Thursday, November 27, 2014
Sarasota .NET Developers Group

The Sarasota .NET Developers group focuses on building solutions using Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office, and other related tools. This is a technically oriented group where our monthly 1.5 - 2 hour presentations concentrate on code development and techniques.

Meetings are generally held on a Mon/Tue/Wed, in the middle of the month (speaker's choice). Our usual location: Sarasota Community Foundation, located at 2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237 (just west of Tuttle on the north side of Fruitville).

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SarasotaDev - Upcoming Meetings

June 2014

Shaun Walker from DNN Software is back in Florida!

The meeting will be on Wed, June 11, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Location: Manatee Technical Institute - 6305 SR 70 E, Bradenton, FL 34203. Note the location change.

At the next Sarasota .NET Developers Group meeting on Wednesday, June 11th, Shaun Walker will showcase some of the exciting new improvements in the recent DNN7 releases. He will talk about the open source development model, the comprehensive focus on platform performance in the DNN 7.3 release, as well as the productivity improvements for content editors and developers introduced in DNN 7.2. He will show you how to easily extend the DNN platform with custom modules to create powerful business solutions. He will also share some information about DNN's technology future and how it plans to adapt to the changing Microsoft landscape.

Shaun Walker is CTO and Co-Founder of DNN Corp and has 20+ years professional experience in architecting and implementing large scale software solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is the original creator of DNN, a Content Management Platform written in ASP.NET, which has spawned the largest and most successful Open Source community project native to the Microsoft platform. Based on his significant community contributions he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2004 and an ASPInsider since 2005. He is a frequent speaker at User Groups and Conferences and is a contributing author to a number of books, including the Professional DotNetNuke series from WROX Press. He served as a founding Director of the Outercurve Foundation, a non-profit open source foundation created by Microsoft in 2009, and was recognized by Business In Vancouver in 2011 as a leading entrepreneur in their Forty Under 40 business awards.

Upcoming SarasotaDev Events: 

July 2014 - TBD 

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

Nearby Events of Note:  

  • BarCamp Sarasota After-Hours North - Thu, Jun 12 - join us at 5:30pm-until at the new Motorworks Brewery in Bradenton for great conversation! More info here.
  • Suncoast Technology Forum TechBytes Luncheon - Tue, Jun 17 from 11:30-1:00pm - at the Polo Grill.More info here.
  • Tampa Windows AppDev - Fri Jun 20 - Sat Jun 21 - two-day Windows App Camp at the Microsoft office. More info here.
  • BarCamp Sarasota After-hours South - Thu, Jun 26 - join us at 5:30pm-until at Pub 32 on the South Trail for great conversation! More info here.
  • Tampa Bay Windev Camp - Sat, Jul 19 at all day at KForce in Tampa. More info here.

More Florida events can be found on Joe (devFish) Healy's events page.
More Sarasota events can be found on

Florida CodeCamps (CC), SQL Saturdays (SS) ITProCamps (IT), and BarCamps in 2014:

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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