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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

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

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.

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

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