User Group Night - October 26, 2015 

Kevin Grossnicklaus
Easing Your Transition to Git in a Microsoft Environment

Lately we see developers transitioning onto teams that take advantage of Git as their source control repository. Many times we hear about how their transition to this tool was difficult or, in listening to their stories, we wonder if they fully understand the tool and how it could really be utilized.

This talk is meant to give developers who are new to Git a complete overview of what it is, how it works, and how you and your team can take advantage of it to streamline your development collaboration.

We will discuss the basics of Git including the most common means of utilizing the tool (yes, command line) and then discuss and demonstrate how development environments like Visual Studio make accessing your Git repo's very easy without the need for a command line (most of the time).

We will also discuss branching, merging, creating stash's and demonstrate when, where, and how you would do these things. We will show you a number of 3rd party tools we frequently use to simplify our lives and we will use so much Git lingo that you will not be able to walk away and not understand at least some of the terminology.

Kevin is the President of a St. Louis-based consulting firm called ArchitectNow. He and his team spend their days developing great software and brainstorming the next great app ideas. Kevin has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for the past five years and has just been recognized as an ASPInsider.

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Scott Spradlin
Developing for the Microsoft Band

Extend the experience of your application to your users' wrists via a new dimension of interaction. Create a personalized, data-rich, custom experience and enhanced scenarios that will engage your users in ways only possible with Microsoft Band. Use data enabled by the Microsoft Health Cloud API to enrich your application with real-time data.

Scott Spradlin has been involved in software development since the "olden days" before .NET was even conceived. He enjoys finding new ways for technology to help us have better lives. Computers should be our friends -- software makes that happen. If it doesn't, there's a failure to communicate.

Monday, October 26, 2015
5:30 - 6:00 pm Food and social
6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentation
Three City Place Drive
Suite 1100
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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