By day, you are a master of the TPS report creation and all things virtual that make your bosses look good. By night, you create all sorts of marvelous electronic gadgets to aid you in your secret life of fighting crime. Or at least you would, if you could just get past all the hassle of correctly connecting up all the hardware and just focus on the programming. Well now you can, thanks to Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer, an open-source toolkit for building small electronic devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual C#. I’ll show you how to build and program your first device so you can finally begin your career as a crime fighter. Costume, faithful sidekick and cool superhero name not included.
William Wallace has been an IT professional since 1981, when he got paid to write software on his Apple II+ with a whopping 16K of memory. He has seen a lot of changes in the past three decades while working in both the private and public sector. In addition to his current day job with the state of Ohio, he has a thriving freelance consulting business that fills most of his free time. Because of all his time spent standing under the Waterfall, he is a committed Agile evangelist, earning both an Executive Certificate in Agile from the John Cook School of Business and a Scrum Master certification from the Scrum Alliance. He loves to learn and teach technology, and also serves as an evangelist for the boardgaming industry.
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 – Logan’s Irish Pub).
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday March 26, 2013