We recently ran a survey of the Adelaide .NET User Group membership, and had 23 responses. While that’s not a huge number compared to the 1538 people who have currently registered in our Meetup group, it’s in the ballpark of how many people we’d get attending an actual meetup event. So in that respect it’s useful.

The 10 questions ranged over what time(s) are most convenient for people to meet, what topics are of interest, to what kind of food would they prefer.

Style of meetup

  • 9 people voted for hybrid
  • 7 people voted for in-person
  • 6 people voted for virtual

Requested topics

  • Accessibility
  • Amazon
  • Azure
  • Basic good practices or framework design
  • Blazor
  • Cloud
  • Code Builders
  • Coding best practices
  • C# new features
  • Development patterns
  • DevOps
  • Dependency Injection
  • Event driven design
  • MAUI
  • Microservices
  • Mobile app dev
  • New technologies
  • People’s experience and insight using technology
  • Real world experiences & “war stories”
  • Secure coding
  • Serverless
  • Software Architecture
  • Testing
  • Unity
  • Visual Studio tooling
  • Visual Studio updates
  • Web API
  • Web development
  • Why .NET6


Appreciate the networking time afterwards Hybrid/virtual - useful especially for those who don’t work in the city

Start times

  • In-person - 12 like 5.30pm, 5 preferred 6pm
  • Virtual (evening) - 9 like 5.30pm, 6 for 6pm
  • Virtual (daytime) - 10 for 12 noon, 9 for 12.30pm

Most people seem to like the 5.30pm start. I did wonder if more would like a later start for a virtual event (which is why I split the questions).

For daytime events (these are often when we get a US speaker presenting remotely), then it’s almost evenly split between 12 noon and 12.30 (possibly an indication of when folks stop for lunch!)


  • 15 like pizza, 5 like subway

Pizza is definitely a favourite, but sounds like we should mix it up with the occasional subway.

Other comments

A bunch of nice compliments. That was much appreciated!

Now what

My general sense is people are happy with what we’ve been doing. As we look to return to in-person events then there’s definitely interest in still being able to attend those virtually (eg. hybrid).

I’m always looking for presenters. If you see a topic above that you know something about, or that you’d like to learn more about by putting a talk together, I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!