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December 10, 2013 @ 11:30 pm – December 11, 2013 @ 1:30 am
Planet Linux Caffe
1430 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Tis the season for fantastic technical presentations! Our favorite C# MVP, Jonas Stawski, is back and he’ll show us how Single Page Applications really work and this time he’s not kidding around. Jonas will show us a real SPA application using Durandal, Knockout, RequireJS and a few other libraries. Then, Richie Rump will share from his experiences and give us seven tips for a successful IT career without getting fired.

Because it’s the holidays we’ll be having a gift swap but this swap will have a bit of a twist. Bring a gift and you’ll get a gift. If you don’t like that gift you can take someone else’s. So bring a gift worth no more than $15 and let’s have a great holiday.

Because we don’t want the fun to stop when the meeting is over we’ll be at Miller’s Ale House on Miracle Mile (101 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) for food and networking. All are welcome.

Session and Speaker Details:

Real Life Single Page Applications

Come join me and find out about building real life SPAs. No kidding around, no Hello World apps; just you, me, and a bunch of bits! We will cover what SPAs are and how to build them using Durandal, Knockout, RequireJS, Breeze, ASP.NET MVC and Web API.

Jonas Stawski is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) with many years of experience building and architecting .NET applications. Jonas has worked in several markets such as Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing, Medical, Hospitality among others. He is passionate about software development and loves to write articles and speak at technical conferences. During his free time Jonas enjoys time with his family, play sports (specifically the real football), play games, and code.

7 Tips for a Successful IT Career Without Getting Fired

Do you want to get ahead in your career? Do you want more money, a bigger office and a better title? Well, this presentation won’t promise you any of that but it will present some tips that will make you more valuable in the marketplace all without getting fired. It will also show you how to get noticed and how to learn the newest technologies. Along the way, I’ll also share some personal insight and stories from my own career journey.

Richie Rump is a software developer, data architect and project manager. He currently helps companies solve their data challenges using SQL Server and .Net. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and various Microsoft development certifications. Richie is also the founder of the dotNet Miami, a community focused on enterprise development with .NET and SQL Server. His previous experience includes working with Burger King, FPL, Ryder and Walt Disney World. Richie can be found on twitter at @jorriss or at http://jorriss.com.