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.


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


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

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


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


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.



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


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.