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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.


David McCarter

Kim Smith-Rohlfs

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)


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


Platinum Sponsor:


Gold Sponsor:


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.

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.

In The Beginning…

Thoughts on the beginning of the San Diego .NET Developers Group (San Diego Visual Basic User Group) almost 20 years ago.

Visual Studio Live!

Hey Developers — get your backstage pass to the Microsoft Platform at the Visual Studio Live event!

Visual Studio Live!
August 19, 2013 thru August 23rd, 2013

Celebrating 20 years of education and training for the developer community, Visual Studio Live! is coming back to Microsoft headquarters!

This is the event in Redmond Washington where developers, software architects and designers will connect for five days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft platform. With 60+ sessions led by industry experts and Microsoft insiders, you will walk away from this event having expanded your .NET skills and the ability to build better applications.

Visual Studio Live! Redmond WA
08/19/2013 -08/23/2013
Microsoft Conference Center (MSCC) Redmond, WA

I was able to obtain an exclusive discount code which provides my readers a $500 savings on any of the 5 day conference pacakages. Use code: UGRD9

For more details see:

.NET Expert Available For Contract Work

David McCarter (aka dotNetDave) and founder/ president of the San Diego .NET Developers group is available for contract work.


  • Over 20 years development experience with strong knowledge of utilizing object oriented programming techniques. Started using .NET beta 1 in production ½ years before it was released.
  • Extensive experience in all phases of development from program analysis/ design/ coding to shipping the final product and providing post-sales support. Lead/ directed teams up to 6 developers/ QA.
  • Microsoft MVP since 2006.
  • Author of the book David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards, Microsoft Acronyms for .NET Programmers, Professional Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5 Programming, David McCarter’s VB Tips & Techniques and VB Tips & Tricks.
  • Speaker at colleges, high schools and conferences such as Code Camp, VSLive, Microsoft.
  • University of California San Diego Extensions Teacher: Develops and teaches college level classes that including C# for Beginners, C# Programming I, C# Programming II, Building Rich & Interactive Web Applications with ASP.NET AJAX, Fundamentals of the .NET Framework, Architecting .NET Applications, VB.NET Programming I, Migrating Visual Basic 6 to .NET and .NET 2.0 University.
  • Creator and author of the web site dotNetTips.com.
  • President/ Co-Founder of the San Diego .NET Developers Group
  • INETA Community Excellence Award for involvement in the .NET community.
  • Inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008.
  • Computer Science Advisory Board for National University and Mesa Collage, Member since 2011.
  • .NET Professional Certificate Review Board (UCSD) , Board Member , Member Since 2008


  • Proficient in: C#, VB.NET , ASP.NET (AJAX), .NET Compact Framework, ADO.NET, XML, HTML
  • Familiar with: Java Script, XSL, CSS


  • Database: Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access
  • Other: SharePoint, IIS
  • Server Platforms: Microsoft Windows 2000 – Microsoft Windows Server 2003


Contact David by using the form below:

March Mingle 2013

It’s that time of the year again! March Mingle is back for its 9th year and will take place at ScaleMatrix in Kearny Mesa on Wednesday March 13th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Please join us for an exciting evening event of networking, drinks, food, to check out San Diego’s latest tech startups and discover what other local user groups are up to.

Since 2004, March Mingle has brought together technologists from San Diego’s technical user groups for a night of socializing and camaraderie. Thanks to the support of these user groups, San Diego geeks have sold out the venue for the last 3 years. The night is focused on connecting local tech groups and is conducted without sales pitches or demos.

You are invited to come out to talk shop, trade war stories, and munch on finger food while enjoying the evening with San Diego’s finest technologists.

Click here to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite: http://marchmingle2013.eventbrite.com
For more event details visit http://marchmingle.com

This is San Diego tech’s largest community event and we couldn’t do this event without your attendance and support. Please share this event on Facebook and Twitter.

DevIntersection Conference

Solve Your Development Challenges with Education

Register for SQLIntersection & DevIntersection Conference and get ahead of your SQL Server challenges.

DevIntersection brings together many industry experts to help you explore the Microsoft tecnology stack as your team builds desktop, web and mobile applications. If your team  is using Visual Studio 2010 / 2012, JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS, Windows Azure or you want to explore DevOps, ALM or begin to write Windows 8 apps, DevIntersection is the place to be next month.


 SQLIntersection will bring together real-world experts presenting problem solving techniques and technologies that you can implement today. The show will focus mainly on best practices for SQL Server versions 2012, 2008R2 and 2008 but also highlight the critical new technologies in SQL Server 2012. Our tracks will apply to almost anyone that works with SQL Server and will be hosted by experts in the community. Our hosts: Kimberly L. Tripp, Brent Ozar and Aaron Bertrand, will help guide you through the topics and sessions and help you find solutions!

If you want practical information delivered by speakers that know not-only the technologies but are competent and consistently, highly rated speakers – this is the show for you. You will understand the RIGHT features to troubleshoot and solve your performance and availability problems now!

BONUS EVENT: Announcing <anglebrackets/> – A Conference for Developers Who Love the Web
 Do you or a colleague develop for the web using open standards technologies? Are you moving into modern web design, targeting different platforms, and doing so with JavaScript, HTML and CSS?  Do you work with web developers and designers and is your team exploring upcoming web technologies? Plan to be at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, April 8-11, 2013 for anglebrackets. Do you want to learn more? Click over to www.anglebrackets.org to find out more. This event is running concurrently with DevIntersection / SQLIntersection. Tell a friend.
Use the Discount Code EGAN on the DevIntersection / SQLIntersection registration page and save $50.

Contact Us

Web: www.devintersection.com www.sqlintersection.com

Phone: 203-264-8220

Email: info@devintersection.com

.NET Rocks VS2012 Launch Road Trip!


16620 W Bernardo Dr
San Diego California 92127
United States
Register by Phone: 1-877-MSEVENT (9AM-7PM EST M-F)
Language(s):  English.
Product(s):  Microsoft System Center, Microsoft technologies, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Windows, Windows 8 and Windows Azure.
Audience(s):  Designer, IT Decision Maker, IT Implem_IT Generalist, IT Manager and NonProfessional Developer.
Well, we’ve done it again!
We went and rented a big 37′ RV and booked another United States (mostly) Road Trip for the launch of Visual Studio 2012. No charge for admission.
At each stop we will record a live .NET Rocks! show with a guest star, whom we will fly in for the occasion.
Following that, the .NET Rocks hosts (Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin) will each do a presentation around building modern applications on the Windows platform. Carl leans toward development and client-side technology and Richard leans toward DevOps and server-side technology.
There will be food, drink, geeking out, and hopefully some alert locals will know of a pub where we can adjourn after the event to continue the conversation!
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