BRDNUG Meeting: February 10, 2016

February .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 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:

Aurlelia: Next Generation Web Apps

Rob Eisenberg (Creator of the Durandal and Aurelia Frameworks)

Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript framework for building apps for the browser, desktop and mobile devices. It’s easy to learn and use, extremely powerful and built on modern Web Standards. There’s no other framework quite like it.

Come join us in this session to learn the basics of Aurelia and get a taste of its simplicity and power. We’ll walk through a series of demos showing some unique and powerful capabilities of Aurelia unmatched by other technologies.

Rob Eisenberg is a JavaScript expert and .NET architect working out of Tallahassee, FL and he is the President of Blue Spire Consulting. Rob got his start with computer programming at the age of nine, when he thoroughly fell in love with his family’s new Commodore 64. His fascination with programming started with the Commodore Basic language, then moved to Q Basic and QuickBasic and quickly continued on to C, C++, C# and JavaScript. Rob publishes technical articles regularly at and has spoken at regional events and to companies concerning Web and .NET technologies, Agile software practices and UI engineering. He is coauthor of Sam’s Teach Yourself WPF in 24 Hours and is the creator of the Durandal and Caliburn.Micro frameworks. He’s formerly a member of the Angular 2.0 Core Team at Google, before leaving to return to work on Durandal and it’s next generation version: Aurelia.

Lightning Round Presentation:

Basics of SQL Server Security principals

William Assaf (SQL Saturday and Sparkhound)

Everyone needs to know the basic terminology and functionality of SQL Server authentication and security, from Devs to DBAs. This presentation will put everyone on the same page when it comes to security principals and permissions.

William Assaf is vice president for logistics of the BRSSUG and planning committee chair of the annual SQLSaturday Baton Rouge event. A DBA since 2005, he’s a user groups enthusiast and principal SQL Server consultant with Sparkhound. Following a SQL community challenge to provide more entry-level blog posts and presentations in 2016, William is looking forward to presenting this ground-floor lightning round!


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