Shropshire's premiere web development user group!

Meets monthly at the M54 Space Centre, Telford.


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About Shropshire Devs

Free Tickets

Shropshire Devs is a free-to-attend user group which is made possible by our great sponsors Proto Labs as well as our community organisers.

Expert Speakers

Speakers from both the industry and community are chosen to present on topics requested by you, our attendees. These are usually focused on web development topics.

Free Pizza

Free pizza is provided by our sponsors for all events, because what would a developers user group be without pizza?

Upcoming Speakers

Simon Painter

Functional C#

Wednesday 26th September 2018

So you want to get started, putting together Functional code, but you don't have time for the learning curve that comes with F# or Haskell? Or maybe you're fine with them, but the rest of the team isn't ready to follow yet. Whatever the case may be, it's perfectly possible to implement a lot of the amazing features of Functional programming in C#, without the need for any new dependencies, or even any especially complicated code.

In this talk you'll learn about functional programming in C# and up-coming features in C# 8.

Ed Yau

Building a bot with MS Conversation Learning: an ML-driven approach

Thursday 25th October 2018

Bots are on a comedown from the peak of their hype in 2016 when Satya Nadella proclaimed 'Bots are the new apps'.

The bots we have seen so far have been limited and to be frank, most offer a poor user experience. So you may ask, why bother? I will run the slide rule over the reasons why those original bots failed to live up to their expectations, and what's going on with next generation of bots.

Jonathan Relf

Elasticsearch: Mining metrics from logs

Tuesday 20th November 2018

With an increasing amount of log data from software & systems it can be hard to see the 'wood for the trees'. Big data has a risk of being overwhelming in size and harder to manipulate. Metrics offer us a chance to digest and see trends at a higher level.

In this session, you'll learn how features in Elasticsearch has helped Esendex unlock numerical insights in log data & offers advice on finding an efficient combination of both approaches.


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Previous Events

Thursday 25th January 2018

Shahid Iqbal

Kubernetes is eating the world

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Ian Cooper

** Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions **

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Christos Matskas

Serverless architecture with Azure

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Martin Kearn

Machine Learning for Muggles

Thursday 17 May 2018

Andy Clarke

Unity 101 for C# Developers

June - Aug 2018

Summer Break

Scheduled summer break!

Thursday 26th January 2017

Anthony Brown

Writing a search engine: How hard could it be?

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Marcus Robinson

How far can developers go it alone with DevOps?

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Matt Sturtivant

Take Parsing by the ANTLR's

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Mike Taulty

Developing with HoloLens: The Path to Mixed Reality

Thursday 25th May 2017

Sandeep Singh

Goodbye REST; Hello GraphQL

June - August

Summer Break

Scheduled summer break!

Thursday 28th September 2017

James Mann

Become a Bot Builder with Microsoft Bot Framework

Thursday 26th October 2017

Joe Stead

Effectively Scaling in .NET - Horizontal, or Vertical?

Thursday 16th November

Richard Wilde

Developer UI Testing made easy with CasperJS (and Chromeless)

Wednesday 6th December 2017

David Evans

Specification By Example

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Ian Cooper

From Monolith To Microservices

Wednesday 17th February 2016

Liam Westley

Don't Make Me Feel Stupid – A. User

Thursday 10th March 2016

Matt Ellis

.Net Core

Thursday 21st April 2016

Mat McLoughlin

Escaping The Big Ball Of Mud

Thursday 19th May 2016

Isaac Abraham

F# and the Cloud

June - August

Summer Break

Scheduled summer break!

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Naeem Sarfraz

Writing Business-centric Code using Domain Modelling Techniques

Tuesday 25th October 2016

Dylan Beattie

Real World ReST and Hands-on Hypermedia

Thursday 17th November 2016

Scott Brady

Introduction to OpenID Connect and IdentityServer

Tuesday 13th December 2016

Home Grown Night

With talks from Alex Pop, Aaron Reese and Gianluca Cerritelli

Thursday 3rd December 2015

Mark Rendle

ASP.NET 5, .NET Core, Linux, Docker And More!

Thu 27 NovMark Rendle How I Manage Zudio In (Nearly) Every Azure Data Centre On The Planet
Wed 22 OctIan Cooper Explores Hexagonal Architecture
Thu 25th SeptKevin Jones An Evening Of Angular JS
Thu 15 MayIan Robinson Let Me Graph That For You - An Introduction to Graph Databases
Thu April 10Fran Hoey Website Security - from a web developer to a web developer
Thu 13 MarchLiam Westley Talks Event Store
Thu 16 JanTDD Code Dojo
Thu 12th DecMathew McLoughlin ASP.NET, you're doing it wrong. An Introduction to Nancy
Tue 12th NovThe Salopian Adventures of Liam Westley and Async C# 5.0
Thu 10th OctHome Grown Night
Thu 5th SeptMatthew Revell I have a NoSQL toaster. Why would I want a NoSQL database too?
Tue 13th AugIan Russell An Introduction to Functional Programming with F#
Wed 10th JulyGuy Smith-Ferrier Globalisation: Know Your Enemy
Wed June 26thIan Cooper Event Driven Architecture
Wed May 8thKevin Jones Building interactive clients with knockout.js
Wed 17 AprilJohnno Nolan Legacy Code: Rehab
Thur 21 MarchMark Rendle On TypeScript
Wed 27 FebMatt Lacey Talks WP8
Wed 23rd JanPhil Winstanley Cyber Warfare
Wed 5th DecShropshire Code Dojo
Wed 7th NovChris Alcock Web Sockets and SignalR
Thur 18th OctSteve Morgan Tentative Steps in Windows 8 UI-Style Apps with Windows Azure and the WebApi
Thur 13th SeptRichard Costall 5 Months in MVC
Wed 8th AugustJimmy Skowronski Jimmy Talks OAuth
26 July 2012Andrew Westgarth IIS 8.0 Platform For The Future
21 June 2012Neil Barnwell CQRS and Event Sourcing...How Can I Actually Do It?
25 April 2012Dave Ballantyne Whats New In SQL 2012 TSQL
23 May 2012Harvey Kandola ASP.NET MVC4 - Under the hood with a .NET ISV
Wed 9 MayRecruiting Developers
21 March 2012Guy Smith-Ferrier Internationalizing ASP.NET MVC
23 February 2012Jimmy Skowronski - Talks Powershell For Developers
25 Jan 2012Mark Rendle Talks Simple.Data