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
Following on from his talk to us in Dec, Richard continues his exploration of open source at Microsoft:
Today Microsoft seems to have open source running through its veins - but it wasn't always that way! So what changed? Join Richard Campbell as he takes you on a ride through the various moments in Microsoft history that led to its current focus on open source. The path to open source was not a straight line, but the twists and turns are what makes the story great!
Bio Richard Campbell wrote his first line of code in 1977. His career has spanned the computing industry both on the hardware and software sides, development and operations. He was a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, acquired by Radware in 2013 and was on the board of directors of Telerik that was acquired by Progress Software in 2014. Today he is a consultant and advisor to several successful technology firms and is the founder and chairman of Humanitarian Toolbox (www.htbox.org), a public charity that builds open-source software for disaster relief. Richard is also the host of two podcasts: .NET Rocks! (www.dotnetrocks.com) the Internet Audio Talkshow for .NET developers and RunAs Radio (www.runasradio.com), a weekly show for IT Professionals. He also produces the DevIntersection (www.devintersection.com) series of conferences.