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)

Blazor, with Carl Franklin from DotNetRocks

Online event

To follow

Lightning talks followed by Jon Skeet: 'Integration, integration, integration'

This will be a hybrid meeting night. We'll start with three 15min lightning talks followed by Jon's talk (details below). So we're looking for people to fill these three slots. It's a great way to dip you toes into giving talks in front of a friendly audience, so please contact us to book a slot. Note: it will be a virtual evening.

Lightning talks:
John Kilmister with Azure static web apps.


Jon's talk description:
Some code is mostly self-contained, working purely with computations. Full applications tend to have to integrate with other systems, however - and some applications do very little other than gluing together multiple systems. Sometimes that's been seen in a negative light within the development community, and unfairly so - these integrations provide huge amounts of value.

Pre-pandemic, Jon spent a huge amount of time writing code to interact with his drum kit - and then other instruments, providing a rich configuration editing experience. Within the pandemic, he found opportunities to help his local church to reduce some of the friction introduced in remote worship services, and then explore post-pandemic possibilities. In this talk, Jon will explore some of the lessons he's learned interacting with a diverse array of hardware devices, as well his experiences of building user interfaces as someone who really doesn't have UI design skills. Hopefully some of the joy and fun of integration will rub off too, and you'll be encouraged to find opportunities to make a big difference with a small amount of integration.

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