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.
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.
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!
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.
Come join us for an Intro to Game Dev with Win8 Store Apps. During this meeting, Greg Levenhagen will discuss the various approaches you can use to get started with making games in Windows 8. There are several 3rd party solutions to help you out or you can do it all yourself. Greg will wrap up with a walk-through of a C++, XAML and DirectX solution to show you the full picture.
Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft MVP in Client Development and works as a senior software engineer consultant for Skyline 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.com, http://devtreats.com and @GregLevenhagen.
The Fox Valley .NET Users Group (FVNUG) has been going strong for almost 8 years, but over the past several years we’ve outgrown .NET itself. We’ve covered topics like Node.js, PhoneGap, Mono and jQuery that are outside the Microsoft realm, but even Windows 8 Store Apps, Windows Phone and Azure are technically not .NET, so we’ve decided to broaden ourselves with a name change. Going forward this group will be known as the Northeast Wisconsin Developers Users Group (NEWDUG).
If you have ideas for new topics, please share them with the NEWDUG board and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Please help spread the word about our group, as there are probably people that have overlooked us in the past simply because of .NET being in the name. Make sure to let them know that some topics may be of interest.
Some of you may be asking yourself about what is going to happen to the Fox Valley Day of .NET conference. Don’t worry, we’re still going to have a free annual conference, but it will be referred to as the Northeast Wisconsin Code Camp (NEWCC). More details to come on NEWCC, but we can say that we are targeting the March/April time frame as usual.
During the transition of all the resources used for the group, there may be a couple hiccups. Please be patient as we transition accounts, sites and other things. This site, http://newdug.org, will be the authoritative place for our group.