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 (4)

Infrastructure-as-Code IaC using Terraform for Azure Developers Advanced Edition

Presentation Description: This is a follow-on presentation from the Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) using Terraform -- Intermediate Edition delivered by Adin Ermie on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. In this new presentation, we will cover advanced Terraform topics (full-on DevOps). We will compare the deployment of Terraform using Azure DevOps, GitHub/GitHub Actions, and Terraform Cloud. We wrap everything up with some key takeaway learning resources in your Terraform learning adventure. BIO: Presenter: Adin Ermie ([masked]) LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adinermie/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdinErmie (@AdinErmie) GitHub: https://github.com/AErmie Presenter Bio:Adin Ermie is a Cloud Solution Architect - Azure Apps & Infra at Microsoft, Canada. He is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, holds many other Microsoft certifications (https://www.youracclaim.com/users/adin-ermie/badges?sort=-state_updated_at&page=1), along with being officially certified as a HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate, and recognized by HashiCorp as a HashiCorp Ambassador! Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a 5x Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and contributes to the community through his blog located at https://adinermie.com/. He has hands-on real-world experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) projects, including deploying global-scale hub-and-spoke networks in Azure across multiple regions.

Azure Kubernetes for Developers

Online event

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a managed container orchestration service. With Kubernetes continuing to grow in popularity, many developers and IT engineers are curious to get started. -demonstrate hosted microservices applications and the Istio service mesh. -how to manage your cluster with the Kubernetes Dashboard, Kubectl CLI, -Monitoring with Prometheus, Grafana and Azure Monitor. You will see a practical overview how all these pieces work together and give you the overall picture. BIO: A Microsoft MVP who to strives to achieve business and IT outcomes with Azure and Office 365 services. Roy Kim is a solutions architect and developer focused on Azure, SharePoint and Office 365. He is an independent consultant. In recent years, has been supporting solutions in Azure for large enterprise. This includes Kubernetes design and build in Azure, operational infrastructure in Azure, cloud security best practices, SharePoint Server deployment in Azure IaaS. Before then, he has been delivering SharePoint solutions public internet facing web site, document management, portals and custom development with .NET and JavaScript. A three time MVP award recipient. He holds a BS in computer science degree from the University of Toronto. Blog: www.roykim.ca Twitter: @RoyKimYYZ Github:https://github.com/roykimyyz Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/rsx79

Global DevOps Bootcamp 2020

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