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 regular group meeting will be on Thursday, February 23rd.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.

Gerardo Melendrez will be giving a talk about building 2D games using Unity3D and C#.

Creating Bandito Bob: A 2D Cross-Platform Game Using Unity 3D and C#
This talk will be a live demonstration about creating a cross-platform game using Unity 3D and C# with Visual Studio 2015. In the demo I will cover the basics of importing 2D sprites and sprite sheets, creating animations, using rigid bodies and colliders for collision detection, working with sorting layers and creating C# scripts. Finally I will cover the basics of building the game for different platforms, such as Windows 10, Windows Phone, Android and iPhone.

Gerardo Melendrez is a Senior .NET Software Developer with experience in a wide variety of business and consumer applications involving different industries, from manufacturing and high-volume transactional payment processing applications to casino management and mobile gaming. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) and write a blog called .NET Tips And Tricks with emphasis in hard-to-find solutions to problems regarding development using the Microsoft technology stack. He is the founder of The Magic Software, a software development shop and CTO/Co-Founder of Revohloo Studios, a unique premium consumer music video platform.


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

March 30th, Thursday
Jeremy Clark

April 27th, Thursday

May 25th, Thursday
Troy Miles

June 29th, Thursday

July 27th, Thursday

August 31th, Thursday

September 28th, Thursday

October 26th, 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