What we're about

The Western Mass Development Technology Users Group brings together people interested in Development technologies. We are Microsoft and Open Source programmers, Sharepoint gurus, Mobile developers, IT staffers, enterprise database programmers, entrepreneurs, rookies, professionals and novices.

We come together to learn, meet people, ask questions and create solutions. Our meetings always feature a speaker, interesting conversation, swag giveaways, free pizza and plenty of time to network and socialize. We regularly have between 20 - 35 members who come to our meetings with a wide range of interests and abilities. We try to have at least one meeting a month. We host meetings on various topics around the third Thursday of each month from 6:00pm - 8pm. Actual times can be found on our main Meetup information page.

Meetings are primarily held at Financial Partners Inc, 67 Hunt Street, Agawam, MA. Click here for a map. (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Financial+Partners+Inc/@42.0821036,-72.5930513,17z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x89e6e6bddde43e01:0xfc8b77ed3ceeaa4b!2sFinancial+Partners+Inc!3m1!1s0x0:0xfc8b77ed3ceeaa4b) If you are interested in this group please register! Registration for these events helps us plan the appropriate amount of pizza and signs you up for meeting announcements. We are always interested in new people and new ideas of any skill level.

If you have questions prior to joining our group, please email the user group leader.

Upcoming events (3)

Implementing Security in ASP.NET Core: Claims, Patterns, and Policies by Ben Day

There are two sides to security: Authentication and Authorization. Authentication is logging in to an application and establishing who you are. Authorization is figuring out what the user can do and making ensuring that they can’t do things that they aren’t supposed to. I don’t know about you but sometimes it feels like everyone focuses on authentication and forgets about the authorization stuff. In this session, we’ll focus on implementing Authorization in ASP.NET Core MVC and WebAPI. We’ll talk about claims-based security in ASP.NET Core, writing custom ASP.NET Core Middleware, authorizing using ASP.NET Policies, Authentication Requirements, and Authentication Handlers. Along the way, we’ll talk about how to use the Strategy Pattern to encapsulate authorization decisions in your app so that your security code stays clean and maintainable. Here are some of the topics that are covered in the slides and sample code for this talk: https://www.benday.com/2019/01/04/implementing-security-in-asp-net-core-claims-patterns-and-policies-slides-code/ Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software development best practices using Scrum with Microsoft’s ALM tools. Ben’s main areas of emphasis include Team Foundation Server, Scrum, software testing, and software architecture. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via Scrum.org, and a speaker at conferences such as Pluralsight Live and VSLive. When not developing software, Ben’s been known to go running and kayaking in order to balance out his love of cheese, cured meats, and champagne. His online courses are available at Pluralsight and he can be contacted by email at [masked].

Azure v AWS: Data Services Compared and Contrasted by Tom LaRock

As the leading public cloud platforms, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer a large variety of data services. So many services, in fact, it is hard to comprehend how to compare without a scorecard. So, that's what I put together, and what I will share with you during this session. We will discuss the data platform offerings for both Azure and AWS, and how to compare and contrast features such as capacity, compute, and cost. Attend this session and leave with a better understanding of how to architect your enterprise to use these public cloud providers. More About Tom Thomas LaRock [masked] http://thomaslarock.com/blog/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/sqlrockstar

Best Design practices (in MVC, C#)
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I would love to attend a meeting where people talk about problems (OO architecture) they have faced and solutions they found.

Past events (46)

User-Story Driven Threat Modeling by Robert Hurlbut

Financial Partners Inc

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