Omaha Azure User Group Meeting – August 2020 – 1

The first bi-weekly meeting for the month of August 2020 took place on Wednesday, August 5th, starting at 6:00 PM. It was an online event.

Topic: “Developing for Linux and Windows on Windows using WSL!
Can you really use Windows to develop Linux apps? How real is WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) and how close is it to reality? Join Scott Hanselman as he walks you through the state of the art of Linux on Windows. What’s possible, what’s not, what about the Windows Terminal and Docker? Tons of live demos in this highly technical session!

Speaker: Scott Hanselman
Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has three podcasts, for tech talk, on developers’ lives and loves, and for the pop culture and tech media. He’s written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half-million developers worldwide.

Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE)
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Our sponsor gave away two $50 gift cards at the end of the talk.