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Next Meeting: What's New Kinect for Windows v2
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Next Meeting Pregame: not scheduled
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User Group Meeting - "a professional developer's association"
Monday, August 25, 2014
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 Southwest District, Denver, Directions and Bing Maps Limited Seats
7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
 Feature Presentation     
  Kinect for Windows
What's New with Kinect for Windows v2 (Technical Dive)
Dwight Goins, Sr. Enterprise Architect | Trainer | Consultant
     Discover the fascinating world of Kinect as Dwight covers the new features of the Kinect v2 for Windows Device and how to build applications that take advantage of the Kinect device.
     He will demonstrate using the Kinect v2 with Body Basics, Depth, InfraRed, AudioBasics, CoordinateMapping, HandGestures, KinectMeasurements, and HeartRateDetector samples and we will also talk about how each sample works. Languages covered: C# and C++ both WPF and Windows 8 Store apps.
FMI: What is Kinect for Windows?         Developing with Kinect for Windows
    Maximize your business opportunities         Get inspired - real world examples   
 Dwight Goins     
  Dwight Goins      Dwight Goins is the Microsoft Integration and SharePoint Practice Lead Consultant at Nimbo, Inc. located in N.Y. Dwight spends most of his time leading his team to implement System Integration solutions and SharePoint Custom workflows using Agile methodologies with Fortune 500 clients such as AIG.
       In his night life, he leads a team of developers creating medical based applications, and unique solutions for the Internet of things and devices such as the Kinect for windows and Raspberry Pi. He is an avid Linux User, Open source contributor, as well as a InfoSec Certified Ethical Hacker Instructor. Along with Open source teaching, he maintains an active MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) license, and holds the MCPD, MCSD, Windows 8 Developer certifications, as well as a Certified Data Recovery Professional (CRDP) license.
    In his spare time he finds a way to take care of his 3 beloved daughters, wife, and extended family by constantly keeping them entertained through travelling, and family fun.

Contact: Dwight Goins, Blog

 Meeting Sponsor      
  Innovar Group
Interview Best Practices - Innovar Group
John Padilla, President, Innovar Group
       Discover the best practices that you can use when interviewing for your next position. These keys to success will be geared toward you as a developer as well as those in related fields.
     Along the way, you will hear about Innovar Group and how they use these tools in their interview process.
     Expect to learn. Come with your questions and examples of issues you have and then leave with concrete steps to win that next interview!

Contact: Innovar Group, John Padilla, 303-554-2000 x109
 John Padilla     
  John Padilla      As President of Innovar Group, John Padilla brings over 18 years of IT Consulting and Staffing expertise. He is responsible for guiding and coaching an incredible team of seasoned professionals committed to our Clients and Consultants and focused on our continued mission to be the best IT Consulting Firm in the Rocky Mountain Region.
       As a Colorado native and graduate of The University of Colorado, John has committed to local community involvement and is focused on building long term partnerships in the technology community here and nationally. John has served in all aspect of our industry as a top performer in Recruiting, Sales, Branch Management and Executive Management. Prior to Innovar Group, John worked as Vice President of one of the largest staffing firms in the world. John created, implemented and managed large teams tasked with servicing a portfolio of over half a billion dollars in client revenue. John brings the experience and expertise in both large and small companies to help take Innovar Group to the next level.
  Contact: Innovar Group, John Padilla, 303-554-2000 x109
 Innovar Group     
       Innovar Group is a small minority-owned, women-owned business. Innovar Group’s Executive Team has over eighty years of combined staffing industry experience. Our firm has delivered IT recruitment services for over a decade, having experienced dramatic growth each year.
     We wanted to create and grow a recruiting company based on quality that allowed us to make a profit while having a personal life so that we could enjoy our families. As we grew, we made sure to offer our team the same flexibility and quality of life structure that we desired. The result is a high-performing company that has just scratched the surface of what we can become.
     We have been featured in multiple Business publications and are frequently cited by business magazine reporters. The extensive and dynamic growth of the company is a result of proactive and responsible employees, willing to reach high standards and deliver fantastic customer service.

Contact: Innovar Group, John Padilla, 303-554-2000 x109

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Mon., Aug. 25,
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Topic - Kinect for Windows v2
Dwight Goins
Sponsor - Innovar Group
John Padilla, President
Pregame Show -
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