Omaha .Net User Group January Code Challenge Meeting
Start Time: January 26 2012, 6:00 PM

Posted by mruwe at January 11 2012, 3:52 PM

Fellow .Net users, I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.  Now that 2012 is upon us, we’re going to revert our focus back to community and learning.  With that, I’m glad to announce our first meeting of the year.  Our next .Net Users Group meeting will take place on January 26th, starting at 6:00 PM.  Food and refreshments will be served around 5:45 PM. Meeting Details: Location:

Farm Credit Services (held in the North building - same as last meeting)

http://binged.it/tXAMb3 We will start the new year off with something new for the user group.  Instead of having a presentation as we typically do, we’ve coordinated two sponsors to bring the first ever Code Challenge meeting!  At this meeting, we’ll be taking advantage of our new Code Challenge platform to put on a friendly competition.  Oh and I shouldn’t forget to mention that we will have $650 in cash prizes (in the form of Amazon gift certificates) to give away at the meeting in addition to our regular stash of t-shirts, books, hardware, and software. How will this work?  We’ve put together a relatively simple code challenge that should be solvable within a 2 hour timeframe.  The night of the meeting starting around 6:00 PM we will announce the goal of the challenge.  At that point, you will have two hours to solve the challenge to the best of your abilities.  At the end of the challenge, the winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.  We will have 3 primary prizes for 1st ($250), 2nd ($150) and 3rd ($100).  We will also have 3 $50 participation awards that we will randomly give to others who participated.  People will be allowed to work in whatever configuration they feel works best (i.e. individual or teams).  If people decide to work in teams, any prize money earned will be evenly split between each member of the team (must be present to win).  We will also have enough space so that teams can work in a private environment. To participate, you will need to bring a laptop that has Wi-Fi capabilities and is capable of running Visual Studio 2010.  If you don’t have a copy of Visual Studio, you can download the free Express edition (http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/express).  If you don’t have a laptop, let me know and we’ll try to find one for you to use.  Also, if you have an extra laptop that you are willing to loan out for the duration of the meeting, please let me know. Sponsors:

Sogeti (http://www.sogeti.com/Curious-about-Sogeti/About-us/)

Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application Management, Infrastructure Management, High-Tech Engineering and Testing. Working closely with its clients, Sogeti enables them to leverage technological innovation and achieve maximum results. Sogeti brings together more than 20 000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over 200 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. The organization is simple, clear and stable; businesses are operated on an entrepreneurial basis, defining their own formula for business success, while line management ensures proper transfer of know-how and a solid sense of belonging. The whole approach builds on a strong emphasis on client satisfaction, enabling Sogeti to beat its competitors in many published industry rankings. **Farm Credit Services of America

**https://www.fcsamerica.com/WhoWeAre/AboutUs.aspx

Farm Credit Services of America, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit and financial needs of farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. We are a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide agricultural network providing credit and affiliated services to farm and ranch operators across the United States. Overall, the Farm Credit System supplies the nation's agricultural industry with nearly one-third of its credit needs. For more information on the Farm Credit System and other Farm Credit Associations visit www.farmcredit.com. **How to attend:

**Please RSVP by clicking on the link at the top of the page to indicate that you plan on attending. This helps us know how much food and prizes we need to bring to the meeting! BE SURE TO RSVP AS THE GIVE AWAY DRAWING NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FROM THE LIST OF ATTENDEES WHO RSVP THROUGH THE WEB SITE. **Call for Topics and Speakers

**As a community-based user group, we encourage involvement from our members (whether it's presenting on a topic, providing topic suggestions, or supporting the group by attending the sessions). If you have a topic that you would like to present or learn more about during a future Omaha .NET Users Group meeting, please let me know. We are always in need of speakers and topics. Thank you, Matt Ruwe

.NET Users Group Co-Leader

mruwe@omahamtg.com Brian Olson

.NET Users Group Co-Leader

bolson@omahamtg.com