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 if you or someone you know may be interested in speaking.

  • This event will be split into two parts, Tom West presenting Introduction to Splunk for Developers and the second half will be Jamie Taylor presenting Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?!.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👩‍🏫 Splunk for Developers
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👩‍🏫 Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?!.
    - 🍻 Social @

    👉 *Introduction to Splunk for Developers*

    How to use log analytics to write more efficient applications and speed up delivery.

    Spend less time fixing and more time making! Ever wanted to see how your programs are performing? Easily identify errors? Despite its association as a security tool, Splunk has the potential to be a developer's best friend. And best of all, it can do so for free!

    Tom will run a live demo showing how easy it is to get data into Splunk from any application and highlight some of the benefits on offer in doing so. This will include some of his own real-world experiences including:
    • Reducing the amount of e...

  • 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.

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



    Slot 1 - Advanced Entity Framework Techniques with Andrew Gunn (@andrewgunn)

    Slot 2 - Nullable reference types in C# 8 with Michael Steele (@steelemck)

    Slot 3 - AutoMapper with Kevin Smith (@kev_bite)

    Slot 4 - Pimp(l) your .NET code with Zeb Mason

    Slot 5 - WebAssembly with John Stovin (@johnstovin)

    Slot 6 - Debugging with Git Bisect with Luke Stringer (@lukestringer90)

  • This event will be broken down into 2 talks, Advanced Entity Framework Techniques and Carter being presented by Andrew Gunn and Richard Tasker.

    **Advanced Entity Framework Techniques**




  • This event will be broken down into 2 talks, TBA and TBA being presented by Shahid Iqbal and TBC.

    Details to follow soon.

  • This event will be split into two parts, Jon Vines presenting Building .NET Core Apps using AWS and the Serverless Framework and the second half will be Ian Cooper presenting Event Driven Collaboration.

    📅 Agenda
    - 👋 Welcome
    - 🗑️ Housekeeping
    - 👨‍🏫 Building .NET Core Apps using AWS and the Serverless Framework
    - 🍕 Food/Drinks
    - 👨‍🏫 Event Driven Collaboration
    - 🍻 Social @

    👉 **Building .NET Core Apps using AWS and the Serverless Framework**
    Jon has been building serverless applications for over 18 months, including simple APIs providing data for a front-end, to event-driven data pipelines providing new insights and applications. In this talk Jon will introduce the basics of serverless development and explain how to get up and running with the Serverless Framework on Amazon Web Services.
    He will reveal how his team succeeded in deploying a critical service into production in less than two weeks and share some of the hard-learned lessons gleaned on the way.