The Colorado Springs Open Source Software October Meetup

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6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking 6:30 - 6:40 PM - Announcements 6:40 - 7:10 PM - Basic Concepts 7:10 - 7:20 PM - Break 7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker 8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT .NET, OSS and Mono - Unix port of .net

Open source projects in .NET are flourishing. Can mainstream open source developers continue to ignore the platform that exerts such a large influence on IT development globally? Come prepared to challenge your assumptions about OSS development in .NET, and to learn about the state of OSS in .NET and how the Mono Project fits into this picture. Mono is an open development initiative sponsored by Novell to develop an open source, UNIX version of the Microsoft .NET development platform. Its objective is to enable UNIX developers to build and deploy cross-platform .NET applications on Linux, BSD, UNIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, iPhone and Windows.This presentation will provide an introduction to OSS in .NET, with a particular focus on how Mono 2.4 brings the benefits of the .NET framework to platforms beyond Windows.


Paul Rayner is a Denver-based solutions architect and Certified ScrumMaster with more than twenty years of software development and consulting experience. Paul is an independent consultant through his company Virtual Genius LLC, specializing in agile software craftsmanship and architecture in .NET. As a consultant, Paul helps organizations implement advanced enterprise software solutions using agile development principles and practices. He is a strong advocate for open source development in .NET. Paul most recently worked as senior solutions architect, lead developer and agile practice leader for The Warranty Group, but previously has worked in a wide range of industries, including Government, Education, Mining, Financial Services and Public Health.

Paul is the founder and president of the Denver chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) as well as a member of the Denver Visual Studio Users Group, Agile Denver, Denver Open Source User Group, ALT.NET, Scrum Alliance and the Agile Alliance. He holds graduate degrees in computing science, theology and philosophy. He writes with an Australian accent about software development at and about the intersection of faith and work at


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Paul Rasmussen is currently Lead Test Engineer for a prototype development effort for the Air Force. He has worked with Oracle, MySQL, DB2, and Postgre databases over the last 15 years. He has been using various open source software products for 10 years. Paul has implemented Toplink, Hibernate, and iBatis ORM solutions.

OUR SPONSORS Website Sponsor:
Homeland Security Careers Food Sponsor: Systems Engineering Services (SES) Door Prize Sponsors: Jetbrains Software license (Several products to choose from) JavaRebel Software license Atlassian Technical books OReilly Publishing Technical books Sun Microsystems Additional door prizes

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