Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Sarasota .NET Developers Group

The Sarasota .NET Developers group has been in existence since 2004. SarasotaDev focuses on building solutions using Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office, and other related tools and platforms. This is a technically oriented group where our nearly-monthly 1.5 - 2 hour presentations concentrate on code development and software engineering techniques. Check out a list of our past events.

Meetings are generally held on a Tuesday in the middle of the month. Note that our usual location has changed to: Station 2 Innovation Center (offering coworking and business incubation services) located at 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208 (just east of 9th St. E on the south side of 7th Ave - this is SR-64 eastbound). Check out our website at, and especially the community events page

Note that SarasotaDev is moving our meeting announcements to You can find us listed on the Station 2 Innovation Meetup: Please join that group to be notified of free weekly entrepreneur, startups, education and networking sessions. Find our .NET oriented sessions by scanning the first line of the descriptions for 'SarasotaDev'.

SarasotaDev - Upcoming Meetings

There are several great upcoming developer and Entrepreneurs & Startup talks and events at Station 2 that you should be interested in - read about these below. You can find the Station 2 calendar of events here:

The meetings are all held at Station 2 Innovation - 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Note the Bradenton location. If you haven't visited Bradenton lately - you should come see the Riverwalk, and branch out from there to see the cool stuff happening in B-Town! Station 2 is a coworking space - please feel free to come during the day Tuesdays for FREE open coworking.

Tuesday education events alternate between lunchtime and evenings (schedule). The speaker for lunch events is from 11:30am-1pm, and evenings 6pm-8pm. In the evening there is an open Happy Hour from 5:30pm-6pm that you are invited to join. So - come cowork and share during the day, have a beer/wine during networking, and enjoy a great speaker at 6pm. What could be better?

Be sure to subscribe to the Station 2 Innovation newsletter which includes our events and other important happenings that you're sure to benefit from.

Important Links:
Newsletter -
Events Info -
Email -
Phone - 941-877-1599

Also join our Meetup group to be notified of regular weekly events:

Success in Innovation from A to Z - Tue, Nov 7 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Chris Baden’s story is one of an entrepreneur who, working with a colleague, discovered a system to detect explosive precursor chemicals instantly through a simple open, wipe and look system (OWL). Mr. Baden enlisted the help of a support group of local innovation and consulting experts, Sara Hand of Spark Growth in Bradenton and Rob Hartwell of Hartwell Capitol Consulting in Palmetto, and the next thing he knew, he was heading to Washington DC to present his technology to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and successfully testing his technology at Tampa International Airport. “We are faced with terrorists using new, cheap homemade explosives that TSA had no answer for, and I’m convinced we now have the answer that will help save lives,” said Baden. 

Mr. Chris Baden, President and CEO of Trace Eye-D, a security and explosives threat detection company headquartered in Manatee County, Florida, with its lab in nearby Sarasota, will be presenting in Bradenton on his company’s evolution from research and development to success with the federal government on Tuesday, November 7th, at the Station 2 Innovation Center. 

Tech Talks at Station 2 - Sat, Nov 18 (9:30am - 4:00pm)

Please join us for another special Tech Talks at Station 2 Innovation. We’ll be showcasing what’s new and cool in the Development and Tech worlds in our relaxed & open environment. Come prepared to share and be blown away by the latest gadgets and projects that our members and friends will be showcasing. Enjoy immersive learning experiences provided by local tech leaders and come away with invaluable lessons learned.

Cool People. Cool tech. There will be engaging speakers, a great panel discussion, and a roundtable session among all participants sharing about what cool things they’re working on and what excites them in the tech world. You won’t want it to end! If you have something to showcase - send Stan an email at the address below.

Microsoft is buying lunch and bringing a table full of their latest tech toys to wow and amaze you. Please let us know if you’d like to sponsor this exciting community event – email: See you there!

Introduction to HPC & Azure Batch - Tue, Nov 28 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)

Introduction to HPC & Azure Batch. Wondered on how SETI@Home or Folding@Home work? and interested on making your own private one? We will take a look on what is High-Performance Computing (HPC), various forms of HPC, what they can do for us and then, we will start building our own in Azure using Azure Batch.

John Wang is a Back-end .NET Developer. Currently, his interests are IoT, services, cloud computing, virtualization, Powershell and SQL topics. He is an frequent speaker at Code Camp and Meetup. He has spoken at IT Pro Camp and SQL Saturday. Also, he sits on of the board of TampaDev.

DaVinci's Faire, BarCamp and Manatee STEM Competition - Sat, Feb 10, 2018 (8:30am - 5:00pm)

Where Renaissance Innovation meets todays Science, Technology, Engineering, Makers and Entrepreneurs. Save the Date!! This is the 9th year for DaVinci's Faire and BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton. Held annually at Manatee Technical Institute. This year we add the Manatee STEM Competition - so bring your kids and grandparents out to this all-ages event. Robots, drones, games, makers, great talks and many other cool things to experience.


Upcoming SarasotaDev Events in 2017-2018: 

We are looking for topics...

Please reply to this email if you have feedback, speaker suggestions, or would like to sponsor the group.

Nearby Events of Note:  

  • BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After Hours South join us on the 2th Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until in the Venice area for great conversation! More info here.
  • Suncoast Technology Forum - TechBytes Luncheon on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm - at the Polo Grill. More info here.
  • Tampa Windows AppDev Group - various times. More info here.
  • MADTampa Mobile App Developers- second Wednesday of the month. More info here.

Check out the Entrepreneurs & Startups education series schedule at for free events that happen most weeks, and workshop events to grow your business. 

Florida CodeCamps (CC), SQL Saturdays (SS) ITProCamps (IT), and BarCamps in 2017:

Dates are being filled in as they're known. If you haven't attended in the past, a CodeCamp is a free, all-day Saturday developer event put on by regional developers, for developers. If you've been to CodeCamp in the past, then you know you don't want to miss the upcoming season. BarCamps are similar to CodeCamps, except they're not developer-specific, covering business, design, and other topics as well.


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