|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: http://www.meetup.com/Central-Penn-Dot-Net-User-Group
~ Sponsored by TekSystems
For further information, please contact Lance Wulfers at email@example.com or Judy Calla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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May 21, 2013
Topic: A Lap around Windows Azure Mobile Services
As a Windows Store and Windows Phone developer you have seen the power Modern Mobile Apps can bring to your users. But, when it came to connecting back end services to your Apps you were left doing all the heavy lifting. Windows Azure Mobile Services Microsoft provides a fast, free way for you to connect Structured Storage, add Identify and Authorization Services (like Twitter and Facebook) along with Push Notifications. This session will cover how to get started and have a Modern Cloud Connected app up and running within minutes.
Speaker: David Isbitski
|David Isbitski is a Principal Technical Evangelist for Microsoft focused on building Apps for Windows, Windows Phone and Windows Azure as well as the US DPE Gaming Technology Lead. He enjoys talking about technology and has taught full-day courses on Microsoft topics as well as being a presenter at many community and third part events. Dave is also an author for Lynda.com including courses on Windows Store game development http://lynda.com/davidisbitski. He can be found online at his blog http://blogs.msdn.com/davedev and twitter @TheDaveDev.|
Opportunity for local businesses and recruiters: Sponsor a user group meeting or Code Camp
We need sponsors for our meetings! In return for a donation of $200, 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 email@example.com.
Two new director positions
We are adding two new director positions to our Board: Code Camp venue chairman and sponsor chairman.
Code Camp is a large undertaking and the most critical part is securing a venue. We did not host a Code Camp this year because we did not have a venue. Our plan is to host next year's Code Camp in mid-March, but to make this happen we need to be talking to local colleges and businesses now. This person will compile a list of possible venues and then contact each of them. We have been fortunate to meet at ITT Tech for the last three years and they have graciously allowed us to use their classrooms free of charge. This is the ideal situation for us. However, their facility is not always available. We have met at Harrisburg University and HACC in the past, but they increased their cost. By having someone dedicated to this responsibility, we hope to be proactive in finding a venue early and maintaining a relationship with our host for several years to come.
Code Camp and monthly meetings are not free, and it is a challenge to find sponsors to support our events, which are so important to the developer community in the central Pennsylvania area. Having sponsors we can rely on can enable us to fund a Code Camp venue and to cover the costs of our monthly meetings. The sponsor chairman will determine how best to attract new sponsors and will be our liaison with them. This is a great partnership opportunity for our group and our sponsors, and adding a chairmain who can address this year round will help us to foster these relationships.
Please contact Judy Calla at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to one of our current Board members at our next meeting if you are interested in joining our Board and accepting one of these responsibilities. And please thank our current Board members (Lance, Rajeev, Dennis, Paul, Blake, Shawn, Karen, Larry, and Troy, for their dedication over the years.
Alert!!! We need your help...
We need a venue for Code Camp - November 10 or 17.
A large meeting space for the kickoff, lunch break, and wrap-up/raffle.
Four classrooms or meeting rooms that hold 15 to 20 people, each with a projector.
Free or cheap!
...and we still need a chairman. You will have plenty of help, but we need someone to keep everything coordinated and on track.
This is always a great event. We have outstanding speakers from the region and beyond, lots of swag, and the pleasure of meeting old friends and making new ones. Without someone to lead the effort, Code Camp will not happen this year. Please contact Judy at email@example.com if you would like to help.
Central PA SQL Server Users Group - second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at HACC’s Mid Town Campus Facility. The meetings are free and open to everyone. Email Dustin Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can order pizza.
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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:
www.deepfriedbytes.com - Tech with a southern BBQ twist
www.communitymegaphonepodcast.com - North East Developer Evangelist Podcast
www.developersmackdown.com - All things developer….
www.hanselminutes.com - Scott Hanselman – Great technologist
www.herdingcode.com - All things code
www.dotnetrocks.com - technologies of interest to .Net developers…
www.runasradio.com - For those Infrastructure and hardware listeners…
www.thetabletshow.com - All things tablet…. With a .Net twist….
www.maximumpc.com/articles/no_bs_podcast - A no holds barred technology podcast…
Lance also uses the “Juice” RSS Aggregator to collect all the new podcasts into a set of folders.
- 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 meetup.com. For more information contact Lance Wulfers at email@example.com and he will have one of our Board members or committee chairmen contact you. Welcome to our group!