Monday, December 1, 2014
- An Introduction to Xamarin Forms (Gregory James)
- Azure Webjobs (Rob Powers-Martin)
- Running .net apps in Docker (Cameron MacFarland)
- Overengineering at home (Eric Winkler)
- A quick look at MassTransit Service Bus on RabbitMQ (Doug Paice)
[Please feel free to point this event out to anyone who might be interested]
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Mike is away at the moment, so it falls to me to herald the imminent arrival of the highlight of our year - our December DevJam night. For the uninitiated DevJam is a fun community evening where a bunch of you (yes, you) give a bunch of short 10 minute talks, and vie for the adulation of your peers. Oh, and prizes.
There are some rules for submissions, but we generally make it up as we go along. However, for the purposes of this post I’ll mention the following:
- Your talk should be about 10 mins long
- It must involve .net (but not necessarily on Windows)
- It should be of interest to the developer community, and generally on-topic with the purpose of the user group etc… etc…
If you’ve not presented before - that’s okay (ideal actually): this is a great format for getting your feet wet. It’s also good for those long-neglected ‘community involvement’ KPIs, as well as just getting stuff off your chest.
Slots are generally available on a first-come first-served basis, so get in quick. If you are interested (and why wouldn’t you be?), please email me at devjam AT piers7 DOT com with the title ‘DevJam Submission’. Don’t worry if your idea is a bit hazy because a) you’ve got a few weeks yet to thrash it out and b) we are happy to be a sounding board.
Hope to hear from you soon.
PS: Some of the prizes in previous years have been pretty sweet too (XBoxes and the like), though I make *absolutely no representation whatsoever* about what you’ll win this year, ‘cause I don’t know either.
PPS: The organizing committee (er… Mike and myself) reserves the right to arbitrarily change or interpret these rules (we like to think of them as guidelines actually) entirely at their discretion and whim. The editor’s decision is final. Actual contents may vary. Free the binary 10.
PPPS: The actual event will be held on the 4th Dec, this being the first Thurs of the month, but I left that off the email, didn't I
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tips and Tricks for Asynchronous ProgrammingJoin Joe Albahari for an hour of productivity tips on concurrent and asynchronous programming. We'll cover everything from simple tricks to the monadically marvellous, and upload extension methods and classes you can take away and use immediately. We'll also describe a general strategy for dealing with difficult concurrency problems, and discuss which low-level constructs are still relevant, and when to use them.
When: Thursday 6th November, 5:30pm
Where: 300 Murray St, (BankWest)
I will be out of the state for this one unfortunately but Joe is always a great presenter and well worth coming along to listen to.