Roanoke Valley .NET User Group

The Roanoke Valley .Net User Group was formed to support the .NET users in the Roanoke Valley and beyond. We're a friendly group that welcomes both questions...and answers!

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Grandin CoLab, next to Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op on Grandin Ave.


What's New


  1. May Meeting: Kafka For .NET Developers

    Thursday, May 04

    Presented By: Kevin Feasel Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system which can scale out to handle millions of messages per second. In this talk, we will cover the basics of this powerful system, including general architectural and design principles. We will also build a .NET project which uses Kafka to produce and consume messages quickly and efficiently. Kevin Feasel is a Data Platform MVP and database engineer with Catallaxy Services, where he specializes in T-SQL and SSIS development, performance tuning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL (...
  2. June Meeting: Get a Handle on Your Smart Home and IoT Data With Azure

    Thursday, Jun 01

    Presented By: Ben Crouse Smart Homes and IoT devices produce heaps of data, but most systems don't capture that data in a way you can use it. Come to this presentation to see some ideas of how you can aggregate all the data your devices are producing and make some sense of it. In this presentation you will learn how to use Azure to create a dashboard that will let you save and view the data from your devices. We will discuss some of the features in Azure that are well suited to building a custom solution for monitoring Smart ...