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A meetup group for the .NET developers of Manchester and beyond. Technical talks by visiting speakers, community get-togethers and more! You can see many of our recorded talks and on-line sessions on YouTube http://youtube.com/DotNetNorth

Upcoming events (1)

Escaping the developer rut


It's all too easy to feel like you're stuck in a rut as a developer and as Ellen Glasgow once said "The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions".

In this talk we will explore how to escape the feeling you're stuck in a development rut without changing jobs or roles; and have fun doing so.

Note: The speaker is not a trained therapist or career adviser and the talk is based on the speaker's experience.


This meeting is at Auto Trader; they are in the office block in the square opposite HOME theatre on the corner of Whitworth Street West and Medlock Street. It's roughly halfway between Oxford Road and Deansgate railway stations and is a short walk from Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop. The building has a Pizza Express restaurant outside.

There will be someone in the foyer who will sign you in and then tell you how to find the venue.

This is a free event - there is no charge for a ticket.
We often get enough RSVP's for there to be a waiting list; the list has always cleared by the early part of the week of the talk, but this relies on you releasing your ticket if you can no longer attend. Please remember to do this if your plans change.

Please ensure we have an email address that you do look at, so we can let you know of any last minute changes; and please use your full name on the site as it's the only way we, or the fire service, can account for you in the case of an evacuation/emergency/fire etc.

Catering will be provided. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know via the group message forum. (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/)

If you would need assistance to leave the building in the event of an evacuation then please let us know via the group message forum. (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/)

Note for recruitment professionals - we don't exclude recruiters from our meetings but we would ask you to contact Rick Garner for a brief chat before you start attending.

Doors open from 18:00
Intro and welcome 18:40
Speaker 18:50 (with a break at some point )
Wrap-up & prize raffle 20.45
Close ~21:00
(Don't feel bad if you have to leave early for a train/bus/lift home - no one will be offended)

We then adjourn to a local bar for a drink and a natter - everyone is welcome to join us!

Past events (88)

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