Meeting History

  • Oct 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Scary Gadgets 6 - There's something in the air...
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore, Dan Beus, Nathan Zaugg

    Our 6th annual Halloween special. Don't miss it. They don't like it when you miss it.


  • Sept 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Docker for Devs
    Presenter: Nathan Zaugg

    The majority of new projects written these days target Docker. It's easy to see why with the rise of DevOps, Microservices, and the cloud. Come and learn the basics of Docker -- how to get started, how to make it work with your project, and how to host these containers in your infrastructure.


  • Aug 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Windows Command Line Workshop
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore

    We will learn to use the Windows command line as a group from the ground up. We won't learn everything, but you'll learn enough to make the command line a staple in your everyday work and hopefully even put it on your resume. This is a workshop so bring a laptop.


  • July 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Lightning Storm!
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore, Daniel Beus, Nate Zaugg

    Join us for a series of short, shallow discussions on various technologies. It's hard to keep up with everything that's out there. Lightning talks can give you the skinny on things you haven't had time to look into on your own, giving you enough insight to know where to spend your precious study time.


  • June 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Azure Cloud Computing
    Presenter: Troy Fillerup

    Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular by the day. Everyone wants to put everything in 'The Cloud'. We will be exploring a little bit about Azure from a .NET developer perspective. We will have some demos on how to implement CI/CD and how Azure scaling and deployment works. If time permits, we will also look a little into the IoT capabilities that Azure provides.


  • May 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Node-RED
    Presenter: Daniel Beus

    Node-RED is a programming tool for working with hardware devices in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) style. It allows developers to create work flows for everything from websites to integrated devices using a series of connected nodes designed in a browser. The Node-RED interface can make learning to work with hardware much more simplistic and can get novices started much more quickly. It can also be used by professionals that want to have a better way of quickly designing projects without all the boilerplate a normal project may incur.


  • April 2018 Meeting Announcemnt
    Topic: Mocking Frameworks
    Presenter: Daniel Beus

    Everyone knows they should test their code, but it can be a pain to try to create test versions of all your dependencies. Having to rewrite much of your code just to have test versions is time consuming and problematic. Mocking frameworks to the rescue!


  • March 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Patterns in C#
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore

    We will cover most of the OOP patterns from the Gang Of Four (GoF) book, Design Patterns, from a C# perspective. We'll look at the problems that they solve and the problems they introduce. This should be a good introduction to good practices for novice developers and a fun exercise for veteran software geeks.


  • February 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Aspect Oriented Programming with PostSharp
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore

    Software development is expensive and complex. AOP can reduce development costs by taking code generation to a whole new level. Write code that produces new code and weaves it into your code at compile time or runtime.


  • Jan 2018 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Assertion Libraries
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore

    We have hopefully convinced everyone of the importance of unit testing and inspired everyone to use it in their daily work. But testing is only useful if the tests work and are maintained. Assertion libraries are an easy way to make tests more readable and readable code is more maintainable. We'll do a comparison between Shouldly, Fluent Assertions, NFluent and NSpec.


  • Nov 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Building a ChatBot in the Cloud
    Presenter: Mike Erickson

    In this presentation we will use Amazon Lex and AWS Lambda to build a ChatBot front end that will support a natural English conversation with the bot.


  • Oct 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Scary Gadgets 5
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore, Daniel Beus, Nathan Zaugg

    Sounds, Sensors, Senses, Surprises!


  • Sept 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Game Night!
    Presenter: N/A

    Game night! A good old-fashioned LAN party and more! The old (StarCraft), and the new (VR gaming) converge. Folks may decide to play other games as well.


  • Aug 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Embedded C++ Development for the Game Boy Advance
    Presenter: Richard Thomson

    In this presentation, I'll give an introduction to embedded development using C++.


  • July 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Micro Services
    Presenter: Nate Zaugg

    Introduction to Microservices:People have gone crazy about Microservices in the past couple of years! With the rise of PaaS / the "Cloud", our goal has been to write software that scales appropriately with demand. Microservices holds the key to scalability, but only if they are done correctly. Learn about the tenants of Microservices and how to architect an enterprise system.


  • June 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Machine Learning with TensorFlow
    Presenter: Stephen Knotek

    Machine Learning with TensorFlow


  • May 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Updating Web Data with SSIS
    Presenter: George Ray

    Why are there so many songs about APIs and what’s on the other side?


  • April 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Visual Studio 2017 Launch Party
    Presenter: Scott Golightly

    We're going to get together and learn about some of the awesome new features of Visual Studio 2017. We'll try to answer the standard "why / when should I upgrade" questions as well.


  • March 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Introduction to Big Data Part 1
    Presenter: Nate Zaugg

    Nathan Zaugg will begin his multi-part series on working with Big Data.


  • February 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Lightning Storm
    Presenter: Nate Zaugg, Phil Gilmore, Daniel Beus

    We will have a series of short lightning talks about a variety of topics. There is sure to be something for everyone.


  • January 2017 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation
    Presenter: Bruce Nielson

    Quantum Mechanics and Computation is a very difficult subject that can’t possibly be covered in depth in a single presentation, but this presentation will help you gain enough intuition for these subjects that you can better sort fact from fiction. What can we really do with quantum computers that we can’t do with a regular computer?


  • December 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Making Sense of Cloud Computing
    Presenter: Nate Zaugg

    We'll discuss microservice architecture, containers, service buses, streaming, data storage, and more.


  • October 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Scary Gadgets 4
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore, Daniel Beus, Nathan Zaugg

    Wearables, Winduino, Arduinode, and Nerdtacular Lighting We talk about how to mix programming with micro electronics to make your Halloween activities more unique. We cover a spectrum of technology and we're covering more this year than ever before!


  • August 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: .NET Core - The Missing Introduction
    Presenter: Nathan Zaugg

    The ASP.NET team has invested a lot of work into porting their platform to the new .NET Core, making possible along with it Console applications, and others. Come learn the why's and hows of the .NET Core technology.


  • July 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: 3D Modeling
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore

    Learn to use free CAD tools to create 3D models which you can bring to life on a 3D printer. I will focus on 3D modeling as it pertains to fabrication - CAD or 3D printing - using easy-to-use free tools. I will show all the concepts you need to know to make any model you want.


  • June 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Intro to Debugging with WinDbg
    Presenter: Erik Olson

    WinDbg is Microsoft's tool for debugging managed and native apps as well as their kernel. It can help solve computer and application crashes, and it can give you a window into what your frameworks are doing under the hood.


  • May 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Lightning Talks
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore, Nathan Zaugg, Daniel Beus

    Lightning Storm - a series of Lightning Talks: Encryption, Compression, Regular Expressions, You're doing it wrong: Async & Await... and more!


  • April 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Angular 2
    Presenter: Bryan Hadlock

    What's so great about Angular 2? Come to NUNUG and see!!! If you are a newbie to Angular. AWESOME!!! You won't have to relearn anything.


  • March 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: C# 6.0 Tour
    Presenter: Troy Fillerup

    Troy Fillerup will introduce us to the latest version of C# with a tour of the new features version 6.0.


  • February 2016 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Tools, Tips, & Tricks
    Presenter: Ad Hoc

    We'll be doing something a bit different this month. The audience will be invited to come up, plug in and show us their favorite tools, tips, tricks, tool chains, processes, test beds, cheat sheets, whatever you want!


  • December 2015 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Introduction to Unity3D Part 2
    Presenter: Tony Pitman

    Last year we had Introduction to Unity3D. This is meant to be a review and follow-on presentation.


  • October 2015 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Scary Gadgets 3 - Controlling a Halloween Prop with Raspberry Pi & Win10 IoT
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore, Nathan Zaugg, Daniel Beus

    We will use Windows 10 IoT on a Raspberry Pi and program it to control a Halloween Prop.


  • September 2015 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: ASP.NET 5
    Presenter: Scott Golightly

    ASP.NET 5 is a major change from previous versions of ASP.NET. From the new cross platform .NET Framework to the opt-in nature of modules to the different tools that are bundled with ASP.NET 5 there is a lot to learn.


  • August 2015 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: Windows 10 & Visual Studio 2015 - First Look
    Presenter: Nathan Zaugg

    We're going to go over the awesome new features of both the Windows 10 OS and Visual Studio 2015.


  • July 2015 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: IronPython for .NET
    Presenter: Phil Gilmore

    .NET has always been a Multi-Language paragon. Over the years we have explored C#, F#, and Delphi Prism. Python is a little different. We will explore what we can do with it.


  • June 2015 Meeting Announcement
    Topic: EcmaScript 6
    Presenter: Daniel Beus

    JavaScript (based on the EcmaScript standard) has become a widely used and well structured language in recent years, and most development opportunities in today's market will likely involve writing some web code. This meeting will focus on the newest syntax and how it can make code much more readable and usable.


Meeting Location

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Mindfire Technology

Address:
872 West Heritage Park Blvd Suite 200, Layton UT 84041
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