Alt.Net in Australia

When this community first got started we were a group of developers unhappy with what Microsoft was doing, their spurning of community and open source support and how their tooling encouraged and supported poor developer practices. We wanted more than that so formed a self supporting community with the aim of helping each other improve, helping each other do better and then influencing those around us.

That was back in 2008. Since then things have changed; Microsoft now embraces open source, encourages better developer practices and have taken on platform openness and all things cloud.

Even so, we’re still wanting to improve how we work and the tools we use. We assess and embrace technologies outside of the .net and Microsoft spheres and believe in using the best tools for the job. We’re still learning from each other, still hungry for ‘better’ and always wanting to be on the (b)leading edge of development practices and tools. If that sounds like you, get in touch!

We have regular user groups in Sydney and Melbourne, and this is the landing site for them.



The Sydney group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm, in the Sydney CBD.

Head over to to see what’s happening.



The Melbourne group meets on the last Tuesday of the month, starting at 6pm.

Join the meetup group at to see what’s cooking this month.

You can also check their videos of past meetings on the Melbourne Alt.Net Youtube channel