Omaha .NET User Group July Meeting
Start Time: July 30 2020, 6:00 PM
Hosted By: YouTube
Now = 4/20/2024 11:05:35 AM Start = 7/30/2020 6:00:00 PM
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Sponsored by : Buildertrend

Posted by mruwe at July 15 2020, 6:49 AM

Fellow .NET Users,

As I write my intro to each month's meeting, I am usually trying to limit my commentary to just a few announcements in order to not overwhelm you. I find myself in a weird predicament of not having anything to announce. There are a few virtual conferences coming up, but they're still a few months out. If you have any announcements, send me an email or a contact me on Slack and I would be happy to add them here.

We're still planning to hold our meetings virtually and will continue to do so until our hosts, sponsors, guests, and health officials tell us they're ready for us to start meeting in person again. Our sponsor for this month's meeting is planning to giveaway 4 $50 Amaon gift cards. As in previous months, we'll be giving these away in our Slack channel. Details will be provided in the #general channel about an hour before the meeting starts.

Join us on Thursday, July 30th at around 5:30 in the Slack channel to start chatting with others about what's been happening just like we would before a "normal" meeting. At about 6:00 we'll start the meeting. Throughout the presentation, I would encourage you to ask questions in either the Slack channel or in the YouTube stream chat. Brian and I will be watching these comments as they come in and communicating those to our presenter.

We'll start the stream around 5:55 and then start the meeting right around 6:00 PM. This will be an interactive session. You can participate by contributing to the stream comments on YouTube or on our Slack workspace.

Migrating to React: Highlights and Challenges by Thomas Judge

In 2020, the Buildertrend engineering department has undertaken a complete rewrite of our front end using React. In this session, we will go over the latest stages in our conversion process, the resulting architecture choices, and the notable challenges encountered along the way.

Edge Computing with .NET Core and Raspberry Pi by Aaron Perkins

The Raspberry Pi is a cheap and wildly popular Single Board Computer (SBC) that is perfect for edge computing and IoT projects. This introduction walks through the implementation of an internet connected weather station. Learn about the development experience writing apps for the Pi in .NET Core using VS Code and how it might differ from other environments.

Thomas Judge

Thomas Judge is an Applications Developer II at Buildertrend. Thomas received his Bachelor's in CS from ISU, and since starting at the company with a summer internship in 2017, he has extended his experience with the .NET ecosystem and JS frameworks. He is currently a member of the Buildertrend Data Insights platform team as well as the company's React Community of Practice.

Aaron Perkins

Aaron is a technology professional with over 15 years of experience in Software Development, System Analysis and Design. Currently a Senior Application Developer at Buildtertrend, which is the leading construction management platform for small to mid-size home builders and contractors. A technology aficionado, who has a passion for bringing technology and people together in unique ways.


Buildertrend is the leading cloud-based construction project management software trusted by homebuilders, remodelers and specialty contractors. Since 2006, we have empowered the construction industry with a better way to build. More than 1 million users across more than 100 countries have chosen Buildertrend as their preferred platform for real-time collaboration throughout each and every stage of the building process. Our award-winning software helps construction professionals complete more projects while reducing delays, eliminating communication errors and increasing customer satisfaction.

Including Estimating, Scheduling and Change Order features as well as client communication and document management tools, our system streamlines construction processes into a single, easy-to-use platform. To date, this platform has helped the industry complete more than 2 million projects on time and on deadline. We believe in providing construction professionals a better way to solve real problems, deliver real results and experience real change.

We’re not just a vendor for our customers; we’re a partner in their successes. That’s why our team provides unmatched and unlimited support.

It all started in 2006 with two brothers and a friend. Dan Houghton, Jeff Dugger and Steve Dugger built the company on a simple belief: there’s a better way to manage construction projects. From day one, settling for good was never good enough. Our founders realized that’s just what construction pros were doing. Settling. Smart tech was missing. That meant endless opportunity to enlighten the industry with smarter communication, workflows and ways to get more done on the job site. From the basement of an Omaha home, they created a cloud-based digital platform unlike anything else.

Today – with the 2021 acquisition of CoConstruct, a complementary provider of construction management, and CBUSA, the country’s largest group purchaser for homebuilders –

Buildertrend’s team is 750 strong across the United States. As one company, our organization is far and away the market leader in residential construction software. The bigger Buildertrend becomes, the more committed we’ve become to our belief that even the best can get better. And if there is a better way, we’ll find it.

Matt Ruwe
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

Brian Olson
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

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