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

Marcus Robinson

How far can developers go it alone with DevOps?

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

During this session we will try and answer the question of is it possible for developers to successfully do DevOps without any dedicated operations resource?

We will discuss:

  • - How DevOps and DevOps practices can enable efficient software delivery.
  • - How the adoption of public cloud has reduced the reliance on infrastructure professionals.
  • - How the emergence of PaaS and Serverless offerings is changing the responsibilities of many developers.

To reinforce the discussions DevOps practices will be demonstrated using technologies such as Microsoft Azure App Services, Visual Studio Team Services and Azure Application Insights.

Registration Not Open

Matt Sturtivant

Take Parsing by the ANTLR's

Wednesday 15th of March 2017

Want to create the next Razor, the next Javascript or the next query language?

Come with us on a romp through the grammatically correct world of ANTLR, and thrill as we join forces to create BADSqL - the CSV backed SQL engine absolutely no-one asked for!

Registration Not Open

Mike Taulty

Developing with HoloLens: The Path to Mixed Reality

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10.

It is completely self-contained-no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. HoloLens allows you to place holograms in your physical environment and provides a new way to see your world.

This session provides a developer’s overview of the HoloLens and holographic app development in Unity and C#.


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 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