What we're about

The Wisconsin .NET Users Group was founded on February 12, 2002 at the launch of Visual Studio.NET. Our mission from inception has been to develop a peer group of developers, architects, and managers who are interested in learning, sharing and growing their Microsoft .NET knowledge and capabilities. 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 Wisconsin .NET Users Group covers the entire spectrum of .NET technologies, including the Windows Server System, XML web services, application development with Visual Studio.NET and the .NET Framework (including web, mobile, and desktop applications.) We are proud to now have over 3,000 members and we have continued to grow stronger each month due to the well-known .NET expert speakers we bring each month, the support of our growing list of sponsors, and the input and interest of each of our members.

The Wisconsin .NET Users Group's sole purpose is to bring technology and business people together who are interested in .NET technologies. In the pursuit of this purpose, we strive to bring interesting speakers to talk on interesting topics in a monthly meeting format. We also highly encourage interaction between members, so we can all share our experiences and learn from each other. It is this community orientation that brings us together to develop and deliver the best applications to our respective employers, customers, and ourselves.

Come join the .NET community - It's FREE - It's FUN - It's a great way to learn more about .NET!

Monthly Meetings the 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 7 PM
(No Meeting in December due to the holidays.)

Monthly Meeting Details:

• Food is provided and arrives around 6:45PM. (Pizza and Soda)

• A 90 minute technical presentation starting at 7:00 PM

• After the presentation there is an opportunity to network.

• 95% of attendees of the meetings are .NET developers.

Upcoming events (5+)

February - Supercharge Your Site Using Azure Search

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Azure Search can morph your site from good to exceptional. From simple search, autocomplete, cognitive search, scoring, and more, its capabilities will make you look like a rock star with minimal effort. In this session, we'll walk through an Azure Search-powered application and demonstrate how to unleash its power and give you the tools to give your users an amazing search experience. Speaker: Dave Brock Dave Brock is a software engineer in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is a "full-stack developer" in the Microsoft stack - working on C#, SQL Server, as well as front-end work with JS and TypeScript. He enjoys speaking and sharing his knowledge and blogs at http://daveabrock.com. When not at his day job, he enjoys various side coding projects and being ordered around by his two small children and his not-so-small dog. Meeting Agenda: - Food is provided and arrives around 6:45 PM. (Pizza, Soda, Water) - 90 minute technical presentation starting at 7:00 PM - After the presentation there is an opportunity to network. - Meeting Code of Conduct (http://www2.wi-ineta.org/Home/Privacy) Sponsors: Finastra (https://www.finastra.com) Refinitiv (https://www.refinitiv.com)

March - SignalR: Above & Beyond Chat

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Presentation : SignalR: Above & Beyond Chat If you're unfamiliar with the term "SignalR", don't stray away... this helpful technology could save your day. SignalR boasts real-time web functionality which enables server-side code to push content to clients instantly. In this talk, we'll start with a simple Chat application so that we understand the mechanics. Then we'll dive deeper into other use cases and we'll explore the various protocols. We'll cover how SignalR can be applied to Angular, MVC and even Blazor. Expect to walk away from this talk knowing exactly how to use SignalR in your application and why it is so useful. Speaker: David Pine David Pine is a Technical Evangelist and Microsoft MVP working at Centare (https://gist.github.com/IEvangelist/www.centare.com), with a passion for learning. David is a technical blogger, whose blogs have been featured on asp.net (https://gist.github.com/IEvangelist/asp.net), msdn webdev (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev) and msdn dotnet (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet). David is active in the developer community, contributing to popular open-source projects (https://github.com/IEvangelist), serving as a mentor and giving back to stackoverflow.com (http://stackoverflow.com/users/2410379/david-pine). David enjoys short walks on the beach, because it is more difficult to enjoy an ice cold beer while walking. When David isn’t actively interacting with a keyboard, you can find him spending time with his wife and their three sons, Lyric, Londyn and Lennyx. Meeting Agenda: - Food is provided and arrives around 6:45 PM. (Pizza, Soda, Water) - 90 minute technical presentation starting at 7:00 PM - After the presentation there is an opportunity to network. - Meeting Code of Conduct (http://www2.wi-ineta.org/Home/Privacy) Meeting Sponsors: Milliman IntelliScript (http://www.rxhistories.com / http://milliman.com) Centare (https://www.centare.com)

April - Azure IoT Edge

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The Internet of Things has been gaining momentum over the past few years. With this momentum and the introduction and proliferation of Platform as a Service offering, the tools and services to support these IoT devices have become significantly more robust. One of these sets of tools and services is Azure IoT Edge. This is a tale of Azure IoT Edge setup, the Azure resources needed to support it, common use cases and software components of an Edge solution, leveraging containers for the Edge components and for emulation, and DevOps processes for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment using Visual Studio Team Services. Speaker: Kieran Maltz Kieran is an accomplished software engineer, with a specialization in the Microsoft technology stack, and a Senior Consultant with SPR. He has over ten years of development experience in designing and developing software utilizing best practices and clean code techniques. In his spare time, he enriches the IoT community by leading workshops to further IoT principles. He is co-founder of the IoT User Group meetup in Milwaukee, WI. Kieran is a graduate of Marquette University with a bachelor of science in Computer Engineering. Meeting Agenda: - Food is provided and arrives around 6:45 PM. (Pizza, Soda, Water) - 90 minute technical presentation starting at 7:00 PM - After the presentation there is an opportunity to network. - Meeting Code of Conduct (http://www2.wi-ineta.org/Home/Privacy) Meeting Sponsors: Robert Half (https://www.roberthalf.com) Refinitiv (https://www.refinitiv.com)

Xamarin 101 – What you need to start building great mobile apps today.

Presentation : Xamarin 101 – what you need to know to get started today Do you have a great idea for an app? Want to wow your boss with a great mobile app for the company? Don’t want to learn java or obj-c/swift? Xamarin could be right for you! In this talk Chet will demonstrate the basics of Xamarin Forms as well as demonstrating 3 sample apps: Hello World, Tic-Tac-Toe, and an API-backed Food Tracker. In addition, Chet will provide a handy guide to go from idea to store. Speaker: Chet Hartin Chester (Chet) Hartin loves to code! It doesn’t matter if it’s for a TRS-80 or an iPhone Xs! Chet has architected and developed software for several fortune 500 companies – some of it that you may actually be using at home. From mobile/web apps to APIs/middleware and games – odds are he’s gotten his hands dirty in it. Meeting Agenda: - Food is provided and arrives around 6:45 PM. (Pizza, Soda, Water) - 90 minute technical presentation starting at 7:00 PM - After the presentation there is an opportunity to network. - Meeting Code of Conduct (http://www2.wi-ineta.org/Home/Privacy) Meeting Sponsors: Concurrency (https://www.concurrency.com/) Refinitiv (https://www.refinitiv.com)

Past events (53)

January - Vue & ASP.NET Core: Better Together

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