What we're about

We bring our members great talks from the best speakers in the UK and where possible from around the world. Predominately we look at the Microsoft development stack, but we do have platform neutral and methodology based talks too.

We guarantee one meeting a month, normally on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome! Be you a student or grizzled professional, come along for a night of great content, people and pizza :)

We offer your first 2 events for free, then after that we'd like you to take out a membership to continue attending. Speak to either John or Rich to find out more about how the membership works :)

If you're wondering why you can't see the full 5 years of back sessions we've had, it's because we've recently migrated from our old home at NxtGenUG Southampton (http://www.nxtgenug.net/Southampton). By all means go and see what we've covered in the previous 5 years :D

Upcoming events (2)

Developing WebAssembly UDFs for database systems with Akmal Chaudhri

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WebAssembly (Wasm) is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine. Wasm enables developers to use existing code libraries (e.g. C/C++) as part of their application development process. Wasm is not just for the web and today moves in exciting new directions. One primary use-case would be to run a Machine Learning algorithm directly in a database system on the data already stored in the database system -- an example of co-locating analytics with data. Attendees will learn how we can use an ML classifier and then port the code to a Wasm module. No prior knowledge or experience of Wasm is required. Wasm standards are being developed by the W3C and actively promoted through non-profit organisations such as the Bytecode Alliance.

Akmal Chaudhri, SingleStore

Akmal helps build global developer communities and raise awareness of technology through presentations and technical writing. He has over 25 years of experience in IT. He has previously held roles as a developer, consultant, product strategist, evangelist, technical writer and technical trainer with several Blue Chip companies and Big Data startups. He has regularly presented at many international conferences and served on the program committees for several major conferences and workshops. He has published widely and edited or co-edited ten books. He holds a BSc (1st Class Hons.) in Computing and Information Systems, MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

'.NET MAUI What/How and Why' with Clifford Agius

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You may have heard the Buzz about .NET MAUI or maybe you have heard of Xamarin and all the monkeys but in this session we will cover.

What - What was Xamarin and now .NET MAUI and how can they help you develop Apps for your business/clients. And what the hell does MAUI stand for as it's not that nice sunny island we all want to go on holiday too...

How - How you as a .NET developer can use your existing .NET C# skills to develop and build Apps that run not just on the desktop but also on mobile platforms like the phone in your hand.

Why - There are 5 Billion mobiles in use around the world split between the App Stores of iOS and Android but do you want to learn Java/Kotlin for Android and then Swift/ObjectiveC for iOS? Do you really want 2 separate codebases? No of course you don't your a .NET Developer so lets use MAUI.

The session will show how to build a Mobile app how all the parts come together and how to deploy the App to the device in your pocket.

## Clifford Agius

#### Freelance Developer that just so happens to fly a Boeing 787 around the world.

Clifford Agius, Freelance .NET Developer and also blogs from time to time, is currently a two-time Developer Technologies MVP, specialising in Xamarin/.NET MAUI and IoT. By day, an airline pilot flying Boeing 787 aircraft around the world and when not doing that, Clifford freelances as a .NET developer. An active member of the .NET community, he is a regular speaker at conferences around the world.

Clifford graduated as an engineer from the Ford Technical Training Centre in 1995. After 11 years as an electrical/mechanical engineer working with Robotics and PLC Programming, he trained to become an Airline Pilot in 2001. Clifford became a Microsoft Valued Professional (MVP) in 2020 and went on to earn it again in 2021.


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