Omaha .NET User Group January Meeting
Start Time: February 06 2020, 6:00 PM
Now = 4/17/2024 3:13:38 AM Start = 2/6/2020 6:00:00 PM
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Posted by mruwe at January 08 2020, 2:06 PM

Fellow .NET Users,

Welcome to 2020! We have a year full of opportunities to learn and network with your community of .NET developers. I really can't overstate how excited I am. For the first time in our User Group's history, we have an entire year planned in advance. Every month has a sponsor, host and most importantly, a speaker! Our community is as strong as its ever been and we're going to take advantage of the opportunity to try some new things this year. Be sure to stay connected via our web site and Slack.

We also have a special meeting happening on March 11th featuring Carl Franklin from the .NET Rocks podcast. You can find more details about that here. Richard and Carl visited Omaha in 2012 and were frankly blown away by the reception. We had more than 200 people join us at that event and I'm looking forward to making this one even better! Please make sure to clear your calendar on March 11th so you can join us for this free event. For more information, check out the event page at

For our "January" meeting (being held in February), I will be presenting on my experience building software. It is the product of 20 years of being paid to produce software and contains as many tips, tricks, and tidbits as I can fit into the time allotted. I hope to see you there! Our sponsor, Kiewit, has added an incentive for you to come in the form of a few giveaway prizes. At the end of the presentation, we'll be giving away 2 $50 Amazon gift cards and a Nintendo Switch! We'll also be giving away a few of the new Omaha .NET t-shirts. Finally, the meeting is being held at Kiewit's University location which has a cafeteria where they'll be serving dinner.

Now, onto the details for our first meeting of 2020. The next .NET User Group meeting will take place on Thursday, February 6th, starting at 6:00 PM. PLEASE NOTE: This is a week later than our regularly scheduled meetings since our host was not available until then. Food and drink will be served by our sponsor starting 15-20 minutes before the meeting. After the meeting, please join us at Rocco’s Pizza, 1302 Mike Fahey St for more appetizers, drinks, and conversations provided by our friends at Harbinger Partners.

Kiewit University
1450 Mike Fahey St
Parking is available to the north of the building in the marked Kiewit stalls and there is metered parking on the street. Additional parking is also available at the Clearway Energy parking lot. Additional Parking Image

Using Roslyn Analyzers to Make Software Bulletproof
We see it happen all the time, a software system starts off on solid ground, but as the volume of the system increases, it starts to collapse under its own weight. Even when a system starts with a good architecture, designed to handle extensibility, developers who are focused on getting work done instead of quality can take down the architectural guardrails. In this presentation, we'll talk about creating software that protects itself and the original intentions of an architect by using Roslyn Code Analyzers. We'll also discuss a few other tips and tricks for keeping your systems alive and well for many years or decades into the future.

Matt Ruwe
Matt has been building software systems in the Omaha area for more than 20 years. He has worked in a variety of industries including finance, agri-business, e-commerce, genetic-engineering, real estate, and most recently, construction. Matt has been leading the Omaha .NET User's Group since 2008 and has organized approximately 130 meetings over the years. He is passionate about helping people learn .NET and related technologies. Matt has been working for Kiewit as an Application Architect for the past 2 years and worked as a consultant prior to that. Matt has been married to his beautiful wife Charla for nearly 20 years and they have 4 children.


Kiewit Technology Group’s (KTG) mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys apps to the field that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses the Kiewit Management System (KMS), which includes systems and tools that manage every part of Kiewit’s business and lifecycle of a project, to improve planning and day-to-day execution in the field by giving our people real-time data to make faster, smarter decisions. Every day our employees make an impact on the efficiency of the iconic projects Kiewit builds and you can too.

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Matt Ruwe
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