Meeting Schedule

March 4th, 2014

  • 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:
    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

  • 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, 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:
  • Our 20th anniversary is on April 1st. Take a video of yourself wishing our group a happy 20th birthday! Send to David at
  • Location: AMN Healthcare

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Please send any pictures and videos you might have taken at the group to David at:
Our 20th anniversary is on April 1st. Take a video of yourself wishing our group a happy 20th birthday! Send to David at

Past Meeting Topics

  • 2/4/2014 Introduction to Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) Using the PostSharp Framework (Jonathan Bachelor)
  • 1/7/2014 Practical Reflection in .NET (Jeremy Clark)
  • 12/2/2013 SignalR, the Fast and Easy Way to do Push Messaging (Paul Whitmer)
  • 12/2/2013 Using Mono with Raspberry Pi (RPi) (John Walters)
  • 11/5/2013 Rock Your Code Using Code Contracts (David McCarter)
  • 11/5/2013 Managing Your Technical Career (Kim Smith-Rohlf)
  • 10/1/2013 Super-Charged Debugging for the New Developer (Jonathan Bachelor)
  • 10/1/2013 Windows Azure Mobile Services (Bret Stateham)
  • 9/3/2013 Hands-on workshop for Better Unit Testing (Llewellyn Falco)
  • 8/6/2013 Clean Code: Homicidal Maniacs Read Code, Too! (Jeremy Clark)
  • 7/2/2013 Writing Maintainable JavaScript (Paul Mendoza)
  • 7/2/2013 Startups – Measuring Success from Idea to Code (Michele Leroux Bustamante)
  • 6/4/2013 Getting Started With TypeScript (David Kennedy)
  • 6/4/2013 Metrics for the Success of an Agile Team (Chris Lucian & Llewellyn Falco)
  • 5/7/2013 .NET Fundamentals Using ksoap2 to connect Android to .Net (Andrew Champagne)
  • 5/7/2013 jQuery Mobile, Backbone, and ASP.NET Web API – A Framework for Making Mobile Web Applications (Troy Miles)
  • 4/2/2013 Object Oriented Programming for Everyone (Paul Sheriff)
  • 3/5/2013 Mob Programming, A Whole Team Approach (Woody Zuill)
  • 12/4/2012 Up to Speed with HTML 5 in 75 Minutes (Paul Sheriff)
  • 11/6/2012 Building Connected Business Applications in Light Speed (Beth Massi)
  • 10/2/2012 Intoduction to Windows 8 Programmer (Reza Madani)
  • 9/4/2012 JavaScript/jQuery (James Johnson)
  • 9/4/2012 .NET Fundamentals – HTML5 Offline Applications (Woody Pewitt)
  • 8/7/2012 Better Unit Testing with ApprovalTests (Lynn Langit and Woody Zuill)
  • 7/3/2012 Fixing Untestable Code with Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers (Steve Moyer)
  • 6/5/2012 .NET Fundamentals -Creating More Readable Code with Fluent Classes and Extension Methods (Jim Bears)
  • 6/5/2012 Scaling Agility to the Enterprise (Armond Mehrabian)
  • 5/1/2012 .NET Fundamentals
  • 5/1/2012 Learn the Lingo: Design Patterns (Jeremy Clark)
  • 4/3/2012 .NET Fundamentals
  • 4/3/2012 SQL Server 2012 BI Enhancements You care About (Reza Madani)
  • 3/6/2012 .NET Fundamentals – Types of Projects in Visual Studio and Why to Select One (Jim Bears)
  • 3/6/2012 IEnumerable, ISaveable, IDontGetIt: Understanding .NET Interfaces (Jeremy Clark)
  • 2/7/2012 .NET Fundamentals (David McCarter)
  • 2/7/2012 Introduction to SQL Unit Testing using Visual Studio 2010 (Jim Bears)
  • 1/3/2012 .NET Fundamentals – Code Duplication (Jason Kerney)
  • 1/3/2012 Code Dojo in C# (Woody Zuill)
  • 12/6/2011 .NET Fundamentals – Class Cohesion (Jim Bears)
  • 12/6/2011 Architecting a Business Application for Windows Phone(Paul Sheriff)
  • 11/1/2011 Windows 8 and VS 11 (Bill Sheldon)
  • 10/4/2011.NET Fundamentals – Is Your C# Optimized? (Woody Pewitt)
  • 10/4/2011 How To Survive The Technical Interview (David McCarter)
  • 9/6/2011 .NET Fundamentals – Debugging (Bill Sheldon)
  • 9/6/2011 Learn to Love Lambdas -(Jeremy Clark)
  • 8/2/2011 .NET Fundamentals – Simplified Unit Tests with Pex and Moles (Jim Bears)
  • 8/2/2011 MVC 3 & Razor – Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 3 and Razor (Scott Mitchell)
  • 7/5/2011 .NET Fundamentals – Code Contracts (David McCarter)
  • 7/5/2011 Introduction to Workflow Foundation 4.0 (Scott Reed)
  • 6/7/2011 .NET Fundamentals – Test Driven Development (Jason Kerney)
  • 6/7/2011 A Lap Around Microsoft Test Manager (Mike Vincent)
  • 5/3/2011 .NET Fundamentals – Cyclomatic Complexity: What It Is And How To Reduce It (Jim Bears)
  • 5/3/2011 Building Distributed Business Applications (Bill Sheldon)
  • 4/5/2011 MVC for the Non-web Developer (Woody Pewitt)
  • 4/5/2011 Better Craftsmanship through Intentional Practice (Jason Kerney)
  • 3/1/2011 Getting Started with Oracle Database and .NET (Alex Keh)
  • 3/1/2011 Clean Code That Works (Woody Zuill)
  • 2/1/2011 .NET Fundamentals – Files (Craig Hubert)
  • 2/1/2011 From 0 to Silverlight in 60 min (Paul Sheriff)
  • 2/1/2011 Silverlight MVVM Made Easy (Paul Sheriff)
  • 1/4/2011 .NET Fundamentals (David McCarter)
  • 1/4/2011 Success with Test-Driven Development and Scrum (Russ Nemhauser)
  • 12/7/2010 .NET Fundamentals – OOP (Jim Bears)
  • 12/7/2010 MVC and Entity Framework 4 (James Johnson)
  • 11/2/2010 .NET Fundamentals – Floats, Doubles, Decimals and Loss of Precision (Bill Sheldon)
  • 11/2/2010 Silverlight Communication Services (Reza Madani)
  • 10/5/2010 .NET Fundamentals – Source Control (Steve Moyer)
  • 10/5/2010 Intro to the T4 Template Programming
  • 9/7/2010 .NET Fundamentals – SQL Statements (Ike Ellis)
  • 9/7/2010 Essential jQuery with ASP.NET MVC (Jeffrey Hasan)
  • 8/3/2010 Asynchronous Programming with NET 4.0’s Task Object (Jeff Smith)
  • 8/3/2010 .NET Fundamentals -Interfaces (Jim Bears)
  • 7/6/2010 Top Security Scenarios for WCF Services: On Premise & In The Cloud (Michele Leroux Bustamante)
  • 7/6/2010 .NET Fundamentals -Threads (Bill Sheldon)
  • 6/1/2010 Getting to Know C# 4 (Chris Burrows)
  • 6/1/2010 A Tour of Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2010 (Jason Malinowski)
  • 5/4/2010 The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) – (Kathleen Dollard)
  • 5/4/2010 .NET Fundamentals – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Classes (Jim Bears)
  • 4/6/2010 Fundamentals of Databinding in WPF (Paul Sheriff)
  • 4/6/2010 .NET Fundamentals: How Not to Suck at a Technical Interview (Brad Cunningham)
  • 3/2/2010 Introduction to PRISM (Chris Platt)
  • 3/2/2010 .NET Fundamentals – Attributes (Scott Reed)
  • 2/2/2010 Preview of Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management (Mike Vincent)
  • 2/2/2010 .NET Fundamentals: Exception & Event Instrumentation in .NET (David McCarter)
  • 1/5/2010 Working with VS 2010 Beta and Beyond (Bill Sheldon)
  • 1/5/2010 .NET Fundamentals – Application Settings (David McCarter)
  • 12/1/2009 Programming iPhone Applications with MonoTouch (Scott Reed)
  • 12/1/2009 .NET Fundamentals – Garbage Collection (Woody Pewitt)
  • 11/3/2009 Debugging Tips & Tricks (Paul Sheriff)
  • 11/3/2009 .NET Fundamentals – Exceptions(Jim Bears)
  • 10/6/2009 .NET RIA Services with Silverlight 3 (Tim McCarthy)
  • 10/6/2009 .NET Fundamentals – Events (Bill Sheldon)
  • 9/1/2009 XAML Roundtable Discussion (InterKnowlogy)
  • 9/1/2009 Touch based development 101 (Brad Cunningham)
  • 9/1/2009 .NET Fundamentals – .NET Generics and LINQ (Joe Seymour)
  • 8/4/2009 Building Office Business Applications (Bill Sheldon)
  • 8/4/2009 ComponentOne (Gustavo Eydelsteyn)
  • 8/4/2009 .NET Fundamentals – Closures (Llewellyn Falco)
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