Friday, August 26, 2016
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. 

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 this summer and fall that you should be interested in - read about these below. Please note  Save the Dates for a Saturday Dev Day on Sept 17, and I'm facilitating a community conversation on Smart Cities - an IoT related talk on Aug 2. We even have a NASA astronaut coming in October!! 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 for FREE open coworking. The speaker for Tuesday events is from 6pm-8pm. There is an open Happy Hour from 5pm-6pm that you are invited to join. So - come cowork and share during the day, have a beer/wine at 5pm, and enjoy a great speaker at 6pm. What could be better?

July 2016

Lee Jones of ClearIdea Labs - Focus & Productivity in the Age of Distraction

The meeting will be held on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at Station 2 Innovation from 6pm-8pm. There is an open Happy Hour from 5pm-6pm. Lee runs software development company ClearIdea Labs, and he will provide insights and practical methods to ward off the “distraction monkey” and get more done. The potential impact of technology on productivity is huge in both the positive and negative sense and should be approached sensibly to get the most out of it.

Please RSVP for this event at Focus & Productivity

August 2016

Stan Schultes of Spark Growth - What's a Smart City and What Does that Mean to You?

The meeting will be held on Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at Station 2 Innovation from 6pm-8pm. There is an open Happy Hour from 5pm-6pm. Stan is leading a team from the Bradenton area to a Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator at Harvard in August, Smart Cities is all about devices and data, but how do we collect and analyze that much data, what areas of life would benefit from this technology most, and what about privacy concerns? Join us at Station 2 and help drive the conversation on how our area can best be served by Smart Cities technology.

Please RSVP for this event at Smart Cities

September 2016

Open Developer Day at Station 2

The meeting will be held on Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at Station 2 Innovation from 10am-4pm. We will have pizza at lunch from our sponsor Microsoft, and will go out somewhere fun afterward for happy hour. Join us for an open Dev Day at Station 2 Innovation. We’ll be showcasing what’s new and cool in the Development and Tech worlds in our fun and open atmosphere. Come prepared to share and be blown away by the latest gadgets and projects that our members and friends will be showcasing. Save the date, and let us know if you have something mind-blowing that you'd like to show off or speak about:

Please watch for the RSVP link for this event at

October 2016

Station 2 Innovation - One Year Anniversary Party!!

We will be holding our one-year anniversary party on Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at Station 2 Innovation from 4pm-7pm. Join us for an evening of food and fun as we celebrate with our community and friends.

Find more details here: Anniversary Party

Upcoming SarasotaDev Events in 2016: 

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 North join us on the1st Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Motorworks Brewery in Bradenton for great conversation! More info here.
  • BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After Hours South join us on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Pub32 on the South Trail in Sarasota 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. 

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

Florida CodeCamps (CC), SQL Saturdays (SS) ITProCamps (IT), and BarCamps in 2016:

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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