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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.

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Upcoming events (5)

[🌏 Online] Pulumi with Mikhail Shilkov & ASP.NET Core with Shawn Wildermuth

This event will be broken down into 2 talks, Pulumi and ASP.NET Core API Version being presented by Mikhail Shilkov and Shawn Wildermuth. ❗❗ 🌐 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. πŸ”— https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98441721755 πŸ”‘ TBA πŸ“… Agenda - πŸ‘‹ Welcome - πŸ—‘οΈ Housekeeping - πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Cloud Management Superpowers with Pulumi with Mikhail Shilkov - 🚻 5" Break - πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Versioning APIs in ASP.NET Core with Shawn Wildermuth - 🍻 Virtual Bar πŸ‘‰ Cloud Management Superpowers with Pulumi Feeling daunted by clicking around in AWS console and Azure portal or automating your deployments with YAML and JSON? In this talk, Mikhail will introduce Pulumi, an open-source tool that leverages programming languages like C# and F# to manage infrastructure, yet in a declarative manner! Using developer tools that you know and love, you can now apply unit testing, reusable architecture, deployment policies, and continuous delivery while provisioning resources in the cloud. Obtain the cloud superpowers! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« About the speaker Mikhail Shilkov is a software engineer at Pulumi, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Russian expat living in the Netherlands. He is passionate about the serverless mindset, leveraging the full variety of managed cloud services and handling cloud infrastructure as code. You can find his blog at https://mikhail.io https://www.linkedin.com/in/MikhailShilkov https://www.twitter.com/MikhailShilkov https://mikhail.io/ πŸ‘‰ Versioning APIs in ASP.NET Core Description coming soon! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« About the speaker Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early β€˜80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2003, he’s also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider. You may have taken one of his more than twenty courses on Pluralsight. He’s authored eight books and innumerable articles on software development. You can also see him at one of the local and international conferences he’s spoken at including TechEd, Oredev, SDC, NDC, VSLive, DevIntersection, MIX, Devteach, DevConnections and Dev Reach. He is one of the Wilder Minds. You can reach him at his blog at wildermuth.com. He’s also making his first, feature-length, documentary about software developers today called β€œHello World: The Film”. You can see more about it at helloworldfilm.com. - https://twitter.com/shawnwildermuth - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnwildermuth/ - https://youtube.com/c/swildermuth 🍻 The Virtual Bar Due to the current environmental situation after the online event, we'll be heading off to the "virtual bar". Feel free to come along, and have a chat, this will be a different Zoom meeting to the main event and the link will be given out on the night to stop "zoombombing".

[🌏 Online] How to code music? with Laura SilvanavičiΕ«tΔ—

This event will be a single talk about How to code music presented by Laura SilvanavičiΕ«tΔ—. ❗❗ 🌐 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. πŸ”— TBA πŸ”‘ TBA πŸ“… Agenda - πŸ‘‹ Welcome - πŸ—‘οΈ Housekeeping - πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« How to code music? with Laura SilvanavičiΕ«tΔ— - 🍻 Virtual Bar πŸ‘‰ How to code music? with Laura SilvanavičiΕ«tΔ— We are very used to generating visual results with code but are still often surprised to hear that we can create music in the same way. Oh, you didn’t know that? You are not alone. Even though the idea of music programming is definitely older than all of us this concept is still pretty unfamiliar among many developers. Not for long! Let's shed some light on Sonic Pi and JavaScript capabilities of live music coding as well as music integration into our web applications with Web Audio API. πŸ‘©β€πŸ«About the speaker I am 24 years old software engineer obsessed with front-end development. Simultaneously I am teaching Web Development for teenagers at CodeAcademyKids school. 2 years ago I was on the Dark side - developing on Mainframe supercomputers with COBOL language, but due to limitations and slow evolvement of used technologies, I decided to shift them pretty drastically. In general, I think we would not need to stick to any specific technology in this rapidly progressing IT World but rather try and use various different ones. Every new experience increases our creativity, knowledge, curiosity and expands mindset. My latest discovery which I found to be super fun & still beneficial is Music Programming and I want to share this one! https://www.loftio.co.uk https://twitter.com/Loftio https://dribbble.com/loftio 🍻 The Virtual Bar Due to the current environmental situation after the online event, we'll be heading off to the "virtual bar". Feel free to come along, and have a chat, this will be a different Zoom meeting to the main event and the link will be given out on the night to stop "zoombombing". - πŸ”— TBA - πŸ”‘ TBA

[🌏 Online] Learnings from migrating legacy to modern with Matteo Emili

This event will be a single talk about What did I learn trying to migrate teams from legacy to modern? presented by Matteo Emili. ❗❗ 🌐 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. πŸ”— TBA πŸ”‘ TBA πŸ“… Agenda - πŸ‘‹ Welcome - πŸ—‘οΈ Housekeeping - πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« What did I learn trying to migrate teams from legacy to modern? - 🍻 Virtual Bar πŸ‘‰ What did I learn trying to migrate teams from legacy to modern? I spent an incredible amount of time doing migrations and transformations (on both process and technologies), as a consultant for most of my career but also inside a product company, bringing ALM, Agile and then DevOps to people varying from who was willing to change and who just wanted to retain their 20 years old habits. The amount of lessons I learned is massive, not just about technology itself – that changes at the speed of light – but about how to deal with change in an organization. This is not going to be a technical session – far from it – but instead it will be a short collection of some of the most striking experiences I had since I first heard about Software Engineering. Let’s move to pipelines as code, it’s about time! We started with CI, then we introduced Configuration Management, evolved towards Infrastructure as Code – but we still lag behind on pipelines, we are too reliant on the tools we use and we don’t really apply the best practices of the industry. Is it difficult to move to Pipelines as Code? What should I do to start the journey? If I am already there, what can I do to make it scale at an organizational level? These questions (and many more!) will find answers in this session, shedding light on how and why we should move to Pipelines as Code and the benefits that come out of this migration. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« About the speaker Matteo Emili is a Microsoft MVP since 2010. He is passionate about technology, but it is not his only interest – what really makes him tick is how technology acts as a tool to solve a complex business problem, ultimately bringing benefits to the company. A regular speaker at conferences and meetups, he enjoys sharing back with the worldwide technical communities – especially about ALM, Agile, and DevOps. He currently works at Avanade UK as a Manager for Software Engineering. https://www.linkedin.com/in/matteoemili/ https://twitter.com/MattVSTS 🍻 The Virtual Bar Due to the current environmental situation after the online event, we'll be heading off to the "virtual bar". Feel free to come along, and have a chat, this will be a different Zoom meeting to the main event and the link will be given out on the night to stop "zoombombing". - πŸ”— TBA - πŸ”‘ TBA

Knowing Your Worth with Lex Lofthouse & Lightning Talks!

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This event will be split into 2 parts, Lex Lofthouse presenting Knowing Your Worth: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm and second part we are hosting a round of lightning talks! We will be having 3 speakers doing a 10-15 minute lightning talks, if you would like to get involved please message me on meetup or twitter. 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. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk) Agenda: πŸ‘‰ Knowing Your Worth: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm πŸ‘‰ DevContainers in VS Code (@jonnyowenpowell) πŸ‘‰ TBA πŸ‘‰ TBA πŸ‘‰ Knowing Your Worth: Don’t Set Yourself On Fire To Keep Others Warm with Lex Lofthouse Am I doing enough? Am I even doing it right? How can I do it better? What the hell is Impostor Syndrome and why do I have it? What’s a Work/Life Balance? Huh, now I’m having a breakdown... After putting her career first for the best part of a decade and then having a minor breakdown, Lex Lofthouse was compelled to make herself a number one priority. In her talk Lex will discuss Impostor Syndrome and how she learned to fail correctly. We’ll discuss negative feedback and how to deal with it, toxic environments, burnout and β€˜crunch’. Plus we’ll finally figure out that work/life balance thing once and for all. πŸ‘©β€πŸ«About the speaker Alexandra β€˜Lex’ Lofthouse is currently a Senior Designer at JH – a Magento ecommerce agency in Nottingham. Her love for digital design started at an early age, when her Dad taught her how to use Photoshop in her early teens. She went on to study Graphic Design at Robert Gordon’s University in her home city of Aberdeen. After moving down to Nottingham for an internship, she’s never left!

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