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Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  Implement Continuous Integration and Delivery NOW
Dave McKinstry, Developer Technology Solutions Professional


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User Group Meeting - "mobile first, cloud first" - "professional developer's association"
Monday, February 22, 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 Southwest District, Denver, Directions and Bing Maps Limited Seats
7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
 Feature Presentation     

Special Guest
Implement Continuous Integration and Delivery NOW
Implement Continuous Integration and Delivery NOW
Dave McKinstry
, Developer Technology Solutions Professional
Your continuous integration and delivery can be implemented using the same tools that Microsoft uses internally to automate continuous integration and delivery. Come and see demonstrations and start using them now!
As Microsoft evolved from the 2-year delivery cycle for Visual Studio and TFS into a 3-week cycle for Visual Studio Team Services, they had to streamline and automate their delivery. Although topics like “Continuous Integration” (CI) and “Continuous Delivery” (CD) are not new, how they were achieved at Microsoft is new!
We’ll show you how to configure build servers (including on non-Windows systems), create and configure automated builds, and even how to customize those builds with your own tasks.  We’ll wrap it up showing how you can use the new preview of the new Release Management system.
In Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Team Services, Microsoft released a new automated build platform that you can use to simplify the build/test/packaging for your applications.
FMI: Build for Your Platform, speaking your language and Release Management
 Dave McKinstry     

As a Sr. Developer Technology Specialist for Microsoft, Dave McKinstry helps development teams understand modern software development practices, tools and technologies.
From Tel Aviv to Toronto to Torrance, Dave has helped teams streamline processes, increase quality, reduce cycle time and improve overall sanity.
With over 25 years of professional experience, Dave has played nearly every role in the application lifecycle, but still finds his comfort in writing code. When not working with customers and technology, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, running, hiking, biking and 4-wheeling in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Contact: Dave McKinstry, twitter

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  Robert Half Technology
IT Hiring and Compensation Trends 2016
Dan McMahon, Branch Manager, Robert Half Technology
Technology managers want to know what’s in store for the IT profession in 2016.
Based on research from the Robert Half Technology 2016 Salary Guide, this presentation offers a glimpse of the IT hiring landscape and compensation trends.
Learn the skills most in demand among CIOs and starting salaries for a variety of IT jobs. Uncover key retention strategies, signs it’s time to hire and the benefits of flexible staffing. Also featured is the Robert Half Technology Salary Center and Salary Calculator.
 Dan McMahon      
  Dan McMahon Dan McMahon is the Branch Manager for Robert Half Technology (RHT), the leading specialized staffing firm providing information technology (IT) professionals on a project and full-time basis.
With nearly 10 years’ experience in the staffing industry, he specializes in placing highly skilled professionals in technical positions for companies throughout the greater Denver area.
Prior to joining RHT in 2007, Dan was an Information Systems Director at Clear Channel in New York which is now known as iHeart Radio, the largest radio and television outlet in America with over a quarter billion monthly listeners. As Branch Manager for RHT, Dan has mentored many budding IT professionals and has contributed in numerous expert panels and committees on a variety of IT topics. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College in New York and a master’s degree from Syracuse University in Information Management.
Contact: Dan McMahon, 303.296.2345
 Robert Half Technology      

Robert Half Technology (RHT) is a leading provider of technology professionals on a project and full-time basis. RHT provides highly skilled talent for IT initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support.
Technology professionals choose RHT to represent them because of the rewarding assignments and competitive pay. Through relationships with top industry organizations, including status as a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, RHT also provides extensive professional development opportunities, enabling our consultants to continually improve their skill sets and increase the value they provide to our clients.
RHT’s full-service approach, extensive knowledge of the industry marketplace and experienced account executives allows them to help you meet your career goals.

Contact: Robert Half Technology, 303.296.2345 twitter

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Chris Wallace or Nick Carpenter.
  Denver Study Group
- Location: TBD
Format: 'Video Club,' watch at home, then discuss at meeting
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Refactoring Fundamentals
by Steve Smith, Level: Intermediate

 Events Coming Soon - Calendar Summary      - check back for updates -

Mon., Feb. 22, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Microsoft Office - Denver

Topic - Implement Continuous Integration and Delivery NOW
Dave McKinstry, Developer Technology Solutions Professional
Sponsor - IT Hiring and Compensation Trends 2016
Dan McMahon, Branch Manager, Robert Half Technology
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Mon., Mar. 28, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Microsoft Office - Denver

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