Monday, January 25, 2010

First Meeting this year will be You Can't Dance the Lambda by George Mauer

You Can't Dance the Lambda is a discussion on the lambda feature of .NET 3.5, why I use it all the time and for everything and so should you. The discussion starts by defining lambdas and demonstrating why they are nothing but syntactic sugar over concepts that .NET programmers have been familiar with for years. It continues by demonstrating a variety of patterns which use lambdas to abstract away repetitive code, increase extensibility, and write more intention-revealing and robust applications.

George is a .NET developer with a keen interest in maximizing long-
term business value through good software development practices. He is
particularly interested in Domain Driven Design, Test Driven
Development, and the SOLID principles. He is currently the Vice
President of the Greater New Orleans .NET Usergroup and a regular
attendee at gnocode (New Orleans Programmers) and Virtual Alt.NET Brown Bag

What is VAN?

Virtual ALT.NET (VAN) is the online gathering place of the ALT.NET
community. Through conversations, presentations, pair programming and
dojos, 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

Please see the Calendar( to
find a VAN group that meets at a time convenient to you, and feel
welcome to join a meeting. Past sessions can be found on the Recording

To stay informed about VAN activities, you can subscribe to the
Virtual ALT.NET Google Group and follow the Virtual ALT.NET blog.

Times below are Central Standard Time
Start Time: Wed, Jan 27, 2010 8:00 PM UTC/GMT -6 hours
End Time: Wed, jan 27, 2010 10:00 PM UTC/GMT -6 hours
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Zach Young