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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)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Every .NET Developer

Microsoft Building 25 / Room 1367

There’s a lot of buzz and hype on AI, ML, deep-learning, within Microsoft and the competition, and for good reasons! But, how can you easily learn about it without being a Data Scientist? – How can you start extending your .NET and .NET Core applications with AI features? This session will show you the multiple ways you can implement AI features on .NET apps, starting by positioning ML.NET with other products like Azure Cognitive Services, but also moving forward to more custom and flexible scenarios based on the new Machine Learning .NET (ML.NET). Speakers Cesar de la Torre Principal Program Manager at the .NET product Group. Focus on Machine Learning .NET (ML.NET), .NET Core, Microservices based architecture, Docker Containers and Azure. 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.

Visual Studio 2019 Launch Watch Party

Microsoft Building 25 / Room 1367

Save the date for the Visual Studio 2019 launch! - a free event with live streamed tech talks! Learn about all the latest and greatest features of Visual Studio 2019. We will have the launch up on the big projectors and hang out and watch the event. We will have Wifi in the room in case you need to get a bit of work done while seeing all the new features in Visual Studio 2019. Agenda 8:30 am - Doors open / Networking 12:00 pm - Lunch 4:00 pm - Wrapped Up RSVP Please RSVP to attend. Come to receptionist in Building 25 and ask for directions to Reactor space.

Debugging and Light Profiling

Microsoft Building 25 / Room 1367

Debugging is a game of strategy. The rules are set by the computer, your debugger, and requirements or user expectations. You may enter the contest expecting a trivial opponent, only to find it like Hydra with two new problems sprouting for each one you solve. It’s a critical game because we fix bugs from the time we first check in code, and the cost of each bug tends to increase across the project lifecycle. In this talk, you’ll learn about debugging strategies that help you ask better questions in order to significantly reduce the amount of time you spend debugging. Poor performance can be a bug, and you’ll learn straightforward profiling techniques to help you understand performance problems. Core debugging principles covered in this talk apply across most languages and platforms; the demonstrations will use Visual Studio 2017. Leave this talk ready to formulate ideas into testable strategies you can use to resolve bugs faster and with more confidence. Speaker Kathleen Dollard Kathleen loves to code and loves to teach and talk about code. She’s written tons of articles, a book, and spoken at numerous conferences around the world. She’s on the .NET Core team at Microsoft, where she works on the .NET Core CLI and SDK and managed languages (VB.NET and C#). She’s always ready to help developers take the next step in exploring the wonderful world we call code. 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.

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.

Past events (85)

Distributed Tracing and Monitoring with OpenCensus in C#

Microsoft Building 25 / Room 1367

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