Xamarin Dev Days - Saturday, July 29, 2017 

The July event for the user group is a special full day event. We encourage you to sign up for it!

ArchitectNow is excited to partner with Microsoft and the local .NET User Group in hosting a full day of mobile developer training called Xamarin Dev Days. This FREE event is an all-day hands-on learning experience geared towards beginning mobile developers wanting to learn how to build, test, and connect native iOS, Android, and Windows apps. Throughout the morning all attendees will get introduced to the Xamarin platform and then, after a free lunch, get the opportunity to put their new knowledge into practice by building a cross-platform, cloud-connected app with Xamarin and Azure in Visual Studio.

This is your opportunity to see how you and your team can leverage your C# skills and tools to build native mobile apps across iOS, Android, and Windows while sharing a very significant amount of code between all platforms. All demonstrations will be in Visual Studio 2015 (for Windows) and Visual Studio for Mac (for Mac). During the afternoon hackathon portion of the event attendees will get guidance and support in building a full mobile app connected to the cloud via Azure API’s.

The event is free but registration is required to ensure you have a seat. Attendees wanting to participate in the hands-on lab will be notified of all software requirements prior to the event.


Saturday, July 29, 2017
9:00 am - Registration
9:30 am - Intro to Xamarin
10:20 am - Xamarin forms
11:10 am - Xamarin + Azure
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Hands on Lab
Three City Place Drive
Suite 1100
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

  User Group Night - June 26, 2017 

Chase Aucoin
A Primer on Neural Networks

I’m sure you’ve at least heard about neural networks, but maybe you wonder what exactly is a Neural Network. This talk will take you gently into the machine learning branch of statistics with neural networks and demystify what they are. With examples and simple breakdowns about the math involved that anyone can follow. Topics and Demos Include: What is a Neural Network? What makes them so powerful? How are Neural Networks being used in the field? What is an activation function? What is Gradient Descent? ^ An Intro To Tensorflow Demo: XOR Gate Demo: Image Recognition To follow along with the talk the only math you will need to know are the basics: Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Average, and Sum. Everything else very easy to follow.

As a passionate technologist it is my greatest joy to build solutions that bring organizations value not for 1-5 years, but that are built to flex and grow over the demands of the next 50+ years. I have been fortunate to work with some of the best minds in enterprise-scale data, services, dev-ops, BI, and people management. My knowledge is the culmination of aprox 20 of the best professionals in these fields spanning more than 100 years of expertise. I am in a unique position for a developer to be as business savvy as I am technically gifted.

My goal is to continue to work with the best, and to continue striving to be the best technologist I can.

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Monday, June 26, 2017
5:30 - 6:00 pm Food and social
6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentation
Three City Place Drive
Suite 1100
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

  User Group Night - May 22, 2017 

Mike Benkovich
Re-BUILD 2017 Roadshow

It’s a new age, a new era, where Microsoft is leading the Open Source revolution. //BUILD is the Microsoft Developer event of the year where we learn about the strategy and direction that the technology will take. Join us for the Best of Build, Mike Benkovich will take you thru the latest features and share what's compelling and exciting. Explore the possible at Best of Build 2017. The schedule will cover:

  • Build 2017 Keynote Highlights
  • Mobile Center
  • Going Serverless with Azure Functions

Please REGISTER for this event at http://bit.ly/bob17stl so we can provide food for everyone.

Monday, May 22, 2016
5:30 - 6:00 pm Food and social
6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentation
1 City Place Drive
Lower Level Auditorium
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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MSDN Radio and BenkoTIPS

  User Group Night - April 24, 2017 

Brad Tutterow
All The New Things: A Madcap Tour of the latest in Microsoft Web Development

In this session, Brad Tutterow will walk through building a sample application using as many of the latest web development technologies on the Microsoft stack as we can fit in. We'll use Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2017, Entity Framework Core, ASP.NET Core, TypeScript, Angular 2, Docker Containers, and Microsoft Azure. I'll talk about the latest changes to the Microsoft web stack and show you how all of these exciting technologies blend together in an open web soup that is both healthy and delicious.

Brad is a software developer with a background in Microsoft and .NET technologies. He is currently a development manager with Relias Learning where his team delivers online education through the web, mobile applications, and distributed e-learning. Brad is passionate about continuous integration, automated deployments, good clean process, and open source web development technologies.

Monday, April 24, 2017
5:30 - 6:00 pm Food and social
6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentation
Three City Place Drive
Suite 1100
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

  Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event 

Kevin Grossnicklaus
Visual Studio 2017

Twenty years ago, on January 28, 1997, Microsoft announced that they were going to launch Visual Studio 97 – a single product that would bring together best-of-breed productivity tools for any developer. This was no trivial undertaking. It was a challenging task to bring Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual J++, Visual FoxPro, and Visual InterDev into one single product. The team delivered, kicking off decades of incredible productivity for millions of developers worldwide.

Microsoft is excited to announce that Visual Studio 2017 will be available for download on Tuesday, March 7, 2017! Join us for this local launch event as Kevin Grossnicklaus shows off the new product.

Kevin is the President of a St. Louis-based consulting firm 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.

Monday, March 27, 2016
5:30 - 6:00 pm Food and social
6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentation
Three City Place Drive
Suite 1100
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

  User Group Night - February 27, 2017 

Kevin Remde
Code your Infrastructure

“Infrastructure as Code” as a tenet of DevOps is exciting to IT and Dev organizations alike.  Imagine quickly and consistently building, tearing down, and re-building whole test/dev/production environments in the public and/or private cloud.  Create and apply a text file that quickly configures storage, network, subnets, virtual machine NICs, firewall configurations, and virtual machines; all in one operation!  In this session we’ll walk through the basics of building and utilizing these JSON templates, both in plain text and when driven through other tools such as Git, Git Hub, Notepad++, Visual Studio Code, and Visual Studio.  This will be a demo-heavy session, leaving you with examples and do-it-yourself homework to help you continue learning this very useful new cloud-first engine.

Kevin Remde – Sr. Technical Evangelist with Microsoft - is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker, blogger, and technical community organizer.  A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT).  In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager.  He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his Dev and IT Pro peers.

Monday, February 27, 2017
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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