August Meeting: Upgrading Your ASP.NET 4.0+ Skills to ASP.NET Core

Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RVNUG)
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RVNUG)
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Everyone is talking about ASP.NET Core. It's the new shiny. The truth is: this is the future, and we need to get our skillsets up to update.

What are you supposed do if you're a developer working in an ASP.NET 4.0 world? How do you translate your existing skills to ASP.NET Core? Can I still do ASP.NET MVC? WebAPI? What do I need to know about upgrading projects? Are there any gotchas when making the jump?

In this demo-filled session, we will discuss how you can upgrade your current ASP.NET skillset to a "Core" frame of mind without having to reboot your entire knowledge base.

Kevin Griffin is an author, teacher, mentor, and consultant focusing in software development. He is also a 9-time Microsoft MVP, specializing in ASP.NET and web development. As the owner of Swift Kick, a software training and services company, Kevin specializes in helping businesses push their technology stacks into the 21st century. You can often find Kevin speaking at conferences and user groups across the country or blogging at In his spare time, Kevin is the co-host of the popular 2 Frugal Dudes podcast.

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Grandin CoLab (, next to Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op on Grandin Ave (