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dotnetsheff is a monthly user group focused on software development, particularly in the .NET ecosystem. We welcome people with interests in software development of all ages and levels of experience. Please get in touch via Twitter (@dotnetsheff) or email (organisers at dotnetsheff.co.uk) if you or someone you know may be interested in speaking.


Upcoming events (4+)

[🏫 In-Person] Various Lightning Talks!

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Following our continued success of the lightning talks, we are hosting another round! We will be having 6 speakers doing a 10-15 minute lightning talks, if you would like to get involved please message me on meetup or twitter.

⚠️ This will be an in-person event, the venue is Hallam University - Stoddart Building which using google maps can be found at https://goo.gl/maps/tZh8fd2aNaf6aUz46
Here's a useful Hallam Campus map too - https://www.shu.ac.uk/visit-us/how-to-find-us/city-campus-map
This is a different building for Hallam University compared to normal, It's located across the road from Sainsbury's on Arundel Gate.
We'll be in Room 7139.

A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or a similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz.



  • 🍕 Pizza / Drinks (6:00pm - 6:30pm)
  • 🔊 Intro (6:30pm - 6:35pm)
  • 👉 Modern XAML with Matt Lacey (@mrlacey)
  • 👉 Determining the best Shard/Partition Key with Kevin Smith (@kev_bite)
  • 👉 .NET 7 Minimal APIs with Kevin Smith (@kev_bite)
  • 👉 Blazor with Peter Gillett
  • 👉 Azure Service But at Scale with Paul Michaels (@paul_michaels)

[🌐 Online] TBA with Lee Mallon

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This event will be a single talk on TBA with Lee Mallon

❗❗ 🌐 This is an online event, we'll be hosting the event on Zoom, the link for the meeting is below, however, we'll only announce the password just before the event.


📅 Agenda

  • 👋 Welcome
  • 🗑️ Housekeeping
  • 👨‍🏫 TBA with Lee Mallon
  • 🍻 Virtual Bar


👨‍💻 Lee Mallon

[🏫 In-Person] .NET Minimal APIs with Kevin Smith

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This event will be a single talk on .NET Minimal APIs with Kevin Smith

⚠️ This will be an in-person event, the venue is TBA


  • 🍕 Pizza/Drinks (18:15 - 18:45)
  • 🗣 Introduction (18:45)
  • 👉 .NET Minimal APIs (18:45 ish)
  • 🍻 Social @ Pub (after talk)

👉 Building Operable Software with TDD (but not the way you think)
In this session we'll take a look at the "what", "why" and "how" around the .NET Minimal APIs and how we can utilize these to make our API faster and more understandable. We'll also cover the new .NET Minimal APIs coming in .NET 7!

👨‍🏫 Kevin Smith
Kevin is a Microsoft MVP and a technology enthusiast. He runs 2 user groups in the north, dotnet York and dotnetsheff, and casually speaks at user groups. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and helping in the community, likewise, he is keen to contribute to open source projects. He has worked across a broad range of domains including; logistics, law, travel, finance and analytics.

[🏫 In-Person] Xmas Drinks and Food

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December is a time for winding down, so we're planning on getting together and having a few drinks and food for the last month of the year.

We'll meet at a bar (TBC), have a few drinks then head to the restaurant (TBC) for 7:30.

Feel free to join us for drinks and/or food.

6:30pm - Drinks
7:30pm - Food
9:00pm - Most likely the next pub

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