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 .
Journey into Robotics with Netduino
Brian and Stephen (father and son) have spent the last five years off and on working with Robotics and Electronics. Stephen started with Lego Mindstorms, got deeper into electronics with SnapCircuits and the Parallax Basic Stamp and finally convinced his dad that Arduino was the next big thing. As a .Net developer, Brian joined in with the Netduino platform and C#. Together, they have explored electronics and robotics with the goal of creating a remote control robot with .Net and Kinect. They will be bringing their current robot project and showing steps/missteps along the way.
Brian Sherwin is a consultant with Cardinal Solutions Group in Columbus, OH. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 16 years. Trying to get companies to go back to making decisions based on value and not a particular technology is one of his core passions. He devotes his spare time to Continuous Learning, Scouting, and his five kids.
Stephen is 14 and this is his first presentation to an audience (with the exception of presenting to the judges at the Lego Competitions). In his spare time, he loves reading, science stuff and backyard ballistics. He enjoys Scouting and is currently a Life Scout.
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at Claddagh Irish Pub at 8745 Sancus Blvd., Columbus OH
Thursday, 7/26/2012, 6:00 - ??
Where Microsoft Office – Columbus
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posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:06 PM