What we're about

The Metro Toronto .NET Users Group (MTDNUG) was formed in April 2004 to bring .NET developers of all skill levels together to share, laugh, and grow their skills on the .NET platform. MTDNUG is one of several .NET user groups in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Metro Toronto .NET User Group is dedicated to the advanced Visual Studio .NET developers and Microsoft Azure developers and architects. We endeavour to bring you well known “celebrities” from the Microsoft development community to come and talk about their areas of speciality.

This group was also started to increase networking amongst developers and to encourage support amongst its members.

The Metro Toronto .NET User Group provides a forum for IT professionals to discuss and share expertise in understanding the technologies available through the Microsoft Stack and Azure services.

As organizations look to add new emerging technologies e.g. .NET CORE, Azure and Cloud, Machine Learning, AI to their suite of IT solutions, new technologies opportunities, new development methodologies, and challenges arise.
Started in Toronto, goal of the Metro Toronto User Group is to share real world experiences and provide educational opportunities as they relate to the Microsoft Stack and Azure cloud offerings.

Our membership includes IT developers, practitioners, managers, students, and anyone who is interesting in learning more about implementing or leveraging new Microsoft technologies and e services.

We are about following technologies:

.NET Framework, .NET CORE, ASP .NET, Entity Framework, DOTNET, CLOUD, AZURE, WEB,Artificial Intelligence, WPF, WCF, MOBILE DEVELOPMENT, XAMARIN, AZURE DEVOPS, VSTS, TFS, Software Development, Computer Programming, Microsoft Technology, Microsoft Azure, Software Architecture, Clean Code, Secure Code, SQL Server, C#, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Type Script, PowerShell

Code of Conduct:

At Metro Toronto .NET User Group, we aim to provide an open, judgement, discrimination and harassment free community for everyone. Harassment, bullying, calling out any member in any form is not tolerated.

As we are a tech meetup, there would be opinionated views of technology, we encourage healthy arguments/ discussion but any personal comments / derogatory / offensive comments would be dealt with sternly.

Harassment and bullying includes but not limited to verbal or online comments / messages / posts / inappropriate physical contact / unwelcome sexual attention / asking for dates. Also not tolerated are any form of RACIST / RELIGIOUS / COUNTRY / CREED discriminatory comments. If someone is uncomfortable with you or your comments we suggest to step away from the situation and immediately cease harassing or bullying and comply with organizers / sponsors.

If you are being disturbed / troubled / harassed / see someone being harassed / bullied please bring to the notice of any organizers immediately.

Depending on the offending behavior / offender the organizers would take action as appropriate including warning, being banned from the group,

Promoting / advertising / marketing of any form without prior consent of organizers / sponsors / venue stakeholders is not permitted. Kindly comply with the venue / hosting company's policies. We do not have any control over their policies or how they implement it.

Please bear in mind this is run by volunteers who take time off their schedule so as to share and learn technical knowledge and have a healthy technical conversation.

While we aim to do our best please do let us know any feedback and we would make amends within reasonable limits and within our reach.

For any clarification or complaints please reach out to organizers.

Treat people how you like to be treated!

These are the values to which every member should aspire.

· Be friendly and welcoming

· Listen with purpose, create space for others’ communication preferences; honor them by flexing yours

· Be patient

· Remember that people have varying communication styles and that not everyone is using their native language (meaning and tone can be lost in translation)

· Be thoughtful

· Productive communication requires effort; think about how your words will be interpreted

· Remember that sometimes it is best to refrain entirely from commenting

· Be respectful

· In particular, respect differences of opinion

· Be charitable

· Interpret the arguments of others in good faith, do not seek to disagree

· Avoid destructive behavior, including:

§ Derailing: stay on topic; if you want to talk about something else, start a new conversation

§ Unconstructive criticism: don't merely decry the current state of affairs; offer - or at least solicit - suggestions as to how things may be improved

§ Snarking (pithy, unproductive, sniping comments)

§ Discussing potentially offensive or sensitive issues; this all too often leads to unnecessary conflict

Upcoming events (1)

20th anniversary of the .NET launch & Bringing digital accessibility into Biz

1 billion persons in the world live with a disability, yet studies show that 70 percent of e-commerce, news and government websites have significant accessibility issues. Inaccessible code isn’t just inconsiderate; it’s also bad business. It can lead to companies losing potential clients, not being able to collect data, fill out surveys, and expensive lawsuits!
In this talk, audience members will learn how they can create accessibility content, as well as how to follow development best practices and ensure functionality for as many audiences as possible. In addition to that, we dive briefly into design practices, strategy implementation, and testing procedures that differentiate a good developer from a great one.
This talk is the information bundle that every developer needs, as customers are now demanding accessibility as a part of their brand image. The audience will grow out of this experience as more educated, considerate, and capable developers who understand how to approach new and existing projects with an eye for professional accessibility practices.

Using his experience in sales, software development, and technical consulting, Cam brings a unique (and refreshing) perspective on how teams can tackle digital accessibility within their organization. Many appreciate his hands-on knowledge of planning, executing, and delivering accessible solutions with practical, real-world examples. Yes, simple techniques do exist to help teams simplify accessibility backlogs, gain empathy, and integrate sustainable workflows.

Cam's down-to-earth style engages groups from the moment he meets them and leaves them with a cool confidence in their ability to handle the ambiguous world of digital accessibility. Audiences often appreciate that he can speak the same language as their technical teams or business leads.

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Global AI Bootcamp 2022 Day 2

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