by Nicole Miller

Here's a brief update from the .NET Foundation for August:

  • Board Elections are upcoming!

    • 2021 Board Election candidates will be announced on August 31st.
    • Voting period will begin on September 13th. All members will be notified by email when the voting period has opened.
  • Proposal Process has been announced within the Outreach committee.

  • New form links have been added for submitting news to share and your community events.

New Project announcement!

ASP.NET Boilerplate

ASP.NET Boilerplate is a general purpose application framework specially designed for new modern web applications. It uses already familiar tools and implements best practices around them to provide you a SOLID development experience. ASP.NET Boilerplate works with the latest ASP.NET Core & EF Core but also supports ASP.NET MVC 5.x & EF 6.x as well.


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by Brian Jablonsky

The .NET Foundation's Education Committee is happy to announce that we're launching a new initiative called the .NET Foundation Academy. The .NET Foundation Academy is a program for higher education students to learn about software development using .NET. Students will develop a project from design to deployment while applying the tools, concepts, and processes desired by high-tech employers.

Fall 2021 Cohort - Full Stack Web Development

Our first curriculum is an online instructor-led technical curriculum focusing on full stack web development using the .NET Core framework. Students will work in teams on projects they propose, design, and implement. Our teachers supervise each team's work, provide feedback, introduce the software development life cycle and best practices, and perform code reviews. The course is a 12-week program consisting of a 2.5 hour online class with a mix of lecture and workshops each week. Students are expected to complete additional coding assignments and projects outside of class hours.

Are you a student interested in enrolling in our first course? Get more information about how to apply.

Are you an industry expert in .NET web development and interested in helping out? Found out how to join the education committee.

Brian Jablonsky
.NET Foundation Education Committee