Shropshire's premiere web development user group!

Meets monthly at the e-Innovation 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 and the e-Innovation Centre, 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

Joe Stead

Effectively Scaling in .NET - Horizontal, or Vertical?

Thursday 26th October 2017

Effectively scaling any application is difficult. There are dozens of different approaches you can use, but which one suits your problem best?

We'll explain the difference between horizontal and vertical scaling and when you might prefer one over the other. We'll explore different approaches and discuss the pitfalls as well as the benefits of each. We'll go on a journey together, looking at an application that handles barely any concurrent users, to handling tens of thousands concurrently.

Richard Wilde

Developer UI Testing made easy with CasperJS (and Chromeless)

Thursday 16th November

Unit testing helps us when writing any sort of application, however we often end up writing unit tests for small pieces of logic that don't really matter and sometimes miss out on the bigger picture. As a developer we tend to shy away from Web UI testing as the feedback loop is just too slow.

In this demo led presentation we will take a look at a toolset that gives us end-to-end testing to give us far faster feedback. As a developer you will be able to run UI tests before you commit your code to source!

David Evans

Specification By Example

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Specification by Example (SBE), and the related practices of Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), are effective techniques to collaboratively drive the implementation of agile stories, using test automation frameworks that blend acceptance tests with specifications and system documentation.

How do we get the right level of detail in specifications? How do we express good acceptance tests that are both readable and automated? How do we get long-term value from these artefacts as documentation?


Our Sponsors

Proto Labs is the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. The technology-enabled company uses advanced 3D printing, CNC machining and injection moulding technologies to produce parts within days.


The University of Wolverhampton - e-Innovation Centre is to support the creation and development of new technology and innovative businesses in Shropshire and the West Midlands by providing accommodation and services.


Previous Events

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

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