Birmingham .NET Meetup and Steel City SQL to Host Upcoming Events

July 22, 2016 | no comments

Guest post by Robert Schiefer with Birmingham .NET Meetup and Steel City SQL

August will be a busy month for developers in Birmingham, AL as two of our local user groups are organizing several additional events beyond their normal monthly events.



The Birmingham .NET Meetup group will be organizing a local extension event to the virtual dotNetConf conference which Microsoft holds annually to promote and educate developers about the .NET framework.  dotNetConf.Local 2016 Birmingham will be a free partial day of training held Thursday, August 4th from 11AM to 4PM at Samford University.  Lunch will be provided along with engaging presentations and even a live Q&A session with a virtual .NET team member at Microsoft.



Microsoft officially released a new version of .NET at the end of June this year, which Microsoft claims is

…the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception and will define .NET for the next decade. We’ve rebuilt the foundation of .NET to be targeted at the needs of today’s world: highly distributed cloud applications, micro services and containers.

It is an exciting time to be a .NET developer.  This local dotnetConf event will focus on using the new .NET  Core and ASP.NET Core to build a real-world web application including how it can run on Linux and macOS in addition to Windows.  It’s a new Microsoft and a new .NET.

Organizers are hoping to see a large attendance of .NET developers in Birmingham to show Microsoft how important .NET is here.  Space is limited to 100 but is currently still available so RSVP today!



The second event is the result of a collaboration between the Steel City SQL User Group and the Birmingham .NET Meetup group. {dev = data} DAY Birmingham 2016 will be a new code camp held on Saturday, August 20th from 8AM to 4:30PM at Samford University.  Code camps are a great way for technology professionals to learn new technologies/skills from industry experts, understand how others are leveraging technology and network with other technologists.


unnamed-2Dev Data Day will have 24+ sessions across multiple tracks for attendees to choose from including:


  • .NET Development
  • SQL Server
  • PowerShell
  • Professional Development

Birmingham hasn’t had a large cross functional code camp like this in several years so it will be a great opportunity for technology professionals not just in Birmingham but all of Alabama and the southeast.

The event organizers are looking for a few more vendor or corporate sponsors.  If you or your company are interested in sponsoring this exciting event or getting more information visit the Sponsors page on their website or email

The only optional cost associated with the camp is $10 for lunch if you choose the “including Lunch” registration option otherwise the camp is completely free.  Check out the Dev Data Day website for further details:

Both of these events will be great opportunities to strengthen and promote the technology ecosystem in Birmingham.  These are the type of events that will promote Birmingham as a “technology town” with a strong community and a destination for talented technologists.

We urge you to do your part to support these events by helping to advertise them through word of mouth, attending and/or helping to sponsor them.

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