May 2012 Meeting Announcement

Note: Meeting will be pushed up a week to Tuesday, May 22nd

Learning How to Shape and Configure an OData Feed for High Performing Web Sites and Applications

You have all sat through the simple WCF Data Service introductory sessions multiple times and they are valuable but it is time to learn how to really leverage that WCF knowledge and learn how to build and produce valuable OData feeds which will allow your applications usability to sizzle. At the same time you will learn how OData is built for high performance and security. Chris Woodruff will teach and give deep knowledge into the configuration and extensibility of the WCF Data Service/OData feed. It will also teach developers to secure their feeds through multiple user authentications such as OAuth, Windows and Forms Authentication.

Chris Woodruff (Twitter handle – @cwoodruff)

Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for almost 15 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as Day of .NET Ann Arbor and West Michigan Day of .NET. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He is a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform Development. Woody is the co-host of the popular podcast “Deep Fried Bytes” and blogs at He is the President of the West Michigan .NET User Group and also is a co-founder of the software architecture online portal

Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – TBD).

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday May 22, 2012

Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH