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Special thanks for Jay Harris and Arana Software for sponsoring the group's Meetup account, and for setting up the group's Twitter account.

Our Mission

  • To form a dynamic community of .NET Developers in the Las Vegas area.
  • To advance the understanding of the Microsoft's .NET platform with business and technology leaders in the region.

Why .NET and not some other technology?

  • We believe that .NET is the best choice of tools for building Desktop, Smart Device, Web enabled applications.

Which .NET subjects are focused on?

  • Visual Basic .Net
  • C # .Net
  • SQL (as programmed from the Visual Studio's IDE)
  • 3rd Party tools as they apply
  • Discussion on language conversions are always welcome

Why a Community?

  • To benefit from the synergy generated by like-minded individuals working together on something they want and believe in.

What's the Plan?

  • Monthly Presentations
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Web site as Virtual Community

How can I get Involved?

  • Attend the general meetings
  • Get to know the other members of the group
  • Ask questions and exchange ideas
  • Visit the web site, get involved in making it a vibrant virtual community
  • Suggest and/or participate in a collaborative project

This Mission Statement is a work in progress. If you have any comments and/or suggestions on how we can improve on it then we'd like to hear them.

For additional information,
please contact Richard at Group Leader

Next Meeting

Our first meeting of the year is Thursday, January 25th. This month, Gerardo Melendrez will be talking about creating a .NET Core app, using Windows 10 running the Linux Subsystem and deploying the .NET Core app to a Linux VM in azure and running the application.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.

.NET Core, Docker and Ubuntu using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
This talk will be about creating a .NET Core ASP.NET MVC application using the .NET Core CLI tools, running it in Ubuntu Linux on Windows 10 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL,) and then deploying it to a Docker Container in an Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machine on Azure.

  • Install Ubuntu Linux on Windows 10
  • Create an Ubuntu Linux VM on Azure
  • Install the .NET Core SDK for Linux
  • Create a .NET Core MVC Web Application using the .NET Core CLI tools
  • Install Docker on Linux
  • Create a Linux Docker container with an ASP.NET Core base image
  • Deploy the app to the Docker Container in the Azure Linux box
  • Run the application and open a port in the Azure firewall to access the website
It's gonna be fun.

Gerardo Melendrez is a Senior .NET Software Developer with experience in a wide variety of business and consumer applications involving different industries, from manufacturing and high-volume transactional payment processing applications to casino management and mobile gaming. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) and write a blog called .NET Tips And Tricks with emphasis in hard-to-find solutions to problems regarding development using the Microsoft technology stack. He is the founder of The Magic Software, a software development shop and CTO/Co-Founder of Revohloo Studios, a unique premium consumer music video platform.


The dotNet will meeting this month at the inNEVation Center, located at 6795 Edmond Street, Las Vegas, NV 89118, 3rd floor.

The inNEVation Center is located in the southwest part of town, just south of the 215 (South) and just west of Decatur. Exit southbound onto Decatur from the 215, turn right on Badura Avenue and then another right on Edmond Street. The inNEVation Center is located in the west building. It's the building with the "Switch" logo.

InNEVation - Google Map

2017 Meeting Schedule

January 25th, Thursday
Gerardo Melendrez
Creating a .NET Core app and deploying the .NET Core app to an Azure's Linux VM

February 22nd, Thursday

March 29th, Thursday

April 26th, Thursday

May 31th, Thursday
Rob Richardson

June 28th, Thursday

July 26th, Thursday

August 30th, Thursday
Troy Miles

September 27th, Thursday

October 25th, Thursday

Because of the holidays, the group does not meet in November or December.

The dotNet especially wishes to thank the inNEVation Center
for their support and for allowing us to meet at their location.

The inNEVation Center Logo
The dotNET Group wishes to thank Veeam for graciously sponsoring the sodas/pizzas for the group's meetings for the year.

We also wish to thank Nevron for sponsoring the group's Meet-up account.
We wish to also thank the following companies for their support.
  DevExpress valid email Mindscape  
  Apress O'Reilly Store Wrox