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:

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


INETA Component Code Challenge

INETA NoRam is hosting a contest with our partners to see who can build an .NET application making effective use of reusable components to solve a problem.

The Rules:

Any .NET Application (WinForms, ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, etc.) built in the last year (since 1/1/2010) using at least 1 component from at least 1 approved vendor. Then make a 3 – 5 minute Camtasia video showing your entry and describing what component(s) you used and why your application is cool. Our judges will review the submissions and the best two will win a scholarship to Tech·Ed 2011, May 16-19 in Atlanta GA including air fare, hotel, and conference pass.

The Judging:

Entries will be judged on four criteria:

  1. Effective use of a component to solve a problem/display data
  2. Innovative use of components
  3. Impact using components (i.e. reduction in lines of code written, increased productivity, etc.)
  4. Most creative use of a component.


Hurry! The submission deadline is March 15, 2011 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time.

More information, can be found on the INETA Component Code Challenge page.

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