October 26, 2016, 6PM: How to Listen to What Your Software Is Telling You – Chris Farrell

    Location: IDCAST/UDRI, TechTown, 711 East Monument Avenue, Suite 101 in downtown Dayton. Google Map

    Knowledge is power. Whether you are trying to fix a defect, optimize performance, improve the user experience or increase the return on investment of your software for the business, if you learn how to listen to what your software is telling you it will improve the outcomes of your actions. In the first part of this session we will demonstrate a number of tools & techniques to log data from the operating system, the .Net framework, and from your application in order to capture what is actually taking place in your software. The second part of this presentation will provide an overview and demonstration of free tools to help you query and analyze your logs to extract information from raw log data. By the conclusion of this session you will have everything you need to capture better log data as well and extract greater value from your log data.

    Bio: Chris Farrell is the .Net Lead at Fusion Alliance in Columbus, OH and he has been a .Net developer since 2002. Over the years he has been a lead contributor on an open source project with 150,000+ users, a mentor and teacher to countless developers, an active member of the developer community both attending and presenting at a number of conferences and .Net user groups.


    IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Our group’s membership list is on LinkedIn! Please come join us at the Dayton .NET Developers LinkedIn group to receive meeting notices and job postings.


    Meetings are generally held at 6:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month hosted by IDCAST/UDRI at 711 East Monument Avenue, Suite 101 in downtown Dayton. There’s plenty of parking at the venue.  Upcoming meeting schedules and topics are listed on the Upcoming Meetings page.

    Why We’re Here

    The mission of the Dayton .NET Developers Group is to help Dayton area software developers, technical leads, and managers keep in touch with the latest in .NET-related technology and industry practices.

    Our meetings are free and have by a high-quality presentation lasting 60 – 75 minutes.  We sometimes start meetings with a short “GrokTalk”, ten to 15 minutes of focused discussion on one tool, trick, or issue,

    Interested in Joining?

    Membership in the group is free! Anyone interested in .NET technology can join.  All you have to do is join the LinkedIn group. You’ll automatically be added to our membership roster and sent notices about future meetings and special events (as specified by your LinkedIn group membership).  Drop us a note if you run in to any problems.

    Searching For a Job, or Have One to Advertise?

     Join the LinkedIn group to be able to view or submit job listings.  If you post a job listing and do not see it on the group, please contact us.

    Interested in Sponsoring the Group?

    The Dayton .NET Developers Group is completely free to its members.  We’re supported through the sponsorship of regional companies interested both in lending a hand to the developer community and also who are interested in getting word out about their companies to those same communities.

    We offer several options for sponsorship.  You can read about the options in our Sponsorship Prospectus.  Questions?  Contact Us .