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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, September 29th.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.

For this meeting, Joe Mayo is going to give an introduction to conversational user interfaces (CUI) using the Microsoft Bot Framework. No, we aren't talking about physical robots here. We are talking about programs that lets you communicate with it in plain English (or communicate with you in English).

Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework
Developers, like you, are increasingly adding conversational user interfaces (CUI) to their applications and tools for enabling this are getting better. One of these new tools is the Microsoft Bot Framework. Learn how these tools can help you add more intelligent interaction directly into your applications. You'll learn how to write your own bot to communicate with a user as well as managing conversation state. Along the way, you'll see how to debug bot apps and use other Bot Framework tools. Finally, you'll learn how to publish and register your bot. After this presentation, you'll have enough information to get started coding your own bot.

Joe Mayo is an author and independent software consultant, specializing in Microsoft technologies. Joe has written 7 books, many magazine articles, and taught numerous on-line and in-person courses. His experience spans multiple technologies for desktop, cloud, and device. He is also author of the LINQ to Twitter open source project. Joe is a long-time MVP with several years of awards. Joe lives in Las Vegas, NV and tweets (as @JoeMayo) about bots and #VegasTech on Twitter.

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

2016 Meeting Schedule

January 28th, Thursday
Josiah Mory
Regular Expressions

February 25th, Thursday
Jeremy Clark
Learn the Lingo: Design Patterns

March 31th, Thursday
Hattan Shobokshi
ASP.NET MVC6 Deep Dive

April 28th, Thursday
Troy Miles

May 26th, Thursday
Simon Timms
CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) Design Pattern

June 16th, Thursday
James Chambers
An ASP.NET Core All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

June 30th, Thursday
Rob Richardson
A taste of ES6: the language and the tools

July 28th, Thursday
Justin James
Using Visual Studio with Cordova and Ionic to Create Cross Platform Mobile Applications

August 25th, Thursday
Barry Stahl
A Developer's Guide to Finding Optimal Solutions

September 29th, Thursday
Joe Mayo
Introduction to the Microsoft Bot Framework

October 27th, 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