• Build Real Embedded IoT with C# using Meadow

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    Learn how to use the Meadow IoT platform to build enterprise-grade hardware solutions that run full .NET on embeddable microcontrollers. We’ll use Meadow.Foundation to remove the guesswork from controlling sensors, peripherals and displays. Meadow.Foundation is a software stack that includes .NET drivers for 100+ common IoT peripherals. We’ll create a new Meadow application in Visual Studio 2019, and then assemble and control a hardware solution powered by C#. You’ll learn how to use your existing .NET skills to create real IoT solutions with Meadow that can integrate into your cloud and AI deployments. Speaker: Bryan Costanich is a cofounder and CEO of Wilderness Labs; a startup dedicated to making hardware development as fast and easy as software. He was previously Vice President of Education Services at Xamarin, where he created Xamarin University and the Xamarin Documentation team. He's a renowned software architect, published author, mobile development expert, and a seasoned entrepreneur. When not working in tech, you can find Bryan out in the Cascade volcanoes and Sierras (usually hanging from a cliff). --- This will be a virtual event, so be sure to RSVP here as well to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EV6Z2Xh3SkGwq_QZ5Z6pAw

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  • Essentials of MVC Core

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    This course shows you step-by-step how to build your first .NET Core MVC application. Using the Visual Studio Code editor makes working with .NET Core a breeze. A complete CRUD web page is built using MVC Razor is shown throughout this seminar. At the end, you walk away with a complete CRUD page that you can use as a basis for your own pages. Learning Objectives: - Build your first .NET Core MVC project - Use Code to build a CRUD page - Best practices for typical MVC applications Speaker: Paul Sheriff Paul has been in the IT industry over 34 years. In that time he has successfully assisted hundreds of companies architect software applications to solve their toughest business problems. Paul has been a teacher and mentor through various mediums such as video courses, blogs, articles and speaking engagements at user groups and conferences around the world. Paul has 25 courses in the www.pluralsight.com library on topics ranging from JavaScript, Angular, MVC, WPF, XML, jQuery and Bootstrap. --- IMPORTANT: this meeting will be a 5:30pm PT start to accommodate our speaker, so an hour earlier than usual! This will be a virtual event, so be sure to RSVP here as well to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BVJqYpEfQm21yFbO1k9EDQ

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  • Fundamentals of ETL: What Building data pipelines means, where the landmines are

    Real world databases are not an island: Data from one often relates to data in another. But how does data get into a database? That’s what data pipelines are about, and ETL is one key way to get data from one source into your database. In this fundamental discussion, Nuri will break down the key elements of data loading, helping you uncover the characteristics at each stage of the game. You will learn to appreciate the strengths and simplicity of an ETL design. You will also see why and where such things might fail, and which scenarios they fit the best. Understanding the lifetime of data in your infrastructure is key to a well behaved system whether you are a developer, database professional or SRE. Speaker: Nuri Halperin helps companies get software done! He architects and builds scalable websites and business applications. His experience of over 2 decades ranges from founding CTO of Jdate.com to international e-commerce multilingual websites, to social photo sharing. His focus is on helping companies move to the Azure and creating cloud native solutions. Nuri is a Software Architect, a MongoDB Master, and author of instructional online courses on Pluralsight.com. He also appeared on MSDN Channel 9 and podcasts. He is involved in the software community, coaches youth robotics, and contributes to OSS projects. --- This is a virtual event, so RSVP here as well to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yujac2j2RteliMTATD9S6A

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  • Introduction to Identity for Developers

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    If you've ever had to deal with identity within your solutions then this is the session for you. Join JP and Christos to find out how to implement authentication and authorization for your applications using the Microsoft Identity platform. We will show you how to use our libraries with your favorite language to quickly connect to Azure Active Directory and authenticate your users in a few, basic steps. Get ready for demos and examples the highlight how the Microsoft Identity Platform allows you to create scalable and secure applications. Speaker: Christos Matskas is a software developer, dad, blogger, husband, speaker and all around geek. He currently works as a Developer Advocate for Microsoft Identity helping developers and teams leverage the power of the identity and cloud. Before joining Microsoft, he was a successfull entrepreuner collaborating with companies such as MarkIT, Lockheed Martin and Barclays. He's been building software for over 15 years and he's a passionate Open Source advocate. He contibutes regularly to numerous OSS projects and works closely with the developer community to make the space bigger and better. --- This is a virtual event, so make sure to RSVP here as well to attend! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nasw_5bUSu6vnBvk0ygehA

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  • Azure Functions, GitHub Actions and Serverless CI/CD

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    This is a virtual event, make sure to RSVP here as well to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NHmmli7vRmue37HIYzCO3Q --- In this presentation, we'll take a look at Azure Functions and serverless technologies. We'll see how you can easily build a scalable solution in variety of languages and set up a build pipeline using GitHub Actions.We'll also examine best practices for building distributed applications using Azure Functions and associated technologies. This is a code heavy presentation where we'll build an app, deploy it to Azure Functions and set up continuous deployments. Speaker: Hattan Shobokshi is a Software Architect, Community Contributor & technical speaker. Hattan is responsible for developing applications on several platforms including web, desktop and mobile devices. He is passionate about full stack web application development, bots, containerization & improving automation workflows. Hattan has a fondness for writing CLI tools in a variety of languages and platforms.

  • Turning Virtual Assistants Into Killing Machines

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    This is a virtual event, RSVP here as well to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_88GZrFkxRBWbjY-Tau0cFA --- "Turning Virtual Assistants Into Killing Machines" sounds like a terrible terrible thing, but in fact, this is the story of using Virtual Assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby for good! The building of Project Suave Keys - a platform built in .NET that enables users to turn their voice into gaming controller on any platform they have access to. Come learn about scaling applications in .NET to over a dozen different platforms and channels while building for accessibility to even the playing field. Gain an understanding of voice and conversational platforms, real-time communication technology, and best practices for sharing code and going from PoC to product. Try your shot at landing a win in Call of Duty using your voice, then leave with a working knowledge of other ways you can use .NET and the tools you're familiar with. --- Speaker: Alex Dunn, Director and Principal Architect at Voicify Alex Dunn leads the product team at Voicify and is a Microsoft MVP, PubConf Champion, Bixby Premier Developer, and AWS Alexa SME. His background in application development and conversational AI has leaned into enabling applications to do more for businesses and consumers using scalable architectures and design, distributed services, cloud infrastructure, and innovative edge technologies. Alex does his best to remain platform agnostic in his practices and development with specialties in C#, Kotlin, and TypeScript while building for cross-platform compatibility. You might find him co-organizing the Boston Mobile C# Meetup with Microsoft, speaking at all sorts of conferences and events around the world, streaming on Twitch, and on Pluralsight. You can read his regular tips and thoughts in the development community at alexdunn.org or watch him live at twitch.tv/suave_pirate Outside technology, you can find him playing guitar, working with animal rescue, or exploring the great outdoors.

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  • The Coming Open Source Sustainability Crisis

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    This is a virtual event, be sure to register here as well to attend! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xwzFTx13SqmUxDxV7gFwnw The .NET ecosystem has radically transformed over the past 10 years; in the distant past Microsoft actively discouraged and dismissed the possibility and viability of OSS categorically. Now, everything is open source and Microsoft is one of the single biggest contributors of open source globally. That same trend is strongly reflected in the .NET community - large companies include banks, insurers, airlines, manufacturers, and health care giants all feel increasingly comfortable using OSS products in the core of applications that generate billions of dollars a year in capital. OSS has helped companies achieve higher and higher levels of productivity by leveraging the collective experience and contributions of tens of thousands of other users, largely for zero cost. And therein lies the problem - the OSS ecosystem has a crisis brewing behind the scenes: sustainability. Despite OSS being "free" for its users, the producers of this software usually see little to none economic returns from their work and eventually they burn out, which leads to abandoned projects, increasing technical debt, and risk + uncertainty for its adopters. Even large organizations like Microsoft frequently abandon OSS projects and those users are left holding the bag. In this talk we're going to cover the scope of the sustainability crisis, how it may affect you, and how to help prevent it both as an OSS user or as a contributor. -- Speaker: Aaron Stannard My name is Aaron Stannard, and I’m the CEO and founder of Petabridge, where I’m making distributed programming for .NET developers easy by working on Akka.NET, NBench, and dozens of other OSS projects. I also just recently founded Sdkbin - think NuGet meets the App Store, to help OSS and .NET developers build sustainable businesses around their work. Prior to Petabridge I founded MarkedUp Analytics, a real-time in-app marketing and analytics service used by 1000+ developers. Prior to that I worked at Microsoft as a Startup Developer Evangelist.

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  • Native Frontend Performance Monitoring and Optimizations

    This meeting will be held via Zoom webinar, please be sure to register there as well! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aiMT3eRXQ46iziK_LZSqDg --- In this talk we will leverage the Performance Timeline API to efficiently monitor Real User Performance in the browser. We will also cover a couple relatively new CSS and HTML attributes and properties that can improve your apps front end performance with little development effort. Speaker: Joel Paulino Joel has been working in the industry for over 8 years. He is currently at ServiceTitan as a Lead Software Engineer. He has extensive knowledge in JavaScript, TypeScript, React, and many other technologies and libraries. He is a jack of all trades. He has started his own company from the ground up where he handled the development, sales, and marketing with success. He also has experience writing Chrome extensions which he uses in his professional work life to make his job along with his team members much easier. --- This meeting is being sponsored by ServiceTitan: https://www.servicetitan.com/

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  • Building Serverless .NET Core Applications on AWS

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    This is a virtual event, be sure to register here as well to attend! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zpftIKhSQvmeexvbRyOwnA --- AWS has a large collection of serverless services to handle compute, storage and messaging needs of modern applications. Come learn how to take advantage of AWS to build serverless applications using .NET Core. Speaker: Norm Johanson Norm has been a software developer for more than 20 years developing all types of applications. He started using .NET from the beginning 1.0 days and now pushing the bounds of what can be done with .NET Core. For the past 10 years he has been working for Amazon Web Services focusing on the .NET developer experience.

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  • Build 2020 Recap

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    This meeting will be held via Zoom webinar, please be sure to register there as well! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yls9dH0rQvGkLTCLZ3UcpA --- Didn’t find the time to watch all the Microsoft Build 2020 sessions? We’ve got you covered! In this interactive online meetup, we will recap the highlights with you and, perhaps, also some obscure takeways! Come and join the fun and let’s discuss .NET 5 & 6, MAUI, WinUI 3, Project Reunion, Visual Studio Codespaces and anything else you would like to discuss. Let’s look back together at the very first digital edition of Microsoft Build: we will learn and share knowledge together! === Speakers: Nicolas Milcoff Nicolas is a mobile development expert. He works as CTO at XABLU and he is also a Microsoft MVP who actively contributes to / maintains open source projects in the mobile space like MvvmCross. Nico is also an international speaker and trainer who loves to push forward the technologies he works with. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nmilcoff/ --- Sebastián Leonardo Pérez Sebastian is an experienced Mobile & Blockchain developer working in XABLU, enthusiastic about disruptive technologies, looking for innovative projects that generate a positive impact on society. He is also involved with local communities as organizer of the NET-Baires meetup in Argentina and regional events such as vOpen, Xamarin Assemble and Age of Mobile. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebaleoperez/ ►BROUGHT TO YOU BY XABLU We’re dedicated to providing the best Xamarin expertise with a human touch by training, supporting and growing Xamarin Teams! We offer free Xamarin Support, try it here: https://www.xablu.com/xamarin-support/ https://www.xablu.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/xablu/ https://twitter.com/xabluHQ https://www.facebook.com/xabluhq https://www.instagram.com/xabluhq

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