VBUG

VBUG is a user group for developers and organises meetings throughout the UK. VBUG Membership includes:

Free Technical Support
Technical Magazines
Technical Presentations
Developer Conferences
Software Discounts
VBUG brings developers together. Through our discussion forums, email lists, regular meetings and telephone introductions - our aim is to bring you the solutions you need by helping you network with other members.

We have been running conferences in the UK since 1997. Our annual conferences are respected by our members and our competition alike. Our Annual Conferences regularly attract over 200 top UK Developers leading speakers (Dan Appleman, Rob Macdonald, Bill Vaughn, Peter Vogel etc).

Top industry experts are regularly invited to share their knowledge with members at free evening meetings. There are 11 regional support groups - check out the events in your area

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Past events

  • VBUG Autumn Conference 2010

    27-28 Oct 2010 in Loughborough, United Kingdom

    A two-day conference including the following confirmed essions and much mre:Day One:Top of the Pops with Sharepoint 2010 - Dave McMahonCache O

  • VBUG Portsmouth: An evening with Roy Osherove

    Mon, 25 Oct 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    In a ground-breaking event, and using the magic of the Interweb, we're excited to share an evening with the guitar playing, Unit Testing, leadership d

  • VBUG Newcastle:Getting Started with jQuery

    Mon, 25 Oct 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    George Adamson will be providing an introduction to jQuery, and showing you how to take advantage of this powerful library in your Web applications.

  • VBUG London: Introducing Windows Phone 7

    Tue, 12 Oct 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in London , United Kingdom

    Introducing Windows Phone 7In this session Matt will give us a view of overview of Windows Phone 7 and an introduction to developing applications

  • VBUG Portsmouth: Hyper-V for Developers

    Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    This evening we're delighted to have Liam Westley coming down from London to share with us his insights into Microsoft's Hyper-V technology, geared to

  • An Exceptionally good evening with Phil Winstanley (In person)

    Wed, 22 Sep 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in Manchester, United Kingdom

    If you're waiting around for users to tell you about problems with your website or application, you're only seeing a tiny fraction of all the problems

  • VBUG London: Virtualisation for Developers

    Thu, 16 Sep 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in London , United Kingdom

    Virtualisation for DevelopersNot used virtualisation technology yet? As a developer, you are missing out on some great time saving technologies. C

  • VBUG Bracknell: SQL Server CLR and Data Tier Applications

    Tue, 7 Sep 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in Bracknell, United Kingdom

    Join us in Bracknell for a SQL Server themed meeting with our guest presenters Colin Leversuch-Roberts (aka GrumpyDBA) and Neil Hambly.During the

  • VBUG Portsmouth: Introducing MS Expression V4, plus Model Driven Development

    Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    We're lucky to have two presentations this evening!First up, we have our very own MVP for MS Expression, Ian Haynes, sharing with us the latest fe

  • VBUG London: Behavior Driven Development (BDD)

    Tue, 17 Aug 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in London , United Kingdom

    Behavior Driven Development (BDD)Behavior Driven Development (or BDD) is an Agile software development technique that encourages collaboration bet

  • VBUG Bracknell: Test Driven Development to save, time, money and your sanity

    Tue, 10 Aug 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in Bracknell, United Kingdom

    How many bugs does your software have? How much time will it take you to fix those bugs? The normal answer to these questions is many and forever, tha

  • VBUG Portsmouth: Getting Started with jQuery

    Mon, 12 Jul 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    Getting started with jQueryGeorge Adamson will be providing an introduction to jQuery, and showing you how to take advantage of this powerful libr

  • VBUG Bracknell: Get going with jQuery

    Mon, 21 Jun 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in Bracknell, United Kingdom

    Join us in Bracknell in June where George Adamson will be giving a fast paced introduction to jQuery and all it's cross-browser loveliness: Applying j

  • VBUG Portsmouth:Prism: Patterns For Building Composite Applications With WPF

    Mon, 24 May 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    Technologies such as Windows ® Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlightâ„¢ provide developers with a simple, declarative means of quickly and easil

  • VBUG Bracknell: Hyper-V for Developers

    Thu, 13 May 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in Bracknell, United Kingdom

    In May, find out more about Windows Hyper-V with Liam Westley. Here's a preview of what will be covered. * For those new to virtualisation we'll

  • VBUG4Thought Spring Conference Birmingham

    Thu, 29 Apr 2010, 09:00 - 17:00 in Warwickshire, United Kingdom

    With the imminent release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .Net framework 4, VBUG announces VBUG4Thought, a spring conference to help to celeb

  • VBUG Portsmouth:Whats new in Visual Studio 2010?

    Mon, 26 Apr 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    After attending the Microsoft UK TechDays events surrounding the launch of Visual Studio 2010, seasoned trainer Ian Finlayson will be sharing his insi

  • VBUG Reading: Visual Studio 2010 Mini Launch

    Tue, 13 Apr 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in READING, United Kingdom

    Join us in Reading for our Visual Studio 2010 mini launch event. This is a casual event where you can grab a bite to eat and find out more about

  • VBUG Bracknell: Windows Azure

    Thu, 8 Apr 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in Bracknell, United Kingdom

    Windows Azure is Microsoft's platform for cloud computing. If you wish to find out more about Azure, this session will be ideal for you.Marcus Til

  • VBUG Portsmouth:Team Foundation Server 2010 (plus other goodies ... :-))

    Mon, 29 Mar 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    Richard Erwin, Developer Tools Technical Specialist for Microsoft UK, will be delivering the talk and unveiling what TFS 2010 can do for us."The n

  • VBUG London: Real World - The Edinburgh Comedy Festival Portal

    Tue, 23 Mar 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in London, United Kingdom

    The Edinburgh Comedy Festival Portal - from scratch!The Edinburgh Comedy Festival Portal allows over 500 acts to submit, describe and schedule ove

  • VBUG Manchester - re-launch event with Martin Bell & Chris Testa-O'Neill

    Wed, 3 Mar 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in Manchester , United Kingdom

    Table Valued Parameter - good,bad or just plain ugly? with Martin Bell.Passing arrays to stored procedures has never been easy! With the release of

  • VBUG Bracknell: Test Driven Development to save, time, money and your sanity

    Mon, 1 Mar 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in Bracknell, United Kingdom

    Originally, this meeting was scheduled for January but was postponed due to snow. Richard Hopkin has kindly rescheduled his Test Driven Development se

  • VBUG London: Real World MVC Architectures

    Tue, 23 Feb 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in London, United Kingdom

    ********** NOTE: Anteo Group have relocated. New venue details below **********Real World MVC ArchitecturesSo you have drunk the kool aid a

  • VBUG Portsmouth: Content TBA

    Mon, 22 Feb 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 in Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

    First up, a Happy New Year to the Portsmouth Group members!Come along to meet the newly reformed Portsmouth posse, to network amongst your softwar

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