What we're about

The Twin Cities .NET User Group meets to discuss a wide range of topics of interest to .NET developers. Unless otherwise noted, we meet at the ILM office in Edina on the first Thursday of each month. Everyone interested in learning more about .NET-related technologies is welcome to attend.

Pizza and beverages are always provided by our friends at ILM (http://ilmservice.com/). Doors open at 5, pizza should arrive shortly thereafter. The presentation starts at 5:30. Hope to see you there!

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Improving Web Performance from Robert Boedigheimer

This session starts with a traditional web page and shows step by step how to improve its performance and user experience! Discover performance techniques that everyone should use, then learn techniques that differ when targeting HTTP 1.1 vs. HTTP/2. Review tools that can help identify and validate sound performance best practices. Explore how to defer resource requests with lazing loading, asynchronous loading, and postponing 3rd party tag requests. Many other performance boosting techniques will also be discussed, which can reduce response time while also boosting the scalability and reliability of your site. Learn the techniques that can have the largest impact on web performance with the least amount of work. Speaker: Robert Boedigheimer Principal Systems Developer Robert Boedigheimer works for Schwans Shared Services, LLC providing business solutions with web technologies. Robert has been developing web sites for the past 23 years. He is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, a Progress Developer Expert (Fiddler), a Pluralsight author, and a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Robert regularly speaks at national and international events.

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The Developer's Guide to Selling Your Work from Todd Gardner

A few years ago, I had an idea to make the web better. It was going to be great, and I had the team to build it. Nine months of late nights and lost weekends later, we launched it! The problem: no one cared. A brilliant project isn't enough. I had to spread my vision, which was difficult for a developer like me. I learned quickly that even the best ideas needed to be sold. I had to build an audience, tell a story, and win over customers. Join me for a developer's guide to marketing. I'll share hard-fought lessons on page design, social networking, advertising, and analytics that will help you bring your ideas to the world. Speaker: Todd Gardner Aspiring digital comedian & occasional JavaScript developer. I cofounded TrackJS and produce PubConf Todd Gardner is a curmudgeon of a developer and cofounder of [TrackJS](https://trackjs.com/), where he helps thousands of developers find and fix bugs in their web apps. He believes in simple tools and systems over trends, and testing balanced against risk. He is also the producer and host of [PubConf developer afterparty](https://pubconf.io/). You can find him online at TODD.MN (yes, that’s his website). Ask him about craft beer, cool pubs, and maintainable software.

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