Past Meetup

Getting Started With ASP.NET Core & EF Core

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Abstract: ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core (EF Core) 1.0 was finally released to market in June of this year. After several release candidates and lots of community input, Microsoft has given their stripped down, cross-platform coding platform to developers. However, there is still a lot of misconceptions on what ASP.NET Core does and what the right scenario is for its use.

In this session, Ken Cenerelli and Obi Oberoi will walk you through the basics of ASP.NET Core and EF Core. We will highlight what each component contains, when you would use a Core project instead of a full web application, and how you can leverage the new features Core provides.

Special thanks to Microsoft for providing Subway box lunches for this special event!

Bio: (Speaker 1)
Ken Cenerelli is a programmer writer and software developer specializing in the Microsoft .NET Framework. He is active on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) where he contributes to several blogs and on Microsoft TechNet as a technical wiki contributor. For his work in the developer community he was selected as a Microsoft MVP. He is co-organizer of Canada's Technology Triangle .NET User Group in Kitchener and has been a technical reviewer on multiple technology books. As a public speaker on emerging technologies, he has spoken at DevTeach (Toronto & Montreal), That Conference (Wisconsin), ConFoo (Montreal), and CloudDevelop (Ohio). He is also an avid speaker at conferences and user groups around Ontario.

He blogs regularly at and is on Twitter via @KenCenerelli

Bio: (Speaker 2)
Obi Oberoi is a Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio & Development Technologies and a consultant who works in designing and developing enterprise level distributed applications.

Obi has been working with .NET since the first betas and has been engaged in the agile space since 2006. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and takes an active role in organizing User Groups and Conferences in the Greater Toronto Area. Obi founded Mississauga Dot Net User Group where incidentally he happens to be speaking at!!

Obi blogs regularly at

You can also follow him on Twitter at: ObiOberoi