General Meeting Information

When: 1st Tuesday of each month – 6pm to 9pm

Where: AMN Health Care 12400 High Bluff Drive San Diego, CA 92130 Phone: (866) 871-8519 Parking: Park in any spot that is not marked Reserved. Doors lock at 7pm so please get to the location before 7pm.

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All meetings are FREE* and everyone is welcome

Since we began in 1994, we have tried to cater to all levels of developer experience in our meetings… beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Except when we have a guest speaker that takes up two hours (7-9pm), this is how we try to design our meetings:

  • 6pm: Beginner level topic
  • 7pm: Beginner/intermediate level topic. If we have demos of third-party products, we will usually put them in this time slot
  • 8pm: Intermediate/ advanced level topic

If you have any questions, would like to suggest a topic or volunteer to give a talk, please use the contact form below.

* To raise money to operate our group, we hold a raffle at the end of each meeting (8:50pm). Tickets are sold for $1 each at 8pm. We have lots of cool swag to raffle off each month like books, software, T-shirts, jackets and more!

Contact The Group

Use the contact form below to contact the group about more information, job postings, suggestions etc.

The History of the Group:

This group was created in 1994 by local programmers for the purpose of exchanging useful information relating to Microsoft Visual Basic and related tools and has now grown into the .NET technologies.  Our meetings include topics on .NET itself as well as database, software design, software management, internet, and software business issues.  In short, we encompass the entire process of software development and tools from a .NET-centric angle.  The group is run exclusively by volunteers.  Our meetings are designed specifically to provide information that is of practical benefit to programmers of any level of knowledge, from novice to expert.   Each meeting is normally structured with two presentations for a greater variety of information.  We also attempt to help with specific problems and questions outside of the main presentations in a one-on-one meeting with a knowledgeable volunteer.


The San Diego .NET Developers Group is led by some of the top .NET programmers in the San Diego area. It was decided in the early conception of the group that there would be no president, vice president etc. Instead, all those who want to volunteer their time to help with the group have an equal and sometimes strong voice. Six or more heads is always better than one!

Below is a list of those people, a short description of what they do, and how to contact them:

David McCarter (President, Founder)

David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP and a software engineer/architect/consultant in San Diego. He is the editor-in-chief of dotNetTips.com… a website dedicated to helping programmers in all aspects of programming. David has written for programming magazines and has published three books (the latest is “David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards” available at: http://codingstandards.notlong.com). In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008.
David gives lectures on programming at colleges, high schools, conferences such as Code Camp, VSLive, Microsoft DevDays and he teaches at the University of California San Diego. He also runs his own software/consulting company called NicheWare.

Past Directors

Ike Ellis (Director)

Ike loves to code, loves technology, and thoroughly enjoys business. He’s been doing all three since 1996. Ike has been Microsoft Certified since the beginning. He currently holds the MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, and MCNE certifications. In addition to his responsibilities at EllisTeam, he is the current chairperson for the Beginner’s SIG of the San Diego .NET User’s Group. He also volunteers his time with SQLPass and the San Diego .NET Developer’s Group. His blog is at http://ellisteam.blogspot.com. Follow him on Twitter at ellisteam1.

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The San Diego .Net Developers Group is San Diego County’s free and comprehensive .NET educational resource. We have served the developer community for over 11 years by producing content and providing a discussion forum that appeals to both experts and beginners. The expertise of the speakers featured at our meetings is second to none.

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