Last week I started new meetup user group in Dublin: "ASP.NET Workshop Dublin" (yes, very imaginative title…), aimed to everyone who wants to learn about new MVC Core by building real end-to-end application. Its here: https://www.meetup.com/ASP-NET-Workshop-Dublin
But, to get even more value from this and not just list the features of new framework, the idea is to build some useful application, deploy it to the production and release the source code on Github.
On the first meetup we agreed on the topic (no title yet, that's usually the most difficult part anyway!), and it will be about sharing positive news and random acts of kindness. While every news portal is bombarding us with depressing and negative articles, reading or sharing some positive stores can help every one of use. Small things, like paying coffee to someone, helping change the tire or noticing kind person… There's even some medical science behind this!
While building this app the group will learn how to start with empty .NET Core project, add MVC frameworks, middlewares, render views, model data, store data to database, use Git and deploy app to web server.
Plan is to have around 5 to 10 meetups and to have working version of application with basic UI, authentication, database, that people can use. Further improvements can be made by contributing to the project repository.
Source code will be available of Github (link will be updated here, as soon as I find some title for the app).