gallup for 3 years. He currently develops on our Gallup StrengthsCenter Platform and will be helping to build our new ecommerce store and fulfillment center. Ragu just bought a new house in the worst winter in Omaha so he is also very brave.

Second Topic:
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB): Messaging within AWS using SNS & SQS.

Second Presenters:
Matt Johnson is a Director of Software Architecture- Marketing and Consumer and has been with Gallup for almost 20 years. He leads our teams which include all of our public facing websites, marketing automation and sales systems, and all of the systems that support these sites such as our data lake and CMS. When Matt is not in a meeting or documenting in Jira, you can find him in one of his three hiding places in the building. His hobbies include chauffeuring his 2 kids to all of their activities.

Ashwini Jawagi is a Software Developer and has been with Gallup for 5 months. She is part of (Opal pod) team which includes applications and projects like Datahub, Prospect Registration, Global Unsubscribe and the Good List. Fun fact about Ashwin- every time she tries to make her niece (4 months old) laugh, the little one starts to cry. Her hobbies include listening to music and hanging out with family and friends.

Third Topic
NuGet: The creation and internal distribution of NuGet package

Third Presenters
Matt Johnson (bio above)

Floyd Kosch is a Software Develop and recent addition to Gallup with 30+ years of software development experience using one thing or another starting with the letter “C”, the last ten years in C# and dotNET. He and his wife Janet are confirmed empty nesters living in a townhouse on the outer rim of Omaha. He is famous for his aversion to commuter traffic and his unusual solution: a 6 AM to 6:15 PM workday with very, very long lunch breaks. In his free time, he dotes on his four grown children, their spouses, and his 1.75 grandchildren.

At Gallup, we help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Our IT team is located in Omaha, Nebraska, but we serve a global client base. Whether it’s working with the latest from Amazon Web Services or internal package sharing, we show up every day guaranteed to be challenged. From working on projects that focus on wellbeing, strengths and engagement, to developing systems that allow us to analyze what the world is thinking, we spend our days developing technology that positively changes the world. Our flexible and casual work culture offers everything from continuous learning, development opportunities to work in the latest technology stacks and onsite benefits, including state-of-the-art child development center and an on-site cafeteria, federal credit union and workout facility.

Matt Ruwe
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

Brian Olson
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

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