Upcoming Meetings

August 22, 2018, 6PM: Event-Driven Architectures – Mike Levy

REACTIVE is all the rage today with REACTIVE PROGRAMMING getting most of the attention. However, there is another “reactive”, introduced with the Reactive Manifesto, called REACTIVE SYSTEMS. In this presentation, Mike will introduce us to REACTIVE SYSTEMS and discuss why an Event-Driven Architecture has a place in today’s solutions.

Bio: Michael Levy is a Principal Software Engineer and team lead at 84.51, a subsidiary of Kroger. Mike has been delivering software solutions to clients, in a variety of industries, for over 25 years. He is an active participate in the software community and, through the years, has spoken on a variety of topics at multiple conferences and user groups. As you read this, Mike is probably in front of a computer practicing the ancient art of Sleeping with Your Eyes Open when he should be working on the presentation.

September 26, 2018, 6PM: JetBrains Rider Tips and Tricks: Getting more out of your development time – Chris Woodruff

Rider is a new cross-platform .NET IDE from JetBrains. In this talk we’re going to spend 50 minutes seeing how you can be productive and work efficiently using the keyboard, focusing on the task at hand and not being distracted by the environment. We’ll learn how to maximize the tool for your .NET and web development needs, as well as learn some hidden tips and tricks.

Bio: Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for over 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#, Data Platform and SQL and was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody is a Developer Advocate for JetBrains and evangelizes .NET, .NET Core and JetBrains’ products in North America.