Welcome to Cream City Code

March 02, 2018

By Lynn Wolfgram & David Pine

If you've attended any of the previous MKE DOT NET conferences, you are an official part of history. I know that you've learned something and you were inspired by keynote speakers Uncle Bob Martin, Scott Hanselman, and Maria Naggaga. We look forward to continuing to provide you with opportunities for inspiration and learning however, there is a new name for the long-standing technical conference that was once known as MKE DOT NET. Welcome to Cream City Code!

Cream City Code


The MKE DOT NET technical conference has evolved! We've outgrown our original mindset and have adapted to community feedback. Our focus several years ago was solely on the .NET ecosystem. As evolution would have it, we’ve accepted more topics that have included modern techniques, skills, languages, platforms, frameworks, databases, outside-the-box concepts and best patterns/practices. We have essentially outgrown what we felt was a limiting name. Cream City Code broadens the topic and links back to our amazing city - Milwaukee.

What does "Cream City" mean?

For out-of-towners to Milwaukee, the term Cream City might be a little puzzling. Cream colored bricks started being produced in the 1830's from the relatively high concentration of sulfur and lime in the clay found in the Menomonee Valley of Milwaukee. These bricks were used to produce many buildings, including churches, factories, business and homes around town for about 70 years. With the high concentration of structures made from the cream bricks the city developed the nickname "Cream City".

Cream City Brick


We are excited to announce the name change, but we are also happy to announce that this year's conference will take place on October 13th at the Potawatomi Casino and Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! Please check out our website www.creamcitycode.com for more details and follow us on twitter: @creamcitycode. If you have questions pertaining to speaking or sponsorship opportunities, or anything else - please email us at creamcitycode@centare.com.

We are very excited to move forward with our new name, and we can’t wait to see you on October 13th!