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Welcome to the Central Penn .NET Users Group...

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, January through November (note: November meeting is a week early if Thanksgiving is early.)
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
3rd Floor, 470 Friendship Road, Harrisburg, PA (up the hill from Bass Pro and the Harrisburg Mall)
To register: ~ Sponsored by TekSystems
For further information, please contact Lance Wulfers at If you cannot attend a meeting that you registered for, please cancel in Meetup before 3:30 on the day of the meeting. We use Meetup to determine how much pizza we need, and an accurate count helps us with our cost. However, if you decide to come at the last minute and don't have time to register, be sure to come. We always order extra.

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September 16, 2014

Laying Out Responsive Web Pages with Bootstrap 3

Bootstrap 3 is a very popular web UI framework that takes advantage of CSS Media Queries, JavaScript, and LESS.  With Bootstrap you can rapidly develop sites that are fluid and responsive. In this session, we will focus on using Bootstrap 3’s multi-faceted grid system to construct page layouts that work on virtually all display sizes.

Speaker: Joel Cochran
Joel Cochran is a user experience engineer, web developer, and Lead Developer for WintellectNOW, an on-demand video training service. A Microsoft Windows Platform Development MVP and ASPInsider, Joel focuses on ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, and Windows Azure. He spends an inordinate amount of time on Twitter (@joelcochran) and far less time on his blog

Opportunity for local businesses and recruiters: Sponsor a user group meeting

In return for sponsoring the pizza and soda, we invite you to spend a few minutes during our break introducing us to your company. The demand for developers is increasing, and what better place to find good people or spread the word about your company than at a technical user group meeting? Please contact us at or

Looking for a new position? New to the area? Check our Forum for the latest postings.

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Special offer from Code Magazine:
One-year free subscription to Code Magazine.
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Buy two books direct from O'Reilly and get the third free by using code OPC10 in our shopping cart. This offer includes books from O'Reilly and Microsoft Press as well as our partner publishers No Starch, PC Publishing, Pragmatic, Rocky Nook, Rosenfeld Media, SitePoint, TidBITS Publishing, Wrox and YoungJin.

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One way to keep up with technology is through podcasts. Here are some sites we have found helpful. (Thanks, Lance!) Let us know if you have others and we will add them: - Tech with a southern BBQ twist - North East Developer Evangelist Podcast - All things developer…. - Scott Hanselman – Great technologist - All things code - technologies of interest to .Net developers… - For those Infrastructure and hardware listeners… - All things tablet…. With a .Net twist…. - A no holds barred technology podcast…

Lance also uses the “Juice” RSS Aggregator to collect all the new podcasts into a set of folders.

O'REILLY Webcasts

  • Mobile First
  • Sync & Swim with CouchDB for Mac & iOS
  • Create Better PowerPoint 2010 Presentations More Easily
  • Conducting a Technical Interview
  • Practical and Pragmatic Application of PMI Standards
  • plus ... many other selections in their video archive

The Central Pennsylvania .NET Users Group is a voluntary association of information technology professionals and enthusiasts who meet monthly with regionally and nationally known speakers to share information, ideas, and experience using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and related technologies.

Central Penn .NET Users Group meets the third Tuesday of the month from January through November in Harrisburg, PA. Register for meetings at For more information contact Lance Wulfers at and he will have one of our Board members or committee chairmen contact you. Welcome to our group!


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If you will be attending for the first time, we begin our meetings at 5:30 p.m. We break for pizza at 6:00 for about 20 minutes. We finish the meeting at 7:30 and usually conclude with a drawing. We suggest a $3.00 donation for the pizza.

We are always looking for speakers. If you are interested, please contact us at


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