London .NET Meetup Group

ELEVATOR PITCH Gathering .NET coders, hackers, enthusiasts, evangelists, and experts to meet and discuss about all areas of the Microsoft .NET platform.

WHO SHOULD JOIN Fulltime .NET practitioners only (no recruiters please!).

BENEFITS Show off your work to peers. Get to know other smart developers. Bounce around ideas and discuss trends.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Rather than coming to watch, you should join this meetup to participate. It's about sharing war stories; comparing tools and architectures; discussing the pros and cons of the latest tools and technologies; and generally a place to keep on top of the latest developments.

WHY IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN ... ... the London .NET User Group? That group (which I'm a big fan of!) focuses on top speakers, free product giveaways, and great community networking. We're different in that, as a Meetup, we're entirely community-focused. We don't focus on bringing in top speakers, and I wouldn't expect a lot of giveaways (there might be a bit of networking). Rather, we bring practicing, professional .NET developers together face-to-face every month, in a forum where we get to know each other up close.

Events coming up

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Past events

  • How do move from releasing every few months, to weeks and then perhaps daily?

    Tue, 30 Oct 2012, 16:00 - 19:00 in London, United Kingdom

    Is ?Fail fast, Learn fast? the way to get there? Enough of talk? I?d like to see how it really can be done?Please do join ThoughtWorks Studios for our Go User Group webinar (GUG) on Tue, Oct 30, 2012. This interactive (plenty of Q&A time) webinar will feature two 20-25 min presentations:CD from months to weeks to days with Go by John Esser, Director of Engineering Productivity and Agile Development at Ancestry.com

  • Progressive .Net Tutorials - 5-7 September

    Mon, 5 Sep 2011, 08:00 - 10:00 in London, United Kingdom

    After 3 successful years, this year, #prognet will be held on September 5-7 and Ian Cooper has put together a great programme, working closely with our community! Some exciting new names will feature this year, including Google's Jon Skeet on Async Methods in C#5 and the great Ian Robinson of Neo Technology on RESTful Web Service Development in .NET.

  • Jonas Boner's Akka: Simpler Scalability, Fault-Tolerance, Concurrency & Remoting

    Wed, 11 May 2011, 08:00 - 10:00 in London, United Kingdom

    Jonas Boner's Akka WorkshopWe believe that writing correct concurrent, fault-tolerant and scalable applications is too hard. Most of the time it's because we are using the wrong tools and the wrong level of abstraction.Akka is here to change that. Akka is using the Actor Model together with Software Transactional Memory (STM) to raise the abstraction level and provide a better platform to build correct concurrent and scalable applications.

  • FREE TALK: Concurrency and Complex Event Processing with Scala (Russ Miles)

    Wed, 13 Apr 2011, 17:30 - 19:30 in London, United Kingdom

    At this London Scala User Group meeting, Russ Miles will deliver a talk on Concurrency and Complex Event Processing in action with Scala.Russ Miles is CEO, founder and principal consultant at OpenCredo. At OpenCredo he leads a company of passionate open source and agile and lean software development experts who provide unbiased, honest arbiter advice across a wide and varied selection of open source technologies and agile processes and practices.For more info, visit

  • Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce's Growing Real Systems Guided by Tests

    Mon, 28 Mar 2011, 08:00 - 10:00 in City of London, United Kingdom

    Steve Freeman, pioneer of Agile software development in the UK and presenter and organizer at various international industry conferences and Nat Pryce, author of "Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests" and developer of the jMock mock-object library, will be at Skills Matter holding an in depth and informative 2 day course on the practices of Test Driven Development.This 2 day Test-Driven Development course shows how to use tests to guide the development of software.

  • Martin Odersky's Object-oriented meets functional: An exploration of Scala

    Wed, 16 Mar 2011, 09:00 - 11:00 in London, United Kingdom

    Martin Odesrsky will be holding an exciting 2- day course on exploring Scala.The course introduces you to functional programming and advanced aspects of Scala.You will learn:How to apply functional programming and access the benefits of Scala within your business/orgarnisation.If you are a Systems Architect or a Programmer, this is perfect if you want to gain skills in functional programming and advanced object-oriented techniques using the Scala programming language.

  • Martin Odersky's Object-oriented meets functional: An exploration of Scala

    Fri, 4 Feb 2011, 09:00 - 11:00 in London, United Kingdom

    Martin Odesrsky will be holding an exciting 2- day course on exploring Scala.The course introduces you to functional programming and advanced aspects of Scala.You will learn:How to apply functional programming and access the benefits of Scala within your business/orgarnisation.If you are a Systems Architect or a Programmer, this is perfect if you want to gain skills in functional programming and advanced object-oriented techniques using the Scala programming language.

  • Progressive .NET Tutorials

    Wed, 12 May 2010, 08:00 - 10:00 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    After the success of last year's Progressive .NET Tutorials, we are organising another one this year, featuring three days of tutorials on progressive .net software development.Gojko Adzic has agreed to be the programme lead and is currently working with the Progressive.NET Team to put an inspiring programme together.So far, Ayende, David Laribee, Ian Cooper, Jonas Bandi, Gaspar Nagy, Sebastien Lambla, Hammett, Robert Pickering have all agreed to join us this year.

  • David Laribee's Leading Lean/Agile Teams Workshop

    Mon, 10 May 2010, 08:00 - 10:00 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    What's an architect? We can take it to mean a technical lead. By the book, we can call an architect the one who owns non-functional requirements and balances “-ilities” to meet service level agreements. Architects can be liaisons between business need and technological capability. The term architect is fuzzy at best. Adding ambiguity to the Agile notion of architect (embedded in teams, in the trenches) yields yet more ambiguity and ambiguity is anathema to value delivery.

  • Robert Pickering's Beginning F# Workshop, May 9-10th

    Mon, 10 May 2010, 08:00 - 10:00 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    F# is an exciting new language that has evolved from a Microsoft Research project into a first class citizen of Visual Studio 2010. In this 2 day course you will discover how F# can be used to express programs concisely and efficiently; you’ll also learn how to start having fun with this enormously productive language.This course will start with an introduction to F# and functional programming.

  • London F-Sharp UG : F-Sharp Numerical Optimization and Instant Messaging

    Thu, 29 Apr 2010, 17:30 - 19:30 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    We are very pleased to be hosting sessions of the London F# User Group. This is the first scheduled meetup of the London F-Sharp User Group held at Skills Matter. We have two talks planned for this meetup and will also have plenty of opportunity to mingle and exchange ideas.TALK 1: DESIGNING A NUMERICAL OPTIMIZATION LIBRARY IN F-SHARP edit

  • Free Talk by Ayende Rahien on Raven DB

    Wed, 28 Apr 2010, 17:30 - 19:30 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    Ayende Rahien, author of Core NHibernate, will present Raven DB, a new—and the only—document database on the .NET platform.Part of the NoSQL movement, document databases gives you a different way of structuring and building your data.Raven DB is schema-free, JSON-based, Linq enabled data store, supporting very efficient searching. In this talk, we will put Raven DB on the spotlight, examine what it can do and what sort of scenarios it is applicable for.

  • Ayende Rahien's NHIbernate Workshop - April 26-28th

    Mon, 26 Apr 2010, 08:00 - 10:00 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    In Ayende Rahien's (very) intensive 3-day NHibernate workshop, you will learn how to use this O/R mapping tool efficiently in your applications to save time and effort on communicating with database storage. During the course we build together a simple practical application that demonstrates all important data management patterns.LEARN HOW TO:* Configure NHibernate for your applications* Manage sessions and transactions

  • Greg Young's Workshop on CQRS, Domain Events, Event Sourcing & how to apply DDD

    Mon, 26 Apr 2010, 08:00 - 10:00 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    Greg Young will come to London on April 26-28th to give his intensive 3-day workshop on CQRS, Domain Events, Event Sourcing and how to apply DDD.The largest problem many run into with Domain Driven Design is in getting the abstract concepts implemented in a concrete way. Many of the stereotypical architectures people use, actually make it impossible to apply DDD.This course is about system building and architectures with Domain Driven Design.

  • Cloud & Grid eXchange 2010 - Conference, High Scalability Computing on the Cloud

    Tue, 6 Apr 2010, 18:00 - 20:00 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    Skills Matter is pleased to announce the Cloud & Grid eXchange. On this intensive day, packed with tutorials, we'll bring together the leading experts on scalability technologies on the Cloud, with London's enterprise development community for an informal day of deep technical insight and friendly discussion.

  • London .NET UG: Mixing Functional and Object Oriented Approaches to C# programmi

    Wed, 31 Mar 2010, 17:30 - 19:30 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    Functional programming is the in thing at the moment and several of the additions to C-sharp 3 allow us to write our code in a functional way.On the other hand with an imperative language like C#, an object oriented approach is still very useful for allowing us to break down complex problems into more manageable chunks.In this presentation by Mark Needham and Mike Wagg, we will cover some of the approaches that we can use to program in a more functional way.

  • In the Brain of Udi Dahan: Command Query Responsibility Segregation

    Mon, 15 Feb 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    Udi Dahan, one of the leading experts on SOA, Web Services, Reliability, Availabilty and Scalability and project lead of NServiceBus, is coming to London to give his popular course on Advanced Distributed Systems Design with SOA at Skills Matter.While he's here, he has kindly accepted the opportunity to give a free talk.Title: Command Query Responsibility SegregationSpeaker: Udi Dahan

  • The Limited WIP Society January Meetup

    Thu, 14 Jan 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    GROUP: The Limited WIP SocietyWHAT:January MeetupWHERE:The Skills Matter eXchange, LondonWHEN:14 Jan 2010 Starts at 18:30COST: FREEThe Limited Wip Society is intended to be the home of kanban forsoftware development community.The Limited WIP Society meets every month at Skills Matterto share ideas, meet Kanban enthusiasts, promote Kanban and harnessinnovation within the software industry.Get involved, have fun, become more efficient!

  • FREE TALK: Amazon EC2 and S3: Cloud computing in two easy steps (Daniel Sikar)

    Tue, 12 Jan 2010, 18:30 - 20:30 in London EC1V 7DP, United Kingdom

    SPEAKER: Daniel SikarWHAT:Amazon EC2 and S3: Cloud computing in two easy stepsWHERE:The Skills Matter eXchange, 116-120 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7DPWHEN:12 Jan 2010 Starts at 18:30COST: FREEIN THE BRAIN OF DANIEL SIKAR, AMAZON EC2 AND S3: CLOUD COMPUTING IN TWO EASY STEPSAmazon Web Services invented the model and are still ahead of the competition.

  • Gojko Adzic's Progressive .NET course (3 days)

    Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 09:00 - 11:00 in London EC1A 4DD, United Kingdom

    This 3-day crash course gives an overview of the progresive .NET practices, ideas and tools that help us deliver software better and faster. Students will get hands-on experience and a solid introduction to test driven development, agile acceptance testing, continuous integration, dependency injection, object-relational mapping, aspect oriented programming, agile web development and asynchronous systems using leading open-source .NET tools.

  • In The Brain of Dylan Beattie , The Future of Web Development: HTML 5 & ASP.NET

    Mon, 2 Nov 2009, 19:00 - 21:00 in London EC1R 0BE, United Kingdom

    The next version of HTML will introduce dozens of new tags, new APIs and new techniques that will allow web developers to focus on content and structure when building their applications. In this talk, I'll look at some of the new features that HTML 5 offers. I'll show you how you can start using many of these features today, and examine some of the techniques you can use to support these new features in down-level browsers.

  • London .NET October Meetup

    Tue, 20 Oct 2009, 18:00 - 20:00 in City of London, United Kingdom

    Morning All, We've been fortunate enough to secure a second presenter for April following on from the great success of Mike's presentation last week. Thanks Mike! On the 17th of April, we have Bryan Crotaz from the Inspired Signage Group (www.inspiredsignage.com). Bryan will be presenting on Model Driven Architecture with Eco IV. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • In The Brain of Mike Hadlow, Enterprise Integration with MassTransit

    Thu, 1 Oct 2009, 17:30 - 19:30 in London, United Kingdom

    Free event on Enterprise Integration with MassTransit Web services are so 90's. These days, everyone's talking about event-driven, publish-subcribe integration architectures. Come and find out how the open source message bus, MassTransit, can help. We'll be looking at the nuts and bolts, with plenty of hands-on code. ABOUT MIKE HADLOW, THE SPEAKER Mike Hadlow is a freelance programmer based in Brighton, specialising in enterprise application development with Microsoft tools.

  • London .NET September Meetup

    Tue, 15 Sep 2009, 18:00 - 20:00 in City of London, United Kingdom

    Morning All,We've been fortunate enough to secure a second presenter for April following on from the great success of Mike's presentation last week. Thanks Mike! On the 17th of April, we have Bryan Crotaz from the Inspired Signage Group (www.inspiredsignage.com). Bryan will be presenting on Model Driven Architecture with Eco IV. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Test Driven .NET Development in Practice Course (2 days)

    Thu, 10 Sep 2009, 08:30 - 10:30 in London, United Kingdom

    This course teaches the basic Test Driven Development practices including unit testing, refactoring and acceptance testing. By applying these practices, you will be able to build quality into software from the start, design and develop systems fit for purpose and write code that is easy to maintain and evolve in the future.

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