Monday, May 22, 2017
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 nearly-monthly 1.5 - 2 hour presentations concentrate on code development and software engineering techniques. Check out a list of our past events.

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

There are several great upcoming developer and Entrepreneurs & Startup talks and events at Station 2 that you should be interested in - read about these below. You can find the Station 2 calendar of events here:

The meetings are all held at Station 2 Innovation - 912 7th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34208. Note the Bradenton location. If you haven't visited Bradenton lately - you should come see the Riverwalk, and branch out from there to see the cool stuff happening in B-Town! Station 2 is a coworking space - please feel free to come during the day Tuesdays for FREE open coworking.

Tuesday education events alternate between lunchtime and evenings (schedule). The speaker for lunch events is from 11:30am-1pm, and evenings 6pm-8pm. In the evening there is an open Happy Hour from 5:30pm-6pm that you are invited to join. So - come cowork and share during the day, have a beer/wine during networking, and enjoy a great speaker at 6pm. What could be better?

Be sure to subscribe to the Station 2 Innovation newsletter which includes our events and other important happenings that you're sure to benefit from.

Important Links:
Newsletter -
Events Info -
Email -
Phone - 941-877-1599

Also join our Meetup group to be notified of regular weekly events:

April 2017 - Tue, Apr 25 (11:30am - 1pm)

Join Station 2 Innovation for Souper Tuesday (we will be making a pot of soup at lunchtime). Please RSVP.

Nasser Hanif will be doing Introduction to Blockchain Technologies. This will be a brief non-technical introduction to blockchain technology for those who are new to the subject. Educate yourself on blockchain technology now, you can bet your competitors are! Blockchain technology, in which a peer-to-peer distributed network is used to validate transactions and records, will have profound implications around legal documents and transactions. This primer on blockchain implementation is for people who are interested in how to use blockchain technology or for blockchain enthusiasts who like to understand more about the use cases for blockchain technologies. Nasser Hanif’s specialty is real estate/property management and how blockchain is responsible for innovation in the real estate industry.

Vendors active around blockchain include Microsoft, IBM, and niche blockchain suppliers all say they’re fielding calls from virtually all industries. In addition to financial services and legal industries, others include insurance, utilities, public sector, advertising, healthcare, auditing, supply chain, and manufacturing. This Meetup will contain an overview of some of the use cases of blockchain technology including current pilot projects. The objective is to go from the abstract concept of blockchain into concrete real-life examples that are relevant to the audience. Potential use cases are a favorite topic in these talks where every conversation yields a new use for the technology.

Wrap up the session with Q&A and an open conversation, and networking for those who stay afterwards.

DaVinci's Faire! - Saturday, April 29 (8:15am - 5pm)

DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp, Register for Free at:

Speakers, Sponsors, and Volunteers Make DaVinci’s Possible – Be Part of the Solution!

DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp. A day that our community’s coolest innovators can showcase what they are working on. The day is filled with displays and hands on activities by makers, innovators, robotic enthusiasts, engineers, designers and much more. You’ll hear talks from scientists, engineers, authors, artists, students and others. Microsoft fills the café with Kinect gaming opportunities, and entrepreneurs work with SCORE Manasota mentors to hone their 90 second Quick Pitch to close out the day. There is something for everyone at this multi-generational learning-rich event. Saturday April 29th, 2017 at Manatee Technical College. Attendance is FREE with pre-registration here: 

Tech Talks at Station 2 - Sat, June 17 (9:30am - 4pm)

We’ll be showcasing what’s new and cool in the Development and Tech worlds. Come prepared to share and be blown away by the latest gadgets and projects that our members and friends will be showcasing. Enjoy immersive learning experiences lead by local tech leaders and come away with invaluable lessons learned.

Upcoming SarasotaDev Events in 2017: 

We are looking for topics...

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 South join us on the 2th Thursday of each month, from 5:30pm-until in the Venice area 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. 

Florida CodeCamps (CC), SQL Saturdays (SS) ITProCamps (IT), and BarCamps in 2017:

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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