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Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    May 7 2013
    May PADNUG - A Tour of WinRT using C# and XAML

    Metro... no wait WinRT... no wait Window 8... no wait Windows RT... no wait Windows Store Apps - argh!! to much confusion! So what does WinRT have to offer? Is it worth the effort to learn it? This presentation is about Charles' experiences with WinRT as he dove into learning WinRT back in December of last year and what he has discovered along the way. He will attempt to give you the width and breath of what WinRT has to offer using C# and XAML but the presentation is not about C# and XAML. He came from a WPF/XAML background so it was natural fit for him. In addition, he intends to poke a lot of fun at Microsoft, Google, and Apple - especially at their marketing departments! Along the way we will have a bit of a history lesson coupled with a group quiz and in addition, we will try to discern the future. Oh, and who the heck stole the "Start" button! "That totally stinks!" - Bob "Bulldog" Brisco host of the Gonzo Sports Show KACL on Fraiser.

    Event Schedule: 6:00 pizza 6:30 meeting 9:00 After Words at Morgy's Pub

    As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

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    ISITE, Design a digital agency. http://www.isitedesign.com/

    Jenkon, Transforming the Sales Organization. http://jenkon.com/

    Microsoft, Helping you realize your full potential. http://www.microsoft.com/

    New Relic, A developer's best friend. http://newrelic.com/

    O'Reilly, Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    Pluralsight, Hardcore developer training. http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft

    serverlogic, We're Passionate About IT! http://serverlogic.com/

    TEKsystems, People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

    Telerik, Deliver more than expected. http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business. http://www.vircon.com/

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 2 2013
    April PADNUG - Doing Scrum Under a Waterfall - Couch to 5k

    Dave Harrison will be joining us to demonstrate how you can adopt Agile techniques in a way that fit in YOUR company's structure! You will learn how to align your work to align with company goals. It will help eliminate wasted code by getting more regular feedback and by trimming out features in your software that the business wants but doesn't need. This is can be vital in helping to cull out technical debt. The best part? You may see yourself less frustrated during your day at work... and putting in less time over the weekends and nights trying to put out fires. You will see such things as: The Tolstoy Test (How do you know if you’re doing REAL Agile Development?) Finding your own way up the mountain Devs are from Mars, BA’s and PM’s are from Venus (very different perspectives of work) Sneaky guerilla tactics to get Agile working in your company – grassroots style Cut your administration/project management time down to 2 hours a week TOTAL – getting your dev leads back into the game! Advanced capacity planning and keeping your promises Lessons Dave learned by failing spectacularly!

    But there's more! Scott Hanselman and Rob Conery of "This Devloper's Life" will also be joining us in the meeting.

    Event Detail 6:00 pizza, 6:30 meeting, 8:00 Rob and Scott, 9:00 After Words at Morgy's Pub

    As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

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    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    ISITE Design a digital agency http://www.isitedesign.com/

    Jenkon Transforming the Sales Organization http://jenkon.com/

    Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

    New Relic A developer's best friend http://newrelic.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    Pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft

    TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 5 2013
    March PADNUG - Mobile First Responsive Design by Jason Grigsby

    Mobile first and responsive web design aren’t simply two great tastes that go great together. No they represent much more than that. Mobile first responsive web design is the responsible way to build responsive designs.

    Mobile first responsive web design is the best way to build something that is both responsive from a layout AND a performance perspective.

    But if mobile first is the right way to do responsive design, then why are so few people doing it? In this presentation, we’ll dig into why mobile first responsive design matters and the five techniques necessary to make it work.

    Jason Grigsby was one of the project leads on the Obama iPhone Application and helped design the user interface for the Wall Street Journal’s Blackberry application. He founded and organizes Mobile Portland, a local mobile development user group. Jason built his first web page in 1995. He has spent the last 11 years building web sites professionally before being bitten by the mobile bug prompting him to throw caution to the wind and start a new company focused on mobile and web development. He blogs at CloudFour.com (http://cloudfour.com/) and can be found on Twitter as @grigs (http://twitter.com/grigs).

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 03/05/2013 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at Morgy's Pub

    As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    ISITE Design a digital agency http://www.isitedesign.com/

    Jenkon Transforming the Sales Organization http://jenkon.com/

    Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

    New Relic A developer's best friend http://newrelic.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    Pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft

    TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 5 2013
    Portland Area .NET Users Group (PADNUG) - Scrum is Dumb

    Scrum is Dumb, or: How I Learned to Stop Burning Down and Love Agile (Part III of the "Agile Sucks" saga)

    Bringing Agile into an organization is never a good idea. It is disruptive, complicated, and very expensive. It brings organizational dysfunction to the surface and shines a bright light on business practices that sabotage teams and fail to deliver value to clients. Further, unwitting teams may adopt a version of Agile that becomes dogmatic, inflexible, and interested in perpetuating the "process” of Agile rather than being, well, agile. The only thing worse than bringing Agile in, is trying to get Agile right.

    The Agile Manifesto outlined some very specific guidelines for understanding the values underlying Agile:

    Individuals and interactions...
    ...over processes and tools
    Working software...
    ...over comprehensive documentation
    Customer collaboration...
    ...over contract negotiation
    Responding to change...
    ...over following a plan
    
    That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
    

    For the most part, the "Left Brain" of the Agile Manifesto remains aspirational at best. It is interesting to note then that the overwhelming majority of software development projects have chose a "Right Brain" form of Agile, and invariably have chosen Scrum, the most process-and-tool-heavy system to deliver "Agility." Further, a reflection on the adoption of Agile leads to the unpalatable conclusion that Agile has been co-opted by "Scrum, Inc." Instead of focusing on Individuals and Interactions, Scrum, Inc. would have Agile practitioners believe that software development efforts, and can be reduced to users stories, task lists, and burn-down charts packaged in SBaaS (Silver Bullet as a Service).

    The goal of this presentation is to untangle Agile from Scrum and to define a process that will re-align software development projects back on the "Left Side" of the Agile Manifesto and provide a framework for establishing a qualitative analysis and cost savings analysis for a "Left Brain" approach to Agility.

    That said, everyone should be using Agile. This presentation will explore ways to bring Agile into an organization, how to choose the right "flavor” of Agile, and what to do when it goes badly – because it will. This presentation will also examine how to expand the Agile conversation from within the software development team, outward to internal stakeholders, and eventually into client engagements.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 02/05/2013 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse

    As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

    CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    ISITE Design a digital agency http://www.isitedesign.com/

    Jenkon Transforming the Sales Organization http://jenkon.com/

    Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

    New Relic A developer's best friend http://newrelic.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    Pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft

    TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 8 2013
    Portland Area .NET Users Group (PADNUG) - Introduction to TypeScript

    Nick and Chris will be providing an introduction to the new world of TypeScript and will show how it applies to Windows 8. If you are not already familiar, you can read more at the website http://www.typescriptlang.org/.Some highlights:

    • TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development.
    • TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
    • Any browser. Any host. Any OS. Open Source.

    TypeScript offers classes, modules, and interfaces to help you build robust components. These features are available at development time for high-confidence application development, but are compiled into simple JavaScript. TypeScript types let you define interfaces between software components and to gain insight into the behavior of existing JavaScript libraries.

    Afterwards we will be experimenting with a new gathering place, Morgys Pub & Grill at 5245 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro OR 97124 (http://www.morgys.com/)

    As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc., Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management, http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia, Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class?, http://www.cinetopia.com/

    CompuCom, The leading IT outsourcing specialist, http://www.compucom.com/

    EnGn, A Generator Group Company, http://www.theengn.com/

    Infragistics, Design / Develop / Experience, http://www.infragistics.com/

    ISITE Design, Beyond the redesign, http://www.isitedesign.com/

    jenkon, New World. New Solution, http://www.jenkon.com/

    Microsoft, Helping you realize your full potential, http://www.microsoft.com/

    New Relic, A new kind of app performance management solution from a new kind of company, http://newrelic.com/

    OrcsWeb, Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support, http://www.orcsweb.com/

    O'Reilly, Spreading the knowledge of innovators, http://www.oreilly.com/

    pluralsight, Hardcore developer training, http://pluralsight.com/training/

    TEKsystems, People you can trust. Results you can count on, http://www.teksystems.com/locations/teksystems-united-states/portland

    Telerik, Deliver more than expected, http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc., VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers, http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc, Technical Solutions That Mean Business, http://www.vircon.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 4 2012
    December PADNUG Party and Windows Phone - Monetization with In-App Purchases

    As we normally do in December, we will be having a little bit of EXTRA fun for the meeting!

    First, we will be having a much broader food choice than our normal pizza! We'll have a selection of pastas and salads to make your mouth water. Don't worry, though - we'll have a few token pizzas for the die-hards among us :).

    Second, Kelly White will be presenting "WinPhone 8 In-App Purchases". This is the critical monetization mechanism for developers today on mobile devices. Windows Phone 8 adds comprehensive support that opens a new world of opportunity to developers. He'll discuss this feature in depth during this session, including demos for implementation and testing!

    Third - and I'm really excited about this - our swag pile this month includes a BRAND NEW MICROSOFT SURFACE!!! Seriously!

    Finally, we’ll wrap up our evening with After Words at the new BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse at the corner of Cornell and Cornelius Pass Road.

    Do NOT miss out on this meeting!

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 12/04/2012 6:00 p.m. Italian Buffet 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse

    As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

    CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

    EnGn A Generator Group Company http://www.theengn.com/

    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    jenkon New World. New Solution. http://www.jenkon.com/

    Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

    New Relic A new kind of app performance management solution from a new kind of company http://newrelic.com/

    OrcsWeb Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support. http://www.orcsweb.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://pluralsight.com/training/

    TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/teksystems-united-states/portland

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 6 2012
    PADNUG November Meeting - Highlights from //build/

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG November meet-up!

    Despite some civic event going on this coming Tuesday, we've got some of your favorite presenters coming to bring you highlights from the //build/ Conference!

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 11/06/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Stuart Celarier Darren Freimuth MJ Johnson Chris Sells Kelly White

    TOPIC: //build/ is happening RIGHT NOW and not everyone in the group went :(. So, what we can do is bring several of the folks that are going to //build/ in to the meeting and get everything out of their brains that we can!

    We'll start with each panelist giving a brief description of what he found that was 'cool'. Then, we will open up the floor to questions and interaction with the audience! I fully expect some demos, too!

    This should be a great lead-in to our "Code with the Experts" event on Saturday, November 10! It was a great event in Redmond so sign up to attend here in Portland: http://bit.ly/CodeWTExpertsPDX

    As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

    CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

    EnGn A Generator Group Company http://www.theengn.com/

    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    jenkon New World. New Solution. http://www.jenkon.com/

    Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

    OrcsWeb Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support. http://www.orcsweb.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://pluralsight.com/training/

    TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/teksystems-united-states/portland

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Rich (Jesse is at //build/ :)) PADNUG President

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  • Thursday
    Nov 1 2012
    SMB Technology Showcase

    For small businesses and entrepreneurs: Keeping up with technology plays a vital role in the success of any business. Learn about cutting-edge technology that can take your business to the next level of efficiency, helping you cut out wasted time and focus on culture, sales, marketing, and growing your business.

    During this exciting showcase you will:

    See how the latest technology can help you run your SMB more efficiently Experience innovative new ways for marketing any kind of business Have a chance to network with other local SMB representatives Be entered to win your very own HP Ultrabook! Must be present at the showcase to win

    Food and refreshments will be provided.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 2 2012
    PADNUG October Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG October meet-up!

    This month, Nick Muhonen will be presenting on Javascript MVC in conjunction with ASP.NET MVC.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 10/2/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Nick Muhonen, a principal software architect and trainer at Useable Concepts Incorporated, spends most of his time researching, writing, coding, and helping peers understand "not-so-understandables". He has helped a wide variety of clients throughout the years, including up and coming small business entities as well as large fortune 500 organizations. Twitter: nmuhonen | Website: http://www.useableconcepts.com/

    TOPIC: In this presentation, Nick focuses on a Javascript MVC via ASP.NET MVC - how they are related, how they are not, and how to use them in a complementary fashion. Part II, Nick discuss how to use inversion of control and dependency injection with ASP.NET MVC.

    Thanks to our Premium Sponsors that make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

    CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

    EnGen A Generator Group Company http://www.theengn.com/

    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    jenkon New World. New Solution. http://www.jenkon.com/

    Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

    OrcsWeb Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support. http://www.orcsweb.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://pluralsight.com/training/

    TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 4 2012
    PADNUG September Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG September meet-up!

    This month, Adron Hall will be presenting on Platform as a Service (PaaS) in .NET.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 9/4/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Adron is a coder, Iron Foundry Organizer and Tier 3 Lead at Tier 3. He is also the Lead Cloud Deployment Developer at New Relic. Adron's blog is at http://compositecode.com/ and you can connect with him on Twitter at @adron.

    TOPIC: This session will cover the major advances of platform as a service technology with relation to .NET, what's available in the OSS space to enable faster, easier, higher quality software development cycles in the cloud and how Microsoft is participating and involved. I'll also have a demo of deployment scenarios across multiple cloud PaaS offerings including Windows Azure, CloudFoundry/IronFoundry, and AppHarbor with .NET and Node.js. By the end of this presentation everyone will have a good understanding of Microsoft's positioning and why PaaS is the binding to the future!

    Thanks to our Premium Sponsors that make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

    CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

    OrcsWeb Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support. http://www.orcsweb.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 7 2012
    PADNUG August Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG August meet-up!

    This month, Dave Harrison will be presenting on Agile Development.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 8/7/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Dave is the .NET lead developer at Columbia Sportswear.

    TOPIC: At Tech Ed 2012, the biggest change over the previous years had to do with ALM and agile development – it seemed like one out of every four classes dealt with Agile in one way or another. What is all the fuss about – and how can our team use the best tools to keep developers and BA’s humming and business owners happy? We’ll explore our two-year long experience with Agile development at Columbia Sportswear Company and a live demo of the new features in the preview edition of Team Foundation Service. Along the way we’ll cover:

    • The Software Development Hierarchy of Needs (from a great post by Scott Hanselman) • Our experiences with MVC, TDD, and Azure • Why the Spanish Armada didn’t work and Apollo 13 did – the Cone of Death • The dirty little secret behind scrum – hint, it’s not a magic bullet • Jealousy as a proactive emotion • Save the poker for Vegas • Managing priorities across software development teams in one list

    Thanks to our Premium Sponsors that make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

    CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/

    Orcsweb http://www.orcsweb.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/united-states/oregon/portland.aspx

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

    VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 10 2012
    PADNUG July Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG July meet-up!

    This month, Kelly White will be presenting on Windows Phone 8.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 7/10/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Kelly is the principal of Silvertail Software, which specializes in software consulting and product development for Silverlight, mobile, and cloud-based applications. He co-founded the Portland Silverlight User Group and Portland Windows Phone User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly is a regular guest on the show "This Week in Silverlight" on the Sparkling Client podcast, and presents regularly at User Groups and Code Camps throughout the Pacific Northwest on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.

    TOPIC: Microsoft has finally pulled back the curtain and revealed what’s coming this fall with Windows Phone 8 (codenamed Apollo). This is going to be exciting - there’s native development, in-app-purchases, a new shared core with WinRT, true enterprise LOB support, and much more. I’ll be breaking down the new features and be sharing my strategy for getting started, and how to prepare for Win8/WinPhone8 shared development. Finally I’ll be answering all your questions regarding the upgrade story.

    Thanks to our Premium Sponsors that make these meetings possible:

    azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

    Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

    CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com

    Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

    Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/

    Orcsweb http://www.orcsweb.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 5 2012
    PADNUG June Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG June meet-up!

    This month, Michael Johnson will be presenting on Metro-style application development for Windows 8.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 6/5/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Michael Johnson is the new Microsoft Developer Evangelist for our area.

    TOPIC: A Lap Around Windows 8 Development: Building Metro Style Apps - What developers need to know to create a Metro style app for Windows 8. This session will cover updates to familiar features and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. This session will show you how to turn your skills into money-making Metro style apps.

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    May 8 2012
    PADNUG May Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG May meet-up!

    This month, Kathleen Dollard will be presenting on MVC extensibility with MEF.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 5/8/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Kathleen Dollard is Technical Evangelist for Digital Folio. She has been a Microsoft MVP since 1998 and has given hundreds of speeches around the world. She has worked extensively with compositional architectures in relation to specific development platforms. Her experience includes HTML5/Javascript, Silverlight, and WPF in both C# and Visual Basic. She’s interested in making core .NET technologies available to all coders to enable them to write better software faster. Her newest adventures include Windows Azure and SQL Azure. Kathleen is also a long-time advocate of generative techniques and is the author of Code Generation in Microsoft .NET (from Apress). She has published numerous articles on a range of .NET technologies. Kathleen is active in the Northern Colorado .NET SIG, the Denver Visual Studio User Group, and the Northern Colorado Architect's Group. Twitter: @kathleendollard | Website: http://msmvps.com/blogs/kathleen

    TOPIC: MEF offers a great tool for composition and MVC offers an extensibility model designed for composition. Combining these two demonstrates a great composition design with nearly unlimited flexibility conditionally exposed as you need more features within MVC. You’ll learn how to use dependency injection (DI) to componentize tasks following single responsibility principle for more robust and testable applications. You’ll see how MVC uses custom model binders, value providers, validators, and filters. You’ll see these techniques used to pull almost all code out of the website project, giving you full flexibility in how you organize your website’s code. You’ll also see generic base classes that allow extensive reuse of controller logic and reuse of page elements. This challenging talk offers something for everyone – deeper insight into composed systems using DI, details about MVC internals, and some serious MEF examples.

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    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 3 2012
    PADNUG April Meeting: Update

    A last-minute change to Tuesday’s line-up: Nick Muhonen will not be able to do the presentation we were hoping, so Chris Sells has graciously accepted the promotion from Code Monkey to presenter! Chris will be sharing details about how using Windows 8 App State and will demonstrate how a user can share it between multiple computers. Imagine Kindle's Whispersync for all of your applications - not just books.

    See you there!

    Cheers,

    Jesse

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG April meet-up!

    This month, Nick Muhonen will be presenting on developing managed applications for Windows 8.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 4/3/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Nick Muhonen, a principal software architect and trainer at Useable Concepts Incorporated, spends most of his time researching, writing, coding, and helping peers understand "not-so-understandables". He has helped a wide variety of clients throughout the years, including up and coming small business entities as well as large fortune 500 organizations. Twitter: nmuhonen | Website: http://www.useableconcepts.com/

    TOPIC: Nick will discuss developing managed applications for Windows 8. We've seen a great deal about what isn't the managed code - now let's bring it back to the world we know! Nick will also have Chris Sells join him on stage to do Code Monkeying!

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    TEKsystems

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 6 2012
    PADNUG March Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG March meet-up!

    This month, Michael Johnson will be presenting on creating Metro style applications for Windows 8.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 3/6/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Michael Johnson is the new Microsoft Developer Evangelist for our area.

    TOPIC: Windows 8 introduces a new and ready-to-use set of user interface controls to help create beautiful Metro style apps quickly. Learn about these powerful and highly flexible controls and how to use them to implement the common patterns that deliver great Windows 8 Metro style apps.

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    Orcsweb http://www.orcsweb.com/

    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 7 2012
    PADNUG February Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG February meet-up!

    This month, Adron Hall will be presenting on Amazon Web Services development with Visual Studio.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 2/7/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Adron Hall is CTO of Three Step Solutions, working with startups and small businesses to get the right architecture, build and deployed product into place. He is one of the Node PDX organizers (RSVP now - it is next weekend!) In his day job Adron works on enterprise systems for Russell Investments. Adron's blog is at http://compositecode.com/, and his Twitter handle is @adron.

    TOPIC: In this presentation we jump straight into the middle of web development using VS 2010 with AWS Toolkit as our primary deployment tooling. The tooling enables single step deployment to one, or 5,000 instances, in various ways, with multitudes of networking options, traffic distributions, etc. At the end I demo a sample application, using several of the Enterprise Tools & Open Source Tools many .NET Developers use, I deploy an application live.

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    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 3 2012
    PADNUG January Meeting

    Please join us tomorrow night for the PADNUG January meet-up! Sorry for the late notice.

    This month, Chris Sells will be presenting on Windows 8.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 1/3/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Chris Sells is Vice President of the Developer Tools division of Telerik. He is a former Microsoft employee who most recently was the Principal Program Manager for the Developer Division working on Visual Studio.. Chis is also the author of several books.

    TOPIC: You've probably seen that Chris Sells (http://www.sellsbrothers.com/) has now joined Telerik. First, that's cool! Second, This means that Chris has more time to interact with the local community. Third, and to some extent the coolest, there are now things that Chris can share with us about the upcoming tech in Windows 8! Join us!

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    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 6 2011
    PADNUG December Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG December meet-up!

    This month, Kelly White will be presenting on Windows Phone development with HTML5 and PhoneGap.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 12/6/2011 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Kelly is the principal of Silvertail Software, which specializes in software consulting and product development for Silverlight, mobile, and cloud-based applications. He co-founded the Portland Silverlight User Group and Portland Windows Phone User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly is a regular guest on the show "This Week in Silverlight" on the Sparkling Client podcast, and presents regularly at User Groups and Code Camps throughout the Pacific Northwest on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.

    TOPIC: Nitobi and Microsoft announced that the HTML5-powered cross-platform mobile application development framework known as PhoneGap now supports Windows Phone 7 “Mango” devices. With PhoneGap developers can write their application once and target iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and now Windows Phone. This announcement doesn’t preclude the end of native development. Rather it gives us the range of development options that match the variety of our business models and needs. During this session I’ll be providing background on PhoneGap and other HTML5 mobile frameworks. We’ll talk about why and when it makes sense to choose these over a native approach. There will be code, there will be demos, and we’ll see how well this can shine on an actual device.

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    Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/

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    O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

    Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 1 2011
    PADNUG November Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG November meet-up!

    This month, Patrick Cauldwell will be presenting on Mercurial.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 11/1/2011 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Patrick Cauldwell is a Senior Software developer/architect at WebMD, specializing in the design and development of scalable, modular internet applications. He is an experienced trainer and presenter on software and related topics, as well as a Certified Scrum Master with 8+ years of experience on Agile software projects.

    TOPIC: Many organizations are moving toward distributed source control systems such are Mercurial and git. These systems use a model that is radically different from more "conventional" systems like SVN or TFS. We'll look at how Mercurial works, how it's different, and some best practices that can be applied to make working with Mercurial easier and more productive.

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 4 2011
    PADNUG October Meeting

    Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG October meet-up! Sorry for the late notice. Also, please note the new location at Intel Hawthorne Farms.

    This month, Nick Muhonen will be presenting on Windows 8.

    WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

    WHEN: Tuesday 10/4/2011 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

    WHO: Nick Muhonen, a principal software architect and trainer at Useable Concepts Incorporated, spends most of his time researching, writing, coding, and helping peers understand "not-so-understandables". He has helped a wide variety of clients throughout the years, including up and coming small business entities as well as large fortune 500 organizations. Twitter: nmuhonen | Website: http://www.useableconcepts.com

    TOPIC: Nick explores his findings from Microsoft’s latest BUILD dev event. This presentation will include a Windows 8 tablet demo, WinRT discussion, and .Net Developer job security discussion.

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    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 20 2010
    Agile PDX (formerly XPDX) features: Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, "Transient State: From Funding to First Iteration for Embedded Systems"

    Does everyone at your company respond to change as fast as your agile team? Or do you have critical partners who simply can't move as fast as your team? Are you required to provide detailed estimates in order to get enough resources to start uncertain and complex projects? How do you even build enough buy-in to avoid death by a thousand cuts? In this presentation, Nancy Van Schooenderwoert will explore practical, proven ways to address these questions.

    Who should attend: Anyone trying to build enough buy-in for their company to give Agile methods a genuine try. Embedded systems developers and project leaders who need to envision the concrete workings of Agile practices in their domain, as a first step to making it happen.

    Speaker: Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is an Agile Enterprise coach with over a decade of experience applying Agile practices as an engineer, manager, and consultant. She has led Agile change initiatives in safety-critical, highly regulated industries, and coached clients in the art of Agile technical and management leadership. Nancy's experience spans embedded software development and applications in aerospace, factory automation, medical devices, defense systems, as well as in financial services. In 1998 Nancy introduced agile techniques to embedded software, including safety- critical applications. She was among the first to publish advice on the techniques that work in real world embedded projects. She has introduced agile ideas and practices to another field where it was thought to be impossible – data warehousing and large data migrations. Coaches she mentored are now the leaders in this new field applying lean-agile principles to applications where data quality is central. Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is Principal Coach at Lean-Agile Partners Inc. www.LeanAgilePartners.com

    Pizza sponsored by PNSQC starts at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7:00 p.m.

    The Hawthorne Farm MAX station stops right next to Intel. See this map for the correct location:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Intel+Corporation,+hawthorne+farm,+hillsboro,+or&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.401733,61.523437&ie=UTF8&hq=Intel+Corporation,+hawthorne+farm,&hnear=Hillsboro,+Washington,+Oregon&t=h&ll=45.532372,-122.927656&spn=0.01189,0.01502&z=16&iwloc=A

    Directions: From Cornell, head South on NE Elam Young Pkwy (near Costco). Take the first left to turn into the Intel parking lot. The HF3 campus will be directly in front of you. Parking is available on both sides of the building. Note: There are two NE Elam Young Pkwy streets that connect with Cornell. Go south on the street closest to Brookwood and Costco (between Brookwood and 51st).

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  • Thursday
    Sep 9 2010
    SPIN Seminar: Diana Larsen on Six Collaboration Skills for Teams

    Clarity Rules: Six Collaboration Skills Critical for Team Success

    Presented by Diana Larsen

    <strong(This seminar is open to the public and hosted by the Rose City Software Process Improvement Network)

    Dates/Times: Thursday, September 9th, 2010; Networking @ 6:00 PM; Seminar 7:00-8:00 PM Location: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) Campus, 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124 - View Map Directions: From Cornell, head South on NE Elam Young Pkwy (near Costco). Take the first left to turn into the Intel parking lot. The HF3 campus will be directly in front of you. Parking is available on both sides of the building.

    Abstract

    We measure project success by the team's ability to efficiently and reliably deliver valuable, high quality software to the customer.
    Increase the prospect for project success by ensuring team members have the skills for effective collaboration and clear, unambiguous communication. In this talk, Diana Larsen will describe the six collaboration skills teams need and show techniques to get them active in your team.

    Speaker Bio

    Diana Larsen is known in the software industry for conducting project retrospectives and transitioning groups to Agile processes. She is one of the founders of FutureWorks Consulting, LCC where she consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish. With more than fifteen years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana brings focus to the human side of organizations, teams and projects.

    Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! She publishes articles and write occasional blog posts at “Partnerships and Possibilities”. Current chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, she co-founded the “Agile Open Northwest” conference and the international “Retrospective Facilitators Gathering”.

    A Special Treat from PNSQC

    Plan on coming early! In collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) the SPIN meeting will have pizza and soda provided by PNSQC beginning at 6:00 pm.

    PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.

    How to Register

    This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. Please RSVP to rhea.d.stadick@intel.com so we know you’re coming!

    Rose City SPIN

    The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.