Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Postman Galaxy 2020 in November

Postman Galaxy 2020 has been moved to 2021. For more details, visit jasong.us/2TB9iom.
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GitHub Universe coming in December 2020

GitHub is hosting their annual event, GitHub Universe, from December 8-10, 2020. Each day takes place from 9am PST (noon EST) to 1:30pm PST (4:30pm EST). During the event, you’ll hear from GitHub employees and industry experts with 3 channels of content dedicated to developers, enterprise, and college students. You’ll also get the latest from GitHub including new product announcements and experience deep dives into certain topics. If you miss any particular day, there is a rebroadcast.

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.NET Foundation Joins the Open Source Initiative

Live Coders Conference 3 Coming October 29

The Live Coders Conference will stream live on Twitch on October 29th. This event will be a full-day event celebrating women in technology. Through the event, be prepared to be encouraged and inspired to achieve more. If you identify as female, this event is for you.

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Data Cloud Summit by Snowflake

The past couple of days, I talked about getting started with Snowflake and also how to query Snowflake using .NET. In just a few more weeks, you can learn even more by attending the Data Cloud Summit on November 17th.

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Query Snowflake Using .NET

Yesterday I wrote about how you could get started with Snowflake. To expand on this, today we’ll use the same query we used to connect to the DAILY_16_TOTAL table and select 100 records using .NET. We’ll do this by first creating a brand new .NET console application and importing the Snowflake.Data NuGet package. The source for this NuGet package can be found at:

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Getting Started with Snowflake

Snowflake is a “data warehouse as a service” platform that has been around publicly since October 2014. Just last month the company went public with its IPO on NYSE and was the highest valued software IPO ever. The service allows organizations to query all of it’s data at once and assists with getting a data warehouse setup quickly. Think of it as being the new cool kid on the block within the big data space.

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Use Layoutit! to Generate CSS Grids

Layoutit! is an interactive CSS grid generator that allows you to create grids visually then move the CSS and HTML you’ve created to CodePen quickly and easily.

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.NET 5 Launch and .NET Conf in November

Microsoft has announced that during .NET Conf, which will take place November 10th-12th virtually, they will launch .NET 5. The event has been virtual for the previous 9 years so no one should be surprised that this year, their 10th year, that they’d continue that trend. The event takes place over 3 days and is a free event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. They’ve even teased a few more surprises after their big announcement on 11/10.

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YouTube TV Needs These Features

Last December, I cancelled DirecTV after 15 years and moved forward with YouTube TV. Since most of my home automation products are direct products of Amazon or are now owned by Amazon, I typically use Amazon Fire TV sticks to watch YouTube TV. After using the service for about a year, there are a few features that I’d like to see available through the service. These are features that should continue to set the bar even higher for streaming services.

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