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1/20/2015 06:00 PM Portland Nerd (Geek) Dinner

Portland Nerd Dinner

It's Nerd Dinner time again! We're no longer meeting at the Washington Square Mall, instead we'll be next door at the Thirsty Lion. Be there and be square!
  • Thirsty Lion Pub - Washington Square
  • 10205 SW Washington Square Rd.
  • Tigard, OR 97223
  • 503.352.4030
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1/6/2015 06:00 PM Learn You Some Smarts for Great Good!


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Adron Hall

In Adron's presentation he'll dive into the innards of the Pluralsight machine and how the authors at Pluralsight get great learning material to the viewers. The topics will cover:

  • • What Pluralsight is!
  • • Learning styles and how they aim to engage these.
  • • Standards in education & materials.
  • • How they record the material.
  • • How others can get involved in various ways!
  • Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3)
  • 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
  • Hillsboro, OR 97124
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Scott Hanselman

Come out to our December Super Awesome Holiday Blowout Extravaganza! In case you have been hiding away from all sources of information, .NET is going open source! Much of the framework is going on GitHub and Microsoft is creating CLR for Mac and Linux.

And, Visual Studio Community - functionally equivalent to Pro - is available for free to open source devs and students!!

...and what do you know? Scott Hanselman is ENTHUSED!

Scott will share more about the direction that Microsoft is taking!
>> Scott's Site

As a bonus, we'll have Rex St. John the IoT evangelist from Intel Mashery showing off (and giving away!) some of the Intel's Edison "computer on a SD Card" dev platform.
>> Edison Platform

We will also be giving away *TWO* of the brand new Microsoft Bands! These are the hottest fitness devices *and* they connect to iPhone, Android, and WinPhone!
>> Microsoft Band

You know we'll have Qdoba for food... and AfterWords will be sponsored!

This may be our best gathering yet!

Hey! Come check out our new Meetup page:

  • Intel JFCC Auditorium
  • 2111 N.E. 25th Ave
  • Hillsboro, OR
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11/4/2014 06:00 PM TFS at Fiserv


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Dustin Woodhouse

Big shiny enterprise-sized tools all tend to suffer from a common weakness: flexibility. Flexibility sounds great when customers are evaluating a tool. But it can backfire and actually exacerbate the problems a customer is hoping to solve, if there is no process to underscore and manage the flexibility.

Team Foundation Server by Microsoft has this weakness in droves! Dustin will be presenting some concepts that they've put in place to manage the use of TFS that has elevated it from a painful free-for-all, to a highly effective tool that supports their specific business model perfectly. Yes, he will be discussing everybody's favorite topic …wait for it… PROCESS!

  • Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3)
  • 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
  • Hillsboro, OR 97124
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