I expect the project work to involve:
1. Downloading the encog-dotnet-core project from here: https://github.com/encog/encog-dotnet-core
2. Build encog and run the XORHelloWorld example using the instructions on pgs 186-190 here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/heatonresearch-books/free/Encog3CS-User.pdf
3. Install Bridge.NET in Visual Studio from here: http://bridge.net/download/
(a) Create a new Bridge.NET project and add the encog files to it.
(b) Configure Bridge.NET inside of the existing encog project.
5. Get it to build.
NOTE: Only the encog project "encog-core-cs" need be converted.
Also, at the end of the project work, please plan on a brief video conference or on providing a brief description of what you did to get the project to build. I am a developer too (just not a C# or Visual Studio expert) and will be curious to know what all you had to do.
Last, so that I know that you actually read the instructions down to here, and so that you have an idea what you're getting into, please download the encog project from the github repo above, right click on the "encog-core-cs" folder, and tell me about how many files are in that folder that will need to be converted (yes, Bridge.NET should do the vast majority of the work once you have it configured, but some individual files may require tweaking).