It’s a busy month for the Chicagoland IT community. I’ve seen a lot of really great talks just in the next week, and wanted to spread the word! If you’ve never attended events with LCNUG, CNUG, or the Fox Valley Computing Professionals, I highly recommend checking them out. No matter where you work or live, one of them is bound to be nearby
I’ll be adding to this list as I uncover more, so feel free to let me know if there are some great events that I missed!
Windows 10, IoT, Raspberry Pi 2 with Greg Levenhagen
Lake County .NET Users Group
College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL - Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM
The Internet of Things has been buzzing for a while. Let's get a little hands on with devices and take away some of the mystery about IoT and Windows 10 IoT Core. We will get a Rasberry Pi 2 running Windows 10 IoT Core and running a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app to do something that we desire.
We want you to bring your Rasberry Pi 2's and let's get them working with Windows 10 IoT Core. Don't have a device, no problem. Greg will be going through things for everyone and you can follow along or maybe join up with another attendee. If you want to follow along on your own hardware instead of observing,
- Required: Windows 10 on a laptop/surface
- Required: Visual Studio 2015 on that laptop/surface
- Required: An ethernet cable to connect the Pi directly to your laptop/surface. You may need to have an adapter to plug the ethernet cable into your laptop.
- Optional: An HDMI cable and a Monitor if you want to display the UWP app. You don't need this to get things working.
The other pieces are not time consuming to download/install and they will be available on USB sticks.
Microsoft 10 Universal Apps
201 W State St, Geneva, IL (map) - Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Our first presentation will be an Overview of Windows 10 Universal Apps - presented by Robin Schroeder
• Brief History
• High level introduction to Windows 10 Universal Apps
• Device Families
• Data Storage
• Adaptive UI
• Windows Store
• A demo of a UWP written in C#/XAML with short code tour
Following intermission, Paul Schroeder will present Agile process basics and detail how motivated and collaborative individuals are the true key to project success.
Social hour starts at 6pm, presentations start at 7pm and should end about 9pm.
Be gracious and buy dinner and drinks, Old Towne let's us use this place for free so it's only right!
An Introduction to mobile development using Xamarin 4
Microsoft, Downers Grove - Thursday, January 21st, 2016 @ 7PM
The Xamarin platform enables you to build and create native cross-platform mobile apps. Recently, Xamarin released a set of new features and major enhancements collectively known as Xamarin 4. Join Florin Ciobanu to find out what this popular mobile development platform has to offer. Florin will go over the major enhancements and new features in the recently released Xamarin 4, some of which include Xamarin.Forms 2.0, Xamarin.UITest 1.0, Xamarin Test Recorder (preview), and Xamarin Insights (real-time app monitoring service). He will also cover everything you need to know in order to start building your own mobile apps today.