What we're about

The Chicago.NET Users Group (CNUG) was founded in March 2001. The group’s vision is to provide members with a forum to hear top industry experts speak, learn and teach others who are interested in the same technologies as you and are facing the same challenges. The Chicago .NET Users Group covers the entire spectrum of .NET technologies, including the web, desktop, mobile and cloud - tools, frameworks and patterns.

CNUG is FREE to join and events are FREE to attend.

Twitter: @CNUG_ (https://twitter.com/CNUG_)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1770889

Upcoming events (2)

Cryptography 101 by Robert Boedigheimer

Online event

Learn the fundamentals of cryptography, including public/private and symmetric encryption, hashing, and digital signatures. Discover which techniques are appropriate for various situations. Review practical real life examples for storing passwords, protecting URL parameters, securely exchanging information with partners, and safely encrypting sensitive information on public web sites. Concepts apply to all platforms, examples will be in C# for both .NET and .NET Core.

Speaker: Robert Boedigheimer

Robert Boedigheimer works for Schwan's Home Delivery providing business solutions with web technologies. He is a Microsoft MVP, a Progress Ninja (Fiddler), an ASPInsider, a Pluralsight author, and a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Robert regularly speaks at national and international events.

@boedie
weblogs.asp.net/boedie (blog)

Raffles:
- JetBrains
- PostSharp

Pump up Your Cloud Infrastructure with Azure Bicep By Dustin Ewers

One of the main capabilities of DevOps is Infrastructure as Code but given the dizzying number of options, which one do you choose? If you work in Azure, your options include language APIs, command-line tools, ARM Templates, and 3rd party tools like Terraform. After working on several cloud projects, I've come to prefer declarative methods like ARM templates.

The only downside is that ARM templates are verbose and cumbersome to write. Fortunately, Microsoft has our backs and has introduced a new way to build templates that are much easier to read and use. Enter Azure Bicep. It's the same declarative goodness you get with ARM but with much less filler.

In this talk, you'll learn about different ways to represent your infrastructure as code and how to select the correct method for your situation. You'll learn how to build resources using Azure Bicep and how to structure your templates for maximum reuse. Finally, you'll learn some tips and tricks for making your life easier when creating Azure templates.

Speaker: Dustin Ewers

Dustin is an application architect currently specializing in DevOps. He's been building software for over 15 years, mostly using Microsoft technologies. He is an active member of the technical community, speaking at user groups and conferences in the Midwest.

@DustinJEwers

Raffles:
- JetBrains
- PostSharp

Past events (61)

Modern Build Automation with NUKE by Matthias Koch

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