Glasgow Event: Microsoft .NET Core Deep Dive

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Talk Description

.NET Core, the new, open source, light weight framework, has been written from the ground up to be the best  development platform for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can now use your favorite editor to create faster, leaner and more memory efficient NET applications that run everywhere. In this 2-part session, you’ll get an introduction to the major advancements and an overview of what’s changed in the new, brave world of .NET Core. You’ll also get the chance to see how you can create ASP.NET  Core apps that leverage all the new front-end tooling like npm, Bower, Grunt and Gulp to make development easier. Join us on the 7th for an evening full of demos and information that promises to rock your world!


Christos Matskas is a software devoloper, dad, blogger, husband, speaker and all around geek. He currently works for Microsoft as a Sr Azure Dev Premier Field Engineer (mouthfull) helping developers and teams leverage the power of the cloud. Before joining Microsoft, he was a successfull entrepreuner collaborating with companies such as MarkIT, Lockheed Martin and Barclays. He’s been building software for over 12 years and he’s a passionate Open Source advocate. He contibutes regularly to numerous OSS projects and works closely with the developer community to make the space bigger and better.

Agenda – Thursday, 7 July 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30

18:00 – 18:30: Doors open

18:30 – 19.15: Intro to .NET Core

19:15 – 19:45: Break (refreshments and networking)

19:45 – 20:30: Deep dive to .NET Core

20:30: Closing

The Venue

We are meeting at Rookie Oven. Thre is free on-street parking outside the office, the nearest subway station is Govan which is about a 10 minute walk.

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Event: Visual Studio 2012 & .NET 4.5

Event Details

Scottish Developers are pleased to announce that Gill Cleeren will be talking in Glasgow on Wednesday 24th April.

Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director, MVP ASP.NET, INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF. He also leads VISUG (, the largest .NET user group in Belgium. He’s the author of Silverlight Data and Services Cookbook. You can find his blog at

About the session:

Microsoft recently introduced developers to a new version of Visual Studio, and .NET. This session will guide you to what’s new in both the new development environment as well as the new version of the core .NET framework. After seeing this session, you’ll be sure to know how your productivity with the new set of tools and frameworks will surely be improved!


Glasgow Business Hub at Baltic Chambers
50 Wellington Street,
G2 6HJ


18.30 – Doors open
18.45 – Welcome
18.50 – Visual Studio 2012
20.15 – Close


Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are also provided.

To register for this event, click here:

Scott Hansleman – Scotland Tour

Scottish Developers in partnership with Aberdeen .NET Developers User Group are proud to announce that Microsoft’s very own Scott Hanselman, a Principal Program Manager and highly-active community developer, will be speaking at 4 events across Scotland in July. Scott will be speaking in Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow between the 9th and 13th of July.

All of the talks are free however we do request that you register if you wish to attend so we can ensure we avoid any issues with capacity at the venues.

Monday 9th July, Edinburgh

Mobile Web

Mobile traffic on the web is exploding. Are you ready? ASP.NET MVC 4 includes new mobile-friendly templates, a focus on responsive design as well as dedicated mobile templates that leverage jQuery and jQuery mobile.

Scott Hanselman will show you what you can do today and tomorrow to make your site friendly on a mobile device. When should your mobile site become a mobile application? Should you use CSS3 media queries, or go “all in” and use jQuery mobile or another mobile framework?

Tuesday 10th July, Dundee


As developers, we are asked to absorb even more information than ever before. More APIs, more documentation, more patterns, more layers of abstraction. Now Twitter and Facebook compete with Email and Texts for our attention, keeping us up-to-date on our friends dietary details and movie attendance second-by-second.

Does all this information take a toll on your psyche or sharpen the saw? Is it a matter of finding the right tools and filters to capture what you need, or do you just need to unplug. Is ZEB (zero email bounce) a myth or are there substantive techniques for prioritizing your live as a developer?

Join Scott Hanselman as we explore this topic…perhaps we’ll crowd-source the answers!

Thursday 12th July, Aberdeen AND Friday 13th July, Glasgow

One ASP.NET (super everything talk)

It’s an exciting time for ASP.NET and Open Source.

What does the next version of Visual Studio and ASP.NET bring to the world of web development? How will you use HTML5, CSS3 and new advances in JavaScript with ASP.NET? There’s new advances in ASP.NET with the addition of realtime (Signalr), new features in WebForms as well as support for mobile. How will it all snap together in a way that makes sense?

Join Scott Hanselman as he shares some internal documents and exciting surprises about the future of ASP.NET. What about Azure? We’ll talk about the world’s most misunderstood cloud and what it means for developers of all flavors and persuasions.

Scottish Developers would like to thank Gary Park of Aberdeen .NET Developers User Group for working with Scott to make these events possible.


This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, Microsoft and Enigma People Solutions.


Enigma People Solutions

Job in Edinburgh with ESRI

This just in from ESRI:

Esri UK Ltd is seeking to recruit a Product Engineer to work within a development team producing core software products. The Product Engineer role is responsible for ensuring the external view of software products, through both the user interface and also programming APIs, is stable, usable, and clearly documented. Product Engineers also contribute to future software product direction by gathering user requirements, researching new technologies and concepts, and designing user experiences and interfaces.


The responsibilities of this role include:

•             Testing software with component tests and ad-hoc tests

•             Troubleshooting issues, tracking bugs and enhancements

•             Interacting with users to gather feedback and answer questions through forums, email and conferences

•             Providing input to the design of new products and developer APIs

•             Writing documentation to describe user workflows, and creating sample applications and demonstrations

•             Communicating product functionality through presentations


The successful applicant will have a range of the following skills:

•             Experience of user interface and user experience design, and user requirement gathering

•             VB.Net or C# programming experience

•             Solid writing and presentation skills

•             Knowledge of industry standard testing methodologies, and experience using test suites (NUnit, Microsoft Visual Studio Team System)


A range of the following skills and experience may also be beneficial:

•             B.Sc. or higher degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, GIS, or a related field

•             Experience of using GIS software and systems, particularly Esri products

•             Enjoys working as part of a team

•             Knowledge of XML, HTML, REST and JSON

•             Experience using database technologies, Oracle or SQL Server, in particular with ArcSDE


The role may suit either a recent graduate, or an applicant with a number of years industry experience.

The role will be based in Edinburgh.

 To apply contact Michelle Morgan at   ( with a covering letter and CV.

Job: .NET Developer in Edinburgh

We have received some information from Games Analytics who are looking for a .NET developer to join the ranks. The job is based in Edinburgh:

We are looking for an experienced .Net developer with good experience of MySQL and web development.

The project is to bring a web application from MS SQL to MYSQL, implement a new database architecture in collaboration with our DBA and extend the application with new functionality.

The developer should have experience in web application development ideally with large data sets. The application is part of our analytics suite so an understanding of analytics is useful but not required.

The project is expected to take 40 days, with follow on work as new functionality is added on a project by project basis.

For more information or to apply, please contact Chris Wright <>

Jobs in Edinburgh C# & ASP.NET

This just in about two jobs based in Edinburgh:

We are looking for experienced developers fluent with Microsoft development stack to accelerate the progress of our application. We use the latest in development technologies and will further look to engage in development of mobile and social interfaces. You will be part of the team who develop our front end application as well as its complex framework, middleware and supporting systems. These team roles will involve extensive collaboration with the product manager and the rest of the business, and with an opportunity to contribute to all stages in the development process.

These focused development roles provide a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a broad range of technologies including Cloud deployment, as well as mobile and social network systems.

  • Candidates must have a deep understanding of application design, development, layout and presentation
  • 3+ years’ experience of .Net development, .NET web services and .Net principles and architectures including the concepts, designs and usage of software components, deployments and packages
  • Demonstrable experience developing C# applications
  • Strong communications skills
  • The ability to work independently but also collaborate with the team members

For continued development of the front end web application:

  • Asp.Net 4.0 C#ASP.Net Web controls
  • HTML, CSS (2.1 /3)
  • Ajax and JQuery
  • Azure Deployment  (experience highly desirable)

To aid the backend development and continued service integration:

  • C# 4.0
  • Windows Services and threading models
  • Windows Communications Framework
  • Entity Framework
  • Azure Services Platform i.e. Service Bus, Cache, Storage etc. (experience highly desirable)

Please send applications clearly stating which role you are applying for to

Junior .NET Developer – Edinburgh

Got a tip-off earlier today about a job going at Company Net in the west of Edinburgh. Here are the details:

Junior .NET Developer

We are currently looking for a Junior .NET Developer to join our team of experienced Developers. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to build their software development career and gain skills using leading-edge technology.

This role will involve working with applications using a range of different Microsoft based solutions. You will be part of a highly experienced team of developers who will provide support in the form of coaching and mentoring which will be key to your development. You will be involved in projects across different market sectors utilising a variety of technical skills.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic to learn, have good communication skills, be able to work well as part of a team or on their own, and be confident to move into a future client facing role. Commercial development experience is not essential as candidates who prove to be willing and determined will also be considered and all the training required will be given for the right candidate.

On a technical front you will ideally have a good knowledge in the following:

  • .NET framework v 2.0 – 3.5 (doesn’t need to be commercial but would be of benefit)
  • C#, ASP.NET
  • SQL Server 2005 and/or 2008
  • Any exposure to SharePoint (2007 or 2010) or Dynamics
  • JavaScript

This role will be based in our offices at Riccarton, Edinburgh however travel to client sites around the UK may be required as appropriate.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV along with a covering letter to Amie Stevense at

Absolutely no agency applications will be accepted for this role.