VS 2017 launch, Chocolatey with David Gardiner + IoT with Jack Ni

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The Adelaide launch event for Visual Studio 2017 with Ryan Spears, Chocolatey with David Gardiner, followed by an IoT update with Jack Ni.

Note: Unfortunately Paul Usher has had to postpone his talk on Application Insights due to unforeseen circumstances.

Bonus: If you are a Visual Studio Professional or Visual Studio Enterprise subscriber, bring proof (printed or digital) of your subscription for a chance to pick up a VS 2017 launch t-shirt. (Numbers strictly limited)

Life is like a Box of Chocolate(y) with David Gardiner

DevOps begins at home when you script your own desktop. Learn from Chocolatey.org moderator David how to automate the installation and configuration of all the software you need to get your job done with open source tools Chocolatey and Boxstarter. Take a vanilla Windows install from zero to fully configured developer environment in minutes*!

IoT with Jack Ni

I’m going to talk about the tools that I used to control hardware over a network.

Also what I’m using for M2M (machine to machine) communication.

A small demo for drones talk to each other.

React-native to build native app. I will use it for controlling the drone. What is OTA app deployment and what to use.

Not too much PowerPoint, just tools, code and demos.

I will also set up a canvas to allow people to have a play on the platform.

About David

David Gardiner has been creating software for over 20 years, and has a passion for continual learning and improving quality. A Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio and Development Technologies), he helps run the Adelaide .NET User Group. David works as a Senior Software Developer at RL Solutions on healthcare software. He blogs at https://david.gardiner.net.au/ and tweets at @DavidRGardiner.

About Jack

Highly skilled in the field of enterprise software solution development, mobile app (Xamarin) development , IoT (Raspberry/WinCE) development and delivery, Jack is currently working on a working on a business solution involving Raspberry Pi, Mobile app dev using Xamarin and Azure Cloud.


5.30pm - Welcome and VS2017 Launch
6pm - Chocolatey
6.45pm - Pizza
7pm - IoT
8pm - Networking
8.30pm - Close

This month is sponsored by DevExpress. Thanks for the pizza!