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!
Speaker: Jacqueline Quintanilla, Frontend Engineer
CSS Grid is here! Finally, we can build flexible, accessible, and dynamic layouts without all of the tricks, hacks, or complicated frameworks. In this session, you’ll get a taste of the potential CSS Grid opens up, learn the basics of this new layout model, and modernize your web layout game. Explore this new world of layout possibilities and start getting comfortable with CSS Grid.
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
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.