Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gabriel Schenker introduction to NHibernate and Fluent NHibernate Part 2

I will present an introduction to NHibernate and Fluent NHibernate. This introduction will not only discuss NHibernate in isolation but show its usage embedded in a realistic yet simple WPF application. All aspects of how to setup, run and extend such an application will be discussed. An important focus will be put on the differences between testing and running the application. 

After receiving my Ph.D. of Physics at the Federal Institute of Technologies in Zurich, Switzerland, I worked for some time in building physics, and subsequently moved to behavioral science. Among other things, I was involved in training expert examiners of different industries in how to write and take exams that are fair and really test the relevant aspects of their profession.
In 1996, I started as an independent consultant, mentor, trainer and developer. In 2001, a partner and I founded a small software company. We have been writing customer specific software for all kinds of industries as well as for the government.
Since March 2009, I have been working as a senior software architect for TOPAZ Technologies in Austin, TX. I moved to Austin in October 2009.

I have been working on the .NET platform in my professional work since 2000. I am the author of the NHibernate FAQ blog and am a member of "Los Techies". I have also published several articles on DotNetSlackers about NHibernate and Fluent NHibernate.

What is VAN?

Virtual ALT.NET (VAN) is the online gathering place of the ALT.NET community. Through conversations, presentations, pair programming and programming dojo’s, we strive to improve, explore, and challenge the way we create software. Using net conferencing technology such as Skype and LiveMeeting, we hold regular meetings, open to anyone, usually taking the form of a presentation or an Open Space Technology-style conversation.

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Times below are Central Standard Time
Start Time: Wed, November 18, 2009 8:00 PM UTC/GMT -6 hours
End Time: Wed, November 18, 2009 10:00 PM UTC/GMT -6 hours
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NWA DNUG: Ryan Magnusson "Design Patterns" - Tuesday, Nov 10th

Main Presentation
Title: Design Patterns
Description: What are design patterns and why should I study them? Ryan will explore in detail the following patterns: Factory, Facade, Gateway, Service Layer, Repository, Command, and Decorator patterns.

Presenter: Ryan has been playing around with programming most of his life and has been programming professionally for around 9 years now. Before coming to NWA, he worked for TSYS in Columbus, GA for 6 yrs and then Walmart for almost 3. His experience has been all over the place: COBOL and Assembler on the mainframe (and a few others), Java, Coldfusion, C/C++ (UNIX), and also some .NET. His very first programming language was scripting BAT files in DOS 3.2 and writing GW-BASIC programs. In highschool he ventured on to Pascal. His professional introduction to coding was in VB 6.0 and he graduated to .NET when it came available (although I've still working on some VB6.0 apps at Wal-mart). Other personal info: married 7 years, and have three great kids. One of which already announces to everyone else that he wants to be a nerd like his dad.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Welcome and News, Sign-in and Food
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Main Presentation
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Closing and Prize give-a-ways

The Jones Center
922 East Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764
Room 226 (Kansas City Room)