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Meetup Sponsorship
Special thanks for Jay Harris and Arana Software for sponsoring the group's Meetup account, and for setting up the group's Twitter account.
Las Vegas Code Camp
There's going to be a code camp in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 20th. For more information, their website is
Keep on eye on their website for more information and updates.

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 next meeting is Thursday, April 26th. This month, we will be talking about two Microsoft topics: documentation and cross-platform SQL Server.

First, Ed Macuaely of Microsoft will give a brief session about Microsoft's initiative on open-sourcing documentation and how everyone can contribute to their online documentation.

Second, the meeting will shift to cross-platform Microsoft SQL Server. Ed will demonstrate installing SQL Server on a Linux machine and Microsoft's Alan Yu will then give a remote presentation on SQL Operations Studio, Microsoft's new cross-platform management tool for SQL Server.

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

Microsoft Docs
Learn how to contribute to official Microsoft documentation. You’ll learn a number of ways you can contribute to content, from making suggestions to fixing minor typos, and making major revisions. Get started with content contributions, share your knowledge, and see your name on

Ed Macauley is a Sr. Content Developer at Microsoft, primarily working on SQL Server. Before joining Microsoft he worked as a DBA and software engineer, primarily in the online gaming space. He’s has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5 and is a fan of C# for development. Ed lives in Las Vegas and can be found on GitHub (@edmacauley) and occasionally tweets as @CloudPlusPlus.

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
Joe Mayo
Introduction to the Azure Bot Service

March 29th, Thursday
Jay Harris
Design for Non-Designers from a Non-Designer

April 26th, Thursday
Ed Macualey and Alan Yu
Microsoft Docs, Installing SQL Server on Linux, SQL Operations Studio

May 31th, Thursday

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