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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)
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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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August 19, 2014

SignalR - Real world scenarios

We've been hearing about how SignalR enables the real-time web. But what does that actually mean?  Now that it's been out for a few years, how is it working in production?  Chris will introduce ASP.NET SignalR and show how it enables two-way communication between your client and server.  Then we'll look at real world scenarios such as how to integrate with existing services and how to debug when things go wrong.  We'll also explore the scale-out solutions and think about the cutting edge of what this technology enables.

Speaker: Chris Gomez
Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for 19 years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks, building portfolio analytics for commercial lending, and facilitating exchange of clinical documents. His hobby for game development started much earlier by making games using ASCII characters in text mode using BASICA. Today, he leads the Philly GameWorks game development group in Malvern, PA at

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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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.

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