BRDNUG Meeting: October 12, 2016

October .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

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

Sponsored By: TBA


Main Presentation:

Azure Search

Bryan Soltis (Kentico)

Azure Search is a powerful, REST-based service companies can leverage within their applications to provide dynamic, scalable search solutions. In this session, Kentico Technical Evangelist and Azure enthusiast Bryan Soltis will introduce you to this powerful service, show you some of its cool capabilities, and see if there’s a love connection for you. From Creating Indexes to Custom Search functions, you’ll see how Azure Search can quickly boost the functionality of any site and provide a unique and captivating experience for your users.

Bryan Soltis is the Technical Evangelist at Kentico and an avid .NET developer. With over 16 years of web development experience, Bryan has completed projects for Microsoft, IMG, HP, and other Fortune 500 companies. A former Azure VTSP, Bryan has developed numerous applications with Microsoft’s cloud and Kentico, including custom software development, integrated solutions, and globally-available enterprise applications. As a Technical Evangelist, Bryan enjoys working with the development community and educating developers on best practices, new technologies, and utilizing the .NET, cloud, and Kentico to their fullest potentials. And he really likes beer.

Lightning Round Presentation:

Lessons Learned quick building a website

Jeremy Cronan (Alliance Safety Council)

A friend and I recently released a registry website called to help with the recovery in the flooding. We wanted to get it out quickly so that people can start connecting with people in need and those that can help. I will go over some lessons I learned while I started building the website.

Jeremy Cronan is an Application Developer at the Alliance Safety Council for the past 5 years. I have been in the business over 12 years now and an officer of the .NET User Group this past year.


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