Update: Slides for David’s presentation are now available. David-Giard-HTML5-NEWDUG-July2014

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*Date Change* for July, instead of meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, we will be meeting on Wednesday, July 30th.

Abstract

The next version of tools for the web will include more semantic markup, powerful APIs for JavaScript , and better native styling. In this presentation, I will show the important features of HTML5 and CSS3 and how you can use them today in your web applications.

I will demonstrate code that can be used today in browsers that support HTML5 features and that can be handled gracefully by browsers that do not support these features.

Register

http://html5giard2014.eventbrite.com

When & Where

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at the Fox Valley Technical College – Appleton Campus – Room TBD

Parking Map and Campus Floorplans - http://www.fvtc.edu/about-us/fvtc-contacts-locations/locations-maps

Bio

David Giard is a software designer and developer; father; artist; lover (not necessarily in that order) and works for Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist for the central region.

 

Abstract

Kinect HD was first available to the public when the Xbox One was released in November 22, 2013.  However it came with a special connector that did not allow the user to plug it into the PC.  So we were left wondering, when will we be able to write software for the next version of this awesome sensor?!  I am currently on the early preview program for the Kinect HD for Windows.  Part of the NDA allows me demonstrate the new product prior to its’ release (planned for late summer ’14).  I am proud and excited to show you the great new features that come with the Kinect HD sensor.

Besides being a full HD (1920×1080) sensor, it also allows you to track up to six people simultaneously.  Body tracking has greater detail and more points to work with.  The sensor is less susceptible to ambient lighting.  The overall programming interface has been updated to be much more efficient.  Audio filtering has been greatly enhanced to minimize noise.  You can even use the Kinect HD sensor for Windows Store Apps. More information about the Kinect for Windows v2 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindowsdev/newdevkit.aspx.

There are many exciting possibilities for the Kinect HD sensor.  I hope you will join me as I show you what it can do for you.

Register

http://kinectv2feirtag.eventbrite.com

When & Where

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at the Fox Valley Technical College – Appleton Campus

Parking Map and Campus Floorplans - http://www.fvtc.edu/about-us/fvtc-contacts-locations/locations-maps

Bio

Travis is a Senior Engineering Consultant in Southern Wisconsin with both hardware and software experience.  He spends a lot of time writing .NET code and loves to work with bleeding edge technologies.  He’s very interested in MMI (Man-Machine Interfaces).  With the greater availability of low cost sensors, software applications can have a better understanding of the user’s environment which allows the user to interact with systems in new and interesting ways.  It’s a very exciting time to be an engineer :)

 

Abstract

Greg Levenhagen and Jason Young have the fortune of being able to attend the Microsoft BUILD conference being held the first week of April. There are sure to be several announcements that will likely impact us as developers.

We will present and discuss whatever is coming our way! Please join us to help shape the discussion or to find out what has been announced and released.

Register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-build-recap-greg-levenhagen-jason-young-tickets-11130396315

When & Where

Fox Valley Technical College – Appleton Campus on April 9th (2nd Wednesday of the month)

Bio

Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft MVP in Client Development and works as a senior software engineer consultant forSkyline Technologies. He has a great passion for giving back to the community, teaching and has worked on a diverse set of platforms using many different tools. He is a true enthusiast of computer science, with interests including mobile, web, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, UX, 3D/games, languages and more. Greg is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Board member of ThatConference.com, Board member of the Northeast Wisconsin Developer Users Group, co-founder of the Northeast WI Agile Users Group, INETA speaker, IEEE and ACM member. You can find Greg at http://greglevenhagen.comhttp://devtreats.com and @GregLevenhagen.

Jason Young is a software engineer & architect, helping people create cool stuff with Azure & Windows 8. Technical Evangelist with Microsoft.

About

We are excited to announce the upcoming Northeast Wisconsin Code Camp 2014. This annual conference is the evolution of the Fox Valley Day of .NET. With our growing community and changes needs, we felt it was well suited to expand this event to include all types of software development.

When & Where

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) main campus in Appleton, WI

Free Registration

Code Camps are always free, but registering helps us with planning. You can do so at https://newcc2014.eventbrite.com.

Submit a Session

Sessions are only limited by the submissions of our community, so if you would like to submit a session, please email newcodecamp@newcodecamp.com.

Website

NEWCodeCamp has it’s own website located at http://newcodecamp.com, where you can find plenty of details and learn about the days events as things get finalized.

Please spread the word!

Abstract

DevUnleashed is an in-person day of programming, led by technical community leaders near you. At these events, you may learn how to develop mobile applications, games and websites AND you may have a chance to compete to win cash prizes!

Here’s what happens at a DevUnleashed event

  • Below is just a suggested outline from DevUnleased. We’ll treat this more like a focused hackathon.
  • 8 AM – Registration and breakfast
  • 9 AM – Session 1 and lab
  • 11 AM – Session 2 and lab
  • 1 PM – Lunch
  • 2 PM – Session 3 and lab
  • 4 PM – Session close and hackathon
  • 5 PM – Dinner
  • 7-8 PM – Hackathon presentations and prizes awarded

Hope to see you there!

When & Where

Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) main campus

Register

https://appletonspring2014devunleashed.eventbrite.com

Bio

Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft MVP in Client Development and senior 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 Fox Valley .NET User’s Group, 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.

Abstract

Testing is one of the most important cornerstones to quality software. Testing your server-side javascript using Node can be tricky, but can be done, usually without needing to change the code base. This session will show how to mock and test using Sinon and the Mocha framework. I will also touch on how to set up client-side testing of Javascript using JsTestDriver. JsTestDriver tests your code simultaneously in many browsers. Unit testing your code is critical to ensuring that it works correctly when integrated with other parts of your application. It also supports maintenance over time by testing that changes don’t inadvertently affect other parts of the system.

Here is what will be covered:

  • Popular testing tools & frameworks
  • Utilities to help test code
  • Server side testing with Mocha
  • Stubs and Mocks
  • Code coverage
  • Client-side testing with JsTestDriver

Register

http://javascripttestingbougie2014.eventbrite.com

Bio

Anne Bougie is a software engineer with Skyline Tehnologies living in the Fox Cities area. With 20 years experience, Anne has worked with multiple languages and platforms, and is adept in .NET and Javascript. Her multiple projects provide her a depth and breadth of experiecne that is applicable to many environments. Always passionate about improving process and quality in software development, she is an unashamed testing evangelist.

Update

Here is the link to Anne’s GitHub repository containing the code for her session: https://github.com/AnnieBougie/JavascriptTestingPresentation.git

Abstract

The Windows Phone 8 platform pulls upon previous Microsoft technologies. If you’ve ever used .Net before, you can build a Windows Phone app. If you are an iOS or Android developer, you will find that developing for Windows Phone to be an easy transition for your existing mobile skills. I will guide you through creating a very basic app, and will also show you, in code, how to leverage Windows Phone’s unique features and hardware.

Register

https://winphone-carl-schweitzer.eventbrite.com

Bio

Carl has a strong background in many of the Microsoft technologies and already has several published Windows Phone apps in the Windows Phone App Store. He is also a father of four boys and enjoys making artisanal foods.
A recent addition to Skyline Technologies, Carl previously worked at Orion Energy Systems where he has spent time focusing on quick product development in an agile development environment. You may even already know Carl from last May’s Day of .Net session on Object Oriented CSS.

Abstract

DevOps is the new “hotness”.  Software vendors left and right are proclaiming that they offer “DevOps” tools.  Companies are posting positions for “DevOps Engineers”.  You are also might have heard about “NoOps” or how pushing all your apps to the cloud eliminates the need for systems administrators or ops guys.

Join me and we’ll define what DevOps is, what the real motivation behind the DevOpsmovement entails (the Three Ways of DevOps), and how DevOps can work in your organization.  We’ll use real-life examples from software deployments I’ve participated in earlier (with the names changed to protect the guilty) and my experiences at Stack Exchange, keeping Stack Overflow available yet dynamic.

If you have questions about DevOps and the Dev->IT workflow, this is the night for you!

Register

https://devops-newdug-2012.eventbrite.com/

Bio

Steven is a SysAdmin on the technical staff for Stack Exchange (operators of great Q&A sites like ServerFault and StackOverflow) and a Microsoft MVP in PowerShell.

Steven also leads two local user groups, the Greater Milwaukee IT Pro User Community and the Greater Milwaukee Script Club. He speaks regularly to local user groups and can be found at various conferences.

Abstract

Google has a superheroic Javascript framework called AngularJS, which is a Model View Controller approach to making client side web based applications. John Ptacek is going to be doing an introduction to Angular, and take a spin through some of its features and functionality. There will be chemistry.

Register

https://angularjs-jptacek.eventbrite.com/

Bio

John is a Skyline Technologies Senior Engineer where his primary focus is the design, development and solutions for customers on the web; sometimes with SharePoint, sometimes with MVC, sometimes with duct tape. His experiences at Skyline have included a diverse set of technologies such as SharePoint, C#, VB.NET, Silverlight, XAML, web, JavaScript and has led him around the world. He live in Appleton, WI with his wife and a gaggle of children who are usually playing music. He is currently reading Donna Tartt’s Goldfinch and will still be mourning the death of Lou Reed. Follow him on twitter @jptacek, www.jptacek.com and/or www.skylinetechnologies.com