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The .NET Developers Association is an east side community oriented group aimed at furthering the education of .NET developers. We also run a group in downtown Seattle, .NET Developers Association westside (http://west.netda.net).

We are always looking for sponsors. Check out the Sponsor Us (http://www.meetup.com/NET-Developers-Association/pages/Sponsor_Us) page for opportunity details.

Upcoming events (4)

Bare Metal Web Assembly

Microsoft Building 25 / Room 1367

How you like to use your favorite programming language to build high performing web applications that don’t require JavaScript? You may find the answer with WebAssembly, a standard that defines a binary format for executables in JavaScript environments. Already many languages and compilers have been updated to target this new domain. Now that it has been adopted by all modern browsers, developers are porting projects and frameworks to take advantage of the promise of improved performance and the ability to build web applications using the language of their choice. Learn the history of WebAssembly, see examples in C#, Go, and Rust and decide for yourself if it’s time to build code for the world’s newest operating system: your browser. Speaker Jeremy Likness Jeremy is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Azure at Microsoft. Jeremy wrote his first program in 1982, was recognized in the "who's who in Quake" list for programming the first implementation of "Midnight Capture the Flag" in Quake C and has been developing enterprise applications for 25 years with a primary focus on web-based delivery of line of business applications. Jeremy is the author of four technology books, a former 8-year Microsoft MVP for Developer Tools and Technologies, is an international speaker and writes regularly on cloud and container development. Jeremy follows a 96.5% plant-based diet and spends most of his free time running, hiking and camping, and playing 9-ball and one pocket. Follow his blog at https://blog.jeremylikness.com/ Agenda 6:30pm - Doors open / Food Sponsored by TEKsystems / Networking 7:00pm - News and announcements 7:10pm - Presentation 8:30pm - Wrapped Up RSVP Please RSVP to attend. Bring your printed registration and show to volunteer at door. The volunteer will escort groups back to the meeting room.

Understanding the real value of Open Source with nopCommerce

Microsoft Building 20

Open Source. Developers hear about it a lot. What should you really look for and why? For example, I choose to study nopCommerce, a .NET eCommerce solution, which has led to some amazing opportunities. nopCommerce has a familiar architecture, a plug-in model, and an active community. This is a fast paced walk-through of the nopCommerce architecture and source code. More importantly, you will discover the many ways to get involved with any other open source software to better your career and life. Speaker John Baluka John has been developing software with the Microsoft stack for 20+ years. For most of the last 10 years, John has been a sub-contractor, business owner, and a Dad. John enjoys researching and applying new technologies to real world examples. Agenda 6:30pm - Doors open / Food Sponsored by TEKsystems / Networking 7:00pm - News and announcements 7:10pm - Presentation 8:30pm - Wrapped Up RSVP Please RSVP to attend. Bring your printed registration and show to volunteer at door. The volunteer will escort groups back to the meeting room.

Async Internals in .NET

Microsoft Building 20

Async and await are now common elements of .NET ecosystem. Do you know how they work? Do you know what is synchronization context, how to wait for async void methods or how to implement custom task scheduler? In this talk I show internals of async and await. I present state machine created by the compiler, consider allocation issues and show typical deadlock scenarios. We will see how to call async methods from synchronous code, how to wait for async void, how to implement custom synchronization context or task scheduler to handle exceptions, and how to run task without allocation at all. Speaker Adam Furmanek I am Adam Furmanek and I have been working as a .NET developer for 5 years. Right now I am at Amazon working with Scala, Spark and Machine Learning. I am always interested in digging deeper, exploring machine code and going through implementation details to better understand internals of the technologies I use every day. That's why I like debugging, decompiling and disassembling the code to understand memory models, concurrency problems and other details hidden deeply inside. In my free time I play ping-pong, watch Woody Allen's movies and blog stuff at http://blog.adamfurmanek.pl Agenda 6:30pm - Doors open / Food Sponsored by TEKsystems / Networking 7:00pm - News and announcements 7:10pm - Presentation 8:30pm - Wrapped Up RSVP Please RSVP to attend. Bring your printed registration and show to volunteer at door. The volunteer will escort groups back to the meeting room.

An all demo view of Microsoft’s new Power platform

Microsoft Building 20

While you are probably already familiar with Power BI, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow; you may not know that Microsoft is bringing these tools together into a unified brand called: the Microsoft Power platform. In this session Microsoft Senior Program Manager, Charles Sterling will give an all demo introduction to these products AND how you can use these products together with other offerings such as their new database engine called Common Data Service for Apps and Microsoft Forms to create very sophisticated “no code/low code” solutions for Business Analysts and citizen developers. Charles Sterling (Chuck) came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. He started out at Microsoft supporting Excel and moved through a couple of support teams to being an escalation engineer for Microsoft SQL Server. Taking his love for customers (and diving), Chuck moved to Australia as a product manager and developer evangelist for the .NET Framework. In 2008 he moved back to Redmond as the Visual Studio team as a program manager and recently moved to the Power BI team to continue his community passion and looking after the Power BI influencers and MVPs. Speaker Charles Sterling Charles Sterling (Chuck) came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. He started out at Microsoft supporting Excel and moved through a couple of support teams to being an escalation engineer for Microsoft SQL Server. Taking his love for customers (and diving), Chuck moved to Australia as a product manager and developer evangelist for the .NET Framework. In 2008 he moved back to Redmond as the Visual Studio team as a program manager and recently moved to the Power BI team to continue his community passion and looking after the Power BI influencers and MVPs. Agenda 6:30pm - Doors open / Food Sponsored by TEKsystems / Networking 7:00pm - News and announcements 7:10pm - Presentation 8:30pm - Wrapped Up RSVP Please RSVP to attend. Bring your printed registration and show to volunteer at door. The volunteer will escort groups back to the meeting room.

Past events (89)

Building iOS and Android Apps with .NET and Xamarin

Microsoft Building 25 / Room 1367

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