For this month, ADNUG will partner with a newly formed Azure Austin group. The information on the kickoff talk is below:
Azure and Your Datacenter Getting the Hook up
One of the key functions of Windows Azure is its ability to connect your datacenter to it. This can provide a strategic and cost advantages for your infrastructure. Also being able to connect to the cloud can provide your datacenter with an offsite location for your data. Additionally with Windows Server 2012 you can even automate these processes as well. In this meeting we will take a look at how you can back up your data to the cloud, as well as take advantage of the new point to site services in Windows Azure.
Meeting will be in the Microsoft Austin office 5:30 – 8:00
Web API Design Quick Start
Ryan Vice is an independent consultant with 12 years of experience building enterprise solutions using Microsoft technologies. He’s an MSDN Moderator, has been Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems since 2010 and his first book, “MVVM Survival Guide” was published in November of 2012. His areas of focus are software quality, increasing developer productivity and architecture best practices.
The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 4/8/2013.
- Polymporhism in C#: Introductory material on the mechanics of the concept in C#.
- Refactoring to Polymorphism: Intermediate level topic on refactoring procedural code to be more polymorphic.
- Patterns and Practices: Patterns and practices to help organize and manage your application.
About John Teague:
Unless you’ve been developing under a rock for the last year you’ve no doubt heard the deafening buzz in the development community around “the cloud.” But what is it? How can you take full advantage of it? Where do you begin? The cloud is more than a clever marketing buzzword. Much more. In this session, Casey begins by guiding the audience on a high-level tour of general cloud-related concepts then takes a deep dive into Microsoft’s Azure platform through a series of interactive exercises. In this session you will learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing including the range of execution models that Azure supports. You will also learn how to easily access Azure’s cloud services using the development platform and language of your choosing using Azure SDKs. The session will conclude with an audience-driven discussion covering special architectural considerations that should be taken when designing software for the cloud. By the end of the session you should know all that you need to hit the ground running creating massively scalable applications on the Azure platform. If you’re curious about the cloud and, more specifically, Microsoft’s Azure platform, then you owe it to yourself to attend this session.
Casey Watson is CTO at Excolo Group, a passionate software architect, dedicated husband and proud father. Casey believes that is the responsibility of every serious developer to constantly “sharpen their saw” through both reading and community involvement and is a strong advocate of SOLID development practices. Over the last eight years, he has been focused primarily on the .NET platform but has recently taken a keen interest in cloud development both on Amazon’s EC2 and Microsoft’s Azure platform. Casey is heavily involved in the local development community having spoken at several user groups and conferences across the South Central region of the United States including Agile.NET, Dallas Days of .NET and TechX20. When not learning about, speaking on, writing about or building software, he can be found spending time with his family, updating his Twitter status (@_caseywatson), or enjoying an ice cold bottle of Blue Moon.
The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 2/11/2013.
Windows 8 Unleashed
Full Day of Hands On Programming, B.Y.O. Laptop!
Windows 8 is the single biggest opportunity for developers EVER! Come to a “Windows 8 Unleashed” event to kick-start your Windows 8 Metro Style development. “Windows 8 Unleashed” is a series of FREE events run by your local community friends and leaders, and are great whether you are an experienced .NET developer, or even if you are just getting started. We’ll spend the morning of each Unleashed event in lecture and hands on labs. Half way through, you’ll get a chance to take what you learned in the morning and compete in a hackathon with a chance to win some great prizes!
Build an App and Win Money and Prizes!
Our sponsors have stepped up with some awesome prizes. Not only do you get a ton of information for FREE, but you have an opportunity to win some awesome stuff! You can’t afford to miss this! (Full Agenda at the bottom of this page)
“Day of” prizes will be awarded at each Unleashed event (sponsored by PDSA):
- 1st Place: $500 Gift Card
- 2nd Place: $200 Gift Card
- 3rd Place: $100 Gift Card
“Best Overall App” Prizes will be awarded to the best app from ALL unleashed events:
- $10,000 from ComponentArt
- Windows 8 Tablet from PDSA, Inc.
In addition all attendees will receive a FREE eBook from O’Reilly
The event will be held at New Horizons. Please register here.
New Horizons of Austin
300 Highland Mall Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
Web programming has always been a one-way conversation; a client calls a server and the server sends a response. But what if you could go the other direction? What if your server could call your client directly? No more inefficient polling. No more waiting for the next server poll to get your data; the server sends it as soon as it has it. Using a variety of techniques behind the scenes to smooth over the rough edges of dealing with variously capable browsers and web servers, SignalR makes real-time client-server communication ridiculously easy.
Come see how this new library opens up a ton of possibilities for interactive and collaborative web applications.
Brian Sullivan is a senior consultant for Improving Enterprises in Dallas. He got his start in programming maintaining legacy mainframe applications in COBOL at a large trucking company, but quickly realized he needed to find a more productive environment in order to stay sane. He jumped at the opportunity to help transition some of those COBOL applications to .NET, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has been working with Microsoft technologies for about 7 years, and is interested in increasing the exposure of agile techniques and methodologies in the Microsoft developer community. Brian is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and a graduate of Harding University.
Happy new year from all volunteers to the .NET community!
There will be no presentation this month.
Instead, we would like to invite everyone who wants to help out ADNUG to join us at North by Northwest restaurant for a happy hour at 5:30 on 12/10/2012. If you have ideas of how we can make this user group the best in town and/or would like to dedicate some of your time to join ADNUG volunteers, please join us!
From the desk of our November sponsor!
Instead of listening to lectures and doing boring written exercises, participants jump in and work on real code using real examples – applying these techniques on an existing application.
You’ll Come Out of MVC Boot Camp Knowing:
- How to Avoid Common Web Development Pitfalls
- How to Write Maintainable Systems
- 25% Discount on a Personal ReSharper License
Course curriculum was created by the guys that wrote the book on MVC, Jeffrey Palermo and Jimmy Bogard.
Who Benefits Most? Developers With:
- 1 Year+ Experience in C#
- A Basic Understanding of Web Development Languages, Including HTML
- A Basic Understanding of the Web Life-Cycle
If you have any concerns whether or not this course is a fit, contact us for help at (512) 459 – 2260.
Training located in Austin, Texas (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
View driving directions and a map to our facility.
Because you’re a member of the ADNUG community, you get a special discount of 20% if you use the following link to register: http://headspringmvc.