Past Meetup

.NET Standard & How Typos in Tables Helped Lead to Computers

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Refreshments & Food: Thank you to Microsoft for providing Domino's Pizza at this event.

Networking: Feel free to join us afterwards at Craftheads (http://www.craftheads.ca/) for some refreshments while talking shop and socializing.

Notes: We will have two shorter presentations for this Month. Also, we will be voting on presentations topics from our June speaker Arlan Nugara.

Talks:

".NET Standard" by Derek Comartin

Creating class libraries? You may have noticed in Visual Studio 2017 the new project type ".NET Standard Class Library". Learn about what the .NET Standard is and how it solves the code sharing problem for .NET developers. Ability to share code across all platforms by bringing all the APIs that you expect and love across the environments that you need: desktop applications, mobile apps & games, and cloud services.

"How Typos in Tables Helped Lead to Computers" by John Haldeman

If necessity is the mother of invention, what kinds of problems lead to the invention of computers? In this talk we'll put away our computers and learn about how people used to multiply large numbers together. We'll then explore the problems with those methods and how it drove Charles Babbage, one of the fathers of modern computing, to develop his difference engine and other machines.