Resend: LDNUG Meeting Wednesday

Sent: 12/15/2015 8:57:29 AM
It's come to our attention that not all the emails successfully went out yesterday.  Sorry for the duplicate if you did get one.


The next meeting of the Lincoln .NET User's Group is this Wednesday, December 16th from 6-8pm, and it's unique, for sure.  We will be hosting this meeting jointly with the Lincoln SQL Server Users Group, and we'll be at a new location this month - Don't Panic Labs in the Haymarket.  Their address is 151 N. 8th Street (check our website for a map), and we'll be meeting in the Barnyard Conference Room downstairs.


This Month: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – What’s New

Come see what’s new in SQL Server 2016! This session will be an overview into some of the new features such as temporal tables, query store, live query statistics, managed backups, JSON output, encryption enhancements, data masking, stretch databases, and much more! We will move through quite a few features with demos along the way. Come see how SQL Server 2016 can help you develop new ways of working with data!

Speaker: Phil Brammer (@PhilBrammer) is nine-year and running Microsoft MVP awardee with a specialization of SQL Server.

He has over 15 years data warehousing experience in various technologies from reporting through ETL. Including Ralph Kimball’s Red Brick data warehousing software, SQL Server, Oracle, SAP, Teradata, MySQL, etc… Over the last six years, he has spent his time focused on operational database administration as well as leading the Omaha SQL Server user group.


Let us know you're coming!

Please don't forget to register for the event! Registering is easy! Just go to http://www.lincolndev.net/Events/December2015, and click the RSVP link at the bottom of the page. See you all on Wednesday!


Our Platinum Sponsor: TEKsystems

TEKsystems is the Nation’s leading IT Staffing and Services Company annually deploying over 80,000 IT professionals across the nation. Since 1995, our local office has built a strong presence in Omaha and Lincoln from supporting hundreds of companies of many sizes in staffing services and managed services. TEKsystems embraces a divisional strategy that aligns our recruiters with one of four technical Divisions: Communications, Applications, End User Support, and Network Infrastructure. Within the Applications Division, we have focused heavily on our Microsoft Gold Partnership providing our consultants with recruiters dedicated specifically and exclusively to Microsoft technologies, up-to-date product and software information, as well as an expanded and in-depth knowledge of the Omaha and Lincoln markets. TEKsystems divisional alignment to specialize in supporting Microsoft Technologies, capturing market intelligence and hiring trends, and gaining relevant employment statistics has proven very successful for our clients and consultants alike.

LDNUG Meeting Wednesday - NEW LOCATION

Sent: 12/14/2015 9:32:41 AM
The next meeting of the Lincoln .NET User's Group is this Wednesday, December 16th from 6-8pm, and it's unique, for sure.  We will be hosting this meeting jointly with the Lincoln SQL Server Users Group, and we'll be at a new location this month - Don't Panic Labs in the Haymarket.  Their address is 151 N. 8th Street (check our website for a map), and we'll be meeting in the Barnyard Conference Room downstairs.


This Month: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – What’s New

Come see what’s new in SQL Server 2016! This session will be an overview into some of the new features such as temporal tables, query store, live query statistics, managed backups, JSON output, encryption enhancements, data masking, stretch databases, and much more! We will move through quite a few features with demos along the way. Come see how SQL Server 2016 can help you develop new ways of working with data!

Speaker: Phil Brammer (@PhilBrammer) is nine-year and running Microsoft MVP awardee with a specialization of SQL Server.

He has over 15 years data warehousing experience in various technologies from reporting through ETL. Including Ralph Kimball’s Red Brick data warehousing software, SQL Server, Oracle, SAP, Teradata, MySQL, etc… Over the last six years, he has spent his time focused on operational database administration as well as leading the Omaha SQL Server user group.


Let us know you're coming!

Please don't forget to register for the event! Registering is easy! Just go to http://www.lincolndev.net/Events/December2015, and click the RSVP link at the bottom of the page. See you all on Wednesday!


Our Platinum Sponsor: TEKsystems

TEKsystems is the Nation’s leading IT Staffing and Services Company annually deploying over 80,000 IT professionals across the nation. Since 1995, our local office has built a strong presence in Omaha and Lincoln from supporting hundreds of companies of many sizes in staffing services and managed services. TEKsystems embraces a divisional strategy that aligns our recruiters with one of four technical Divisions: Communications, Applications, End User Support, and Network Infrastructure. Within the Applications Division, we have focused heavily on our Microsoft Gold Partnership providing our consultants with recruiters dedicated specifically and exclusively to Microsoft technologies, up-to-date product and software information, as well as an expanded and in-depth knowledge of the Omaha and Lincoln markets. TEKsystems divisional alignment to specialize in supporting Microsoft Technologies, capturing market intelligence and hiring trends, and gaining relevant employment statistics has proven very successful for our clients and consultants alike.

.NET Application Performance Monitoring using New Relic

Sent: 11/16/2015 5:41:21 PM
The next meeting of the Lincoln .NET Users Group is next Wednesday, November 18 from 6-8pm.  We'll be at Assurity Center again (2000 Q Street - see the website for a map).  As a reminder, parking is available on the surface lot on the West side of the building, in the parking garage, as well as on the street surrounding the building.  If you come with us to socialize after the meeting, please be sure to move your car from the surface lot or garage, as these will close at 9pm.


THIS MONTH: .NET Application Performance Monitoring using New Relic

Building awesome .NET applications that business owners/users rave about is something our development teams strive for.  But when you start getting calls about your application being "slow" and angry mobs are assembling at your cubicle, you start to wonder where things went wrong. Sean will show us how his development and operations teams are fighting back against slow performance using Application Performance Monitoring with New Relic.  New Relic provides SaaS-based performance monitoring for your .NET applications and helps pinpoint performance problems down to a very granular level, letting you know which method call or stored procedure is causing slowness in your application.  We will review real world performance problems that have occurred in our environment and show how New Relic has helped us resolve those issue and become more proactive about identifying potential performance bottlenecks.


SPEAKER: Sean Speck is a self-proclaimed Web Ninja and has been with Farm Credit Services of America for over 8 years as a Web Systems Admin/Engineer.  He has a passion for building awesome websites and for application performance monitoring.  With a background in various development technologies including .NET, his current focus is on providing scalable, highly performing application hosting environments, helping developers quickly and easily deploy applications, and making sure they run as fast as possible.  


LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING

Please don't forget to register for the event! If you do not register by noon of the day of the event, you will not be eligible for giveaways, and you will be asked to wait until the break to get pizza to make sure those who did register get some first. Registering is easy! Just go to http://www.lincolndev.net/Events/November2015, and click the RSVP link at the bottom of the page. See you all Wednesday! 


OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR: TEKsystems

TEKsystems is the Nation’s leading IT Staffing and Services Company annually deploying over 80,000 IT professionals across the nation. Since 1995, our local office has built a strong presence in Omaha and Lincoln from supporting hundreds of companies of many sizes in staffing services and managed services. TEKsystems embraces a divisional strategy that aligns our recruiters with one of four technical Divisions: Communications, Applications, End User Support, and Network Infrastructure. Within the Applications Division, we have focused heavily on our Microsoft Gold Partnership providing our consultants with recruiters dedicated specifically and exclusively to Microsoft technologies, up-to-date product and software information, as well as an expanded and in-depth knowledge of the Omaha and Lincoln markets. TEKsystems divisional alignment to specialize in supporting Microsoft Technologies, capturing market intelligence and hiring trends, and gaining relevant employment statistics has proven very successful for our clients and consultants alike.

LDNUG Meeting: Enterprise Architecture with Jeff Bramwell

Sent: 10/26/2015 9:25:23 AM
The next meeting of the Lincoln .NET Users Group is next Wednesday, October 28 from 6-8pm.  We'll be at Assurity Center again (2000 Q Street - see the website for a map).  As a reminder, parking is available on the surface lot on the West side of the building, in the parking garage, as well as on the street surrounding the building.  If you come with us to socialize after the meeting, please be sure to move your car from the surface lot or garage, as these will close at 9pm.


This Month: Enterprise Architecture with Jeff Bramwell

As the size of your development shop and organization grows, being able to align the needs of the business with technology grows ever-important. Having been involved with our company’s Enterprise Architecture practice since the early days of its inception I have had the opportunity to grow with the team, which I now lead, and have seen what works – and what doesn’t – for our organization. Regardless of whether you are part of a small startup shop or a 20,000 employee organization, there is a need for a focus on Enterprise Architecture. 


Speaker: Jeff Bramwell

As the size of your development shop and organization grows, being able to align the needs of the business with technology grows ever-important. Having been involved with our company’s Enterprise Architecture practice since the early days of its inception I have had the opportunity to grow with the team, which I now lead, and have seen what works – and what doesn’t – for our organization. Regardless of whether you are part of a small startup shop or a 20,000 employee organization, there is a need for a focus on Enterprise Architecture. Jeff Bramwell is Director of Enterprise Architecture with Farm Credit Services of America.  He has over 20 years of software development experience and strives to follow the mantra of start simple and work your way up from there. He has been working with .NET technologies since the early pre-release days and taught C# at a local university for several years.  Having a focus on Enterprise Architecture, Jeff co-leads the Omaha Enterprise Architects User Group and has presented at multiple user groups and conferences as well as co-authored the book Extending Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online. Jeff is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and makes every attempt to post useful information on his blog at http://blog.devmatter.com/. You can follow him on twitter at twitter.com/jbramwell.


Let us know you're coming

Please don't forget to register for the event! If you do not register by noon of the day of the event, you will not be eligible for giveaways, and you will be asked to wait until the break to get pizza to make sure those who did register get some first. Registering is easy! Just go to http://www.lincolndev.net/Events/October2015, and click the RSVP link at the bottom of the page. See you all on Wednesday! 


Our Platinum Sponsor: TEKsystems

TEKsystems is the Nation’s leading IT Staffing and Services Company annually deploying over 80,000 IT professionals across the nation. Since 1995, our local office has built a strong presence in Omaha and Lincoln from supporting hundreds of companies of many sizes in staffing services and managed services. TEKsystems embraces a divisional strategy that aligns our recruiters with one of four technical Divisions: Communications, Applications, End User Support, and Network Infrastructure. Within the Applications Division, we have focused heavily on our Microsoft Gold Partnership providing our consultants with recruiters dedicated specifically and exclusively to Microsoft technologies, up-to-date product and software information, as well as an expanded and in-depth knowledge of the Omaha and Lincoln markets. TEKsystems divisional alignment to specialize in supporting Microsoft Technologies, capturing market intelligence and hiring trends, and gaining relevant employment statistics has proven very successful for our clients and consultants alike.


LDNUG: Meeting Tomorrow

Sent: 9/29/2015 9:58:34 AM
The next meeting of the Lincoln .NET Users Group is next Wednesday, September 30 from 6-8pm.  We'll be at Assurity Center again (2000 Q Street - see the website for a map).  As a reminder, parking is available on the surface lot on the West side of the building, in the parking garage, as well as on the street surrounding the building.  If you come with us to socialize after the meeting, please be sure to move your car from the surface lot or garage, as these will close at 9pm.


This month: Lightning Talks

Do you use something interesting in your development process that you could talk about for a short period (say 10-20 minutes)? As developers, we tend to think that things we do/use may not be interesting to others. That's SO not true.  I bet you use something every day that other developers could benefit from hearing about. Maybe it's a specific tool, or pattern, or technology. For instance,  maybe you love C# extension methods and are willing to share your wisdom about them. Or maybe you're using something new like ASP.NET 5, Entity Framework 7, or Visual Studio Code - and are willing to simply share your experience with it. You can have slides, or better yet, you can do a demonstration. I bet you know something that other developers could benefit from hearing about.

If you plan to code or demonstrate or present your idea, bring your laptop.  The room is equipped with Wi-Fi and most major visual and audio interfaces including VGA, HDMI, Display Port/Mini Display Port. 

Here is what we have planned so far - but this isn't set in stone!  If you have something you want to present, show up, raise your hand and drop some knowledge on your fellow geeks.

* Azure Service Bus - Andy Unterseher 
* Ionic Framework - Jason Norris
* What's New in C# - Jason Williams
* Release Management - Steve Kennedy
* Mockingbot - Steve Kennedy


Let us know you're coming

Please don't forget to register for the event! If you do not register by noon of the day of the event, you will not be eligible for giveaways, and you will be asked to wait until the break to get pizza to make sure those who did register get some first. Registering is easy! Just go to http://www.lincolndev.net/Events/September2015, and click the RSVP link at the bottom of the page. See you all tomorrow! 


Our Platinum Sponsor: TEKsystems (http://teksystems.com)

TEKsystems is the Nation’s leading IT Staffing and Services Company annually deploying over 80,000 IT professionals across the nation. Since 1995, our local office has built a strong presence in Omaha and Lincoln from supporting hundreds of companies of many sizes in staffing services and managed services. TEKsystems embraces a divisional strategy that aligns our recruiters with one of four technical Divisions: Communications, Applications, End User Support, and Network Infrastructure. Within the Applications Division, we have focused heavily on our Microsoft Gold Partnership providing our consultants with recruiters dedicated specifically and exclusively to Microsoft technologies, up-to-date product and software information, as well as an expanded and in-depth knowledge of the Omaha and Lincoln markets. TEKsystems divisional alignment to specialize in supporting Microsoft Technologies, capturing market intelligence and hiring trends, and gaining relevant employment statistics has proven very successful for our clients and consultants alike.