BRDNUG Meeting: November 13, 2013

November .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

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

Sponsored By:

Envoc is a development firm that specializes in custom software solutions, corporate brand and web presence, and mobile app development. We create technology based methods to help your business succeed. Envoc is adept at helping companies identify and pay down “Technical Debt” associated with legacy systems, quick-and-dirty design decisions of the past, and aging websites and software systems. Envoc does not outsource or utilize overseas labor and is very active in Louisiana Universities and the technical community through numerous speaking engagements.

Envoc’s strategic design process empowers organizations with the perfect tools to connect people to their vision and to communicate their message effectively. Whether it is to brand your organization, or the design of a great website, we can point you in the right direction. We have helped many organizations start or improve their web presence. We would love to help yours.

Main Presentation:

Long-Running Task Processing Techniques with Azure

– Matthew Vidacovich (Envoc)

Azure is a powerful tool but has some interesting caveats to be aware of. I plan on walking through the methodology of getting (gigabytes of) data to Azure and back seamlessly to the user and back through a lightweight web (ASP .NET MVC) facade. I also plan to cover lots of azure “got-yas” I’ve learned over several years of dealing with Azure (starting in 2011).

Matthew Vidacovich has been a developer at Envoc for 3 years. He programs in C# most of the time, but does do TSQL stuff fairly frequently. He “regularly” (given that they only have one once a year) attend the SQL Saturdays here in BR. He would guess his specialty is image processing and manipulation, starting back when he wrote the an azure-based bubble sheet processing system. He learned quite a bit about the ups and downs of azure from then until now. Matthew graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Lightning Round:

5 Tips for Reporting and Analytics Projects

– Rusty Frioux (Managing Principal at DataClear)

“I’ve spent a lot of my career leading or supporting reporting and analytics teams, and unfortunately, I’ve seen plenty of projects drag on long past their estimated completion dates, killing budgets and frustrating business leaders. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are five ways to increase your chances of building reporting and analytics tools that decision makers will trust – and want to use – on time and on budget.”

Rusty Frioux is a 15 year veteran of systems integration and business intelligence consulting. Rusty has designed, created, and implemented analytics and information systems for clients of many sizes, public and private. He recently founded and now manages DataClear, a business intelligence and predictive analytics service firm. Rusty is an experienced consulting manager, a broadly-thinking business analyst, a trained data miner, and a hands-on software developer. He blogs and speaks frequently about data analytics and business intelligence topics. He has also wrote a lot of really bad reports early in his career.

He holds a M.S. in business analytics from Louisiana State University and a Certified Business Intelligence Professional credential from the Data Warehouse Institute. He has lived and worked in far more cities and states than he cares to mention, and he’s awfully glad to be back in the Baton Rouge area and near a dependable supply of crawfish these days.

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