What we're about

The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group is a technology-agnostic user group serving the Roanoke Valley area. While we have .NET in the name, we cover topics on everything including Open Source Software and non-Microsoft technologies. We welcome members of all skill levels to learn more about anything related to computers and technology.

Our talks cover anything and everything related to technology. We cover everything from programming and software development, devops, system administraion, database administration, security, and more. We meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Grandin CoLab, next to Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op on Grandin Ave.

Programming Languages: C#, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Swift, F#, Scala, Clojure, Haskell, Groovy, and more.

Databases: (relational and NoSQL): SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Couch DB, MemcacheDB, Neo4j

Programming Frameworks and Architectures: ASP.NET MVC, NodeJS, Ruby-on-Rails, Django, Spring MVC, Grails

Programming Front-End Technologies: AngularJS, React, Vue.js, Bootstrap, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML

Various Programming Tools/Middleware/IDEs: Docker, Vagrant, Visual Studio Code, Git, Mecurial, Team Foundation Server, Eclipse, PowerShell, Kafka, RabbitMQ

Programming Practices and Paradigms: Object-Oriented Programing (OOP), Functional Programming, Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD), Agile, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration, Reactive Programming

Programming, Programmers, Coding, Coders, Hacking, Hackers, Hack, Developers, Software Development, Information Technology (IT), DevOps

Upcoming events (5+)

March Meeting: Kafka® (Apache, not Franz)

Grandin Co-Lab

Kafka® is used for building real-time data pipelines and streaming apps. It is horizontally scalable, fault-tolerant, wicked fast. In this presentation we’ll learn about Kafka consumers and producers as well as Kafka streams. We’ll build an application using Kafka and talk about different problems which may have a Kafka solution. For example, event/messaging bus, integration platform, and data migration are all problems with potential Kafka solutions. Finally, we’ll address the age old conundrum: “I had a problem and solved it with Kafka. Now I have two problems.” About Brian Lanham: After serving as a nuclear-qualified electrician for six years in the United States Navy, Brian earned a Computer Science degree from Penn State University. Brian is an Enterprise Architect for Advance Auto. His Twitter handle is @codesailor.

April Meeting: Beginner's Guide to Building Web Applications in Elm

Come learn how to build web applications in Elm, the language that inspired the Redux framework in React. Elm is a functional programming language, compiler, and package management for building web applications that don't have runtime exceptions and have fast render times with a superior type system. We'll cover the reasonsing behind what Elm offers, why you'd choose Elm over PureScript/Pux or React/JavaScript, and show some of the software development problems that still don't go away. We'll briefly cover some of the things Elm has inspired in JavaScript, some of which you can use today. About Jesse Warden: Jesse Warden is a software developer at Capital One. He likes JavaScript, React, Node, serverless, and getting better Functional Programming. He makes YouTube videos to teach software development at https://www.youtube.com/user/jesterxl and blog entries for the same at http://jessewarden.com. He's also an amateur Powerlifter and Parkourist. We meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Grandin CoLab (http://www.grandincolab.com/), next to Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op on Grandin Ave (https://goo.gl/maps/jwsnC).

RVNUG Monthly Meeting

Grandin Co-Lab

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Grandin CoLab (http://www.grandincolab.com/), next to Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op on Grandin Ave (https://goo.gl/maps/jwsnC).

RVNUG Monthly Meeting

Grandin Co-Lab

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Grandin CoLab (http://www.grandincolab.com/), next to Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op on Grandin Ave (https://goo.gl/maps/jwsnC).

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