Adelaide Dot Net Users Group (ADNUG) – Wednesday 14th October Meeting at 5.30pm

Marcellina Adelaide, 273 Hindley St, Adelaide
Register now at http://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-dotNET/events/225527001/
Cost: Free, thanks to DevExpress!
5.30pm – Welcome and What’s New
5.45pm – Azure Explained with Paul Usher

The thing about Azure, as with any cloud service, is understanding what is available. Join Paul Usher as he takes us through the most common uses of Azure, Web, Mobile, Data. In this session Paul will show just how quickly you can get up to speed with Microsoft’s cloud offerings, as well as creating database, blob storage and building a simple yet powerful website in VS and deploying with a few clicks. You can also see some of the other features of Azure at work. Fast paced, lots to see and learn and of course always room for some fun.

About Paul

Paul Usher is a Technical Evangelist at DevExpress. DevExpress technologies help software developers build high-performance business solutions, see complex software with greater clarity, increase productivity, and create stunning applications for Windows® and the Web in the shortest possible time.
Prior to joining DevExpress, Paul ran (and still owns) an independent software development company which specialises in custom solutions for small to medium businesses, with a focus on mobile and paperless solutions. He has developed more than 100 commercial applications on Windows, OS X, iOS, and other platforms that are used worldwide covering a wide range of industries from retail, medical, construction, and various service industries. Paul is a published author, WintellectNOW instructor and speaks at industry events around the world. His blog is available at paulusher.info
6.45pm – Pizzas & Networking
7.30pm – Close
Sponsors and prizes

Come along to the meetings and not only will you learn new things, you might win something too!
Pluralsight 1 month free trial pass*
JetBrains 1 Free Personal License of ReSharper (or another .NET tool – worth up to $US249)
MS Press free eBook voucher
* If you’re currently unemployed we can also arrange for you to get a free one month subscription to Pluralsight. Contact me for more details.

Developers Wanted!

Buddy

Buddy is a cloud platform for IoT devices, based out of Seattle, Washington. I was contacted recently by their VP of Product and Engineering, Habib Heydarian. Habib was previously Group Program Manager for .NET at Microsoft (which included CLR, Framework, C#, F#, VB).

Habib told me that Buddy are setting up an engineering office here in Adelaide. He and Buddy’s CEO are planning to visit in the next couple of months and are keen to work with ADNUG make contact with developers looking for an exciting new opportunity.

As soon as dates for their visit are locked in, we’ll let you know more.
Department of Human Services

The DHS are advertising for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) graduates (including locations in Adelaide). Check out their STEM ICT Recruitment page for more details.

Venues

Most people like meeting at Marcellinas, but as summer approaches and with daylight saving upon us, a practical issue of sunlight in the room (and ability to see the projected screen) comes into play. If you know of an alternative venue available after hours that we could use over the summer months, let me know!

DDD Adelaide?

I had the privilege to attend and present at DDD Melbourne in August. It was exciting to be a part of such a large, well organised day with almost 400 developers gathering together to share learn and connect with each other.

It got me thinking – it’s been about 4 years since we last held a DDD Adelaide event. If you’d like to see Adelaide host an all-day developer event in 2016, please get in touch with me – especially if you’d like to help with planning and organisation, or willing to help out on the day.

Membership

Annual ADNUG membership gives you access to all our monthly meetings. Becoming a member works out at a nice discount compared to paying $5 each month!
$15/year – Student
$30/year – Individual
$300/year – Corporate
All fees go to towards meeting food (pizzas and drinks) and running costs (meetup.comsubscriptions etc).

Sign up or renew your membership online today!

Conferences & Events

Microsoft Ignite Australia – November 17-20th

Looks like this will be the replacement for TechEd (presumably with a more Enterprise/IT focus). Go to https://www.microsoft.com.au/ignite/ to register for updates.

DDD Brisbane – December 5th

Still in planning at the moment, keep an eye out for registration dates. -http://dddbrisbane.com/

NDC Australia – 2016

NDC (Norwegian Developers Conference) has become one of the premier developer events, currently held in annually in Oslo and London. NDC is coming to Sydney in 2016. The “Call for Papers” is now open, as well as early-bird registrations. Check out http://adnug.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4780243fe115e26d6601f4084&id=0c82b3776e&e=10e3a5746c for more details.

Free Office 386 Training

Office 386 Dev Camp

Learn how to build apps using standard web technologies that extend the familiar Office and Office 365 experience and potentially sell them to over 1 billion Office users in 147 international markets. At this DevCamp, you will learn the concepts of the new Office 365 API model and go deep into building out an end-to-end example on the Office 365 environment. Microsoft Office 365 DevCamps are free and fun events for developers, by developers. You do not want to miss this unique event presented by Microsoft technical expert Andrew Coates.

Wednesday, 14th October, 8.30am – 5pm (hint – same day as ADNUG!)
Microsoft Adelaide
Register online

Until next time, happy coding

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Meeting 12th August – Scott Hanselman on Azure

The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on Wednesday August 12th, 12 noon at Microsoft Adelaide, Level 12, 147 Pirie St.
Price: AUD5.00/(ADNUG members free)

Scott joins us from the US to give an developer’s eye view of Microsoft Azure.
What is it?
As a developer, why should I care?
What can it do for me?

Register now at http://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-dotNET/events/223592638/

12noon – Subway and networking
12.20pm – Welcome and What’s New
12.30pm – Scott
1.30pm – Close

About Scott

Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at http://hanselman.com for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft (as a Principal Program Manager – Community Architect – Web Platform and Tools) out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has three podcasts, http://hanselminutes.com for tech talk, http://thisdeveloperslife.com on developers’ lives and loves, and http://ratchetandthegeek.com for pop culture and tech media. He’s written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.

Door prizes this month:
* Pluralsight 1 month free trial pass*
* Infragistics Ultimate annual subscription (worth ~$1,955)
* JetBrains 1 Free Personal License of ReSharper (or another .NET tool – worth up to $US249)
* MS Press free eBook voucher
* O’Reilly free eBook voucher

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MEETING 8th July – WCF OData Services

If you’re finding the evenings chilly at the moment then one option (which I remember being employed at CodeCampOz a few years ago) is to write a small application on your laptop that runs an infinite loop. Your CPU will keep you toasty warm!

Another way to warm up (which is almost certainly less wearing on your laptop hardware) is to come along to the July meeting of ADNUG..
WCF OData Services with Jeremy Huppatz
Jeremy will provide a quick overview of WCF OData Services using Entity Framework to quickly scaffold out a functioning data service capable of retrieving data and returning it to a simple data query application. He will also discuss this approach in the context of enterprise service-oriented architectures and the kinds of situations where you might use this solution rather than a tightly bound data client.
Wednesday, July 8th, 6pm
Marcellina Adelaide, 273 Hindley St, Adelaide
Register now at http://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-dotNET/events/223551777/
Cost: $5 (free for ADNUG members)
6pm – Pizza and networking
6.20pm – Welcome and What’s New
6.35pm – Jeremy
7.30pm – Close
About Jeremy
Jeremy Huppatz is a “data dude” who primarily works with SQL Server in BI, data modelling and database development roles. Over the last few years, he has pushed his knowledge into the realm of data services using tools such as LightSwitch and WCF OData Services.

Sponsors and prizes
Come along to the meetings and not only will you learn new things, you might win something too!
• Pluralsight 1 month free trial pass*
• Infragistics Ultimate annual subscription (worth ~$1,955)
• JetBrains 1 Free Personal License of ReSharper (or another .NET tool – worth up to $US249)
• MS Press free eBook voucher
• O’Reilly free eBook voucher
* If you’re currently unemployed we can also arrange for you to get a free one month subscription to Pluralsight. Contact me for more details.

Membership
Annual ADNUG membership gives you access to all our monthly meetings. Becoming a member works out at a nice discount compared to paying $5 each month!
• $15/year – Student
• $30/year – Individual
• $300/year – Corporate
All fees go to towards meeting food (pizzas and drinks) and running costs (meetup.com subscriptions etc).

Sign up or renew your membership online today!

Conferences & Events
DDD Melbourne – August 8th
Registration opens Monday 29th June at 12noon (Adelaide time). Some of the speakers this year include Paul Stovell, Troy Hunt, Brendan Forster, James Newton-King, and ADNUG’s own David Gardiner. Last year sold out on the first day, so get in quick!
http://dddmelbourne.com/
Microsoft Ignite Australia – November 17-20th
Looks like this will be the replacement for TechEd (presumably with a more Enterprise/IT focus). Go to https://www.microsoft.com.au/ignite/ to register for updates.
NDC Australia – 2016
NDC (Norwegian Developers Conference) has become one of the premier developer events, currently held in annually in Oslo and London. The word on the street is that NDC is coming to Australia in 2016! While we wait for more details, check outsessions from previous events on Vimeo.

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Meeting 10th June – David Gardiner on Unusual Tips & Tricks for .NET

The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on Wednesday June 10th, 6pm at Marcellina Adelaide, 273 Hindley St, Adelaide.

David Gardiner will highlight 10 (at least) less well known features of .NET.

Features that may not be used by most developers very often. But if you know they’re available, then it’s good to know that they’re sitting in your toolbox, ready for action!

This will be a more in-depth version of the talk given to the ANZ Coders Conference, and time permitting we might even manage to look at some additional tips not covered previously.

Register now at http://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-dotNET/events/222628311/ or ACS https://www.acs.org.au/branches/south-australia/events/upcoming-events (listing pending)

Cost: $5 (free for ADNUG members)

6pm – Pizza and networking
6.20pm – Ryan Spears – What’s New
6.35pm – David Gardiner
7.30pm – Close

About David Gardiner

David Gardiner has been creating software for over 20 years and has a passion for continual learning and improving quality. He helps run the Adelaide .NET User Group and works as a Senior Software Developer at RL Solutions on healthcare software. He blogs at http://david.gardiner.net.au and tweets at @DavidRGardiner

Door prizes and giveaways
• Pluralsight 1 month free trial pass
• JetBrains 1 Free Personal License of ReSharper (or another .NET tool)
• MS Press free eBook voucher
• O’Reilly free eBook voucher
• WintellectNOW – we have some swag to give away this month thanks to your participation in their training promotion

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Adelaide Dot Net Users Group (ADNUG) WEDNESDAY 13th May Meeting

Meeting 13th May – David Rogers introduces Git version control
The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on Wednesday May 13th, 6pm at Marcellina Adelaide, 273 Hindley St, Adelaide.

Introducing Git with David Rogers

•How to get started using Git for version control.
•Contrast how Git being a ‘distributed’ version control system is different to ‘centralised’ systems like TFVC and Subversion.
•Demonstrate how to use Git from the command-line as well as from within Visual Studio

Register now at http://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-dotNET/events/221805778/ or ACS https://www.acs.org.au/branches/south-australia/events/upcoming-events

Cost: $5 (free for members)

6pm – Pizza and networking
6.20pm – Welcome and What’s New
6.35pm – David Rogers
~7.30pm – Close?

With the all the news from the Build and Ignite conferences, there’s sure to be lots to discuss, so don’t be surprised if we go a bit longer this month!

About David
After working with Fujitsu for several years developing and maintaining .NET applications, David struck out on his own as a contractor and is currently working on a Web Project for his first and only client – a small American company that runs BankWebinars.com.

Door prizes
•Pluralsight 1 month free trial pass*
•JetBrains 1 Free Personal License of ReSharper Ultimate (or another .NET tool)
•MS Press free eBook voucher
•O’Reilly free eBook voucher

Reminder about ANZ Coders Conference

A free virtual conference held in the evenings 25-29th May
Registration and session voting now open!
http://www.anzcoders.com/

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Meeting 9th April – Jon Galloway on ASP.NET 5 and ASP.NET MVC 6 Manager’s Choice

The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on Thursday 9th April, 12noon at:

Microsoft Adelaide
Level 12, Aurora Building
147 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Cost: Free!

12.00noon – Pizza and networking
12.15pm – Welcome
12.20pm – What’s New with Ryan
12.30pm – Jon Galloway
1.30pm – Door prizes & giveaways
1.35pm – Close

Jon will be presenting on what’s new in ASP.NET 5 and ASP.NET MVC 6. These latest versions of the .NET web frameworks are going to be released in the next few months at the same time as Visual Studio 2015.

Jon works at Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist focused on ASP.NET and Windows Azure. He’s co-author of Wrox Professional ASP.NET MVC, writes samples and tutorials like the MVC Music Store and is a frequent speaker at conferences and international Web Camps events. Jon’s been doing professional web development for 17 years, including high scale applications in financial, entertainment and healthcare analytics. He’s part of the Herding Code podcast, Twitters as @jongalloway and blogs at http://weblogs.asp.net/jongalloway. He likes to travel, but spends most of his time in San Diego with his amazingly patient wife Rachel, three wonderful daughters, a dozen avocado trees and the occasional rattlesnake.

Register at (choose only one!)
* http://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-dotNET/events/221073867/
* http://www.acs.org.au/branches/south-australia/events/upcoming-events/ (listing pending)

This month’s meeting is kindly sponsored by Adelaide-based ConvertU2 Technologies. The Data & Software Conversion Specialists. http://www.convertu2.com/

Read our April newsletter for more information about this and other events and news – http://eepurl.com/bijNs9

David Gardiner
(on behalf of the ADNUG Organising Committee)

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Adelaide Dot Net Users Group (ADNUG) WEDNESDAY 11th March Meeting

register at http://www.acs.org.au/branches/south-australia/events/upcoming-events/ or http://www.meetup.com/Adelaide-dotNET/events/220859327/
The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on WEDNESDAY 11th March 2015 at 6 pm at
Majoran
Level 2, 14 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Adelaide 5000 SA
Visitors welcome.
Cost: $5 (free for members)

6.00 Pizzas and Networking
6.20 Welcome and prize draws
6.25 What’s New with Ryan Spears
6.35 Rob Farley
7.30 Meeting close
Applications use databases, and application developers write application code. Using an ORM can let an application developer avoid having to write T-SQL by translating code that interacts with application-level objects into database queries. In this session, we’ll look at some of the things that can go wrong with this approach, including how to spot some of those situations yourself.

Rob Farley (SQL Server MCM, MVP, MCT) runs local SQL consultancy LobsterPot Solutions, through which he and team help clients with their data stories, including implementation design, performance tuning, BI systems and training. Rob and his team also present regularly at the largest SQL Server events in the world. You can email him at rob@lobsterpot.com.au

Read our March newsletter for more information about this and other events and news – http://eepurl.com/bfDsZH

Two other things of note:

You now can sign up or renew your ADNUG membership online – visit https://adnug.wufoo.com/forms/z1nemi5s0se8413/ to enter your details, then forward your payment. Too easy!

Finally, if you’re in the job market, we currently have a position available listed in the ‘Jobs’ section of the LinkedIn Group.

David Gardiner
(on behalf of the ADNUG Organising Committee)

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