BRDNUG Meeting: June 11, 2014

June .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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Members receive best-in-class training and superior customer service. Our training courses are delivered at our Louisiana facilities, on location, online, and through authorized training providers. With top-ranked programs such as COSS, we reach and serve a national audience.

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Main Presentation:

Role of Information Systems Research in Software Development

– Corey Baham (Owner of Baham Ink, LLC)

After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems from Louisiana State University, Corey went on to teach Computer Science along with coaching track and field at a local high school. As his passion to teach grew so did his desire to expand his reach to college students. He later obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Southern University before returning to LSU to pursue a PhD in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems.
Corey’s primary professional focus is his research.
He leverages his experiences teaching, consulting, and leading IT projects to enhance both his research and his teaching. His current research interest are agile software development methodologies, IT strategy, and healthcare IT. Corey is a member of various user groups such as the Baton Rouge .Net User Group and New Orleans Agile Group where he enjoys speaking with practitioners about real-world problems that he can investigate in his research.

Lightning Round:

Learning to let it go, the life and death of an enterprise application

– Joseph Besse (Senior Enterprise Architect, Lamar Advertising)

I graduated from Nicholls State University with a major in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science and have been writing software in exchange for money since 1999. I was part of a small start-up company as my first job out of college (it did not succeed). I spent a few years as a consultant before landing a job at Lamar. I started programming in Visual Basic before almost switching to Java. .Net was released and I switched to VB.Net. I made the transition to C# shortly after starting at Lamar and have never looked back. I have been with Lamar for 11 years, which is long enough to experience the full life cycle of many apps including a few that I personally wrote, maintained and ultimately retired. My topic is about my experiences related to going through that life-cycle and what I learned along the way.

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