Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Speaker: John Alexander
John Alexander loves making customers happy and has a passion for process. Whether it’s finding the right software solution to support their business vision—or simply making a suggestion on a new approach—he enjoys helping them find exactly what they need to achieve their goals.
As Managing Partner at AJi Software, John spends a great part of his time analyzing customer requirements and directing the project team to meet those requirements, even when they change on the fly. The agile process that AJi uses is an area he spends considerable time on as well.
“I like teaching, training, consulting, and mentoring,” John said. “It’s a wonderful experience when someone finally understands a concept, and has that ‘Aha!’ moment.”
John is a nationally recognized consultant, trainer, author, coach, and system architect, specializing in Team Foundation Server, for which he received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award. He has served as the Microsoft Regional Director for the Kansas City area for the last 15 years. In addition, John was the lead architect and coach of a software development team that was directly responsible for placing that organization on CIO Magazine's Agile 100 List.
A widely respected speaker and writer on Microsoft .NET applications, he co-authored two bestselling books on .NET development, as well as a bestselling book on Microsoft SharePoint development. He routinely speaks at industry conferences such as VS Live! and DevConnections,
“What excites me?” John asked. “Giving our customers a world-class service experience through a collaborative and transparent process.”
John is an avid baseball fan. His favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals. John loves spending time with his wife and 3 children, drawing and painting, and swimming.
Food Sponsor: Power IT
DATE/TIME: May 27th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: CENTRIQ (Across from Ward Parkway Mall)
TITLE :: My New Northwind (MVC presentation)
SPEAKER :: Carolyn Schroeder
Carolyn's presentation will feature a demo online ordering system based on the Microsoft Northwind project. It is an MVC application that uses the Entity Framework to access a SQL Server backend.
Carolyn Schroeder started her IT career programming a VB 6 application for a non-profit organization in 2002. She started working with .NET from version 1.0. As a .NET programmer, she went on to work at LabOne which later became ExamOne, a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics. Carolyn got her start with MVC at NIC where she created a single MVC multi-tenant Vital Records application to house several smaller ASP.NET Vital Records web applications. She has worked with MVC at UMB and at Ericsson. Carolyn started Schroeder Consulting LLC in 2013 to return to meeting the needs of small business clients. Her open source project, Studio Management, which can be found on GitHub, uses MVC and Entity Framework to schedule yoga classes using a familiar calendar interface.
Sponsor: RiverPoint (food and door prizes will be provided by RiverPoint)
Please RSVP to John Krzysztow for this meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org so we have enough food and drink.
- 6:00 - 6:10 - Greeting and Housekeeping
- 6:10 - 7:30 - Presentation
- 7:30 - Door Prizes and wrap up
Kansas City, MO 64117
Thursday, June 4, 2015
This time around Jordan will be walking through Phoenix ( http://www.phoenixframework.org/ ) and will demonstrate how to build web applications with this powerful framework.
Pizza is served @ 6pm, with Jordan talking at 6:30pm. Look forward to seeing all of you again!