October Events!

Milwaukee Code Camp – Sat Oct 15 at UW-Milwaukee

Technology Hub ConferenceThurs Oct 13 at Paper Valley Radisson Hotel

Chippewa Valley Code CampSat Oct 22 in Eau Claire

November Meeting:

We’re trying to line up our November meeting yet. Potentially on the MS Bot Framework or Powershell.

Call for Speakers/Topics

If you have an interesting thing you’ve been working on or researching, why not share it at the user group? We’re always looking for speakers and topics. Please consider giving it a try. We’ll help you, if you want. This is a chance to grow!

We’re always open for topic suggestions, too. Send them our way!

Call for Sponsors

NEWDUG and NEWCodeCamp rely on sponsors to help keep going. If you, your company or someone you know might be interested in sponsoring, please have them email or tweet us.

Thanks!
NEWDUG Team

Abstract

This was the year React vs Angular in the Web World.   With the redo of AngularJS 1.x into Angular (the “official” name for AngularJS 2), it is time to compare and contrast Angular and ReactJS, another very popular JavaScript library.  We will take a look at an application developed using both Angular and React and talk through difference in coding philosophy between the two and ultimately, help you or your organization determine what makes sense. Spoiler, there are slides entitled feelings

 

Bio

John Ptacek is a Skyline Technologies Principal Consultant where his primary focus is the design, development and envisioning of solutions for customers around the globe.

During his career he has developed solutions to solve problems for a wide variety of industries. Examples include virtually melting down nuclear reactors, developing a system for pricing over 10 billion dollars in consumer goods orders, corporate extranets for professional sport teams as well as mobile applications for music festivals.

His current focus is on solving problems using cloud technologies to reach users on their phone, their PC or while they are talking in their living room.

He lives in Appleton, WI with his wife and a gaggle of children who are usually playing music, running or shining shoes. Follow him on twitter @jptacek or on his blog athttp://www.jptacek.com.

 

Free Registration

http://ptacekangularreact.eventbrite.com

When & Where

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking
6:00 – discussion
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound
Room C140
Appleton, WI 54912

Abstract

Revolutionary technology can lead to disruptive innovation. We are witnessing the dawn of augmented reality and the Microsoft HoloLens is leading the way. The HoloLens provides a new landscape for us, as developers and innovators, to break new ground with more emerging experiences.

This discussion will briefly introduce tools for the HoloLens that are often not shown in the videos you may have seen and then spend the majority of time on various developer scenarios. We will go beyond the built in apps, look at the development environment, choices you have and what it is like creating our own apps and games.

You will leave knowing what skill sets are needed, what types of apps and games lend themselves to easier migrations and a basic understanding of how to develop with the HoloLens. This session and demonstrations will focus on using Visual Studio, Unity, C#, DirectX and C++.

Bio

Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development and principal software engineer consultant with Skyline Technologies. He has a great passion for giving back to the community and teaching. A true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, UX, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, 3D/games, cloud, languages and much more. Greg speaks at conferences like ThatConference, CodeMash, Code PaLOUsa, TechBash, VSLive, KCDC and DevLink. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, board member of ThatConference, president of the Northeast WI Developers User Group / Northeast WI Code Camp / Milwaukee Code Camp, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User’s Group, INETA speaker, IEEE and ACM member and a PhD student.

Along with being a life-long geek, Greg enjoys golfing, football, woodworking, philosophy and stimulating conversation.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hololens-developing-augmented-and-mixed-reality-greg-levenhagen-tickets-25864529504

When & Where

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking
6:00 – discussion
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound
Room C140
Appleton, WI 54912

 

Abstract

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you called the shots? No more bosses, it’s just you and your team doing great work, making piles of money and serving awesome customers… and invoicing, collections, finding new clients, running payroll, writing proposals, revising contracts, handling employee issues, insurance and about a thousand other things that aren’t necessarily what excite you about the idea of running your own dev shop.
I ran a small agency for the first 5 years of my career, worked as CTO of a funded startup, worked for The Man, and now I’m back to consulting through my 9-month-old software development company, Headway.
I have an entrepreneurial itch that just won’t go away, and I know I’m not the only one. If you have considered going out on your own, this talk is for you. I’ll cover the good, bad and ugly of what has gone in to building Headway. We certainly can’t say we’re doing everything right, but we’ve learned a lot I’m looking forward to sharing what I know and hopefully saving you from making some of the same mistakes when you start your company.

Bio

Chris is co-founder of Headway, a web and mobile application development company that specializes in Ruby on Rails and React. His passion for software engineering is matched by his love of building great products. Having been involved in product decisions as much as, he enjoys being a part of the build-measure-learn cycle as much as the red-green-refactor cycle.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-up-your-own-dev-shop-chris-schmitz-tickets-23064711172

When & Where

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking and food
6:00 – discussion

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound
Room F108
Appleton, WI 54912

Abstract

Microsoft announced a new cross-platform ASP.NET framework which promises to appease those seeking modularization and performance improvements. Out with the kitchen sink that is the System.Web assembly, and in with the new. Couple this with a lightweight, cross-platform code editor which comprehends ASP.NET Core 1.0, and developers around the world rejoice. So let’s dive in! Open Visual Studio Code, and choose File -> New -> Project, right? Not quite!

This talk will explore how to get started with ASP.NET Core 1.0, from the ground up, using Visual Studio Code. Along the way, we’ll discuss new features and how to take advantage of them in your applications.

Bio

Scott Addie is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (Web Applications), a Visual Studio Code Insider, and a .NET Solutions Architect with CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, WI. He has over a decade of experience in full-stack enterprise application development using Microsoft technologies and JavaScript. In his spare time, Scott can be found spending time with his wife and 3 kids, attending user groups, code camps, & conferences, and blogging about ASP.NET and JavaScript at scottaddie.com. You can find Scott on Twitter @Scott_Addie.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-with-aspnet-core-10-in-visual-studio-code-scott-addie-tickets-22746165393

When & Where

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking and food
6:00 – discussion

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound
Room F108
Appleton, WI 54912

Abstract

The Kinect has been around for a while and version 2 added some great new capabilities. Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) are continuing to grow. The technology used in the Kinect is making it to other devices, including your laptops.

Come see some cool projects being worked on, what burnt fingers Greg has gained over the years and how to push the limits of hacking on a Microsoft Kinect.

Bio

Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Platform Development and principal software engineer consultant with Skyline Technologies. He has a great passion for giving back to the community and teaching. A true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, UX, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, 3D/games, cloud, languages and much more. Greg speaks at conferences like ThatConference, CodeMash, VSLive and DevLink. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, board member of ThatConference, president of the Northeast WI Developers User’s Group, President of the Northeast WI Code Camp and the Milwaukee Code Camp, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User’s Group, INETA speaker and IEEE and ACM member.

Along with being a life-long geek, Greg enjoys golfing, football, woodworking, philosophy and stimulating conversation.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-things-to-do-with-the-microsoft-kinect-greg-levenhagen-tickets-21521068094

When & Where

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking and food
6:00 – discussion

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound
Room F108
Appleton, WI 54912

Abstract

Continuum is an AMAZING technology that enables devices to transform right in front of our eyes. But to do this, we have to understand how to adapt our code and make move with our changing environments. We will learn about the new concept for client development called Adaptive UI and how it enables Continuum to shine.
With Adaptive UI we will use a lot of our existing skills from WPF, Silverlight, and WinRT and mix that with a couple of new Xaml capabilities and controls. We will also use multiple ways to experience Continuum, including the wired display dock and wirelessly.

Bio

Carl Schweitzer is a software engineering consultant with Concurrency Inc. in Wisconsin. He has a diversified experience in a wide array of technologies utilizing the Microsoft development platforms. He has a passion for mobile development and enjoys teaching and speaking on Windows Platform.
A fan of technology, he loves learning new and applicable technologies in mobile, cloud, and the client environment. Carl is ever focused on developing and maintaining the finest software in the world,  utilizing agile and best practice methodologies in software development.
Brimming with passion, Carl also co-hosts the MS Dev Show Podcast, a weekly podcast about all things Microsoft. Covering Windows Phone, Azure, client, and web technologies, the MS Dev Show is focused on Microsoft developers from their point of view.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-for-continuum-with-adaptive-ui-carl-schweitzer-tickets-20510598753

When & Where

Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking and food
6:00 – discussion

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound
Room F108
Appleton, WI 54912

Abstract

Last month we learned about setting up Windows 10 IoT on a Rasberry Pi. This month, let’s learn about IoT in a development scenario (some Python) and processing the data through Azure. There’s a lot of parts to the bigger picture and some really slick ways to get at and make use of your data. Come see as Scott walks us through his experiences with learning this exciting new stack.

Bio

Scott Hietpas is a business intelligence consultant and has over 17 years of experience providing creative solutions.  He gets involved with FoxPASS, WiBADD and NEWAgile. You may catch him biking around the Fox Valley in his free time.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iot-data-and-azure-scott-hietpas-tickets-19917002290

When & Where

Wednesday, Dec 9th, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking and food
6:00 – discussion

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound
Room A161
Appleton, WI 54912