Upcoming Meetings

July 25, 2018, 6PM: Azure Functions in Action – Baskar Rao Dandlamudi

Server less architecture is a current buzz word and there are various offerings to choose from different cloud vendors. The talk will be focused on Azure Functions and the various integration options available as part of Azure Functions. A walk through of Functions will be conducted where participants can get overview to create their azure functions and understand the various integration options and diagnostic mechanism available to monitor the functions. Developers can choose their language of choice to create their own functions and take advantage of the features available from the platform.

Having a computer during the talk is optional. Presentation along with Github samples will be shared as part of the talk.

Bio: Baskar Rao Dandlamudi is a Senior .Net Consultant with over 10 plus years of work experience in enterprise software solutions design, development, implementation support and performance monitoring using Microsoft stack of technologies. His passion is to explore Cloud technologies and learn new improvements and share the same with community. Areas of interest include Azure, Kubernetes and NativeScript.

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‚Äôs 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.