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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, August 27th. This month, Troy Miles will be presenting. The presentation is entitled "The Best Editor on the Planet, Visual Studio Code".

In the talk, we will discuss and show how to set it up for both JavaScript (React-Native) and C++ (Linux Web Server). And best of all it everything we show is free and open source.

We will demonstrate VS Code running on Windows and Mac. Creating apps and debugging them in both JavaScript, and C++. We will also reveal our favorite extensions. Extensions are VS Code's not-so-secret super power, wiith them you can customize it to your work your way.

If you are using any other editor and have been curious about VS Code, now is you time to learn more and see it in action on production code.

Troy Miles, aka the Rockncoder, began writing computer games in assembly language for early computers like the Apple II, Commodore C64, and the IBM PC over 35 years ago. Nowadays he writes web & mobile apps for a Southern California based automotive valuation and information company. Troy is fluent in JavaScript, C#, C++, Kotlin, and Clojure.

Nights and weekends he can usually be found writing cool apps for mobile and web or teaching others how to do so. Troy has spoken at O'Reilly's Velocity, MobileWeb Dev Con, Mobile Dev+Test, NG-Vegas, and Angular Summit. He is a regular speaker at So Cal and Silicon Valley Code Camps and to local developer groups all over southern California and Las Vegas. A few of his talks can be found on his YouTube channel:

Troy loves writing about software development and is also a video author. His first magazine article was published in Dr. Dobb's magazine over twenty years agos. He is the author of jQuery Essentials.

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
The Best Editor on the Planet, Visual Studio Code

September 27th, Thursday

October 25th, Thursday
Shaun Abrams
Testing in Production

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