Past Meetup

Understanding The Value of Open Source w/ nopCommerce by John Baluka

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Every 1st Monday of the month

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LADOTNET's November Meetup will include an opening presentation from Service Titan before the main presentation. This is a can't miss opportunity to experience an evening of talks.

Opening Topic:

The AI Revolution: The End of the Human Race by Chris Humphreys

"We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth." - Vernor Vinge
Beginning with a look into the accelerating rate at which humans are making progress, Chris Humphreys will walk you through our current position, our destination, how and when we might get there, as well as what it could mean for us.

Main Topic:

Understanding the real value of Open Source with nopCommerce
Open Source by John Baluka

Developers hear about it a lot. What should you really look for and why? For example, I choose to study nopCommerce, which has led to some amazing opportunities. nopCommerce has a familiar architecture, a plug-in model, and an active community. This is a fast-paced walk-through of the nopCommerce architecture and source code. More importantly, you will discover the many ways to get involved with nopCommerce, or any other open source software, to better your career and life.

About the Speakers:

John Baluka has been developing software with the Microsoft stack for 20+ years. For most of the last 10 years, John has been a sub-contractor, business owner, and a Dad. John enjoys researching and applying new technologies to real-world examples.

A software developer turned technology leader that believes in teams, Chris Humphreys has a simple leadership philosophy: create an environment that attracts the best, give them what they need, and get out of their way. After moving to Los Angeles early in 2018 with his superstar wife and adorable daughter, Chris joined the company that best aligns with his philosophy - ServiceTitan, the operating system of the home services industry. Before joining ServiceTitan, Chris was the Director of Application Development at Surgical Care Affiliates (United Health Group). He tends to move fast and make stuff happen, but he also likes people - so feel free to talk to him.

Raffle Prizes:

1 JetBrains license (any product)
1 Telerik license (UI for Xamarin)
1 CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 32 GB Edition


801 N Brand Blvd #700
Glendale, CA

About the Sponsor:

Service Titan is the world’s leading all-in-one software for residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home service businesses.


The Visitor Parking lot is located at: 127 Burchett St., Glendale, CA 91203 (see attached map). Entrances to the lot can be accessed via Brand Blvd. or Central Ave. You may park in any unreserved space. Be sure to bring your ticket with you so we can provide parking validation.

Checking In:
On the 1st floor, please check in with the security at the front desk and proceed to the elevators. Our office is located on the 7th floor. When you arrive, we will have a table upfront for all guests to check in.