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 GE Digital, 207 Bullitt Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24013.

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

NO RECRUITING ALLOWED

RVNUG.ORG (http://rvnug.org/) holds a strict no outside recruiting policy.
Attendees must not work for or otherwise represent a recruiting agency, unless they are officially the sponsor of the meetup.

Developers: If an attendee identifies themselves as someone working for a recruiter, that is not the sponsor of the event, please let one of the RV.NUG officers know.

Upcoming events (5)

May: An Introduction to the Actor Model with Akka.NET

Akka.NET is an Actor Model Framework that helps .Net developers create powerful concurrent & distributed applications more easily. The Actor Model is a well-established paradigm for building fault-tolerant and scalable applications that has recently seen a resurgence as distributed and asynchronous systems gain popularity. In this introductory talk, Sean will walk you through the concepts of the actor model, its benefits over traditional approaches, and the basics of how to use Akka.NET to achieve these advantages in your .NET applications.

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Sean has 15+ years of experience solving problems as an IT professional and developer for commercial, non-profit, and federal clients. He's currently a Technical Director at CapTech Consulting -- he *highly* recommends you check them out. Aside from loving his work way too much, there's a good chance he's enjoying being a new dad, sipping great beer, exploring the Arlington area, or singing somewhere. You can find him on Twitter at @sjkilleen or blogging not nearly often enough at SeanKilleen.com. He doesn't bite; say hi!

June: Microservices - The Easy Way is the Wrong Way

Online event

In the effort to be buzz-word compliant you get onboard and start making a microservice for nearly everything. You have learned that the only way to grow in this programming industry is to use microservices so you took a look at your codebase and started hacking away. Months later you pull your head out only to realize you have spent way too much time and money going the wrong direction from the start.

In this presentation, Sean will go over what are microservices, pros and cons, and a vast set of details. These details will highlight what developers need to know about microservices, networking, sharing code, sharing a database, and much more. If time permits, Sean will walk through an example of leveraging Domain-Driven Design to create microservices.

Sean is a Microsoft MVP, Cloud Architect, and .NET developer. He is also the president of the Tulsa .NET User Group. Sean is a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences.

RVNUG Monthly Meeting

Ge Digital

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at GE Digital (Downtown - 207 Bullitt Ave). Use Bullitt Ave side entrance. Park either in the gated area or at Elmwood Lot, right before the GE Digital Building, on the right. Street parking is also okay.

RVNUG Monthly Meeting

Ge Digital

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at GE Digital (Downtown - 207 Bullitt Ave). Use Bullitt Ave side entrance. Park either in the gated area or at Elmwood Lot, right before the GE Digital Building, on the right. Street parking is also okay.

Past events (53)

April: Advanced Fiddler Techniques

Online event

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