• Visual Studio 2019 Launch Party

    Central Library Large Room

    We will be hosting a viewing party for the newest release for Visual Studio. We will be watching snippets from sessions from the Microsoft launch party and arranging some swag from Microsoft. Because of our awesome sponsors, lunch will be provided. Free to attend. Invite your co-workers. Should be a great time!

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  • Trying to predict the future: A crash course in ML.NET

    Innovation Pointe | Business Incubator

    Hey all, As you all can tell, we've been busy setting up for the next month's events and March snuck up on us. We realized that we needed a meeting this month. So here it is... So, we thought it would be a good idea to have a meeting on Machine Learning. This talk will be a fundamental talk on what Machine Learning is, what you can do with ML, and ending the talk, we'll do a basic demo using cross-platform capable .NET Core and ML.NET, to predict taxi cab fares in NYC. This will be a live demo so you can bring your laptop to follow along with us. *Some C# programming experience is helpful but not necessary. *Beginner level talk - Even if you just want to hear about the Machine Learning process, this would be a good talk to attend. Because of our generous sponsors like Keller Schroeder, lunch will be provided.

  • Reacting with ASP.NET in an Angular World- One Developer's Vue

    "Reacting with ASP.NET in an Angular World- One Developer's Vue" Important Info: Food will be provided TEKsystem will be providing several giveaways for the meeting Please note we are now meeting in the EVPL Annex building at 708 Cherry St. Description: With the rise of browser-based application development frameworks like Angular, React, & Vue (to name a few), a .NET developer may be left to wonder where these server side technologies fit in. What is the value proposition of ASP.NET MVC these days? We will look at these technologies and seek to understand them in the current architectural landscape. Along the way, we will be checking out the cool features of .NET Core, Visual Studio 2017, Azure as well as some best practices for building applications. Bio: Travis Shepherd is a full stack software engineer with 15 years experience in the Nashville area. He has built dozens of applications using technologies like .NET, ASP.NET, Angular, Javascript, XAML, AWS, Azure, and more. Over the years he has become a specialist in Identity and Access Controls mechanisms from Active Directory to Token Based Authentication. He is also the organizer of the local Angular meetup, called "All Things Angular". Travis is a husband, father of four, leads music at church and plays jazz guitar with some local groups.

  • Double Ongoing Engagement in Your Digital Product

    Atlas Van Lines, Inc.

    About the Topic We all love building great products that solve problems for people. But what happens when you aren’t retaining your users and keeping them engaged the way you would like? SmartDollar had the same issue, but over the past 2 years has been able to apply behavior change principles that have doubled engagement in their product and resulted in the average user paying off $9,405 in debt and saving $6,127 in their first year. At this meetup, Josh will open up their playbook to show us how they did it, give us practical takeaways and discuss how we can apply these principles with our teams and products. About Josh Josh Schlessman is Digital Product Manager for SmartDollar, based in Nashville, TN, and will be traveling up to Evansville to present to our group. SmartDollar is a product provided by the Dave Ramsey Group / Ramsey Solutions. https://www.smartdollar.com/ Note that this meetup will not be at the Central Library, but will instead be at Atlas Van Lines headquarters at 1212 St. George Road. Lunch will be provided.

  • Azure DevOps

    Central Library Browning Room B

    DevOps is about people, process, and products. Getting it all right requires effort, but the benefits to your organization and customers can be huge. It's also important to know that you don't have to get everything right straight away, DevOps is about continually getting better in delivering value to your customers. Microsoft has a fantastic set of products that can help you get the most out of the cloud and help in deploying .NET to any platform. In this demo-heavy session, Chad will show us how to go from "zero to DevOps" and help us see how to begin the transformation of our teams. About Chad Green Chad Green is a manager, software developer, architect, community leader, and most importantly a father and husband. Chad works as the Data & Solution Architect for ProgressiveHealth where he manages the application development team which is responsible for crafting software solutions for the various company affiliates located across the country, which provides health and wellness solutions in the healthcare and industrial service settings. Over the years, Chad has managed groups from 5 to 63 people and worked on projects in a wide range of markets including healthcare, military, government, workforce management, financial services, chemical research, and electronic commerce. Being a big believer in giving back and wanting to ensure that there are cool events for others, Chad founded and chairs the annual Code PaLOUsa conference, organizes the Louisville .NET Meetup user group and the Monthly Tech Leader Coffee and Discussion, and has helped with other groups like the Louisville Tech Ladies and events like Cincy Day of Agile. Because of the support of our generous sponsors like Keller Schroeder and TEKsystems, lunch will be provided.

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  • TechSnips, A Journey of a Tech Startup

    Central Library Large Room

    In this meetup, Adam Bertram, Microsoft MVP and Entrepreneur, will cover the what, why, and how he successfully created a new startup called TechSnips. Adam is planning on covering the steps he took to build this new startup, address some of the technical challenges he faced launching the website, and the day to day grind of keeping his new venture afloat. Not only will Adam address the technical aspects of the website but also the business side of his newest commercial undertaking. Q&A will be available afterwards. Because of the support of our generous sponsors like Keller Schroeder and Tek Systems, lunch will be provided.

  • ETG Social Night at Pistons Bar & Grill

    Pistons Bar & Grill

    For our October meetup, we're having a social night at Pistons Bar & Grill. We'll get started around 5:30 p.m., but come whenever you can. The ETG will pay for appetizers for everyone; drinks and additional food will be on your own. This will be a great opportunity to mingle and meet other people in the group. Hope you can make it!

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  • Custom Business Applications Using Microsoft PowerApps

    Central Library Browning Room B

    An introduction to PowerApps, How to get started, low code concepts, application life-cycle management, data policies, and demos through-out the presentation.

  • React

    Central Library Browning Room B

    Kevin Old from LiveWay Christian Resources in Nashville, TN will be presenting on React, a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. More information TBA Lunch will be provided.

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  • AZURE SQL DATABASE FOR THE PRODUCTION DBA

    EVPL Annex

    Have you been wondering what Azure SQL Database is and what it means for you as a production DBA? Azure SQL Database has become an Enterprise-worthy database platform that provides relational database-as-a-service. In this session you’ll get a grounding in the fundamentals of Azure SQL Database from a DBA perspective. First we’ll cover how to create an Azure SQL Database using the Azure Portal and an approach for sizing a new Azure SQL Database. Then we’ll cover some of the similarities and differences between on premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Finally we will cover how monitoring and performance tuning Azure SQL Database differs from on premises SQL Server. If you’ve been considering Azure SQL Database for your organization, this session is for you! About Tim Radney TIM RADNEY SQLskills.com Principal Consultant Tim is a Data Platform MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens, crops, and tilapias in his spare time. Lunch will be provided because of the generous support of evvTech sponsors, like Keller Schroeder https://www.kellerschroeder.com/