Our Mission

  • To form a dynamic community of .NET Developers in the Las Vegas area.
  • To advance the understanding of the Microsoft's .NET platform with business and technology leaders in the region.

Why .NET and not some other technology?

  • We believe that .NET is the best choice of tools for building Desktop, Smart Device, Web enabled applications.

Which .NET subjects are focused on?

  • Visual Basic .Net
  • C # .Net
  • SQL (as programmed from the Visual Studio's IDE)
  • 3rd Party tools as they apply
  • Discussion on language conversions are always welcome

Why a Community?

  • To benefit from the synergy generated by like-minded individuals working together on something they want and believe in.

What's the Plan?

  • Monthly Presentations
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Web site as Virtual Community

How can I get Involved?

  • Attend the general meetings
  • Get to know the other members of the group
  • Ask questions and exchange ideas
  • Visit the web site, get involved in making it a vibrant virtual community
  • Suggest and/or participate in a collaborative project

This Mission Statement is a work in progress. If you have any comments and/or suggestions on how we can improve on it then we'd like to hear them.

For additional information,
please contact Richard at Group Leader

Next Meeting

Due to a conflict in schedules, we will not be having our normal meeting on Thursday, October 26th. Instead, our October monthly user group meeting will instead be held on November 2nd.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.

This month, Hattan Shobokshi will be talking about doing continuous integration.

Accidentally DevOps : Continuous Integration for the .NET Developer
Are your production releases big and scary? They shouldn’t be! In this talk I’ll show you how to make releases easier and repeatable. We’ll look at how CI can surface issues faster. Then we'll set up a CI server, hook up a process to build and deploy to Azure with every checkin. I’ll show you all the tools you need to get started with CI on the .NET stack.

Hattan Shobokshi is a Microsoft MVP, Software Engineer and technical speaker. Hattan is responsible for developing applications on a variety of platforms including web, desktop and mobile devices. He is passionate about delivering scalable applications that adhere to industry best practices. Hattan is experienced in .NET technologies (with a particular expertise in ASP.NET MVC), JavaScript and other web technologies. Hattan is Co-Chairman of the Los Angeles .NET user group as well as a member of the organizing committee for SoCal Code Camp. He regularly presents at local user groups and code camps.

The dotNet will meeting this month at the inNEVation Center, located at 6795 Edmond Street, Las Vegas, NV 89118, 3rd floor.

The inNEVation Center is located in the southwest part of town, just south of the 215 (South) and just west of Decatur. Exit southbound onto Decatur from the 215, turn right on Badura Avenue and then another right on Edmond Street. The inNEVation Center is located in the west building. It's the building with the "Switch" logo.

InNEVation - Google Map

2017 Meeting Schedule

January 26th, Thursday
Matthew Renze
Clean Code: A Reader-Centered Approach

February 23th, Thursday
Gerardo Melendrez
Creating Bandito Bob: A 2D Cross-Platform Game Using Unity 3D and C#

March 30th, Thursday
Jeremy Clark
I'll Get Back to You: Task, Await, and Asynchronous Methods

April 27th, Thursday
Joy Mayo
Chatbots on the Azure Bot Service

May 25th, Thursday
Rafael dos Santos core + Integration Tests + VSTS + Azure

June 29th, Thursday
Gerardo Melendrez
Azure and maybe IoT devices

July 27th, Thursday

August 31th, Thursday
Rob Richardson
Welcome to Docker

September 28th, Thursday
Troy Miles
AWS Lambda with C# and Nancy

November 2nd, Thursday
(originally scheduled for October 26th)
Hattan Shobokshi
Continuous Integration for .NET Developers

Because of the holidays, the group does not meet in November or December.

The dotNet especially wishes to thank the inNEVation Center
for their support and for allowing us to meet at their location.

The inNEVation Center Logo
The dotNET Group wishes to thank Veeam for graciously sponsoring the sodas/pizzas for the group's meetings for the year.

We also wish to thank Nevron for sponsoring the group's Meet-up account.
We wish to also thank the following companies for their support.
  DevExpress valid email Mindscape  
  Apress O'Reilly Store Wrox