BRDNUG Meeting: May 8, 2013

May .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Louisiana Technology Park Room 301, 7117 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (map)

Sponsored By:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Service Excellence – We create exceptional customer experiences by advocating for our customers and providing value to ensure their loyalty.
Innovation – We create our future through discovery, development and adoption of new products, processes and experiences that generate value to all.
Collaboration – We build relationships and partner with others to create value-added services and healthcare solutions.
Accountability – We take ownership for our actions and are passionate about finding solutions to support the long-term health, security and well-being of our customers and community.
Integrity – We are a customer-owned health services company that does the right things at the right time for the right reasons to ensure sustainability.

Main Presentation:

Moving to XAML

– Jeremy Beckham (IT Solutions Architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana)
XAML has been around for several years now, but most developers haven’t had to use it yet. As Microsoft pushes Windows Store applications and Windows Phone, that is going to change. We’ll cover:

  • Differences between Windows Forms and XAML
  • Basic layout of a XAML UI
  • Binding in XAML
  • Very basics of MVVM

This presentation will introduce intermediate+ C# developers to XAML.

Jeremy Beckham is an IT Solutions Architect with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana where he designs systems for claim processing and intake. Before joining BCBSLA, he worked for Envoc where he designed and developed software for a wide range of clients. His technical background is primarily focused on the Microsoft stack and also includes quite a bit of web technologies. Jeremy has presented at many SQL Saturdays, SharePoint Saturday New Orleans, and multiple User Groups in south Louisiana.

Lightning Round:

JQuery Data
– Daniel Hibbard (CMR)

jQuery Data is a data storage function introduced in version 1.2.3. This lightning round we will discuss its usefulness within the MVC framework. jQuery is something that we see a lot, but the data function maybe one of those overlooked functions. A technique will be introduced that helps with posting form data through Ajax or regular post. We will also discuss its use in a repeating data environment, such as a person with multiple phone numbers or multiple mailing addresses. If time permits we will compare some other techniques for accomplishing the same goal.

Daniel Hibbard is currently empowering the LA Attorney General’s Office as part of their development team. With experience ranging from medical, to insurance, to legal, he has a concentration in web development and JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery. While those maintain his current career focus, he has begun a journey into mobile development with the introduction of a Windows Phone application, My Checkbook Lite. With the successful launch of his app, Daniel has now turned his attention to the realm of mobile game development using the XNA and Monogame frameworks. While Daniel enjoys application development, he is also the caring and loving husband to a loving and understanding wife. Daniel and his wife have been blessed with a son, who is currently unaware that the cake is a lie.

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

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