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Chicago Mobile Meetup: Pioneering IoT with AWS

January 9, 2016

IoT is getting a lot of attention from AWS and Microsoft. January 21st Chicago’s Mobile Meetup group will be having a demo on how to leverage AWS’s IoT Services to develop applications.

Logistics are:
Thursday January 21st
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Solstice Mobile
111 N. Canal Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL (map)

VS ALM Rangers Guidance: Test Automation, Planning, and Management Concepts

January 9, 2016

I’ve been in the Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Rangers program for almost five years now and am always proud to see our group contribute another valuable gem of real world guidance.

The Test Automation guidance provides practical test automation, planning and management of test plans/cases.

Test Automation is considered one of the five DevOps success factors that was discussed at the DevOps Enterprise Summit last fall.

Kudos to our Product owner (Gopinath Chigakkagari), development team (Bob Hardister, Hassan Fadili, Hosam Kamal, Oscar Garcia Colon, Patricia Wagner, Pierre Donyegro, Danny Crone, Darrin Rich, Baruch Frei, Ricardo Serradas, Rob Maher, Vladimir Gusarov, Ricardo Serradas, Case O’Mara, James Waletzky, Mike Douglas) and leader (Willy-P Schaub).

Check out the guidance, provide your feedback on the Rangers blog or contact us.

VSLive: First Session of 2016

January 9, 2016

VSLive will be kicking off 2016 in style in Las Vegas! This year’s theme “Code we can believe in” and will be much more interesting than listening to our presidential candidates :)

The session will have 10 tracks which includes a bonus of the Modern Apps Live. The tracks include:

I personally know many of the speakers including Brian Randell (@brianrandell), Rocky Lhotka (@rockylhotka), Marcel de Vries (@marcelv), Eric Boyd (@ericdboyd), Anthony Handley (@anthony808), Richard Hundausen (@rhundausen) and Mike Douglas (@mikedouglasdev). Just these guys alone are worth going to listen to as well as people like Ben Day, Jason Bock and the other great speakers.

Besides learning quite a bit, it’s Vegas and will provide a good bit of entertainment outside of the conference. Go sign up, get your discount before January 20th and learn!

Software Development Community Jan 2016 Meeting: DoneJS

January 9, 2016

Justin Meyer (@justinbmeyer ) will be presenting on DoneJS to Chicago’s Software Development Community (SDC) in their January 10th meeting. The meeting will start @ 12:30PM and is at Rev3 in NIU’s Naperville location (1120 E Diehl Rd Naperville, IL). Sign up with their MeetUp group.

Justin will be talking on how to develop high performance SPA apps with the recently released DoneJS framework for applications that are:

In the meeting you’ll see how Justin creates an application that works on the desktop as well mobile devices.

Renewed as an ALM MVP :)

January 5, 2016

New Years Day is like Christmas again for a MVP with a renewal date of January 1st. I was very happy to be renewed as an ALM MVP along with  @AnthonyBorton and @tspascoal :)

Microsoft Connect() 2015

November 18, 2015

Wednesday November 18th @ 9am CST is the start of Microsoft’s two day virtual developer event called Connect(). I’ll be posting on some of the great announcements that you’ll be able to leverage very soon.

That Conference’s Ticket Sales End Friday August 1st

July 25, 2015

That Conference, which is one of the premier conferences in the Midwest, has ticket sales ending Friday August 1st. The conference is summer camp held for geeks at Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. There are 150 technology sessions as well as family time events (you have to remember that the conference is at a waterpark).

Look to wrap up your summer with learning cool technologies with a good group of people from a great bunch of speakers.

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