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 (1)

Mark Stevens: Meadow - A Modern IoT Hardware and Software Development Platform.

Meadow is a microcontroller and software ecosystem based upon .NET Standard 2.1. In contrast to traditional embedded development systems, Meadow allows hardware development using modern languages (C#, and F#) with Visual Studio (Windows and Mac) and VS Code (Windows, Mac and Linux) with full access to the .NET framework.

With Meadow, developers are able to leverage their current software development techniques and knowledge to develop hardware products using the latest .NET technologies. The system is designed to be easy to use and to allow developers to focus on core product development.

In this presentation we will look at the extensive collection of libraries and demonstrate how they can be used to perform a variety of tasks including:

* Getting started with Meadow
* Connect to a sensor to Meadow and record data from the sensor
* Control hardware using Meadow
* Use Meadow to take the sensor readings and control hardware based upon the readings

Finally we will look at the road map and current plans to make the platform even more awesome.


Mark has been developing software since the days of the BBC Micro and has worked on a wide variety of platforms and technologies. He rediscovered his love of electronics after receiving a Netduino board as a present back in 2010. Mark is currently working on the firmware for the Meadow boards and can be found in the depths of the C and C++ code controlling the STM32 and ESP32 microcontrollers. He occasionally surfaces to add new features to the Meadow .NET libraries.

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