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)

Moving to Microservices: Containers versus Serverless - with Mark Heath

Many companies are looking for a path to migrate from legacy monolithic applications, towards a more modern, cloud-based microservice architecture. But there are many choices along the way. How do you pick between two of the hottest trends in cloud architecture at the moment: containers and serverless? In this session you'll learn about the strengths of both approaches, how to pick the right approach for your business requirements, and some of the key challenges you need to be prepared for. We'll see how this can work in practice by looking at several key Azure technologies that enable these architectures such as Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Functions, and Azure Container Instances. And we'll see how the strengths of serverless and containerization can even be combined together into a hybrid architecture providing the best of both worlds. Mark is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight author and open source developer. He works as .NET developer and software architect, building digital evidence management systems in Azure for the police. You can keep up with what he's doing on his blog at http://markheath.net or on Twitter @mark_heath

Richard Campbell on how open source came to Microsoft

Online event

This evening we've got Richard Campbell, a host of the DotNetRocks and RunAsRadio podcasts as well as being widely active in the dotnet community. He's working on a book about the History of DotNet and will be talking about how Microsoft got involved in the open source movement. Further details to follow.

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