5/7/2009: Beantown .NET Meeting at Microsoft NERD

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The Beantown .NET user group is meeting this week at Microsoft’s Cambridge office.

Beantown .NET: “What has Mono done for .NET developers lately?”, Joseph Hill
5/7/2009, 6p to 8p

As always, our meetings are open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers. It is not required to RSVP for our meetings but if you know you’re coming, please RSVP by 3pm on the day of the meeting to help speed your way through building security and give us an idea how much pizza to order. Click here to RSVP.

Future Beantown meetings:
· June 4 – “WCF & The Web Service Factory Pattern”, John Payne

Title: What has Mono done for .NET developers lately?

When: Thursday, 5/7/09, 6p – 8p

Where:

Microsoft NERD
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

Directions: http://microsoftcambridge.com/About/Directions/tabid/89/Default.aspx

Parking: Paid parking is available in 1 Memorial Drive. 

Abstract:

Mono is an open-source, cross-platform implementation of the .NET framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure. With Mono, users can run C# and Visual Basic applications written and compiled in Visual Studio on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.  This talk will demonstrate how to take advantage of some of the newest features of Mono, including improved support for developing for Mono with Visual Studio, and support for ASP.NET MVC.  We’ll also explore new deployment opportunities Mono brings to .NET developers, including support for building hardware and software appliances on Linux.

Bio:

Joseph Hill, Novell

Joseph has been active in the Mono community since 2003, and is a contributor to several open source ASP.NET projects.  Professionally, he consulted on development  of .NET applications in financial services, supply chain management, and other industries.  In 2008, Joseph joined Novell to serve as the Product Manager for Mono.


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