User Group

Indianapolis F# Developers Coding Dojo

There’s a new developer group in town! The inaugural meeting of the Indianapolis F# Developers group is upon us. On Tuesday, November 18th I’ll be leading the group through the Digit Recognizer dojo from Community for F#!

Since I suspect we’ll have some people new to the language, we’ll spend some time talking about some language concepts that are critical to successfully completing the exercise. Make sure you bring a laptop because after the introduction we’ll then split into a few groups (pairs, probably) and work through the problem together. After some time we’ll come back together as a group to talk about the problem and discuss some of the ways that F# lets you focus on the task at hand.

If F#, functional programming, and/or machine learning are of interest to you, please register for the event on our meetup page. We’ll be meeting in the 20 person meeting room at Launch Fishers. The meetup starts at 7:00 PM. We’d love for you to join us!

December Indy TFS Meeting

Mark your calendar for the second meeting of the Indy TFS user group on December 8, 2010.  I will be presenting some tips for improving the TFS version control experience.  In particular we’ll examine enhancing version control with the TFS Power Tools, replacing the default compare and merge tools, tracking changesets, and integrating some project management features into the version control workflow.

Location

Microsoft Office
500 East 96th St
Suite 460
Indianapolis, IN 46240
[Map]

Doors open at 6:00 PM with the meeting starting at 6:30.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Register at https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=151824.

Upcoming Events in Indianapolis

There are a few interesting software development related events coming up in Indianapolis over the next few weeks.

 

Indy TFS User Group

Date/Time:
10/13/2010 6:30 PM

Location:
Microsoft Corporation
500 E. 96th St.
Suite 460
Indianapolis, IN 46240
[Map]

Web Site:
https://www.clicktoattend.com/ invitation.aspx?code=151376

The first meeting of the Indianapolis TFS User Group will feature Paul Hacker introducing many of the Application Lifecycle Management tools in Visual Studio 2010.

I’ve been reading Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 and am pretty excited about many of the features.  I hope to use this session to expand upon what is included in the book.

This event is free to attend.  Follow the link to the right to register.

IndyNDA

Date/Time:
10/14/2010 6:00 PM

Location:
Management Information Disciplines, LLC
9800 Association Court
Indianapolis, IN 46280
[Map]

Web Site:
http://indynda.org/

The October IndyNDA meeting will be presented by the group’s president, Dave Leininger.  Dave will be discussing ways to graphically represent complex relationships in data.

Three special interest groups (SIGs) also meet immediately following the main event.  The SIGs were on hiatus last month so I’ll be giving my introduction to dynamic programming in C# talk this month.

IndyNDA meetings are free to attend thanks to the sponsors.  No registration is required.  Regular attendees should note the new location.

Indy GiveCamp

Date/Time:
11/5/2010 – 11/7/2010

Location:
Management Information Disciplines, LLC
9800 Association Court
Indianapolis, IN 46280
[Map]

Web Site:
http://www.indygivecamp.org/

“Indy GiveCamp is a weekend-long collaboration between local developers, designers, database administrators, and non-profits. It is an opportunity for the technical community to celebrate and express gratitude for the contributions of these organizations by contributing code and technical know-how directly towards the needs of the groups.”

I can’t be participate in this year’s event due to prior family commitments but I’ve heard enough good things about the GiveCamp events in other cities to know that it’s a great cause.  There is still a need for volunteers so if you can spare the weekend please volunteer.  One of 18 charities will thank you for it.