Omaha .NET User Group April Meeting
Start Time: April 30 2020, 6:00 PM
Now = 10/4/2022 11:07:33 PM Start = 4/30/2020 6:00:00 PM
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Posted by mruwe at April 21 2020, 3:30 PM

Fellow .NET Users,

It's time for our next virtual user group meeting. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 30th, but before we get into the details for that I wanted to bring up a few announcements.

First, be on the look-out for a new web site! Brian has been working hard on creating a new more flexible experience. In addition, the administration for the new site is awesome, which will make it easier to post meetings. This will likely be the last meeting that is posted to the current web site.

Second, I wanted to reiterate some of the free training opportunities that have popped up in our Slack workspace. So much is uncertain in the world around us, and it's nice to see so many companies stepping up to help us all establish a new normal.

Our March meeting was a great success and we saw a lot of interaction within our Slack workspace and YouTube chat. For this month's meeting, things will operate in a very similar way. Our sponsor, TEKSystems, wants to support our local restaurants in the form of $50 gift cards to Oscar’s, Rivera’s, and Grub Hub. We'll be giving these out at some point during the stream. We'll be choosing the winners randomly from the meeting channel on our Slack Workspace. Details will be provided in the #general channel about an hour before the meeting starts.

Join us on Thursday, April 30th at around 5:30 in the Slack channel to start chatting with others about what's been happening just like we would before a "normal" meeting. At about 6:00 we'll start the meeting. Throughout the presentation, I would encourage you to ask questions in either the Slack channel or in the YouTube stream chat. Brian and I will be watching these comments as they come in and communicating those to our presenter.

We'll start the stream around 5:55 and then start the meeting right around 6:00 PM. This will be an interactive session. You can participate by contributing to the stream comments on YouTube or on our Slack workspace

As cloud adoption and the need to scale applications horizontally increases, we need to consider alternate patterns that work in this high scale environment. In this presentation Mike will give a brief overview of developing APIs using the actor model in ASP.NET Core. Mike will show some of the benefits of using the actor model pattern as well as some of the more popular implementations of the actor model framework including Akka.NET and Orleans.NET.

Mike Gritz is currently a Tech Lead at Kiewit Technology Group. He has over 7 years of experience in managing, designing, developing, and securing complex systems for various Department of Defense components and in the private sector at Kiewit. He has a Master of Science in Computer Science from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Mike has been in the Omaha area since 2017. He and his partner Megan have two children and a lovely ragdoll cat.

TEKsystems is an IT Services company with a national presence located in 110 different markets throughout the US. Every year TEKsystems partners with more than 6,000 clients. Every week, we speak with over 100,000 IT professionals about their key initiatives and career goals.

Our connections within the IT workforce provide us with a real-world pulse on what works, how to improve IT operations, and how to assemble the best people to help your business achieve its goals. As an IT services company, we leverage our unique perspective within our clients' organizations and our massive TEKsystems network to deliver proven IT services that not only work in theory but also where it matters most: in practice.

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Matt Ruwe
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

Brian Olson
.NET User's Group Co-Leader

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