Baton Rouge User Group Networking Night!

Hey everyone! The annual Networking Night is next month at the Baton Rouge User Group Meeting. All of the information is below. Check it out and hope to see you there.

What is the Baton Rouge User Groups Networking Night? Short-format entertaining presentations on career topics, technical or nontechnical.

Everyone is invited, free to attend! Gold and platinum sponsors from SQL Saturday Baton Rouge will be there to network and recruit too!

In 2014 and 2015, 80+ IT professionals including many newcomers attended this fun event!

Who should attend? Everyone should attend free Networking Night!
• Looking for a job? Meet and greet, bring your resume
• Hiring? Introduce yourself to folks in your needed the field.
• Current Student? Talk to your future colleagues and managers
• Happy at your job? Share your experience and contribute to discussion
Instead of a regular user group meeting, Networking Night is open to everyone in the Baton Rouge IT community, for free!

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Location: The Louisiana Technology Park – http://www.brssug.org/where

Our call for speakers is open! Please considering giving a short presentation yourself: Call for Speakers

Last Presentation of the Semester: Connecting Mobile Apps with APIs

In this talk, we’ll go over what an API is, what they are used for, and what options are available when it comes to transferring data between your mobile app and a back-end web service to house your data. From there, we’ll create a practical example using Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API platform and Xamarin to develop a mobile app that will use that API.

Main Speakers: Brandon Cornett

About Speaker: He is a Southeastern Computer Science Alumni, developer at Envoc, and local tech speaker.

Sponsor: Envoc

When: Thursday, 11/19 @ 5:15pm

Where: Fayard Hall in CMPS 411 classroom

Goodies/Freebies: Goobies pls, free food, free experience(s), free jobs*, Free Willy, free networking, freeedoooomm (Braveheart), free prizes, free knowledge and knowledge is power.

Code Idol Tomorrow!!

Don’t forget that 5 random CMPS 411 groups will be presenting tomorrow (10/29) at 5:00 pm during the first ever Hammond .NET User Group Code Idol. Each member of the winning group of the Code Idol will receive a prize provided by LaWIT/IBM.

Note for the Students: This is an informal presentation so there isn’t a need to get dressed to impress.

Code Idol

This month’s Hammond .NET User Group will be a Code Idol.  Just like other Idol competitions there will professional within the field as judges and the judges will provide invaluable feedback for each group. In addition to the beneficial feedback, one group will walk away with prizes!

However unlike other Idol competitions, this “Code” Idol will be about the judging of CMPS 411 (Southeastern University Computer Science Senior Cap Stone course) group projects. These group’s projects will be judged by 4 Software Developer professionals based on 4 categories: User Interface, Handling of Data, Testing, and Solution Architecture.  Each of the 5 groups will be chosen at random and have 30 minutes to present.

Main Speakers: 5 CMPS 411 Groups

Sponsor: LaWit/IBM

When: Thursday, 10/29 @ 5:00pm

Where: Fayard Hall in CMPS 411 classroom (I will post another reminder with the actual room, but if you go to Fayard you should be able to find it. :P)

Goodies/Freebies: Goobies pls, free food, free experience(s), free jobs*, Free Willy, free networking, freeedoooomm (Braveheart), free prizes, free knowledge and knowledge is power.

Note for the Students:  This is an informal presentation so there isn’t a need to get dressed to impress.

Reminder: First User Group Meeting of the Fall!!! Sam North and William Assaf from Sparkhound

Lightning Round Speaker: Sam North (Application Development Consultant at Sparkhound)

Lightning Round Topic: “Hammond .NET User Group – Past/Present/Future”

Main Speaker: William Assaf (Principal Consultant at Sparkhound)
Speaker Bio: William joined Sparkhound in 2008 and has been a senior database consultant, application database designer, data warehouse architect, and is now a Principal Consultant. He has experience with large database environments and best practices consulting in many industries and environment sizes, and served as an SME and writer for SQL Server 2012 certification exams. He was the technical editor and co-writer for the SQL 2012 Step by Step book (Microsoft Press) in 2013, and enjoys leading the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group and its annual SQL Saturday Baton Rouge conference. He also enjoys losing at Ping Pong, board games with friends and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Main Topic: “SQL Server – Bolts to Buzzwords”

Sponsor: Sparkhound Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA

When: This Thursday, 9/24 @ 5:00pm

Where: Room 107 Fayard Hall in CMPS 411

Goodies/Freebies: Goobies pls, free food, free experience(s), free jobs*, Free Willy, free networking, freeedoooomm (Braveheart), free prizes, free knowledge and knowledge is power.

First User Group Meeting of the Fall!!! William Assaf from Sparkhound

Hey everyone! We’re looking to “spark” this semester in the right direction. Sparkhound is the sponsor for this meeting and our main speaker “is kind of a big deal”. He’s been in business for like a billion years (not actually a billion) so he knows like a billion things (maybe actually a billion) and he is going to instill some of his wisdom into all of our minds. Word on the street, he can’t be beat, so he’s the guy you want to meet. (hmmm…I threw that in there just for the rhyme and it was kinda dumb so…).

I hope everyone can make it out to the NEW day and time of the meetings for this semester. We’re trying something new with it being held in the CMPS 411 class @5:00pm on a Thursday. It’s no longer on a Wednesday where all of the CMPS students have no classes…yayyyyyy!!!!

Lightning Round Speaker: Sam North (Application Development Consultant at Sparkhound)

Lightning Round Topic: “Hammond .NET User Group – Past/Present/Future”

Main Speaker: William Assaf (Principal Consultant at Sparkhound)
Speaker Bio: William joined Sparkhound in 2008 and has been a senior database consultant, application database designer, data warehouse architect, and is now a Principal Consultant. He has experience with large database environments and best practices consulting in many industries and environment sizes, and served as an SME and writer for SQL Server 2012 certification exams. He was the technical editor and co-writer for the SQL 2012 Step by Step book (Microsoft Press) in 2013, and enjoys leading the Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group and its annual SQL Saturday Baton Rouge conference. He also enjoys losing at Ping Pong, board games with friends and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Main Topic: “SQL Server – Bolts to Buzzwords”

Sponsor: Sparkhound Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA

When: This Thursday, 9/24 @ 5:00pm

Where: Fayard Hall in CMPS 411 classroom (I will post another reminder with the actual room, but if you go to Fayard you should be able to find it. :P)

Goodies/Freebies: Goobies pls, free food, free experience(s), free jobs*, Free Willy, free networking, freeedoooomm (Braveheart), free prizes, free knowledge and knowledge is power.

For Fun: If you could take a bit of a byte out of anything in the world…what would you byte a bit of? Sam North – 2015

SLUNUG Code Review Event Tomorrow Wednesday, March 18th @6:15pm

The first ever Code Review Event will be hosted by the Hammond .NET User Group! 

About the Event: This is event is for any group of SELU CS students currently enrolled in a SELU CS project class or required to do a semester long project for a SELU CS class. Groups who come to this event will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback and guidance on their group’s project from software developers in the industry.   NOTE: ThisWILL NOT be an opportunity for non-students to write a group’s code for them.

Students: If your group wants to partake in this code review event, please contact me at christophsgray@gmail.com.  Within the email state how many students are in the group, what SELU CS class your group project is for, and what technologies you are developing in.

Software Developers (Non-Students): If you want to volunteer for this event, please contact me at christophsgray@gmail.com.

With these emails, I will be able to order the appropriate amount of food for this event, and make sure there is a good ratio between Students and Non-Students.

Sponsor: Envoc and BCBSLA

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 6:15pm

Where: Fayard Hall Room 109.

Goodies/Freebies: Free Food, Free Drinks,  Free Jobs, Free knowledge, Free Networking

For more information about this event, contact me at christophsgray@gmail.com.

SLUNUG Code Review Event Wednesday, March 18th @6:15pm

The first ever Code Review Event will be hosted by the Hammond .NET User Group! 

About the Event: This is event is for any group of SELU CS students currently enrolled in a SELU CS project class or required to do a semester long project for a SELU CS class. Groups who come to this event will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback and guidance on their group’s project from software developers in the industry.   NOTE: This WILL NOT be an opportunity for non-students to write a group’s code for them.

Students: If your group wants to partake in this code review event, please contact me at christophsgray@gmail.com.  Within the email state how many students are in the group, what SELU CS class your group project is for, and what technologies you are developing in.

Software Developers (Non-Students): If you want to volunteer for this event, please contact me at christophsgray@gmail.com.

With these emails, I will be able to order the appropriate amount of food for this event, and make sure there is a good ratio between Students and Non-Students.

Sponsor: TBA

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 6:15pm

Where: Fayard Hall Room 109.

Goodies/Freebies: Free Food, Free Drinks,  Free Jobs, Free knowledge, Free Networking

For more information about this event, contact me at christophsgray@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 25th) @ 6:15 pm is the First Hammond .NET User Group Meeting this Semester!!

Speaker: Jonathan Nogueira (Baton Rouge General Hospital) (more below)

Topic: How to live .Net in a MEAN world: An introduction to Mongo and the Node suite for the .Net guy (more below)

Sponsor: TBA

When: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 @ 6:15pm

Where: Fayard Hall Room 109.

Goodies/Freebies: Free Food, Free Drinks, Free Prizes, Free Jobs, Free knowledge, Free Networking

What is the Hammond .NET User Group?
The Hammond .NET User Group is a group run by professionals from several different companies in the Baton Rouge/Hammond area with support from the professors and department head at Southeastern. The group meets once a month, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, during the school semesters and is one of the largest .NET User Groups in the state. The Hammond .NET User Group’s primary focuses are education, individual growth, and networking it’s members.

More on the Speaker:
Jonathan Nogueira is an Intro level programmer at Baton Rouge General Hospital, and has been working with .Net and the ASP.Net stack since early 2012. He enjoys working on 3D rendering and small electronics projects. He also enjoys working in and contributing to the open source community and is overjoyed that .Net is joining the fold.

More on the Topic:
I’ll be going through an introduction to Node and the paradigms it represents, and Edge.js, a set library that lets Node scripts access .Net libraries, and C# execute Node scripts. I’ll also be looking at Mongo and the C# driver for it.