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"mobile first, cloud first" - "any developer, any app, any platform"



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"mobile first, cloud first" - "any developer, any app, any platform"


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  Meeting Monthly Update:
- Mobile App Development for the Web Developer using
Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO)
Jerry's Talk




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Mon., Apr. 24, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  Mobile App Development for the Web Developer using
  Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO)

  with Ben Hoelting, Director of Technology, Aspenware, C# MVP (FMI)
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  Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (FMI)
  Jerry's Talk
with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

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Developing with .NET on Microsoft Azure - Getting Started by Scott Allen
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  Denver Dev Day, Friday, June 23
  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Welcome Time 7:30 AM,   Free
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7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor,
Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
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 From: Chris Wallace
Message Date: April 17, 2017
 Meeting Date:
Monday, April 24, 2017
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User Group Meeting - "mobile first, cloud first" - "any developer, any app, any platform"

Monday, April 24, 2017

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Meeting

Location: Microsoft, Denver  Map  Bing
7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
    Feature Presentation     

CSS + JS +HTML5 with TACO = Hybrid Mobile Apps
Mobile App Development for the Web Developer using
Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO)

with Ben Hoelting, Director of Technology, Aspenware, C# MVP

You will learn:
+ How to develop cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5
+ JavaScript and CSS, Details of developing hybrid mobile apps
+ Lessons learned from building real-world, production hybrid mobile apps
Developing mobile apps is very attractive for many reasons, but the cost and time investment to get started is intimidating for most.
- Native apps for every platform requires a different development toolset as well as duplicate code bases.
- Mobile web sites have a single code base but limited access to native device capabilities and are not store deployable.
 -- Hybrid mobile apps can be the best of both worlds!
Using Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) you can build rich mobile apps that have access to the native device capabilities using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.
In this session we will learn how to develop hybrid mobile apps that you can submit to the store using skills you already know as a web developer.
 FMI: Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova   Docs
 What's new in Visual Studio 2017

   Ben Hoelting     
  Ben Hoelting  Ben Hoelting is a software guy with “people skills”. He loves software and technology but also enjoys sports, movies and spending time with his wife and three children. In truth, he’s just a big kid.
He loves designing systems that solve real world problems. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing something you helped develop being used by the end users.
Ben joined the IT industry in 1996 as an intern and has worked with .NET since its inception back in 2001. This has given him the experience of a senior level full stack .NET developer. He is an experienced speaker and presents at the Visual Studio Live conferences all around the country. He loves sharing his experiences with developing software.
Ben is a Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio Development Technologies and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Web and Windows .NET 4.0. Ben is very involved in the local .NET community and is the leader of the South Colorado .NET User Group.
Contact: Blog   Twitter
 Careers (Sponsor)
Download Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Bonus Presentation     

Jerry's Talk

with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
Always interesting. Always informative. Jerry's Talk. Jerry's continuing mission: "to explore strange new tech, to seek out new code and new developers, to boldly go where no developer has gone before" -- or something like that.
   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
Meeting Refreshments     
  Pizza Guy Pizza - yes our all-time favorite, plus sodas and water.
Always arrive early for refreshments!
Refreshments provided by our sponsor above - Thank You! For your light dinner / snacks and drinks before our meeting begins. Quantities Limited - Come early, 5:30 - 6:00
:00/5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
     Meeting starts
promptly(ish) at 6:00 p.m. You may arrive after 5:00 p.m., when check-in begins. If you leave early, return entry may not be available. See FAQ.
     All times and content are approximate and subject to change.
     PLEASE silence your electronic devices during our events.
5:00 - 6:00 (60 min) Pregame Show (come early)
5:30 - 6:00 (30 min) Informal Networking and Refreshments (come early)
6:00 - 6:10 (10 min) Welcome and Announcements
     plus Open "Mic" Time - Member Announcements and Job Talk, your time to speak!
6:10 - 6:45 (35 min) Jerry's Talk - Special Microsoft Bonus Presentation
6:45 - 7:00 (15 min) Networking Break
- 8:15 (75 min) Feature Presentation
8:15 - 8:45
(30min) Closing Thoughts, Door Prizes, and Wrap-up
 Meeting Door Prizes
To qualify to win any of our door prizes, follow the complete door prize requirements and details. You must be a qualified group member and you must be present to win - Include your name and current e-mail address on your ONE (only) business card entry per meeting. All door prizes are subject to change. Other door prize qualifications may be required by third party sponsors, check with them. All subject to availability.
Winners agree to send a business-like thank you by e-mail to your door prize provider (you will be given the name and e-mail address to send your thank you). Accepting a door prize obligates each winner to send a thank you note to their door prize provider. Previous winners who have not sent their thank you note are not eligible to win again! Thank you for your participation!
Many door prizes are NOT listed here (if you have attended before, you know)!
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  1 -- Microsoft Access practical video tutorials course - 40 lessons to empower you to build an application to manage information with Microsoft Access (requires about 80 hours to complete) $69 value, from GoSkills
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