Measure Twice, Code Once

A Guide To Performance Measurement in .NET

Thursday June 15th, 2023 @ 5:30 PM
Tim Rayburn
SmartDraw Software


Highly performant code is important, all the more so in our modern cloud-centric pay-per-cpu costing model. But given the ever-evolving nature of our industry, if the new coolness also efficient or just cool? I’ve been developing software as a consultant for over 20 years, focused on large distributed systems, and that has led me to some very clear opinions about where and how to measure performance, what trade-offs are worth it, and which are not. In this session you’ll learn what tools I use to evaluate performance, the areas of an application to focus on for performance, and how each of these interact with cloud-based hosting strategies of today.

Food / Drinks

Food and drinks will be provided! Please contact us (on meetup) if you have any dietary restrictions/food allergies.

Directions and Parking Instructions

Meeting will be held in the offices of SmartDraw Software, 1780 Hughes Landing Blvd #1100 on the 11th floor.

Enter through the main doors of the building and take the elevator to the 11th floor; the door to SmartDraw’s suite is in the elevator lobby on the 11th floor.

If you arrive at 1780 Hughes Landing after 6pm a member of the SmartDraw team will help you enter the building then travel up to the 11th floor.


Park in the garage directly opposite. You’ll need to take a ticket to enter but there is no fee to leave - parking is free.

Tim Rayburn

Tim Rayburn is a Vice President of Consulting with Improving, a full service IT consulting company in headquartered Plano, TX with offices throughout North America. He is a passionate advocate of apprenticeship and mentorship in corporate environments. He has been awarded the Microsoft MVP in recognition of his expertise and community leadership 11 times, with award areas spanning from BizTalk Server to Azure. He is an author, and can be found speaking across the nation on leadership, technology, trust, mentoring, and career management. He lives in the North Dallas area with his amazing wife Kate and their loyal dogs Radagast and Dresden.

Last Updated: June 15th, 2023

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