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Node.Js for the .Net Developer

Title:   Node.Js for the .Net Developer


Node.Js is all the rage today, all the cool kids are using it. Did you know you can leverage your .Net skills to quickly get up and running building Node Applications? Did you know you can use Visual Studio to do this?

This session will help you learn how to build applications in Node but it will be taught to you from the .Net develoeprs point of view. We will walk through building an application and each step along the way we will compare and contrast the 2 languages and how the relate.

Learning ObjectivesHow to use your .Net skills to build Node applicationsHow to use Visual Studio to develop and debug Node applicationsLearn what Node is and why it is powerful

Speaker: Derik Whitaker

Derik Whittaker is a Software Architect who specializes in all things .Net. Derik has been building enterprise systems on top of the .Net technology stack for over 14 years and along the way has picked up a thing or two about how to create enterprise scale software systems.

During his 14 year career Derik has worked in many different industries ranging from Marking, Healthcare, Retail, Insurance, Automotive and Online Entertainment. Currently Derik is working for a Technology startup ( in Durham North Carolina leading their windows phone and windows modern UI application development. Derik believes that the job of a developer is more than just turning syntax into working 1’s and 0’s. He believes that our job is to produce a system which gets out of the users way and allows them to do their job better.

Derik has been awarded the Microsoft MVP in C# for the past 6 years. Along with being an MVP he is also a member of the ASPInsiders group. Derik is also a Pluralsight Author with multiple course under his belt. He is a community leader, helping to organize events such as Chicago Codeapalooza, Chicago Code Camp and the Raleigh Code Camp.

Outside of his day job you can find Derik hanging out with his beautiful wife Tiffany and his 2 awesome boys Brendan and Ryan.

Location:  CPCC Harris Campus

Food Sponsor: TEKsystems

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  • Derik W.

    Sorry it took a few days but finally pushed the source up to github.

    May 19, 2014

    • Matt D.

      Thanks again Derik for a great presentation and providing the source as well.

      1 · May 19, 2014

  • Derik W.

    I am going to see if i can get more codes. If i can i will post back on here. Sorry.

    May 15, 2014

  • Bharath

    Thanks for the GREAT talk. Had a quick question...The code for Pluralsight 1 month free subscription
    which was given at the session is expired. Did anyone had similar issue ?.

    May 15, 2014

    • Andrew T.

      Yep, tried it this morning. No go. Que Sera Sera

      May 15, 2014

  • Matt D.


    Derik did mention that he wasn't sure if the code were still valid any more.

    Sorry about that....

    May 15, 2014

  • Richard T.

    Great talk Derik! Thanks!

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • Dan T.

    Great talk Derik! Thank you for traveling to Charlotte to give this talk! It was a fun meeting and good to see everybody.

    2 · May 14, 2014

  • Paul W.

    Great talk!

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Derik W.

    Garrett, I am going to take you not showing up personally just so you know.

    May 13, 2014

  • Garrett J.

    Ah, I thought this was at the Levine campus for some reason. Going to have to skip out. Have fun with node :-)

    May 13, 2014

  • Mike D.

    I am looking forward to it.

    May 12, 2014

  • Derik W.

    Andrew, I will be demoing using the Visual Studio node plugin. I would download this along with node.

    May 6, 2014

  • Andrew T.

    Anything we can pre-download or review before we arrive?

    May 5, 2014

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