Thursday, October 08, 2015
Sarasota .NET Developers Group

The Sarasota .NET Developers group has been in existence since 2004. SarasotaDev focuses on building solutions using Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office, and other related tools and platforms. This is a technically oriented group where our monthly 1.5 - 2 hour presentations concentrate on code development and software engineering techniques. 

Meetings are generally held on a Tuesday in the middle of the month. Note that our usual location has changed to: Station 2 Innovation Center (offering coworking and business incubation services) located at 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208 (just east of 9th St. E on the south side of 7th Ave - this is SR-64 eastbound). Check out our website at, and especially the community events page

Note that SarasotaDev is moving our meeting announcements to You can find us listed on the Station 2 Innovation Meetup: Please join that group to be notified of free weekly entrepreneur, startups, education and networking sessions. Find our .NET oriented sessions by scanning the first line of the descriptions for 'SarasotaDev'.

SarasotaDev - Upcoming Meetings

October 2015 

John Corning - Building a Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) Platform for Fun & Profit

The meeting will be held on Tue, October 13, 2015 at Station 2 Innovation - 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Note the new location. The SarasotaDev meeting is from 6pm-8pm. Note that we have FREE open coworking from 9am-5pm at the Station - please feel free to join us during the day.

Please RSVP for this event at (SarasotaDev is moving there soon):
Building a Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) Platform.

We love the Software-as-a-Service business model with its lure of a steadily increasing, recurring revenue stream.  Join SarasotaDev as John Corning will show you a way to quickly bring your idea to market with a rapid development platform specifically geared toward creating SaaS applications.

John began developing the platform in 2006 and used it to build TroopWebHost, which now helps over 1,200 Boy Scout troops worldwide manage their membership, calendar, advancement, and finances.  A few years ago he created a generic version of the site, Our Group Online, which offers many of the same capabilities to any community organization.

The platform leverages an extended data dictionary to dynamically generate a consistent, reliable user interface for desktop and mobile devices.  John will provide a brief demonstration and open up the discussion to how it could be used to exploit new markets.

John ran a public safety software company in Madison, Wisconsin, before moving to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where he was involved in several technology startups.  John toured the Midwest as member of the Free Hot Lunch band, a comedy-acoustic-vocal-party group that still can pack a hall for the occasional reunion performance.  John moved to Sarasota last year and is enjoying the entrepreneurial environment Stan and Sara are building here.



Upcoming SarasotaDev Events in 2015: 

Thu Dec 3, 2015 - Robert Boedigheimer, MVP visits again.

Please reply to this email if you have feedback, speaker suggestions, or would like to sponsor the group.

Nearby Events of Note:  

  • BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After-hours North join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Motorworks Brewery in Bradenton for great conversation! More info here.
  • BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton - After Hours South join us on the 4th Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until at Pub32 on the South Trail in Sarasota for great conversation! More info here.
  • Suncoast Technology Forum - TechBytes Luncheon on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1:00pm - at the Polo Grill. More info here.
  • Tampa Windows AppDev Group - various times. More info here.
  • MADTampa Mobile App Developers- second Wednesday of the month. More info here.

Check out the Entrepreneurs & Startups education series schedule at for free events that happen most weeks, and workshop events to grow your business. 

More Florida events can be found on Joe (devFish) Healy's events page.

Florida CodeCamps (CC), SQL Saturdays (SS) ITProCamps (IT), and BarCamps in 2015:

Dates are being filled in as they're known. If you haven't attended in the past, a CodeCamp is a free, all-day Saturday developer event put on by regional developers, for developers. If you've been to CodeCamp in the past, then you know you don't want to miss the upcoming season. BarCamps are similar to CodeCamps, except they're not developer-specific, covering business, design, and other topics as well.


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