Friday, August 28, 2015
Sarasota .NET Developers Group

The Sarasota .NET Developers group has been in existence since 2004. SarasotaDev focuses on building solutions using Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office, and other related tools and platforms. This is a technically oriented group where our monthly 1.5 - 2 hour presentations concentrate on code development and software engineering techniques. 

Meetings are generally held on a Tuesday in the middle of the month. Note that our usual location has changed to: Station 2 Innovation Center (offering coworking and business incubation services) located at 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208 (just east of 9th St. E on the south side of 7th Ave - this is SR-64 eastbound). Check out our website at http://Station2Innovation.com, and especially the community events page

Note that SarasotaDev is moving our meeting announcements to Meetup.com. You can find us listed on the Station 2 Innovation Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Entrepreneurs-Startups/. Please join that group to be notified of free weekly entrepreneur, startups, education and networking sessions. Find our .NET oriented sessions by scanning the first line of the descriptions for 'SarasotaDev'.

SarasotaDev - Upcoming Meetings
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August 2015 

Kelvin McDaniel - CORTANA(!)... and how easy it is to integrate her into your apps

The meeting will be held on Tue, August 18, 2015 at Station 2 Innovation - 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Note the new location. The SarasotaDev meeting is from 6pm-8pm. Note that we have FREE open coworking from 9am-5pm at the Station - please feel free to join us during the day.

Please RSVP for this event at Meetup.com (SarasotaDev is moving there soon):
CORTANA(!)... and how easy it is to integrate her into your apps

Join Kelvin McDaniel to see how Microsoft has baked some VERY exciting things into Cortana. The line between "voice command" and "speech recognition" has blurred enough to make it more than worthwhile to include support in most of your apps. Come find out how easy it is... as well as what you can (and can't) do.

Depending upon where the SDK is around the scheduled meeting we might even dive into a Windows 10 implementation! Regardless, we’ll also take a look at the new REST API(s) around speech and recognition.

Kelvin McDaniel is a Tampa-based, Senior Developer at AgileThought, Inc. He graduated with an MBA from Florida A&M University in 2000 and has experienced a range of fields, including insurance and finance. He’s had a love for the various mobile flavors of Windows since the early CE days.

Kelvin acquired his first Windows-based PDA (a Philips Nino) in 1998 while working in New York City. He and Cortana have a SERIOUS thing going on :)

 

Upcoming SarasotaDev Events in 2015: 

Tue, Aug 25, 2015 - Stephen Baynham - Minecraft ~ Creating a Business Around a Business
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 - John Corning - Intro to the X4GL platform
Thu Dec 3, 2015 - Robert Boedigheimer, MVP visits again.

Please reply to this email if you have feedback, speaker suggestions, or would like to sponsor the group.


Nearby Events of Note:  

  • BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After-hours North join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Motorworks Brewery in Bradenton for great conversation! More info here.
  • BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After Hours South join us on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Pub32 on the South Trail in Sarasota for great conversation! More info here.
  • Suncoast Technology Forum - TechBytes Luncheon on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm - at the Polo Grill. More info here.
  • Tampa Windows AppDev Group - various times. More info here.
  • MADTampa Mobile App Developers- second Wednesday of the month. More info here.

Check out the Entrepreneurs & Startups education series schedule at http://www.meetup.com/Entrepreneurs-Startups/ for free events that happen most weeks, and workshop events to grow your business. 

More Florida events can be found on Joe (devFish) Healy's events page.


Florida CodeCamps (CC), SQL Saturdays (SS) ITProCamps (IT), and BarCamps in 2015:

Dates are being filled in as they're known. If you haven't attended in the past, a CodeCamp is a free, all-day Saturday developer event put on by regional developers, for developers. If you've been to CodeCamp in the past, then you know you don't want to miss the upcoming season. BarCamps are similar to CodeCamps, except they're not developer-specific, covering business, design, and other topics as well.

 

  
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