The Stack - Liverpool .NET User Group - October 2011

The Stack
Mon, 10 Oct 2011, 18:30 - 21:30 (Add to calendar) GMT
3345 Parr St , Liverpool, GB

The Stack is a monthly .NET User Group supported by Mando Group in Liverpool. The user group is totally free and is a place where developers from in and around Liverpool and the North West of the UK can get together, hear some great speakers and chat about the latest developments in the .NET world.

For this session we are lucky enough to have Dave McMahon. Dave is a Microsoft MVP and is a co-founder of the NextGen user group.  (more details on Dave below).  

Dave will be delivering two great sessions for us;

Developing a Silverlight BI Dashboard using PRISM

Bringing together a bunch of the latest technologies to make a SharePoint site come alive is an exciting process and this is exactly what Ridgian did with one of their clients who wanted a BI solution integrated with mapping technology. Blending a mix of SharePoint/Silverlight/Bing Maps/PRISM Framework/Analysis Services/Reporting Services/Performance Point Server together to produce a stunning set of visuals for the users to work with. This solution is now a flagship system for the client who themselves plan to 'sell' their services through it and to expand it into all areas of their organisation. In this session Dave McMahon of Ridgian and SharePoint MVP will discuss the integration issues encountered and solved when blending Third-Party Mapping Solutions with Custom Built Silverlight Controls built using the PRISM framework.

A Quantum of Computing

Dave mcMahon provides his own look into the far future with a brief resume of the world of Quantum Computing. Sounds too Sci-Fi? Too Fantastic? Maybe, but people are today seriously researching Quantum Computing and Quantum Computing Devices. Some people claim to have already created them, others refute the claims, and the reasons why there is some controversy will be covered in this session. It'll be fun, mind-blowing and you get a glimpse of what could be in store for us in the coming years and why the future of Search may be in harnessing the power of the sub-atomic and why SSL's future prospects may not be so rosy ...

More about Dave......

"Dave McMahon is a SharePoint MVP and is Software Systems Architect for Ridgian a Microsoft Gold Partner who specialise in BI, SharePoint, Data Integration and Custom Web Applications. Over his 15 years in the industry following a career in the RAF, Dave has worked and gained extensive experience of SQL Server, XML/XSLT and ASP.NET Web Application Development. He has worked at Ridgian for the past 10 years delivering solutions to the public and private sector. In the last 4 years he has specialised in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and has delivered successful SharePoint installations to NHS Organisations, Waste Disposal Companies, Legal Firms and Local Councils. His technology interest and specialisations lie with SQL Server, XML/XSLT and .NET Development. Dave is very active in the UK Community and is a co-founder and Birmingham Regional Co-ordinator for The Next Generation User Group, one of the largest and most active User Groups in the UK today with 8 regions around the UK, and meetings every month on the whole range of Microsoft Developer Technologies. He has spoken at User Group meetings, at the UK Community DDD events in the UK and Ireland, at SQLBITS, SharePoint Best Practice, SPC11 and at TechEd Europe."

As usual we have some great SWAG to giveaway as this session.

We are seeing more and more interest in the user group so register now to avoid disappointment!



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