What we’re about
The Tucson .NET User Group is for anyone interested in the latest trends in software development related to .NET -- an Open Source framework which runs on Windows, Linux, and macOS.
Our group has been meeting for over 10 years!
We cover development topics about Web, Cloud, Data, Security, DevOps, Tools, Agile, Usability, Performance, Automation, Testing and more.
We welcome people of all experience levels from beginners to experts.
Come join us for lively discussions on interesting topics on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
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Upcoming events (2)See all
- No meeting in December, we'll aim for January 17thTEKsystems offices, Tucson, AZ
Hi Tucson developers,
November and December are usually busy months because of holidays and vacations and so let's enjoy those and we'll have a fresh start in the new year.
Here is a good link to see what's up with the latest and greatest for .NET development .NET Blog (microsoft.com)
Ignite is in November, check out session recordings when available
Your home for Microsoft Ignite
Experience AI transformation in action at Microsoft Ignite
In Seattle: November 14–17, 2023 PT | Online dates: November 15–16, 2023 PT
If you have feedback or want to suggest topics then please send a message from the meetup site.
If you would like to present a topic or know someone who would please contact us.
See you next time!
- Retrieval Augmented Generation RAG recap and Intro to AutoGen (Tentative)TEKsystems offices, Tucson, AZ
Hi Tucson Developers,
We hope you're all doing well!
Thanks to the folks who participated in our September meeting where we learned about RAG, Semantic Kernel and LangChain to utilize your own data with large language models (LLMs).
We covered a lot of material and so we'll recap that and take a look at a new and very powerful framework from Microsoft Research, Penn State, and Washington State Universities named AutoGen.
This will be the last meeting for 2023 given upcoming holidays.
This month's meeting will be in person thanks to our friends Jessica and Nate at TEKsystems! Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza and drink to order.
This month we'll recap a pattern called RAG - Retrieval Augmented Generation to see how you can leverage your own documents and by extension how it can be used to leverage other types of information such as web pages, databases, APIs and more.
We'll then start to take a look at AutoGen. From the research paper [2308.08155] AutoGen: Enabling Next-Gen LLM Applications via Multi-Agent Conversation (arxiv.org)
"AutoGen is an open-source framework that allows developers to build LLM applications via multiple agents that can converse with each other to accomplish tasks. AutoGen agents are customizable, conversable, and can operate in various modes that employ combinations of LLMs, human inputs, and tools. Using AutoGen, developers can also flexibly define agent interaction behaviors. Both natural language and computer code can be used to program flexible conversation patterns for different applications. AutoGen serves as a generic infrastructure to build diverse applications of various complexities and LLM capacities. Empirical studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the framework in many example applications, with domains ranging from mathematics, coding, question answering, operations research, online decision-making, entertainment, etc."
AutoGen is a Python based framework, however we can easily access it from .NET code.
We hope you'll be able to join, re-connect, share some food and drink and have some fun learning and discussing this very interesting topic.
See you there!