BRDNUG Meeting: Sept 10, 2014

September .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, September 10, 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:

Deep Dive into WPF using MVVM

– Mike Huguet (Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft)

Model View ViewModel (MVVM) is a software architectural pattern for the presentation layer. .NET’s WPF/XAML feature is very friendly to the MVVM pattern. In this session we’ll cover some of the features in XAML that aid in the implementation of MVVM. We will walk through a few patterns and tools that I use when developing desktop apps. We’ll walkthrough converting an app that implements a code behind approach into an MVVM implementation. Topics covered will include MVVM, binding, commands, UI converters, cross view communications, and XAML control templates. While this is a deep dive, there will be some introductory level discussions at times, depending upon the audience’s experience.

Mike Huguet is a Senior Premier Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft focusing on the developer platform, developer tools, SharePoint customizations, and PowerShell. He is an active member of the IT community as the President of the Baton Rouge .NET User Group, a founding member of the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday and Tech Day event, and an avid speaker at all day conferences and user groups. Mike was chosen as an INETA Community Champion in 2011 and was a member of the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Advisory team for the SharePoint 2010 Guidance. He has a software development background and has been delivering solutions with .NET since Beta 1 and SharePoint since 2006.

Lightning Round:

Using the Observer Pattern and SQL Service Broker to build a time tested Security Architecture

– Douglas Lubey (IT Director / Chief Technologist at Alliance Safety Council)

I have a Wife of 14 years and 4 kids (including myself).
I love Halloween, Mardi Gras and anything else which involves Masquerades.
When I am not on the computer I prefer to be outside enjoying life.

18 years with Alliance Safety Council (IT Director / Chief Technologist). During my tenure I have Help grow the company from under a Million dollars to over 10 Million.
Some large projects include:
Datacenter Migrations / Operations
Disaster Recovery planning,
Network Design and Architect for over 400 Active Nodes
Web Site Projects (New and Redesign)
Database Migrations (Full Software Life Cycle)
Database Architecture (Full Software Life Cycle) And Management
Learning Management System (Full Software Life Cycle)
Software as a Service / Software in the Cloud
Software Management for over 2500 Active Online Accounts/ 1000 Streaming Training Courses
2 years at Albemarle (Data Center Administrator)
2 years at Boys and Girls Club (Computer instruction)
Associate Degree in Computer Science
Bachelor Degree in Information Systems

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