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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).

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Upcoming events (5)

Blockchains 101 and How to build a Smart Contract using C# in 5 minutes

NOTE: This will be an online event. Please register in advance at the included URL. What are blockchain platforms? Why do I care? Why does my business care? Can I do all of this on .NET? These are some of the questions we will discuss and more during this session. You will also learn and see a hands-on demo on how to build a Smart Contract using C# in 5 minutes. Speaker John deVadoss John heads up development at NEO Blockchain. Previously, during his time at Microsoft, he led .NET Architecture Strategy, .NET Patterns & Practices, and Microsoft Digital among other roles. He is a published author of over six books on Architecture and Patterns. He is currently working on a book on Blockchain application development. Agenda 7:00pm - News and announcements 7:10pm - Presentation 8:30pm - Wrapped Up RSVP Please register at the zoom webinar link. Given this is the first time we are trying this only the first 100 attendees will be admitted. Our Webinar license maxes out at 100 attendees. If we hit the limit we will up the number of attendees for the next one we hold online.

Debugging .NET Core 3 Applications

Microsoft Building 20

According to Gartner, the average cost of IT downtime is $5,600 per minute. In this session, join Mario Hewardt where we will deep dive into the new and enhanced debugging capabilities of .NET Core 3. We’ll cover both Windows and Linux debugging and learn more about the tools and artifacts (such as profiler traces and dump debugging) that we need to understand in order to drastically reduce time to resolution of production outages. Speaker Mario Hewardt is a Principal Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft and author of Advanced Windows Debugging and Advanced .NET Debugging. With over two decades at Microsoft, Mario has worked with the development of Windows starting from Windows 98 up to Windows Vista. With the advent of cloud computing, Mario worked in the SaaS arena and delivered the Asset Inventory Service as well as leading a team of developers building the core platform for the next generation Microsoft online management service – Windows Intune. Mario also worked closely with enterprise customers as a Principal Premier Field Engineer helping ensure that customers build their solutions on the Microsoft stack in the most efficient and reliable way possible. Mario is currently the development lead for a team of engineers that focus on developing the popular Sysinternals tools for the Linux operating system as well as the worldwide technical lead for the Azure App Consults program which helps Microsoft customers to build great apps on Azure. Mario is a frequent speaker on the topic of advanced diagnostics and debugging. Agenda 6:30pm - Doors open / 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 guard at door. The guard will escort groups back to the meeting room.

The Missing Piece

Microsoft Building 20

Over the past decades, the software development industry has carved out a massive core body of knowledge of software architecture and design patterns. And yet, fundamentally, our industry is not better off because of it, as it falls behind trying to cope quickly with ever changing requirements and increased complexity, coupled with dwindling budgets and past mistakes. A dissonance exists between the ivory tower theoretical world of best practices and the grim reality in the trenches. In this visionary session, Juval Lowy will articulate the root causes of the problem, propose contemporary solution comprising of tools, process and a new methodology for system design, literally a missing piece in the puzzle. Finally, Juval will predicate the impact and infliction adopting his approach will have on the livelihood and prosperity of every software architect and developer. Speaker Juval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. He has helped countless companies around the world deliver quality software on schedule and on budget and has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at the major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his recent book is Righting Software (Addison-Wesley, 2019). Juval conducts Master Classes around the world, teaching thousands of professionals the skills required of modern software architects and how to take an active role as design, process, and technology leaders. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders. Agenda 6:30pm - Doors open / 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 guard at door. The guard will escort groups back to the meeting room.

Secrets of effectively using Teams in software development teams

This talk presents ideas to maximize the impact of adopting Teams for collaboration in software development teams. Sid is an early Engineering Manager in Teams and will share ideas distilled from his own organization’s usage of Teams. Topics include organizing channels, managing bugs, handling incidents and outages, using DevOps apps from Teams store, and using custom bots, webhooks, Flow/Power Automate to address the custom needs of your organization. The talk also introduces some Teams apps that encourage more collaboration and inclusion, ultimately allowing you to use Teams to bring about a cultural transformation in your org towards more productive, collaborative, happier teams. Speaker Sid Uppal - Engineering Manager @ Microsoft Teams Sid is one of the founding engineers for Microsoft Teams and has had the opportunity to observe the impact of astronomical growth of Teams from the inside: everything from the code powering Teams, to all the support systems around it. He is the Engineering Manager for Apps in Conversational Canvas in Teams which includes bots, message-extensions, connectors, etc. Agenda 6:30pm - Doors open / 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 guard at door. The guard will escort groups back to the meeting room.

Past events (96)

What .NET Developers Should Know About Cryptography

Microsoft Building 20

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