Omaha .NET User Group December Meeting
Start Time: December 07 2023, 6:00 PM
Hosted By: Buildertrend
Now = 7/24/2024 12:46:48 AM Start = 12/7/2023 6:00:00 PM
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Sponsored by : Harbinger Partners

Posted by mruwe at November 29 2023, 12:05 PM

Fellow .NET Users,

What a fun time it was to hang out earlier this month while watching the .NET Conf together. We got introduced to new platform capabilities, new libraries, and frameworks. If you missed it and want to revisit any of the content presented, you can still find it at Lots of learning ahead!

Also, for those of you who are interested in sponsoring the Omaha .NET User's Group in 2024, I would encourage to signup for our sponsorship lottery. All of the information you need can be found right here. There are only a few more days before the sponsorship drive ends, so you'll need to act soon if you want to have a shot at supporting our group in 2024.

The next .NET UG meeting will be the last for 2023 and will take place on Thursday, December 7th, starting at 6:00 PM. Food and drinks will be provided by our sponsor 15-20 minute before the meeting begins. After that Brian will be giving a 60-90 min presentation (see below). At the end of the meeting, Harbinger will be giving away 2 $25 and 2 $50 gift cards.


11818 I St, Omaha, NE 68137

Rebuild your development environment every day by Brian Olson

Software Development these days requires more tools than ever before. Many of us work with multiple programming languages beyond .NET. Source Code Management tools. Docker. Kubernetes. Cloud Providers. And the security concerns of today may also mean we have limited local Admin access to our PCs.

Driven by these challenges, I recently embarked on a quest to automate the setup of my Development environment on Windows. Several approaches were tried. Most didn't fit my development flow. In this talk, I will share what I tried, and the aspects I did and did not like about the different approaches. We will finish with a look at the approach I currently use.

Along this journey we will take a look at several technologies including: Development Containers, Windows Services for Linux, Ansible, Terraform, Visual Studio Code and the recently released C# Dev Kit for VSCode.

Brian Olson

Brian works and Kiewit on the Architecture team where he works to make sure developers have the tools and guidance they need to solve todays business problems. Brian also co-leads the OmahaMTG user group where we aim to bring sponsors, presenters and most importantly you, our members, together to learn and grow in this shared passion we have for writing software.

Harbinger Partners

Harbinger Partners, Inc. (aka Bass & Associates) provides high-quality technology consulting, contract-to-hire, and permanent placements to businesses in and around Omaha, St. Paul/Minneapolis, and across the US. Their areas of expertise include Development and Architecture (both Java and .NET), Quality Assurance, Data Warehousing, Project Management, and Business Analysis. They are one of the very few companies in our market that is employee-owned! For the past 20+ years, Harbinger has been dedicated to helping individuals and businesses succeed. For more details, please visit

Matt Ruwe
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

Brian Olson
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

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