Dot Net North is a monthly meetup group based in Manchester for .NET developers featuring talks by visiting speakers, community get-togethers, and more.

Thanks to Anastasija Poluektova for the photos

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Topics

Want to be a speaker, but you're stuck for a topic? Why not base your session on one of these ideas...

Introduction to PulumiTypeScript for .NET DevelopersNew Language Features in C# 8Introducing .NET 5

Propose A Talk

You don't need to be a professional speaker or an expert to present at Dot Net North. Our community is built on the free exchange of information and the belief that a diverse set of voices is inherently more valuable than a mono-culture. In the past we have had talks on everything from robotics to .NET Core. If you're passionate about a topic and it could be useful to a .NET developer we will consider it.

Feel free to mention that you are hiring, and to briefly introduce your product or company but please be aware that we do not accept product or recruitment pitches under any circumstances. Attendees of Dot Net North are there to learn, not to listen to a sales pitch.

Once you have submitted your details we will review your proposal and get back to you. This can take a couple of weeks (especially at busy times) so please bear with us.

Session Length

We can support a range of session durations:

Introduction a quick 5 minute slot to introduce yourself, a project you're working on, or an event.Lightening Talk a 5-20 minute slot, ideal for introducing a new conceptShared Session a 20-45 minute session taking up half of an evening. Perfect for covering a smaller topic without resorting to paddingFull-session Usually this takes up an entire evening and covers about 90 minutes of content with a break in the middle. Great for a deep dive into a topic.

Venue & Equipment

By default our venues have a projector with a HDMI connection and are set up auditorium-style with rows of seats facing an area for the speaker at the front of the room. We can accommodate up to 100 attendees in most venues, and our usual attendance is 50-80.

If you need any other specific equipment, room layouts, or connections please let us know in the Other Details section.

Details

Code of Conduct

This code of conduct applies to all participants at Dot Net North events. This includes, but is not limited to...

OrganisersSpeakersSponsorsAttendeesVenue staff
Participants are expected to abide by this code of conduct at all event venues and during all event-related social activities.

In extreme cases action may be taken against a participant for actions outside of an event.

Harassment

Dot Net North is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone.

We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion.Sexual images in public spacesDeliberate intimidation, stalking, or following Harassing photography or recordingSustained disruption of talks or other eventsInappropriate or uninvited physical contactUnwelcome sexual attentionAdvocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
Sponsors and speakers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, they should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material.

Recruitment

Dot Net North welcomes recruiters who wish to attend our events in a non-professional capacity, however we do not permit recruiters to attend events specifically for the purposes of recruitment.

Under no circumstances are recruiters or their agents permitted to directly approach attendees at any Dot Net North event.

Conduct

Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

Participants who appear to be drunk, or under the influence of drugs will be asked to leave.

Enforcement

Participants asked to stop any harassing or inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing or inappropriate behaviour the organisers will take action in order to maintain a welcoming environment for all participants.

This could include...

Verbal warningExpulsion from the eventA temporary or permanent ban

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it to an organiser as soon as possible.

When taking a report the organisers will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard.

They may involve other organisers to ensure your report is managed properly unless your report implicates an organiser in which case that organiser will not be involved.

Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible. You can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone, and we won't tell anyone who you are or what happened unless legally required to do so.

The organisers will offer to help you contact venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event.

Anonymous reports can be made via our contact form however we will not be able to follow up with you or publicise any action taken. We will fully investigate and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.