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Mon., Sep 26, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  -- early start time for special Pregame show!
  -- then stay for the complete meeting
  -- order presented: Pregame, Bonus, Careers (Sponsor), Feature
 
  Pregame:
 
  How to Create and Grow a Software Company – Without Raising Money
 
with David Thielen, CEO and Founder, Windward Studios
(FMI)
 
  Bonus:
 
  SQL Server 2016 Now Released -  What’s new?
 
with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
(FMI)
 
  Careers (Sponsor):
 
  Recruiter on the Hot Seat
 
with
Christie Paakkonen, TEKsystems
 
Professional Applications Recruiter - Microsoft Technologies
(FMI)
 
  Feature:
 
  ASP.NET Core Deep Dive
  with Elizabeth Schneider, Software Engineer (FMI)
 

 
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JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (part 1 of 2, chapters 1 - 10)
 
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JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners (part 2 of 2, chapters 11 - 21)
 
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User Group Meeting - "mobile first, cloud first" - "any developer, any app, any platform"
Monday, September 26, 2016
 
-- early start time for special Pregame show!
-- then stay for the complete meeting
-- order
presented: Pregame, Bonus, Careers (Sponsor), Feature
 

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pregame Show
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Meeting
Location: Microsoft, Denver  Map 
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7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
 
 Feature Presentation     
 
  ASP.NET Core
 
ASP.NET Core Deep Dive
with Elizabeth Schneider, Software Engineer
   
Let's take a 2016 look at ASP.NET Core! We will cover Tag Helpers, configuration, dependency injection, and Docker; as well as a look at the .Net CLI and the changes from DNX (replaced by the new .NET CLI).
 
ASP.NET Core is a lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications. ASP.NET Core is fully open source and available on GitHub. ASP.NET Core is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
 
FMI: Welcome to ASP.NET Core! (lots of additional info links)
 
 Elizabeth Schneider     
 
 

Elizabeth Schneider

Elizabeth Schneider is a self-taught C# developer who has contributed to open source projects like ZendeskApi_v2, Google Checkout API for .Net, N2 CMS, and QLNET.
   
 Elizabeth has also created websites for several local non-profits. She has recently been engaged working for a Fortune 500 company maintaining a high quality public facing website.
 
Note: At our most recent Denver Dev Day conference, Elizabeth's ASP.NET Core sessions were among the most popular with overflow attendees at the first and the additional repeat session.
 
Contact: Twitter
 

 Careers (Sponsor)      
 
  TEKsystems
 
Recruiter on the Hot Seat

with
Christie Paakkonen, TEKsystems
Professional Applications Recruiter - Microsoft Technologies
   
   + Do you know what is happening in the local market as it relates to your skills set?

 

   + Do you know what the common frustrations and complaints are from individuals such as yourself around searching for a new role?
 

   + Have you ever wanted to climb into the mind of a hiring manager and find out what they really look for in your resume and during an interview?
 

   + Have you ever wanted to have an open and honest discussion with a recruiter?

Here’s your chance --

 
   ask YOUR questions and have them answered by an industry expert!
 
 Christie Paakkonen      
 
  Christie Paakkonen Christie Paakkonen is a Professional Applications Recruiter with TEKsystems - the nation’s leading IT services and staffing company.
   
Christie has been a recruiter for the last 10 years right here in the local Denver market.
 

She specializes in placing people within the Microsoft space including developers, programmers, engineers, software architects and data specialists.
 
Contact: TEKsystems, Christie Paakkonen,
303-412-2709 (direct), 303-412-2700 (office)
11080 Circle Point Road, Suite #410, Broomfield, CO 80020
 
 
 TEKsystems      
 
  TEKsystems is the nation’s leading technology staffing and services company. Combining a proven track record of superior performance, a quality-focused approach to service delivery, and the highest-caliber technical professionals in the market, TEKsystems helps our clients successfully plan, build, and run their critical technology initiatives.
 
With more than 30 years of experience, we annually deploy 70,000 technical professionals from 100 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Our capabilities include IT and communications staff augmentation and direct placement services; managed, project-based, and outsourced applications and infrastructure services; education services; and comprehensive workforce management solutions.

 
Contact: TEKsystems, Christie Paakkonen,
303-412-2709 (direct), 303-412-2700 (office)
11080 Circle Point Road, Suite #410, Broomfield, CO 80020
 
 Bonus Presentation     
 
  SQL Server 2016
 
SQL Server 2016 Now Released -  What’s new?
with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

 

SQL Server 2016 comes with a suite of new features over its predecessor, including a new Stretch Database function that allows users to store some of their data in a database on-premises and send infrequently used data to Microsoft's Azure cloud. An application connected to a database using that feature can still see all the data from different sources, though.
 
Another marquee feature is the new Always Encrypted function, which makes it possible for users to encrypt data at the column level both at rest and in memory.

 
That's still only scratching the surface of the software, which also supports creating mobile business intelligence dashboards and new functionality for big data applications.
 
FMI: What's New in SQL Server 2016
 
 Jerry Nixon     
 
 

Jerry Nixon

A Developer Evangelist for Microsoft from Colorado, Jerry Nixon, teaches and speaks on Windows, Phone, and Desktop development. His career launched with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5, delivering data-centric solutions while “database developer” was a novel term.
   
He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the startup that would become Microsoft CRM. For 20 years, Jerry built Microsoft-centric, mobile solutions. Today, he speaks on XAML, mobility and Kinect at events, communities, universities, and online. The bulk of Jerry’s free time is spent teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.
 
Contact: Jerry Nixon  Meetup  Twitter   Blog  Channel9  Microsoft Virtual Academy
 

 Pregame Show      
 
  Entering Startup
 
How to Create and Grow a Software Company –
Without Raising Money
with David Thielen, CEO and Founder, Windward Studios


 
Come if YOU are:
   - considering founding a start-up,
   - an independent software developer, or
   - a manager at a growth-oriented company!

Come hear David Thielen, Founder and CTO of Windward Studios and Huffington Post blogger, as he reveals how he created and grew a successful reporting software firm without ever needing a single Dollar of investment. Includes how to:
 

  
+ Hire the right people (the most important decision you will make)
   + Determine what matters and what you can ignore
   + Manage people to get the most out of them
   + Deliver a software product people will love, and will tell their friends they have to get it
 

Creating and growing a company without outside investment can be a challenge.
 

Refusing capital from outside investors is even more difficult.
 

However, doing so without investors does give you the distinct advantage of speed - you don’t waste time talking to numerous investors   and control - avoiding conflicts with an external group focused solely on exit strategies.

This talk will provide the information you need to improve your success without the complexities of raising money!
  
FMI: Huffington Post blog
 
 David Thielen     
 
  David Thielen Prior to founding Windward Studios, David Thielen was: a senior developer at Microsoft on the Windows team, designer and lead developer of the game Enemy Nations, and a senior executive at numerous start-ups.
   
He has written .NET applications starting with 1.1 (and Java since 1.2) and is the author of three books including:
   + The 12 Simple Secrets of Microsoft Management
   +  No Bugs
 
He is currently the founder and CEO of Windward Studios, Inc. and creator of the Windward Code War.
 
Contact: David Thielen, Windward Studios
303-499-2544 x1185 (office), 720-352-0676 (cell)
LinkedIn, Huffington Post blog,
Eurovision Rocks! Customer Snapshots, Beautiful Reports
 
   


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Mon., Sep. 26,
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Microsoft, Denver   Map   Details

 
Topic - ASP.NET Core Deep Dive
with Elizabeth Schneider

 
Sponsor - Recruiter on the Hot Seat
with Christie Paakkonen, Professional Applications Recruiter - Microsoft Technologies, TEKsystems

 
Bonus - SQL Server 2016 Now Released -  What’s new?
with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
  Pregame Show - How to Create and Grow a Software Company – Without Raising Money
with David Thielen, CEO and Founder, Windward Studios



Wed., Oct. 19, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denver Study Group - in person OR online
Slalom,   Map   Details
 
Course - JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners
(part 2 of 2, chapters 11 - 21)

Mon., Oct. 24,
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Microsoft, Denver   Map   Details

 
Topic - Developing Web Apps with Angular 2 and TypeScript
with Laurie Atkinson, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Services
 
Sponsor - The Doyle Group
with Ryan Gentry, Director of Recruiting,
The Doyle Group  
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Fri., Oct. 28, 8
:00 am - 5:00 pm
Denver Dev Day
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Denver Dev Day Friday, October 28
 
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Attendee Registration Starts Friday, September 30
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Wed., Nov. 16, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mon., Dec. 05,
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
(Nov+Dec combined meeting, due to holidays)
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Topic - Building iOS & Android Apps with Xamarin & Visual Studio
with Rob DeRosa, Rob DeRosa, Xamarin Mobile App Solution, Microsoft Xamarin

 
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