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20th Anniversary Party 1994-2014

Our 20th anniversary party is coming up quick! Have you registered? Why not??

Register: http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-NET-Developers-Group/events/155007352/


Meeting Schedule

20th Anniversary

5:30pm – 6:30pm:

Food, Networking & Entertainment

6:30pm: A Look Back

Scheduled to speak: David McCarter, Richard Eckert (the father of the group), David Randolph

This will be David McCarter’s retirement (20 years) from running the group from month to month. Retirement gifts accepted. His dream gifts are Gretsch G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon or Nikon D610!

7:30pm: Featured Speaker (Scott Hunter from Microsoft)

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ASP.NET Past, Present and a sneak peeking into the Radial Future of ASP.NET  – Scott Hunter is a Group Program Manager at Microsoft who has been working on the .NET platform since 2007. Scott works on all things web at Microsoft including server side .NET (ASP.NET, Entity Framework), Visual Studio Web Tooling, Azure SDK’s, NuGet and the Azure Cache Service. He is Scott Hanselman’s boss!

Networking after the meeting until 10:30pm


Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor:

devexpress-logo


Gold Sponsor:


Videos

Happy 20th Anniversary To Us!



History of The Group (teaser)

This video is part of the history of the group with interviews from members throughout the years. Full version will be premiered at the meeting.

Sr. Software Engineer — C#, ASPX, jQuery, LINQ (Carlsbad)

PEAK 15 provides tour operators with trip planning, marketing, sales, operations and accounting automation as an easy to use and affordable online, subscription-based service. PEAK 15 is the premier solution for the travel industry with some of the biggest tour operators in the world as our customers.

We are looking for a .NET developer to join our technical team and assist in developing our one of a kind solution on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 platform.

Responsibilities

Candidate will be a developer in a small, agile team. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in C# / .NET (3-5 yrs) and be ready to take their career to the next level. You will aggressively develop your skills as a .NET developer in this position including LINQ, Entity Framework, Dynamics CRM, jQuery, WCF and WWF.

Required Skills/Experience
• Excellent knowledge (3+ yrs) of programming with C# using Visual Studio 2012.
• Excellent knowledge (3+ yrs) of LINQ and ADO.
• Good knowledge (3+ yrs) of JavaScript, jQuery and HTML.
• In-depth understanding of SQL language including stored procedures and views.
• Experience consuming web services using XML/SOAP/REST.
• Good understanding of OOD/OOP patterns and practices as well as RDBMS design.
• Experience with TDD and scrum methodology.
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent exp.

Skills Considered a Plus
• Experience developing Microsoft Dynamics CRM extensions using JavaScript, C#, and ASPX
• Silverlight, HTML 5.0
• Windows Workflow Foundation
• Windows Identity Foundation

No sponsorships or H1B candidates can be considered. No third party agencies please. This is a full time position in our Carlsbad office.

Generous benefits including medical/dental/vacation/bonuses/retirement plan with company matching.

careers@peak15systems.com

San Diego .NET Developers’ Group Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

San Diego, CA – In honor of its 20th anniversary, the San Diego .NET Developers’ Group is hosting a party for local Microsoft .NET Developers.

The event will take place from 5PM – 10PM on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at AMN Healthcare located at 12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA. The program features food and beverages, entertainment, special guest speakers and giveaways.  This is a free event and all are welcome.  Please register at: http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-NET-Developers-Group/events/155007352/

The featured speaker for this meeting will be Scott Hunter from Microsoft. Scott Hunter is a Group Program Manager at Microsoft who has been working on the .NET platform since 2007. Scott works on all things web at Microsoft including server-side .NET (ASP.NET, Entity Framework), Visual Studio Web Tooling, Azure SDK’s, NuGet and the Azure Cache Service. He is Scott Hanselman’s boss!

The San Diego .NET Developers’ Group is one of the oldest continuous user groups in Southern California and is run exclusively by volunteers. The group was started by local developers that includes Richard Eckert, David Randolph and David McCarter in 1994 as the San Diego Visual Basic User Group. They evolved into the current form shortly after Microsoft .NET was released in 2002.

Since the beginning, they have catered to all levels of developers – beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, creating a fun environment for learning, sharing and networking. The group has not only launched many software engineers careers in San Diego but also helped other local developers find career opportunities to further their career development. The group has featured local developers presenting sessions along with developers from around the world.

Contact:

David McCarter
President/Founder
530-656-8337
davidm@sddotnetdg.org

Kim Smith-Rohlfs
Director
kim@socaltechrecruiter.com
760-207-6983

March 2014 Meeting

We hope you will join us for our March 4th meeting at AMN Healthcare. Here is the schedule:

  • Speed up your day, get more done without working harder, improve your geek skills, enjoy working more, and the science behind, ‘Working, In-The-Zone’ – (Steve Kohlenberger) Your brain is the one essential key piece of technology you must use each time you perform any development activity. You learned how to walk, talk, think, and code. If your want to be an Olympic Runner, World Class Speaker, or White Hat Hacker, you know it takes a lot more time, commitment, focused learning, sometimes coaching, than just learning the basics. But what kind of training can you get for your brain? While there are many different strategies we could discuss, I’ll introduce you to the art and science, as well as ongoing research into, ‘In-The-Zone’, as experienced in the work environment.
    Please take the following survey before the meeting: fluidsurveys.com/surveys/s2s/in-the-zone-for-it-pros/
    When you leave, you will know:

    ·Five very different types of ‘In-The-Zone ‘, their causes, and the two types commonly found among software engineers.

    ·What conditions must be met before you can enter the Zone.

    ·What events will likely pull you out of the Zone.

    ·You will also be able to better identify when you or someone else is in the Zone.

    ·Things you can do to develop more control of your own Zone further.
    Steve Kohlenberger started, and hasn’t stopped coding since before Microsoft was formed. Over his career, he has written operating system kernels, LAN drivers, storage drivers, games, high speed communication systems, complex medical database conversion systems (SQL 2008 R2), and much more. He has worked with most Microsoft technologies and enjoys VB.
    Through Steve’s companies, he has provided software and consulting services directly to: IBM, Seagate Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Cisco Systems, Novell/Suse, National Semiconductor, Network Products, Ball Corp., Computer Associates, and Allscripts, among others.
    Today, Steve applies himself as a consultant, coach, and trainer, with clients focused in the fields of software engineering and IT professionals, for individuals and organizations, facilitating the acceleration of those wanting to get beyond present challenges and achieve greater levels of accomplishment, faster, and easier. Steve has a M.A. Degree in Psychology, a B.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems, is a Project Management Professional, and is a Success Coach, Small Business Coach, ADHD Coach,and Life Coach.
    He can be reached at Steve@Strategies2Succeed.com.

  • Obama, JQuery, & ASP.NET SignalR. Getting Started with the Real-Time Web – (Michael Ossou) This session is intended for the everyday developer who is interested in a more traditional implementation of the (non-game-related) Real-Time Web. While primarily an introduction to ASP.NET SignalR, we will also be discussing some fundamental HTML 5/JavaScript concepts relevant to our sample application.
    If you are a typical web developer that spends most of your day working on business applications and would like to see what it would take to get started with the Real-Time Web and discuss where and when it’s applicable to your application, this session is for you. All skill levels are welcome – no gymnastics required.
    Michael Ossou is a second generation software developer who has spent the last 7 years working at DiscountASP.NET, one of the largest web hosting companies in the world that cater specifically to ASP.NET developers. In addition to working on the provisioning systems that make the DiscountASP.NET platform the most feature-rich in the industry, he has spent the last several years working on Snapphq.com, a newly announced service that uses the latest cloud-based technologies Microsoft has to offer.
  • Please send any pictures and videos you might have taken at the group to David at: davidm@sddotnetdg.org
  • Our 20th anniversary is on April 1st. Take a video of yourself wishing our group a happy 20th birthday! Send to David at davidm@sddotnetdg.org
  • Location: AMN Healthcare
  • Sponsor: DISCOUNT ASP.NET
  • Register for San Diego .NET Developers Group Meeting - 2012 in San Diego, CA  on Eventbrite

February 2014 Meeting

We hope you will join us for our February 4th meeting at AMN Healthcare. Here is the schedule:

  • Introduction to Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) Using the PostSharp Framework (Jonathan Bachelor) -Level-up your software development skills by learning about aspect oriented programming with the PostSharp AOP framework. In a large project, you can save literally thousands of lines of repetitive, “boilerplate” code, which means powerfully fast results. We’ll talk about what AOP is, where it might be used best, and how the PostSharp framework can help.
  • Please send any pictures and videos you might have taken at the group to David at: davidm@sddotnetdg.org
  • Our 20th anniversary is on April 1st. Take a video of yourself wishing our group a happy 20th birthday! Send to David at davidm@sddotnetdg.org
  • Location: AMN Healthcare
  • Sponsor: DISCOUNT ASP.NET
  • Register for San Diego .NET Developers Group Meeting - 2012 in San Diego, CA  on Eventbrite

Advanced Retrospective Techniques with Diana Larsen

Advanced Retrospective Techniques with Diana Larsen

Abstract:

Agile Retrospectives improve any project or process — building on a team’s immediate past experience of success and failure. Smart teams and organizations hold Retrospective meetings iteratively, throughout the work cycle and at important release milestones. With effective meeting design and facilitation, Retrospective leaders help team members systematically evaluate their own performance, explore their lessons learned, expand their capacity and capability, and forge ways to continuously improve their work and deliverables. Teams can’t truly call themselves Agile if they don’t include Retrospectives among their regular work practices.

As Agile Retrospectives become routine, they can also become stale and boring, delivering less value to the team. How can you prevent this? Keep your Agile Retrospective practice fresh through a renewed emphasis on team learning, collective analysis, and collaborative decision making. View Retrospective facilitation and design through the lens of Five Rules for Team Learning: Keep it Alive! Hunt Fluency, Start Obvious, Stay Focused, Adapt the Setting. Bring new activities and group processes to the meeting that will stimulate better thinking and improvements. In this workshop, Diana Larsen will introduce advanced uses of the Flexible Framework for Retrospectives and show how to incorporate the Five Rules for Team Learning in your Retrospective designs. Participants will share new team activities to enlarge your repertoire and gain practice in designing and facilitating effective Agile Retrospectives.

The Day:

Introductions – including practice with new activities to “Set the Stage”
Agile Retrospective Purpose & Group Learning, Thinking, and Collaborating on Improvement Actions
Applying Five Rules for Learning in Retrospectives
Explore and practice new activities to “”Gather Data”, Generate Insights”, “Decide What to Do”, and “Close the Retrospective”
Retrospectives as Adaptive Action for “Responding to Change”
Designing Agile Retrospectives for Continuous Learning and Improvement
Next Steps

Prerequisites:

Experience with facilitating or participating in Agile Retrospectives for work in teams

Familiarity with the book, “Agile Retrospectives” by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen available at http://tinyurl.com/AgileRetros

Familiarity with the book, “QuickStart Guide to Five Rules of Accelerated Learning” by Diana Larsen and Willem Larsen available at https://leanpub.com/fiverules

Our Facilitator, Diana Larson:

Diana is a founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting. She is considered an international authority in the areas of Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Deeply in tune with how work teams grow, adapt, and develop, she co-authored “Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great”; “Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects”; “Quickstart Guide to Five Rules for Accelerated Learning”; and most recently the Path Through Agile Fluency model, described in the article, “Your Path Through Agile Fluency: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile” at http://www.agilefluency.com

An active contributor to her professional community, Diana is a former chair and board member for Agile Alliance, and current board member of Organization Design Forum, Agile Open Northwest, and Language Hunters. She is also an Associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute. Follow her on Twitter (@DianaOfPortland) and (@FutureWks).
Have questions about Advanced Retrospective Techniques with Diana Larsen? Contact Woody Zuill

Want To Go To Live! 360 DEV /Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas For FREE?

Are you free on March 10-14, 2014 and want to go to Live! 360 DEV/ Visual Studio Live! for FREE? Our group has partnered with the conference and will be giving away one pass that’s worth almost $3K! How do you win? Follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign-up for our 20th Anniversary Meeting before coming to the February meeting.
  2. Bring your ticket for the anniversary meeting to the February meeting. No ticket, no contest entry!
  3. At the end of the meeting we will pull one winning ticket! (must be present to win)

It’s that easy. Good luck.

January 2014 Meeting

We hope you will join us for our January 7th meeting at AMN Healthcare. Here is the schedule:

  • Practical Reflection in .NET (Jeremy Clark) – Reflection is an extremely powerful feature of .NET. But there is a big difference between what we can do and what we should do. Several of these features are useful to the everyday developer. We’ll take a quick look at what reflection is capable of and then narrow our focus to practical uses — balancing flexibility, safety, and performance.
  • Please sign up for Share Your Crazy Interview Story by clicking here.
  • Please send any pictures and videos you might have taken at the group to David at: davidm@sddotnetdg.org
  • Our 20th anniversary is on April 1st. Take a video of yourself wishing our group a happy 20th birthday! Send to David at davidm@sddotnetdg.org
  • Location: AMN Healthcare
  • Sponsor: DISCOUNT ASP.NET
  • Register for San Diego .NET Developers Group Meeting - 2012 in San Diego, CA  on Eventbrite

Join .NET Rocks! & Xamarin for building Modern Apps Leveraging the Cloud with Visual Studio 2013 – San Diego

Kris Lankford
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)
San Diego, CA

Get ready to be immersed in the power of Visual Studio 2013, Xamarin and Windows Azure. We are going to show you all the cool new tools, how to build cross-platform mobile apps and leverage the power of the cloud to scale your next hit application. The .NET Rocks! Team of Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are on the road bringing you presentations focused on building modern applications.

At each stop, they will record a live .NET Rocks! show with a guest star that will be flown in for the occasion.

Learn about Visual Studio 2013
See cross-platform mobile development with Xamarin
Get GEEKY with Richard & Carl

.NET ROCKS

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