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

Our next meeting is Thursday, March 28th. Our scheduled speaker is unable to speak on Thursday. We are fortunate enough that Christina Aldan is willing to give a presentation to the group. Christina is a TEDx speaker, trainer and digital advertising consultant. She will be giving a talk entitled "Better UX with Emotional Intelligence".

As usual, the meeting will held at Rob Roy's Innevation Center and the meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.

Better UX with Emotional Intelligence

For designers and developers to create user-centric products, we must focus on creating the best possible experience for our clients. We do this by incorporating emotional intelligence into the creative process, triggering positive emotions when clients engage with our products and services. Emotional Intelligence is a skill you can develop with practice. Learn how to incorporate it into your creative process to design products and services that impress your clients.
  • Understand ways user experience is included at every level of business
  • Identify the touch points of your brand
  • Learn the difference between UX vs. UI
  • Learn to quickly identify what poor UX looks like
  • Examine where UX fits into your own creative process
  • Learn strategies you can implement immediately to design products and services with the best possible user experience
  • Discuss companies that are effectively using EQ for their UX
  • Understand the areas where you can incorporate EQ into your creative process when designing products and services

Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs, offers businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. With over 12 years of experience in the digital advertising realm, Christina is highly regarded for her approach to business, partnering with clients to find unique strategies that ensure their advertising goals are met. Christina builds connections through her keynote addresses, training workshops, and technological education. She uses these tools to help individuals and businesses cultivate value in everyday media. She has presented trainings for the Microsoft MVP community and tech conferences worldwide. Christina uses her charisma and expertise to inspire others by mentoring women in business like herself. She also has sat on state and local boards supporting women in tech, entrepreneurship, and children with learning disabilities.

She is the recipient of the Las Vegas Women in Tech Community Service Award and the Distinguished Woman of the Year Award in STEM. Learn more at:

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

2019 Meeting Schedule

January 31th, Thursday
Gerardo Melendrez
Deploying an UWP App on Windows 10 IoT Core on a Raspberry Pi

February 28th, Thursday
Gerardo Melendrez
More on Windows 10 IoT Core running on a Raspberry Pi

March 28th, Thursday
Christina Aldan
Better UX with Emotional Intelligence

April 25th, Thursday
Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Launch

May 30th, Thursday
Jay Harris

June 27th, Thursday

July 25th, Thursday

August 29th, Thursday

September 26th, Thursday

October 31th, Thursday

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