BRDNUG Meeting: November 8, 2017

November .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

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

Sponsored By: TBA


Main Presentation:

The Lost Art of Good Object Design

Devlin Liles (Improving Houston)

Do you believe that writing great code quickly is important? Do you feel compelled to seek the elegant solution? Does it bother you if you are writing the same code for a year? If so, then this session is for you. We will take a look at the evolution of the software industry and how we have lost some of the skills needed to achieve amazing results. This talk is independent of language, and we will be using multiple languages in the examples. We will then dive into a complex series of solutions as a group, and start bringing back object oriented analysis and design.

Devlin Liles is the president of Improving Houston and a passionate technologist. He prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion is leveraging technology to solve the problems facing business. Devlin has an entrepreneurial mindset and has been a key contributor to growth and success of the Houston office being one of the founding employees in 2011. Since 2007, he has been presenting and teaching classes on software development practices and tools to audiences around the world including user groups, conferences, and community events. Devlin has held the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award for the past 6 years which is only awarded to 3,000 technologists’ annually. He is the co-author, along with his good friend Tim Rayburn of Entity Framework 4.1 Experts Cookbook. When he is not in front of a crowd or behind a computer Devlin is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.

Lightning Round Presentation:



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