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*Special Event* First Experiences Working on an Open Source Project

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The ‘Interns’ Take Over: First Experiences Working on an Open Source Project”
How does a group of college grads jump headfirst into the world of open source? Rather than developing a proprietary technology at their first industry jobs, this motley crew worked with Microsoft’s .NET Core product team to meaningfully contribute to an open source project. This talk will feature key learnings such as gaining that first experience, and hurdles that can make or break a new team. 

Adina Shanholtz (aka the FeyTechnologist) is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft. She graduated from Oberlin College class of ’15 with a double major in Computer Science and East Asian Studies. She has a passion for Game Development, Virtual/Mixed Reality, Wearable Technology, and empowering others through programming. In her spare time Adina likes to knit, practice her Japanese, and perform hoop and poi circus arts.

6:00 – 6:30 Food, drinks, and networking  
6:30 – 8:30 Presentation Speaker Sponsors


Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

Make Offices
Coworking for people to get serious work done. Furnished, move-in ready workspaces, all-inclusive amenities (fast WiFi, free coffee & beer, 24/7 access), organic networking opportunities. It’s everything you need to grow your business.

JetBrains, creator of ReSharper, is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent development tools.  ReSharper is a renowned productivity tool that makes Microsoft Visual Studio a much better IDE. Thousands of .NET developers worldwide wonder how they’ve ever lived without ReSharper’s code inspections, automated code refactorings, blazing fast navigation, and coding assistance.


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April 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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MakeOffices at the Loop
1 North State Street
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Chicago .NET Developers (downtown)