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Mon., Jul 25, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
 
  Modern Cryptographic Security: Keeping Customer Data Safe
  with Daniel Larson, Senior Software Engineer, Cryptography Specialist (FMI)
 
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HoloLens Playtime
 
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  Reality or Just Plain Ridiculous? -- a Look at Today’s Job Descriptions
 
with Nancy Felix, Director of Software Development at DaVita
 
and Aaron Mills, Denver Market Manager, EdgeLink
(FMI)
 
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  A .NET State of the Union – is it .NET 4, .NET 2015, or .NET Core?
 
PLUS: Give Your Feedback - Your Microsoft Community Survey
 
with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft (FMI)
 

 
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User Group Meeting - "mobile first, cloud first" - "any developer, any app, any platform"
Monday, July 25, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pregame Show
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Meeting
Location: Microsoft, Denver  Map 
Address:
7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
 
 Feature Presentation     
 
  (Cryptography Vulture) (Cryptography Vulture)
 
Modern Cryptographic Security: Keeping Customer Data Safe
with Daniel Larson, Senior Software Engineer, Cryptography Specialist
   
Learn how to keep customer data safe with modern cryptography built into .NET and Azure services.
 
We’ll review cryptographic basics, best practices, worst practices, horror stories and solid auditable practices to keep your customer data secure from internal and external attackers. We’ll explore certificate based encryption, symmetric encryption, secrets, key generation, key storage, key rotation, and Azure Key Vault. We’ll also look at security libraries used at Sitrion, where we ask Fortune 500 companies to trust us with their business data and access to mission critical business systems.
 
Come and learn from our hard-earned lessons on securing data and being trustworthy!
 
FMI: Cryptographic Services, .NET Framework
 
HoloLens Playtime during our networking break! We'll display what you see through our projection system - come play!
 
 Daniel Larson     
 
 

Daniel Larson

Daniel Larson is a senior software engineer at Sitrion Technologies (formerly NewsGator).
   
 Dan is an author for Microsoft Press, a national conference speaker, and a father of two amazing junior developers!
 
Contact: Daniel Larson, Twitter
 

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  EdgeLink
 
Reality or Just Plain Ridiculous? -- a Look at Today’s Job Descriptions
with Nancy Felix, Director of Software Development at DaVita
and Aaron Mills, Denver Market Manager, EdgeLink
   
We have a special guest speaker, Nancy Felix, Director of Engineering for Davita joining us!
 
When you look at today’s job descriptions, does it make you laugh or feel inadequate? Do these people really exist? We will share real examples of the jobs that we have. We'll ask for your opinion on what is reality and what is just plain ridiculous!
 
What YOU can look forward to:
   + An interactive and fun discussion.
   + Tips, tricks, and even horror stories that will help you put your best foot forward!
   + Networking, door prizes and delicious dinner from Maria Empanada!
 
 Nancy Felix      
 
  Nancy Felix Nancy Felix started her career as an engineer and today she has close to 100 engineers that report to her!
   
She started at DaVita in 2011 as Senior Manager of IT, then was promoted to Senior Development Manager, and recently was promoted to Director of Software Development.
 
Nancy has built some amazing teams here in Colorado and she’s a great asset when it comes to hiring and leading engineers.
 
 
 Aaron Mills      
 
  Aaron Mills Aaron Mills is the Denver Market Manager for EdgeLink. He’s hired over 200 software engineers in Colorado, over the past 20 years.
   
He started recruiting VB and VC++ Engineers in 1995 and has seen the transition to today’s technologies.
 
 
 EdgeLink      
 
  EdgeLink staffs tech. They provide access to some of the best companies and the best engineers. A ‘5 star’ organization winning awards year after year for being the “Best in Staffing.”
 
They’re a specialized firm with a customized approach. EdgeLink has been in business for 13 years and their success has been built on their personalized, targeted and consultative approach.
 
Contact: Aaron Mills, 303-953-4374, EdgeLink
 
 Bonus Presentation     
 
  .NET
 
A .NET State of the Union – is it .NET 4, .NET 2015, or .NET Core?
with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

 

Any Developer, any App, any Platform - Windows development, cross-platform server apps, mobile apps on any device - where is my .NET? Jerry tells all.

 
Your Microsoft Community Survey
 
PLUS: Give Your Feedback - Your Microsoft Community Survey
with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
   
You are needed for this important survey! Just 6 quick questions and an optional place for your comments.

 
Use this custom link to the survey for you, our Denver Visual Studio User Group members:
 
Go To: Your Microsoft Community Survey
 
Open NOW. Closes Sunday, July 31, 2016. Once your responses are tallied by Microsoft, the results will be copied to Chris and he will report them to you! Everyone will remain anonymous.
 
PLEASE, give your feedback -- take the survey now! Important for you, our group, Jerry Nixon (our Microsoft Developer Evangelist), and Microsoft!
 
Thanks, Chris
 
 Jerry Nixon     
 
 

Jerry Nixon

A Developer Evangelist for Microsoft from Colorado, Jerry Nixon, teaches and speaks on Windows, Phone, and Desktop development. His career launched with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5, delivering data-centric solutions while “database developer” was a novel term.
   
He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the startup that would become Microsoft CRM. For 20 years, Jerry built Microsoft-centric, mobile solutions. Today, he speaks on XAML, mobility and Kinect at events, communities, universities, and online. The bulk of Jerry’s free time is spent teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.
 
Contact: Jerry Nixon  Meetup  Twitter   Blog  Channel9  Microsoft Virtual Academy
 

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Mon., Jul. 25,
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Microsoft, Denver   Map   Details
 
Topic - Modern Cryptographic Security: Keeping Customer Data Safe
with Daniel Larson, Cryptography Specialist

 
Sponsor - Reality or Just Plain Ridiculous? -- a Look at Today’s Job Descriptions
with Nancy Felix, Director of Software Development at DaVita
and Aaron Mills, Denver Market Manager, EdgeLink

 
Bonus - A .NET State of the Union – is it .NET 4, .NET 2015, or .NET Core?
PLUS: Give Your Feedback - Your Microsoft Community Survey
with Jerry Nixon, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
  Pregame Show -



Wed., Aug. 17 *
Denver Study Group
* annual summer break - no meeting

Mon., Aug. 2
2 *
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
* annual summer break - no meeting

 

Wed., Sep. 21,
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denver Study Group - in person OR online
Slalom,   Map   Details
 
Course - JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners
(part 1 of 2, chapters 1 - 10)

Mon., Sep. 26,
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Microsoft, Denver   Map   Details

 
Topic - ASP.NET Core Deep Dive
with Elizabeth Schneider

 
Sponsor - TEKsystems
with Christie Paakkonen, Senior Applications Recruiter, Microsoft Technologies
  Pregame Show - Starting a Software Company
with David Thielen, CEO/Founder, Windward Studios



Wed., Oct. 19, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denver Study Group - in person OR online
Slalom,   Map   Details
 
Course - JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners
(part 2 of 2, chapters 11 - 21)

Mon., Oct. 24,
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Microsoft, Denver   Map   Details

 
Topic - Building iOS & Android Apps with Xamarin & Visual Studio
with Rob DeRosa

 
Sponsor - The Doyle Group
with Ryan Gentry, Director of Recruiting
  Pregame Show -

Fri., Oct. 28, 8
:00 am - 5:00 pm
Denver Dev Day
Microsoft, Denver   Map

 As details are finalized, look here!
Call for Speakers Starts (approx.) Sep. 1.
Attendee Registration Starts (approx.) Oct. 1.
Volunteer to help! Contact: Jerry Nixon

 

Wed., Nov. 16, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Denver Study Group - in person OR online
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Mon., Dec. 05,
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
(Nov+Dec combined meeting, due to holidays)
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