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  • Come meet the new .NET Standard MVVM

    Online event

    In this talk, we'll show you how you can use this new light-weight MVVM package wherever you happen to be building your application be it Windows UWP, WPF, Xamarin, and even Blazor! We'll show you best practices in getting started with MVVM and how this package has what you need without getting in your way. Speakers Michael A. Hawker, a.k.a. XAML Llama, is a Senior Software Engineer for the Partner, Analytics, and essential eXperiences (PAX) team at Microsoft. PAX focuses on driving the ISV ecosystem through technical engagement with partners and industry as well as providing essential first party experiences. Michael is the maintainer of the Windows Community Toolkit and prior “App Ninja”. He is also the creator of XAML Studio, a Microsoft Garage project. Sergio Pedri is a UWP and .NET developer, creator of Legere and OneLocker. OSS contributor, member of the .NET Foundation and the Windows Community Toolkit org, author and maintainer of the Microsoft.Toolkit.Mvvm and Microsoft.Toolkit.HighPerformance packages. Computer Engineering student, doing a master's degree in ML/DL. Venue This is an online event which you can watch on Twitch. After the talk we will have a quick draw for some prizes, followed by a social event online. Details will be given on the night. Please ensure you provide an email address for your Meetup account, that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes. You can also follow us on Twitter @DotNetNorth for updates too. Schedule 20:00 - Introduction 20:10 - Speaker 21:10 - Prize Draw & AoB 21:30 - Networking / Social

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  • WinUI 3 & the Windows Community Toolkit Preview

    Online event

    Windows UI Library (WinUI) 3 is a native user experience framework for both Windows Desktop and UWP apps. Take a sneak peak into the future of Windows development, learning how the evolution of the Universal Windows Platform will enable new scenarios for your applications, together with a new version of the Windows Community Toolkit, to build immersive experiences with C++ or C# & .Net 5. Speaker Alexandre Chohfi is a Senior Software Development Engineer focused on Windows Development. He used to be a game developer, and is also a former Microsoft MVP in Windows Platform Development. He presented at hundreds of events all over Brazil, such as TechEd Brasil, Campus Party, The Developers Conference São Paulo, QCon Rio and QCon São Paulo. While working at Microsoft, he also presented internationally in India, Taiwan and Indonesia, for the Insider Dev Tour. Venue This is an online event which you can watch on Twitch. After the talk we will have a quick draw for some prizes, followed by a social event online. Details will be given on the night. Please ensure you provide an email address for your Meetup account, that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes. You can also follow us on Twitter @DotNetNorth for updates too. Schedule 20:00 - Introduction 20:10 - Speaker 21:10 - Prize Draw & AoB 21:30 - Networking / Social

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  • Exploring the Microsoft Graph Toolkit

    Online event

    The Microsoft Graph Toolkit is a collection of web components powered by Microsoft Graph that works with any web framework and on all modern browsers. Come see how to use Microsoft Graph Toolkit in your web or ASP.NET projects! Speaker #BethPan { background-position-x: Microsoft; background-position-y: PAX; position: Software Engineer; background-origin: The mysterious oriental; height: 6350px (at your current resolution); display: interests in food, music, outdoor everything, travel, and more food; } Venue This is an online event which you can watch on Twitch. After the talk we will have a quick draw for some prizes, followed by a social event online. Details will be given on the night. Please ensure you provide an email address for your Meetup account, that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes. You can also follow us on Twitter @DotNetNorth for updates too. Schedule 20:00 - Introduction 20:10 - Speaker 21:10 - Prize Draw & AoB 21:30 - Networking / Social

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  • Building for Windows on Arm devices

    Online event

    Windows on Arm offers some unique capabilities for OEMs to create light, cheap, always connected, all-day battery devices and the volume of these is expected to explode in the next few years. This session will offer an introduction to Windows on Arm, why it’s important to Microsoft and the whole industry, an overview of the differences between Windows on Intel and Windows on Arm, and the goals and advantages of these devices. Then we will dive into the different ways your code can run on these devices, the dev tools and techniques for getting the best user experience and, most importantly, why you need to care. Speaker Marcus Perryman has worked at Microsoft for over 20 years in various technical roles including product development and consultancy. Presently Marcus works as a Software Engineer in the PAX (Partner, Analytics, and essential eXperiences) team, responsible for delivering outstanding user experiences through partner and 1st party apps. Venue This is an online event which you can watch on Twitch. After the talk we will have a quick quiz for some prizes, followed by a social event online. Details will be given on the night. Please ensure you provide an email address for your Meetup account, that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes. You can also follow us on Twitter @DotNetNorth for updates too. Schedule 20:00 - Introduction 20:10 - Speaker 21:10 - Quiz / Raffle & AoB 21:30 - Networking / Social

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  • .NET development for Windows AND Linux using WSL2

    Online event

    In this talk Scott will show how you can achieve .Net development on both Windows and Linux, using WSL2, the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Speaker Scott Hanselman works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide. Venue This is an online event which you can watch on Twitch. After the talk we will host a Zoom session where we will have a quick quiz for some prizes and then we'll stick around for a bit of social time together. Please ensure you provide an email address for your Meetup account, that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes. You can also follow us on Twitter @DotNetNorth for updates too. Schedule 20:00 - Introduction 20:10 - Speaker 21:10 - Networking on Zoom, including Quiz / Raffle & AoB * * The main presentation will stream on Twitch. Following the conclusion of the presentation, a link will be shared to allow attendees to join the organisers on Zoom for the Quiz / Raffle, and for online networking.

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  • .NET Debugging Solutions from Dev to Production - Ozcode

    In this session, we will learn how to supercharge the Visual Studio debugging experience, making difficult tasks such as debugging LINQ queries and complicated for each loops a walk in the park. In addition, we will take a quick look at the Ozcode production debugger, which introduces a method to use time travel debugging to quickly resolve issues found on a QA, Staging, or Production Environment. Speaker Omer Raviv is the creator and CTO of Ozcode. Omer is an expert at Visual Studio debugging, and cares very deeply about developer productivity and software quality. Venue THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. This is a free event - there is no charge for a ticket. Please ensure we have an email address that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes. You can also follow us on Twitter @DotNetNorth for updates too. Schedule Introduction 20:00 Speaker 20:10 Raffle & AoB 21:10

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  • Building a real-time serverless app in Blazor using AWS

    Online event

    In this session, we will build an interactive dashboard using Blazor that reacts in real-time to events that happen in the real world. We will connect the Blazor application through to a serverless backend built in .Net. Rather than requiring a cluster of servers to maintain our WebSocket communications, we will use a managed service called Amazon API Gateway and take advantage of it’s WebSockets support. This service introduces a whole new way of thinking about, and architecting, applications that require duplex communication. By the end of the session, you will have the knowledge to build highly scalable and resilient real-time applications without having to manage or scale servers. Speaker Martin Beeby works for AWS. He’s been a developer since the late 90s and loves figuring out problems and experimenting with code. Prior to joining AWS, Martin worked for Oracle and Microsoft as a developer evangelist and software development engineer. Venue THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. This is a free event - there is no charge for a ticket. Please ensure we have an email address that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes. You can also follow us on Twitter @dotnetnorth for updates too. Schedule Introduction 20:20 Speaker 20:30 Raffle & AoB 21:30

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  • Lightning Talks

    AutoTrader

    Lightning Talks, in no particular order... Lee Englestone - Augmented Reality using ARKit, Xamarin, C# and .NET Ehsan Imran - Exploring Developer Productivity Hacks Sean O’Mahoney - Tool for the Manchester Tech Community Sean Holcroft - Insecure dependencies? 🙋‍♀️🙋🙋‍♂️ Dimitris Batsougiannis - Terraform your Infrastructure Karl Atkinson - Windows Terminal, WSL2 & Docker Mike Irving - An Introduction to Uno Platform (running order may vary on the night) Venue This meeting is at AutoTrader; they are in the office block in the square opposite HOME theatre on the corner of Whitworth Street West and Medlock Street. It's roughly halfway between Oxford Road and Deansgate railway stations and is a short walk from Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop. The building has a Pizza Express restaurant outside. There will be someone in the foyer who will sign you in and then tell you how to find the venue. This is a free event - there is no charge for a ticket. We often get enough RSVP's for there to be a waiting list; the list has always cleared by the early part of the week of the talk, but this relies on you releasing your ticket if you can no longer attend. Please remember to do this if your plans change. You do not need to bring a laptop or other device to the event. Please ensure we have an email address that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes; and please use your full name on the site as it's the only way we, or the fire service, can account for you in the case of an evacuation/emergency/fire etc. AutoTrader will be providing catering for this event. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know via the group message forum. (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/) If you would need assistance to leave the building in the event of an evacuation then please let us know via the group message forum. (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/) Note for recruitment professionals - we don't exclude recruiters from our meetings but we would ask you to contact Rick Garner for a brief chat before you start attending. Schedule Doors open from 18:15 Intro and welcome 18:40 Content from 18:50 (with a break at some point) Wrap-up & prize raffle 20.45 Close ~21:00 (Don't feel bad if you have to leave early for a train/bus/lift home - no one will be offended) We then adjourn to a local bar for a drink and a natter - everyone is welcome to join us!

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  • An introduction to App Center

    Code Nation

    In this session, we will look at most of the functions from Microsoft App Center. We will be looking at how App Center, despite its spelling, can help us build, test and distribute our applications, and use the diagnostics and analytic functions. Finally we will take a look at push notifications. Speaker Pete Vickers is a 'veteran' of the IT Industry, starting before IT even existed as a term. He is a co-founder of Dot Net North, and has been running his own consultancy for the last 25 years. Venue This meeting is at Code Nation, at Spring Gardens. This is situated in the city centre, near the main Post Office, behind Primark. There will be someone in the foyer who will sign you in and then tell you how to find the venue. This is a free event - there is no charge for a ticket. We often get enough RSVP's for there to be a waiting list; the list has always cleared by the early part of the week of the talk, but this relies on you releasing your ticket if you can no longer attend. Please remember to do this if your plans change. Please ensure we have an email address that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes; and please use your full name on the site as it's the only way we, or the fire service, can account for you in the case of an evacuation/emergency/fire etc. You can also follow us on Twitter @dotnetnorth for updates too. We order a van-load of pizza for our half time break. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know via the group message forum. (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/) If you would need assistance to leave the building in the event of an evacuation then please let us know via the group message forum. (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/) Note for recruitment professionals - we don't exclude recruiters from our meetings but we would ask you to contact Rick Garner for a brief chat before you start attending. We may ask you to give up your ticket if we are heavily oversubscribed. Schedule Doors open from 18:15 Intro and welcome 18:40 Speaker 18:50 (with a break at some point) Wrap-up & prize raffle 20.45 Close ~21:00 (Don't feel bad if you have to leave early for a train/bus/lift home - no one will be offended) We then adjourn to a local bar for a drink and a natter - everyone is welcome to join us!

  • Docker in the Desert: A Testing Mirage

    Barclays Eagle Labs

    Can pyramids collapse? Just ask the Ancient Egyptians: big piles of stones may seem sturdy at first, but stacked badly and unsettled by subsidence, they fast become big heaps of trouble. Luckily, integration testing in DotNet needn't have any such problems. All we require are Docker, a friendly image of SqlServer, and some magic incantations. Speaker Jason Holloway is a Senior Software Developer at Sorted in Manchester, and an occasional organiser of DotNetNorth events Venue Barclays Eagle Labs, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 6LW See here: https://labs.uk.barclays/locations/manchester This is a free event - there is no charge for a ticket. We often get enough RSVP's for there to be a waiting list; the list has always cleared by the early part of the week of the talk, but this relies on you releasing your ticket if you can no longer attend. Please remember to do this if your plans change. Please ensure we have an email address that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes; and please use your full name on the site as it's the only way we, or the fire service, can account for you in the case of an evacuation/emergency/fire etc. You can also follow us on Twitter @dotnetnorth for updates too. We order a van-load of pizza for our half time break. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know via the group message forum. (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/) If you would need assistance to leave the building in the event of an evacuation then please let us know via the group message forum. (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/) Note for recruitment professionals - we don't exclude recruiters from our meetings but we would ask you to contact Rick Garner for a brief chat before you start attending. We may ask you to give up your ticket if we are heavily oversubscribed. Schedule Doors open from 18:15 Intro and welcome 18:40 Speaker 18:50 (with a break at some point) Wrap-up & prize raffle 20.45 Close ~21:00 (Don't feel bad if you have to leave early for a train/bus/lift home - no one will be offended) We then adjourn to a local bar for a drink and a natter - everyone is welcome to join us!

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