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  • TEKSystems Presents: Jeffrey Palermo - Azure DevOps for .Net

    Azure DevOps for .Net- Fall into the Pit of Success. Azure DevOps Services and all of the automation involved for a complete DevOps environment can be daunting. In this talk, Jeffrey Palermo provides prescriptive guidance for developers to fall into the "pit of success" when creating automated DevOps pipelines for complex .NET apps targeting Azure. Jeffrey Palermo is the CEO of Clear Measure, a DevOps-centered software engineering firm, one of the fastest growing small businesses in central TX (ABJ/Inc. 5000). Jeffrey has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 2006 and has spoken at national conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Tech Ed, VS Live, and DevTeach. He has founded and run several software user groups and is the author of several print books, video books, and many articles. A graduate of Texas A&M University (BA) and the Jack Welch Management Institute (MBA), an Eagle Scout, and an Iraq war veteran, Jeffrey likes to spend time with his family of five camping and riding dirt bikes.

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  • .NET Framework To .NET Core with Sean Beougher

    Epicentral

    So you’ve been tapped to upgrade some of your companies .NET Framework apps to .NET Core. Seems simple enough, right? Just go into the projects for the solutions and change target framework to Core and you are done. If only it were that easy. Having completed some upgrades on some highly visible solutions, there are some important lessons about the difference between Framework and Core. Come learn about some of these lessons to help set yourself up for success on these sorts of projects. Get some insights into the do’s and don’t and prepare for common pain points so you can complete your upgrades with fewer headaches and better expectations. Sean is a software developer in Colorado Springs with decades of experience in multiple technologies. Has supported BBSs and minicomputers back in the day, design and optimized databases, been a web master several places and general IT guy to just get the job done. When not working with computers, enjoys spending time with his family and learning.

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  • TEK Systems Presents: Developing Business Applications with Office 365

    Jeff will demonstrate the possibilities of Office 365 programming with a recent help ticketing application that he built for the Air Force Academy and used as an example in his new book. A main focus will be using PowerApps to build mobile-enabled applications for submitting the ticket (a kiosk in the help desk), managing the ticket (technician), and seeing status (user). We will then jump to Power BI to see how to manipulate the data (stored in SharePoint) to display useful dashboards on status and workload. Since the application sends a survey to the user (created in Microsoft Forms) once the ticket is resolved, we will finish by looking at how to copy that data to SharePoint using Flow and then track satisfaction via Power BI as well. Jeff Rhodes is the Academic Chief Technical Officer at the Air Force Academy. Prior to that, he was a Senior IT Specialist in charge of SharePoint, Remedy, and other key systems at the Academy. Jeff was the founder and Chief Technical Officer of Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corporation, a leader in developing commercial e-learning software. He graduated at the top of his class at the Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Jeff received a master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended under a British Marshall Scholarship. He is the author of Creating Business Applications with Office 365: Techniques in SharePoint, PowerApps, Power BI, and More; Programming for e-Learning Developers: ToolBook, Flash, JavaScript, and Silverlight; VBTrain.Net: Creating Computer and Web Based Training with Visual Basic .NET; and The ToolBook Companion. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Sue and is the proud father of his sons Derek and Michael.

  • Blackston Presents: TypeScript & VS Code with Ely Lucas

    TypeScript & VS Code, probably the best pairing since C# and Visual Studio. Lately, TypeScript has been exploding in popularity in both client and server applications. When paired with VS Code, the duo gives a great environment for writing full-stack apps. In this talk, we will go over the TypeScript language, starting with the basics and diving deep into some of the more advanced concepts. VS Code will be our editor, and we will see how Code shines when using TypeScript. Ely is a web and mobile developer living in Denver, CO with his wife, four kids, and dog. He works at Ionic as a software engineer and developer advocate and loves all things web. When not coding, he enjoys learning new tech and sharing with others.

  • TekSystems Presents: Building Apps With Entity Framework Scaffolding

    Ever wonder if there is more to Entity Framework than Code First? Here is your chance to learn about the other, dark side that people rarely talk about. Learn how to gain more power over your apps. Take your first step to the true power. Of Entity Framework.

  • Blackstone Presents: Blazor == C# in the Browser != Silverlight

    Progressive Insurance

    Blazor is a new technology from Microsoft that let's you build Single Page Applications using C# instead of JavaScript. It is build on top of C#, Razor, ASP.NET Core and Web Assembly. It will be available for production use with .NET Core 3.0, which is currently in preview. Since this is build with the Web Assembly standards in mind it does not require any addition downloads like Silverlight, but still allows us to run C# in any browser. Come check out this exciting new technology for C# lovers! Ben Hoelting: App Dev Manager, C# MVP. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a BS in Computer Information Systems and a Minor in Computer Science. Ben joined the IT industry in 1996 as an intern and has worked with .NET since its inception back in 2001. This has given him the experience of a senior level full stack .NET developer. He is an experienced speaker and presents at the Visual Studio Live conferences all around the country. He loves sharing his experiences with developing software. His twitter stream is at http://twitter.com/benhnet. Finally, Ben is very involved in the local .NET community and is the leader of the South Colorado .NET User Group.

  • TEKSystems Presents: Elizabeth McGraw - Interactive Performance Test Engineering

    Join us this week for an interactive session on Performance Test Engineering. We will talk through various changes to your code and/or environment that may impact performance, customer usage patterns and ways to model this load, and various tools you can leverage to test the performance of your applications as well as capture and interpret metrics of your system.

  • Robert Half Presents: Event Sourcing and CQRS with Donald Lutz

    Progressive Insurance

    Most systems today store only the current state of their business entities. However, you can look at the current state through a different viewpoint, as a derivative of all previous behaviors. Storing past behaviors as a sequence of events, instead of the current state of the entity, will result in accurate audit logging, history revisions, flexible schemas and more. The current state is derived by replaying all the events. Event Sourcing is a great way to implement event-driven applications, and it’s often combined with CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) which is a key part of an architecture that is based on event sourcing. It separates Commands and Queries into their own read and write models. In this talk, Donald Lutz will cover the principles of Event Sourcing pattern, how to model your data accordingly and how you can improve your system by segregating reads and writes using specialized models. Donald Lutz is the Principal Software Architect at Faction.

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