Fellow .NET users, Thanks to everyone who attended the February User Group meeting. I’m still amazed at the level of energy that Wes was able to generate for his talk. Really great stuff!
Our next .NET Users Group meeting will be held on Thursday, March 25th, at 6:00pm (food will be provided 15 to 20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting). Meeting Details Location:**
**Werner Enterprises Inc.
14507 Frontier Road
Omaha, NE 68138
Map Special Directions: Near El'Bee's, however you all will need to enter by the WEST Guard Shack. Give the Guard your name and he will direct you around to the Museum. To get to the West Guard Shack, you need to drive past the main building (driving by the Flags at the front of the building) take the first left (that is not the parking lot) and then the Guard Shack will be on the left hand side. It is usually very well lit and pretty tall because that is where the Semi's enter.
Brian Swiger Topic:**
**This talk illustrates how Windows Presentation Foundation can dramatically improve the overall software development experience. A sample application will be demonstrated; written using WPF, Entity Framework, the Model-View-ViewModel pattern and Telerik UI components.
Brian will then discuss three new features of WPF: Data Binding, Templating, and Commanding. He’ll show how they enable a new application architecture, the Model-View-ViewModel pattern, and illustrate how re-thinking our approach to design in terms of these three features allows for huge gains in flexibility, testability, and maintainability of our applications. We will also discuss the Entity Framework and demonstrate its capabilities as an object-relational mapper (ORM).
Finally, we’ll look at third-party UI components from Telerik and how we can leverage them to gain an enhanced user experience and efficiencies when developing our applications. **Food, Giveaways, Great Information: ****
Definitely! We'll be giving away Software, Hardware, and books (and that doesn't even include what the sponsor will be bringing). Sponsor: Telerik is a leading vendor of ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, WinForms and WPF controls and components, as well as .NET Reporting, .NET ORM , .NET CMS, Code Analysis, TFS and Web Application Testing tools. Building on its expertise in interface development and Microsoft technologies, Telerik helps customers build applications with unparalleled richness, responsiveness and interactivity. Created with passion, Telerik products help thousands of developers every day to be more productive and deliver reliable applications under budget and on time. http://www.telerik.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
firstname.lastname@example.org Brian Swiger
.NET Users Group Co-Leader