BRDNUG Meeting: February 12, 2014

February .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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Main Presentation:

Fundamentals of the .NET CLR: How does .Net manage memory?

– Joseph Besse (Lamar Advertising)

He will talk about how things like the Garbage Collector works and then delve into ways to troubleshoot memory leaks in .Net applications

Joseph Besse graduated from Nicholls State University with a major in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science. He spent a few years as a consultant working in exotic locations like Covington and New Iberia before landing a job at Lamar in 2004 where he’s been ever since. He’s written everything from one off command line widgets to large scale distributed applications. He is currently the lead architect at Lamar where he spends a lot of time planning for future projects and trouble shooting problems with existing applications.

Lightning Round:

Say What!? Avoiding Communication Pitfalls with Stakeholders

– Wayne Losavio (Community Coffee)

“We’ve all been there: with your project hanging in the balance, you explain an important technical concept to your stakeholders and they get a confused look on their face. This talk will give some tips for how to explain complex concepts, avoid communication breakdowns, and ensure successful technology implementations.”

Wayne Losavio has been a professional software developer for over 12 years, in both consulting and corporate settings. His primary experience is with the .NET Framework, ASP.NET, and associated web technologies. He currently works for Community Coffee Company where he designs and develops applications that help bring the world’s best coffee to market. Wayne graduated from LSU in 2002 with a degree in ISDS, and is the proud father of three girls.

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