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Melbourne NET User Group: What I've learned from 20 years of programming in C# with Joe Albahari

Melbourne NET User Group: What I've learned from 20 years of programming in C# with Joe Albahari

21 Apr 2021 (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM AEST)5 Days to go

Type:User Groups

Presenter:Joe Albahari

​Join us at SSW Melbourne – There will be news, chats, pizza and a Live Stream from SSW TV ----->

Joe Albahari (Mr LinqPad) will be streaming in from Perth, come join us in person at SSW Melbourne, Level 1, 370 Little Bourke St, Melbourne CBD from 6pm. You can talk to Joe directly after his presentation!

What I've learned from 20 years of programming in C# with Joe Albahari

In April 2001, I wrote and published my first C# program. Join me in discovering the most valuable principles that I've learned in the 20 years of C# programming that followed. We'll cover a range of topics, with plenty of samples and useful code that you can take away.

About the Speaker:

Joe Albahari is a C# MVP, author of "C# 9 in a Nutshell", and the creator of LINQPad. Joe has given more than 40 talks at conferences and user groups over the past 10 years.

May Online User Group: Session TBA

May Online User Group: Session TBA on .NET 5

19 May 2021 (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM AEST)33 Days to go

Type:User Groups

Presenter:Matt Wicks

SSW User Groups: We've been successfully running these online, but if you're in Sydney we'd love to see you in person. RSVP to with the subject: "I want 1 of the 10 spots" before Mon 17th May (masks maybe required).

Join us ONLINE ----->

Session TBA on .NET 5 with Matt Wicks


We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. (Currently not happening due to COVID-19)


SSW Melbourne

Level 1
370 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Why - 3 Great Reasons to Attend the .NET User Group

  • Learn
  • Build contacts
  • Socialize*
* For information on why we spell this the American way.


Every month, SSW hosts the Melbourne .NET User Group where developers meet to exchange ideas and listen to presentations by local and international industry experts. Topics focus on .NET development, SharePoint, Xamarin, Cordova and general ALM strategies. We also love discussing the latest industry news and exciting new trends.


Free to attend.


This is how we run it:
5minWho are the first timers?
20minNews (usually by William Liebenberg)
5minRetro (the good and bad) as per Do you know what happens at a Sprint Retrospective Meeting?

Stuff we talk about?

  • React
  • Angular
  • Web API
  • LINQ
  • jQuery
  • CSS / HTML
  • Azure DevOps and Scrum
  • ALM tooling and processes (e.g. Continuous Integration)
  • Azure
  • Office 365
  • SharePoint
  • CRM
  • Xamarin
  • Cordova
  • Hot Sites
  • Hot Blogs

Look forward to seeing you there!

I Would Like to Present

Most speakers present in all cities - Melbourne, Canberra and last is Sydney which is live streamed the recording is posted on a couple of days later.

Every month the User Group is full of highly technical early adopters of technology and our attendees are always open to seeing presentations on the latest technologies. We welcome companies and guest presenters to present new topics and new gadgets. We do encourage you to delve beyond the sales and marketing pitch and show us how it was built, not just why it was built. Here's a quick list of some tips for presenters:

  • Presentation needs to be directed at a highly technical audience (No sales pitch)
  • Introduce new technology
  • Samples and giveaway prizes for attendees are great
  • Prior to the meeting do a rehearsal - make a time with Adam
  • Send a summary of your presentation for inclusion into the SSW Newsletter (one week prior to the User Group)
  • Your session will be recorded by the guys from SSW TV straight from the projector cable. Very simpler for presenters

If you think you're up for the challenge and have something new to show us please contact William Liebenberg.

Who Organizes It?

The User Group is organized by William Liebenberg. He can be contacted at SSW on +61 3 9005 2034, by mobile on 04 0737 6488 - or by email.

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