Update

Here are Jes’ slides and demos – JesBorland-LevelUpYourSQLServerIndexKnowledge

Abstract

Indexes are the power-up buttons to make your SQL Server queries go faster. Do you understand the power of the clustered index? Do you know the right combinations to make non-clustered indexes more useful? Do you know how to use SQL Server’s built-in index dynamic management views to find out more information about your index usage? If you answered, “No, but I want to!” join me for a fun-filled session to level up your SQL Server index knowledge!

Bio

Jes Borland is a Senior SQL Server Engineer at Concurrency and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. She holds an AAS – Programmer/Analyst degree, is a Microsoft Certified Professional in SQL Server 2012, and has worked with SQL Server as a developer, report writer, DBA, and consultant. She is user group president, Tech on Tap founder, and a LessThanDot.com blogger. She frequently presents at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and other community events. She is also an avid runner and chef.

Free Registration

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/level-up-your-sql-server-index-knowledge-jes-borland-tickets-16917389367

When & Where

Wednesday, June 10, 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 F108
Appleton, WI 54912

 

If you haven’t heard of That Conference, please check it out at http://www.ThatConference.com It is the premier developer conference in the Midwest.

Sessions are listed already, so you can see what it has to offer at https://www.thatconference.com/Schedule.

Tickets are on sale now and you register at https://www.thatconference.com/Home/TicketRegistration.

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About

Join Jason Young, Carl Schweitzer, Jon Cwiak and Greg Levenhagen for a round table discussion about Microsoft //BUILD 2015. There were a lot of announcments and new bits released. The panel was lucky enough to attend BUILD and/or Ignite and is happy to join us for a recap.

Topics up for discussion! (In no particular order)

  • HoloLens
  • Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Android/Java and iOS/Objective-C in Visual Studio? (Bridges)
  • Project Spartan – Microsoft Edge – Microsoft’s new browser
  • What’s new in XAML
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • ASP.NET vNext changes
  • Continuum
  • BI in Azure PaaS
  • SQL Server 2016
  • Data Lakes in Azure
  • New Language Features
  • Microsoft Band SDK
  • DirectX 12
  • .NET and Win32 apps in the Store
  • Other?

Come join us for a great meeting!

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-build-and-ignite-2015-recap-jason-young-carl-schweitzer-jon-cwiak-greg-levenhagen-tickets-16917128587

 When & Where

Wednesday, May 13th at FVTC Room F108

Networking @5:30 – Discussion @6:00

FVTC Maps and Floor Plan – http://www.fvtc.edu/about-us/fvtc-contacts-locations/locations-maps

About

We are excited to announce the upcoming Northeast Wisconsin Code Camp 2015.  The NEWCodeCamp excepts sessions from the public on anything technology in order to meet the needs of our community.

When & Where

Saturday, March 28nd, 2015

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://newcc2015.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.

Sponsor the NEWCodeCamp

Since this is a free event, we rely on sponsors to help put on this event. Please email newcodecamp@newcodecamp.com if you’re interested in partnering to create a great event.

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

Mobile apps are clearly here to stay. As developers, we’ve seen a lot of technologies come and go that promised a write-once and run-everywhere scenario. Xamarin has been around for a while and allowing developers to use a C# code base with native user interfaces. Last summer, Xamarin added support for the user interface under the brand of Xamarin Forms, which provides a XAML-like implementation for markup. This lets developers use C# and XAML to write mobile apps to target iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Come see what Xamarin.Forms can do for you, where it may fit it and the pros and cons of this type of cross platform mobile development. This will largely be demos, code and walk-throughs.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xamarinforms-greg-levenhagen-tickets-15670739604

When & Where

Wednesday, February 11, 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 F108
Appleton, WI 54912

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.

Update: Slides for John’s presentation are now available. John-Reynders-Web-Security-Testing

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Abstract

What does a web site vulnerability assessment test look like?  This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the tools and procedures used in a typical web vulnerability assessment and provide tips on steps you can take to increase the security of your web sites.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-vulnerability-assessment-testing-john-reynders-tickets-15289710937

When & Where

Wednesday, January 14, 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 C140
Appleton, WI 54912

Bio

John Reynders is a consultant with OpenSky Corp. on the Vulnerability Services Team.  He has over 7 years’ experience in web security including program development, static and dynamic testing, coding standards and Web Application Firewalls.

Abstract

Have you ever wanted to get into Visual Studio Extensions to help automate building new projects? Sidewaffle is an open-source Visual Studio extension that lets you create your own templates using your own code without modifications. You’ll learn how to create Project and Item templates from your existing code. File-New-Project your way to personal and professional efficiency.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/file-new-sidewaffle-carl-schweitzer-tickets-14795655203

When & Where

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Networking to start at 5:30 and the session will start at 6:00-6:10.

Fox Valley Technical College C140
1825 N. Bluemound
Room C140
Appleton, WI 54912

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

Bio

Carl Schweitzer is a software engineering consultant with Skyline Technologies, and a Microsoft MVP in Windows Platform Development. He has a passion for mobile development and enjoys teaching and speaking on Windows Phone. 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.

Twitter @carlschweitzer – Company Skyline Technologies

Abstract

Creating high-performance experiences is both art and science – but it’s never an accident. In an ever-increasing landscape of choice and expectations for your users, you must learn to leverage tools, process, and those around you to craft optimal outcomes. Let’s start with the basics – and then do some deep dives into techniques deployed against real-life use cases. Measure progress throughout the workflow, and bring your message front and center, faster. Challenge yourself, your coworkers, and your boss to design, develop, and deliver performance.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-performance-enhancement-brian-muenzenmeyer-tickets-14065312729

When & Where

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Fox Valley Technical College C140
1825 N. Bluemound
Room C140
Appleton, WI 54912

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

Bio

Our speaker this month is Brian Muenzenmeyer. In his own words:

I spend my working days in ux/ui design and my waking nights in even more front end design and development. I live in Northeast Wisconsin with my wife, young son, 2 cats and 3 coffee makers.
The best way to reach me is on Twitter @bmuenzenmeyer. I moonlight at crunchyowl.com, a dawning of individual design. I help people solve problems and send on-target messages. Interested in the mosaic of  web development, design, content strategy, and performance. I have flexible rates if you have flexible hours.

When not on the web, I am digging up the yard, wearing an afghan, trying on something grey, or day-dreaming about the ultimate home office.

Abstract

RESTful approaches for exposing data via HTTP have become very popular over the last 5 years, but it turns out we aren’t done with this yet. The original paper by Roy Fielding that coined the phrase was actually talking about something quite different than what we think of REST being today. His idea’s focus was the messages (media types) used to transition from one state to another in a process oriented design using a small number of “verbs”. This is quite different from the entity oriented designs where the client holds the knowledge of the overall process that we have grown used to. At the center of the style is a state machine that is used to tell the client what it’s possible next steps are which it does with every response. Come and explore what a hypermedia design looks like from both the client (WordPress plugin or javascript) and server’s (in c#) perspective with an application written on the Hypertext Application Language (HAL).

  • What do mean only one starting url?
  • Hey you changed the url of my kittens link, what the heck!
  • So I can just ignore that rel and profile stuff, ok?
  • A resource, so you just mean my database, right?
  • A media type is like my mp3’s, right?
  • I love version numbers, so where do they go?
  • How do know when I can update my kitten photo and when I can’t?
  • No hacker will try to use this I am pretty sure.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evolving-from-rest-to-hypermedia-designs-philip-nelson-tickets-13525837143

When & Where

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at the

Fox Valley Technical College C140
1825 N. Bluemound
Room C140
Appleton, WI 54912

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

Bio

Philip is an independent technology consultant specializing in enterprise architecture, workflow, and web based systems. Currently he is focused bridging the gaps between systems and people through process design and better visualization of flow within systems.

Philip has been a contributor to books including “97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know” by Richard Monson-Haefel, “Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns” by Jimmy Nilsson, and “Java and Xml 2nd Edition” by Brett McLaughlin. When not scratching geekly itches, he prefers to either have a guitar strapped on, or to be strapped in an airplane heading to beautiful places, sometimes with skis. Two continents to go.