BRDNUG Meeting: April 11, 2012


April .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Louisiana Technology Park Room 301, 7117 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (map)
This month (April 11th) BRDNUG has moved to the Louisiana Technology Park

Sponsored By:

Geocent At Geocent, we strive to be an invaluable part of our client’s organizations, advancing them beyond their expectations.

Geocent’s employees are passionate about what they do. This passion translates into consistent results and strong and long-lasting partnerships between Geocent and our clients. We are an award winning small business providing technology and engineering solutions that help our clients improve their performance and achieve their goals. We have steadily earned the trust of our clients since 1992 through experience, innovation, commitment, and reliability.

We are guided by a clear mission and strong core values, and are committed to cultivating a creative and diverse working environment focusing on high employee and client satisfaction. Our clients include Federal, State, and Local government agencies, as well as large and mid-size commercial organizations.

Main Presentation:

HTML5 and MVC3

– Dale Kirby (Geocent)
This presentation will offer an introduction to some of the key concepts of both HTML5 and MVC3. Both HTML5 and MVC3 are starting to be adopted more and more for professional business systems. Both platforms offer clean and robust ways to deliver solutions that work, and with the increased adoption developers will want to leverage these tools in their software. Dale will show examples of both HTML5 and MVC3 features with code samples and discuss the advantages and usefulness of some of the interesting aspects of each technology.

Dale Kirby is an seasoned business systems architect with 12 years of experience in the design, implementation and rollout of major technology initiatives. He has played a principal role in creating complex solutions for businesses and organizations including professional sports, insurance underwriting, maritime industry, manufacturing, homeland security, emergency management and disaster mitigation.

Dale has worked throughout a broad spectrum of system environments with various architectures and software stacks. His cross-platform abilities are instrumental in bringing together diverse resources and creating robust solutions. Some of his focus areas include Microsoft .NET, ESRI ArcGIS, ASP.NET web applications and services, SharePoint, and others.

Lightning Round:

Windows Embedded Overview

– Bruce Burge (St. James Technologies)
Briefly we will cover the benefits of required resource reduction, customization options and configuration, version comparisons (MS vs layman) and close with when you would use it, and the hassles of liscening the product.

Bruce Burge. For the last eleven years I’ve worked as a software developer, and consultant in a wide range of businesses, primarily focusing on small businesses and startups. Currently I am working at St. James Technologies where I serve primarily as a software developer, I also spend a fair amount of time researching, and testing new technologies ranging from ORMs to Operating Systems. As well as serving as forklift operator, and grill chef as needed. More information can be found at

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentations
7:30 pm – until: Open forum for questions

ATTENTION: BRDNUG has moved to the Louisiana Technology Park for the April 11th, and all meetings afterwords.

The .NET User Group and the SQL User Groups have graciously accepted an offer by the Louisiana Technology Park to host the meetings there.

Louisiana Technology Park (map)
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-218-1100