Check out the live streaming .NET conference, dotnetConf, on Wednesday March 18th and Thursday March 19th.
“The dotnetConf is a free, 2 day virtual event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. Over the course of the two days you’ll have a wide selection of live sessions that feature speakers from the community and .NET product teams. These are the experts in their field and it will be your chance to learn, ask your questions live and get inspired for your next software project“. Sound cool? Look at the entire agenda and make some time to listen in :)
The Chicago ALM User Group will start off the New Year with a non-technical topic for January. Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin will be talking on being a Software Professional. He will be discussing disciplines, attitudes and practices and will recommend approaches to follow.
The meeting will be on Wednesday, January 14th from 5:30PM until 8:00PM at the Microsoft Office in Downers Grove. To make sure they have enough food and drinks for everyone, please RSVP by Tuesday January 13th.
Start off the year right by learning how you can automate you application deployments with Octopus Deploy. The Software Development Community (SDC) in the Chicago suburbs will be having their January meeting with Ian Paullin giving you an intro on how to use Octopus. Octopus is a great tool for deploying your .NET applications and SQL Server database components.
It was great to see on New Years morning that I was renewed as a Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) MVP for my third year. Additionally I found out on December 30th that I was considered a Distinguished Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Ranger.
- I spoke at various Chicago user group meetings included Chicago .NET Users Group, Chicago ALM User Group
- Spoke at the ALM Forum in Seattle
- Was project lead on the Microsoft Ranger’s PowerShell Desired State Configuration for DevOps guidance
- Was on Microsoft’s Channel9 to talk about myself and the Rangers.