• [.NET @ Night] Automating TypeScript Scaffolding with Swagger Codegen
    TypeScript continues to grow in popularity, and provides the benefits of strongly typed variables within JavaScript apps, but rewriting your API data models on each UI app can be monotonous and time consuming. In this session, we'll walk through how to use Swagger Codegen to automatically generate TypeScript interfaces and entire API libraries that handle requests to .NET Web API endpoints. Speaker - DJ Soults DJ is the President and Founder of Illuminated Marketing & Development, a digital agency specializing in content marketing, software development, and web development. Illuminated builds user experiences that help brands stand out, engage ideal clients, and operate more efficiently. Learn more at https://www.illuminateddev.com. Meeting Agenda • 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Pizza • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Automating TypeScript Scaffolding with Swagger Codegen Meeting Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com

    Gravitate Valley Junction

    318 5th St. · West Des Moines, IA

  • Joint Meetup - Technology Town Hall with the City of Urbandale
    A joint meetup between the Central Iowa Java Users Group and the Iowa .NET User Group! Hope to see you all there!! This month we have a unique opportunity for our members. We are honored to have Tim Gifford from Lean Techniques, Javier Lozano from Lozanotek, and Curtis Brown & Katie Gieszler from the City of Urbandale Economic Development Department as panel members for a technology town hall. This meeting will be on October 4th at 6 pm at the Giovannetti Community Shelter in Walker Johnson Park in Urbandale. As technologists, we often are focused on the day to day delivery of software for our customers. We rarely have the opportunity to think about how our firm or customers actually decided to run their operations in the communities that they are in. Have you ever wondered what happens when a company approaches a city about building a new facility? Are you curious as to what technology companies are needing from their host cities in order to grow? We will dive into these questions and have an open discussion about why technology companies figure in so importantly to growth strategies of our communities. The meeting will start with presentations by the panelists. We will then open the floor to your questions and discussion. Afterwards, we invite you to stay and network with your fellow technologists and community officials. We hope you will enjoy this rare opportunity to examine why technology is so important to our economy and our future. -- Meeting Sponsor - Robert Half Technology With unemployment rates lower than the national average, finding specialized talent in Des Moines can be a challenge. That’s where Robert Half Technology can help. As a leader among IT staffing agencies in Des Moines, Robert Half Technology has the staffing expertise and IT recruiting resources to help you hire highly skilled technical, developer, systems, engineering and IT professionals, even in the competitive Des Moines market. Visit https://www.roberthalf.com/des-moines/technology-it -- Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com -- Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com

    Giovanetti Community Shelter (Walker Johnson Park)

    9000 Douglas Ave · Urbandale, IA

  • [.NET @ Night] Working with Bootstrap 4
    Bootstrap 4 has been recreated from the ground-up using CSS 3 features such as Flexbox. As such, it only supports the latest, stable releases of all major browsers. On Windows, this means only IE 10, 11 and Edge. Many of the old, familiar CSS classes are still available, but have been modified slightly in some cases. And, there are cases where things should be done a little differently. This course provides you with an overview of how to lay out your web pages using Bootstrap 4, while pointing out the differences from Bootstrap 3. Speaker - Paul D. Sheriff Paul is a Business Solutions Architect with Fairway Technologies, Inc. Fairway develops custom business applications specializing in web and mobile technologies. Since 2002 Fairway has successfully delivered advanced custom application software to a wide range of customers and diverse industries. With a team of dedicated experts, Fairway delivers cost effective solutions, on-time and on-budget using innovative tools and processes to better manage today's complex and competitive environment. Paul can be reached via email at [masked]. Follow Paul at @fairwaytech and facebook.com/Fairwaytech. https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulsheriff http://blog.fairwaytech.com Meeting Agenda • 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Pizza • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Working with Bootstrap 4 Meeting Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com

    Source Allies

    4501 NW Urbandale Dr · Urbandale, IA

  • .NET Social with Source Allies at Beerhouse in Urbandale
    Have you heard something at an earlier meeting that you'd like to learn more about? Have you learned something that you want to share with others? Would you like to exchange war stories about how that innocuous tweak happened to deadlock your database? This is the event for you. Please join your friends in the IADNUG community and our Platinum sponsor Source Allies as we get together to enjoy some food, drink and conversation! No formal presentation will be provided, giving you a better chance to share what's on your mind. Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long-term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com

    Beerhouse

    4810 86th Street · Urbandale, IA

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  • Agile Numbers: The Signposts on Your Agile Journey
    Meeting Logistics: Please register in advance of the meeting and bring a valid ID to gain entrance. Meeting Description: When I first saw the infamous Deloitte Agile Landscape diagram, I wondered how did agile get so complicated. The second thought was a question: ‘How can I inspect those techniques and practices and choose the right ones for my team?’. In this talk, we'll look at how empirical data (which I’m calling agile numbers) can serve as signposts on our journey to reach the goal of delivering customer value faster with maximum reliability and minimum issues. I’ll show how agile numbers can help us determine if a practice is worth the investment and whether it will improve our team’s performance. I will also share examples of agile numbers that can assist you in your agile journey. Those numbers are pulled from different sources like scientific studies, research from Google, and the 2017 State of DevOps Report. Speaker: Akrem Saed Akrem would describe himself as a “technologist” interested in the different facets of software delivery. Those facets include writing code, automating infrastructure, continuous integration, continuous delivery, agile practices, and figuring out what makes high-performing teams come into existence from a collection of individuals. Like many developers, he got his first taste of professional programming with PHP and Java and the latter still has a special place in his heart even after branching into C#, Scala, Groovy and Python. His latest adventures are in AWS-land wearing the DevOps hat. Akrem currently plies his trade with Source Allies, Inc out of Urbandale, IA which is dedicated to helping its partners grow and become more productive through creative and open technology solutions. You can find Akrem online: Blog: https://blogs.sourceallies.com/author/asaed/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/AkremSaed Twitter: https://twitter.com/AkremSaed Meeting Sponsor - EMC EMC Insurance Companies is in the top 60 property/casualty organizations in the United States and is one of the largest in Iowa, based on net written premium. Founded in 1911, EMC Insurance Companies is financially solid, built on more than 100 years of serving policyholders and independent insurance agents. Today, EMC employs more than 2,500 employees in 20 locations across the country. Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long-term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com

    EMC Insurance

    717 Mulberry Street · Des Moines, ia

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  • Mobile Apps Development with Xamarin
    We will focus on using Xamarin for Cross Platform Mobile Application Development. We will cover the high level basics of Xamarin and then dive right into code and walk you through the “TechTest” Mobile Application that was released into the market by Snehi a couple of months ago. Snehi will be touching upon the MVVM strategy with XAML for the code walk through. Speaker - Snehi K. Yavanam I have been working as a software programmer for about 20 years now, mostly with Microsoft Technologies like .NET, C#, MVC, WebApi, Angular and now working on Mobile Applications Development using Xamarin. I have worked with a lot of clients in the Des Moines Area like FMH(Farmers Mutual Hail), BTS(Berkley Technologies), State of Iowa etc. I am currently working for Pioneer doing Mobile Apps with Xamarin. I am a Xamarin Certified Mobile Applications Developer and I have cleared both the exams mandated by Xamarin University to achieve the certification. Meeting Agenda • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Pizza • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Mobile with Xamarin Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long-term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com

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    Gravitate Downtown

    317 6th Avenue, Suite 102 · Des Moines, IA

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  • .NET Development Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    Trying to make sense of .NET Core and .NET Standard? Looking for ways to reuse your current .NET Framework code? In this session we will cover how you can take your existing .NET Framework code and reuse it in your .NET Standard/Core applications with ease. Speaker - Javier Lozano Javier is CEO and Founder of Lozanotek, Inc., a .NET focused software development boutique based in Des Moines, IA. His specializations are in ASP.NET, Azure, system design, and developer mentoring. Javier is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), GitHub Certified Trainer, an ASP.NET Insider, Azure Insider, and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP Award for over 12 years for all of his contributions to products and community. For fun, Javier runs and manages the popular .NET Conf virtual conference and the Iowa .NET User Group. He’s is an avid supporter of the community and likes to give back by speaking at user groups, local/regional/national .NET events. In his spare time, Javier loves spending time with his family and enjoys writing about himself in the third person. Meeting Agenda • 11:45 AM - 12 PM: Arrive, Sign-in, Free Food • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Announcements & Presentation Meeting Host - Athene USA Athene Holding Ltd. (Athene) is a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. You can learn more at https://www.athene.com/ Meeting Sponsor - Lean TECHniques Lean TECHniques is built on three founding principles: building community, growing people, and improving client outcomes. We specialize in information management consulting, staffing and custom product development. We pride ourselves in providing the highest possible quality and value for our clients and their customers. In order to achieve these results, we combine our client's expertise with our experienced software development, operations team and Lean/Agile methods that focus on transparency and value.Lean TECHniques uses a Lean/Agile approach combined with DevOps to software product development. We believe in this approach due to its ability to gracefully handle change and uncertainty when developing and managing software-based products and services for our clients. You can learn more at http://www.leantechniques.co Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long-term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at http://www.sourceallies.com

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    Athene USA

    7700 Mills Civic Parkway · West Des Moines, ia

  • ASP.NET Core 2.1 Fundamentals
    In this talk we'll go over the fundamentals of ASP.NET Core and what you need to know to get started and be productive. We'll start by going over the basics of ASP.NET Core and .NET Core in general, and then later get into some of the latest features of ASP.NET Core 2.1. If you’re new to ASP.NET Core or if you’re using it today, you’ll walk away with value out of this talk. Speaker - Scott Sauber Scott is a Lead Software Developer at Iowa Bankers Association. He'started primarily a web developer using ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET, JavaScript, HTML5, and fighting his way through CSS. Meeting Agenda • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Pizza • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - ASP.NET Core Meeting & Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long-term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com

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    Gravitate Downtown

    317 6th Avenue, Suite 102 · Des Moines, IA

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  • [.NET @ Night] Kubernetes
    You might have heard the recently announced Windows Server 2019 is going to have support for Linux workloads and Kubernetes orchestration. What is Kubernetes you say? From https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/overview/what-is-kubernetes/: Kubernetes is a portable, extensible open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation. It has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. Kubernetes services, support, and tools are widely available. Google open-sourced the Kubernetes project in 2014. Kubernetes builds upon a decade and a half of experience that Google has with running production workloads at scale, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community. Luke will go over the fundamentals of Kubernetes and containers, what benefits it provides, and how to deploy applications to it. We'll be using a hybrid Windows/Linux cluster on Azure with different applications talking to each other. If you're a developer interested in containers and Kubernetes, this talk is for you. Speaker - Luke Amdor Luke is a software developer that does a lot of infrastructure; the technical lead of the infrastructure team of the Banno business unit of Jack Henry and Associates. Meeting Agenda • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Pizza • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Kubernetes Meeting Sponsor - Palmer Group Palmer Group was founded in 1998 with the mission of becoming Iowa’s premier employment agency. Over the years we’ve cultivated strong relationships with the state’s top companies to locate, educate and place candidates in rewarding new positions. We’ve now helped thousands of people in Greater Des Moines develop essential career skills and put them to use, and in the process, we’ve become respected partners and trusted advisors for all that we serve. For more information, visit https://thepalmergroup.com Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com

    Gravitate Downtown

    317 6th Avenue, Suite 102 · Des Moines, IA

  • [.NET @ Noon] Microservices vs Monoliths
    Once upon a time a developer had a monolith with problems and said "I know, I'll use microservices"; Now they have 20 applications with problems. In this talk we will discuss applications of all sizes (without size shaming). How can we find the right size for our services? What are the strengths and weaknesses of monoliths vs microservices? How can we identify our dependencies and make data driven choices for our architecture? While this is a mostly technical talk, we will be looking more at diagrams than code. Everyone is welcome! Ryan Bergman has worked as a professional technologist in the Des Moines area for a while now. He has been involved in a wide range of companies from startups, to "the enterprise". He is currently a software architect and programmer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group in Urbandale Iowa. Meeting Agenda • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM - Pizza • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Microservices vs Monoloths Meeting Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com Platinum Sponsor - QCI Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner. For more information, visit http://www.qci.com Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients. Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com • What to bring • Important to know

    Gravitate Downtown

    317 6th Avenue, Suite 102 · Des Moines, IA