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Do the Twin Cities really need ANOTHER .Net User Group?

There are two answers to that question. The first is YES, we think so. The second is that we aren't a typical .net user group, even though we focus on Microsoft Technologies. We use the term Developers Guild to imply more than just a roomful of folks sitting around listening to someone talk.

Our objective is to bring the various special interest groups of the Twin Cities together and also provide our own events. We think you'll be pretty happy with the results.

July 8, 2008 - Guild Kickoff Meeting and Cookout

When: Cookout at 5:00 PM, Meeting at 6:00 PM.

Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435)   MAP

Cookout Details: Show up at 5pm for our kickoff cookout. We'll be serving burgers, brats and hot dogs for an hour prior to the meeting beginning at 6pm.


Topic: Writing Better Code
It's one thing to write code that will do the job in the short-term; it's another challenge to write code that can stand the test of time. In this session I'll show you how you can use tools and features in VS 2008 (e.g. unit testing, Code Analysis, Code Coverage, etc.) to assist you in making your code maintainable over time, easy to understand, and resilient to defects.

Speaker Bio:
Jason Bock is a Principal Consultant for Magenic, and is also a Microsoft MVP. He has worked on a number of business applications using a diverse set of substrates and languages such as C#, .NET, and Java. He is the author of "Applied .NET Attributes", "CIL Programming: Under the Hood of .NET", ".NET Security", and "Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial". He has written numerous articles on software development issues and has presented at a number of conferences and user groups. Jason holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.

Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:40 PM General Interest | Back to top

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