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Formed in April 2006. Birmingham Science Park Aston near the city centre hosts NxtGenUG Birmingham. A great meeting place to discuss technology and eat Pizza!
Having opened in September 2007, Cambridge will offer a unique insight into Microsoft Research.
Coventry venue has a bar and comfy chairs. With great meetings every month, what more could you ask for? Serving the Coventry community since April 2006.
Deepest Essex is the scene of the eighth NxtGenUG Region, poised just outside the M25, it's run by Rob Silver and Anis Batliwala local lads with a passion for technology
NxtGenUG Hereford - Then there were six. Formed in February 2009 Hereford is the newest NxtGenUG Region. Run by local guys Ryan O'Neill and Richard Wilde.
"It's a sunny paradise!" does not describe soggy Manchester; at least it has its own NxtGenUG region! Run by Steven Robbins and Andy Wilkinson, two northern guys with a passion for pizza/technology!
Holding it's first meeting in November 2006, Oxford is headed up by the prfessional and enthusiastic Richie Hopton and BI Consultant Robert Minchin
By the seaside, in the warmth of the South, NxtGenUG Southampton is run by John McLoughlin and Richie Allen, local guys with a passion for technology! Southampton started in October 2007.
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Deepest Essex is the scene of the eighth NxtGenUG Region, poised just outside the M25, it's run by Rob Silver and Anis Batliwala local lads with a passion for technology
Meet the Coordinators
Anis Batliwala
Robert Silver
I'm often found browsing the internet at all odd hours, unfortunately for you filthy lot, it's more often than not, looking at .Net sites! I've worked on a variety of projects, specialising in C#, ASP.NET, AJAX & SQL. Having always tried to keep at the forefront of technology, I thought it time to share my passion by organising these meetings.
Events: November, 2011
November 14
Events: October, 2011
October 17
Events: September, 2011
Entity Framework 4 September 28
In this session Geff Lombardi will introduce Entity Framework, the concepts behind the framework and how to get up and running using entity framework. He will then cover common issues related to this version and how these issues have been addressed in Entity.
Events: August, 2011
Scalable websites August 31
Building seriously scalable websites with ASP.NET with and without Windows

We're all professionals right. It looks bad when our web servers crash and burn though. Save yourself a kicking from your boss by architecting a web infrastructure that seriously scales with very little dosh. We'll use the same technologies that the big scaly websites (Twitter, Facebook, Quora, Friendfeed etc) use but we'll do it in combination with ASP.NET and C#. For those of you scared of linux, we'll do it the equivalent architecture in Windows (just as scalable but costs a little more). We'll look at stuff such as DNS Load Balancing, Software Load Balancers, Static Content Servers, Reverse Proxies, CDN's, Cloudy Stuff (EC2 or Azure or both) and more good stuff.
Events: July, 2011
Minimalist s/w Development July 27
Traditional .NET development frameworks tend to be big, and cover all possible eventualities, and for many projects this is A Good Thing. But for just as many, if not more, projects, a full web stack like ASP.NET or a complex ORM like Entity Framework or NHibernate is just overkill, and adds unnecessary complexity. This is A Bad Thing. In this talk, Mark will look at some of the smaller, more focussed frameworks, libraries and tools, and how to use them to create applications with less code, less cruft and fewer maintenance headaches. For web applications, Mark will look at WebMatrix, with its page-oriented approach to web applications, and Nancy, .NET's answer to Ruby's ultra-lightweight Sinatra framework. For data access, Mark will look at Fluent NHibernate and Entity Framework Code-First, and my own Simple.Data library. Using these tools, in one hour, Mark will create two versions of the same site, and then marvel at how we probably couldn't have created it once using the more traditional stacks.
Events: June, 2011
Let the Work Flow! June 22
John Mc makes his way up from the south coast to give us a session on Windows Workflow Foundation 4. With Pizza and swag it's bound to be a great evening so don't miss it!
Events: May, 2011
Mono ♥ iPhone, Android May 11
Want to create mobile applications for the three major platforms but don't quite fancy re-writing your application? In this session, you'll find out how to use existing skills with C# and the .NET Framework on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. Find out what you can re-use across your applications but also, and maybe more importantly, find out where you can take full advantage of the native platform and leverage some of their unique features. (Yes, it will feature MonoTouch and Mono for Android)
Events: April, 2011
S.O.L.I.D as a Rock ... April 27
Following great feedback at DDD9, we've hijacked him and dragged him to Shenfiled to give us his S.O.L.I.D design principles talk. There will be the usual great set of people, networking, drinks, Pizza, member nugget maybe and if we can dig some up ... swag!
Events: March, 2011
SharePointing with VS2010 March 23
In the second event at the newest NxtGenUG region, NxtGenUg co-founder Dave McMahon travels to Essex to talk about using the latest development tools in Visual Studio 2010 to build SharePoint 2010 sites to any level of customization. Maybe a member nugget? Early days but who knows? There will definitely be Pizza and we'll do our best to bring the swag to Essex despite the Swag Crunch!
Events: February, 2011
NxtGenUG Launch Event! February 23
Another Year, Another Region. Yes! NxtGenUG Region number eight makes it's first appearance, and it's in deepest Essex at Shenfield, near Brentwood, just outside the M25 carpark ... Run by Rob Silver and Anis Batiwala, local lads with a passion for technology. And the guest speaker for tonight is non other than the only and only GSF:Guy Smith-Ferrier top European and UK speaker, speaker trainer, User Group leader, UK Community Stalwart. Dave will be there to help proceedings along with a little history of the group and what NxtGenUG can offer the developer community and we'll have the mandatory Pizza and swag!
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