What we're about

The NWVDNUG is a environment for .NET developers and IT professionals building real-world solutions using the Microsoft.NET platform in the North-West portion of the Valley of the Sun.

We will provide the opportunity for members to share knowledge and have technical discussions with other local community members and industry recognized leaders.

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[Virtual] Blockchain is not the Future, it is the Present

Blockchain is a read only, write once immutable ledger which is distributed and globally accessible. It's usage is becoming ubiquitous across all sections of the economy including: Medical, Charities, Automotive, Telecom, Food Industry, Voting, Gaming and more. Blockchain's primary use case is to maintain the integrity of replicated data, helping to prevent data loss that comes from centralized data center hacks and reducing the risk of identity theft. Some of the challenges of building blockchain solutions are to first understand the basics of Blockchain and learn the differences between major blockchain protocols and available tooling. For example, Bitcoin is over ten years old, and takes roughly 10 minutes to include a transaction into the blockchain. This is not conducive for point of sale solutions. Ethereum adds smart contract technology and offers a much faster block interval, but confirming their finality takes nearly 15 minutes. Algorand has robust smart contract language and blocks are finalized in less than 5 seconds, allowing real-world applications to function at speed and scale. In this session, we will utilize the community created C# SDK to build blockchain applications including the use of Atomic Transfers and Smart Contracts. Algorand also provides JavaScript, Java, Python and Go SDKs. Some of the topics we will cover include: * How to build blockchain solutions in C#. * Development tools for Getting Started with blockchain development using Algorand. * Where to find reference materials including SDKs, REST APIs, Command Line Tools, Tutorials, Solutions, Getting Started and Articles. * Information about the Algorand Reward and Ambassador programs. Additional information is available at the developer portal at https://developer.algorand.org/ and community projects portal at https://developer.algorand.org/docs/community/ Bio - Russ Fustino Russ is Developer Advocate on Blockchain for Algorand and a Microsoft MVP reconnect in App Development. Russ is a former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, as well as for Russ’ ToolShed, Xamarin, Raygun, Wowza & ComponentOne. Russ is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer software developer and author of the book “Azure and Xamarin Forms” published by Apress. He has a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions. Russ has enlightened, entertained and educated over 1 million developers in his career and is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement award and is the publisher of several apps including the endorsed Jethro Tull app.

[Virtual] Mastering the Git Porcelain Commands

Online event

When you get stuck, do you delete your .git folder and start over? Do you panic when you get into a detached head state? Do you commit only on master or consider branching an advanced topic? Have you ever vowed to switch careers because `git log` didn't show all of your commits? Use the best git commands to solve your exact scenario. Compare and contrast similar git commands using a Git Visualization tool created by the GitHub Electron team. Decide when to use the following porcelain commands: rebase vs merge, revert vs reset, log vs reflog, interactive rebase vs interactive add, bisect vs blame, and more! (Maybe we'll even cover git rerere - yes, that's an actual command). If there's time and interest, we'll look inside the .git folder at how git uses trees, blobs, and refs to create its directed acyclic graph. Sara Ford decided to take a year off to try academia, because hey, what could possibly happen in a year? 🤷‍♀️️Sara is teaching software engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obsipo. She is a former employee of Microsoft and GitHub and is a Distinguished Engineering Fellow at Mississippi State University. It's quite likely that Sara is the only person in the world to help start an open source project hosting site (CodePlex) at one company and help shut it down at another company (GitHub). She received her Masters degree in UX / Human Factors at San Jose State University to focus on improving the usability in developer tools. She is the author of two books on Visual Studio and has delivered numerous talks all over the world. Her life-long dream is to be a 97-year old weightlifter, so she can be featured on the local news.

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