.NET Rocks! is coming to Scotland

Join Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell as they take you on a tour of the broad range of subjects they’ve explored recording more than 1200 episodes of .NET Rocks! over the past 10+ years. The development world today is evolving rapidly, but a look at the history of development can help inform the path we’re on and where we’re going. Along the way you’ll hear some great stories from the various .NET Rocks! episodes and get some ideas of how you can take your career and your company into the future of technology.


They have a three date tour of Scotland coming up in January. More information and tickets can be found here:


Each evening, Carl and Richard will delivery their keynote talk followed by a recording of .NET Rocks with a special guest.


Big thanks to our sponsors, whose support and generosity have enabled us to bring you the .NET Rocks! Scottish Tour.

Founded in 2000, Codify have over a decade of experience developing custom applications for the oil and gas industry used by companies of all sizes, from small local businesses to global corporations.

Being based in Aberdeen has allowed Codify to gain a high level of knowledge about the energy industry. Codify love to hire smart people, have happy customers and build software that helps their clients get their job done.

For more information please visit their site at http://www.codify.ltd.uk/

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Evoke IT specialise in all things SharePoint. Since 2011 they have been building and providing businesses with a wealth of tools created to transform the way your company operates. Equipped with the largest team of SharePoint resources in Scotland means they can fully customise the technology to suit your business processes. Evoke IT pride themselves on the individual strengths that each member of their growing company can contribute.

For more information please visit their site at http://www.evokeit.com/

Lockheed Martin


LLM.jpgockheed Martin is a global technology organisation with three key areas of focus in the UK; Transportation & Energy, Public Services and Security & Defence. With over 3,000 people throughout the UK, our team of experts ensure our technology solutions enable customers to overcome challenges and become more efficient. We have a proven history of supporting some of the most complex businesses in the world. Our customers include Scottish Government, Heathrow Airport, the NHS, Total E&P, the Ministry of Justice, NATS and Scottish Power.


Skyscanner is a global travelskyscanner_RGB_cirrus_small meta search engine enjoying phenomenal growth right now. Behind our brand is a culture of continual innovation and right now we’re doing great things to drive transformation in online travel search. We’re proud to employ the best in the business and as we grow our global operations we need more brilliant people to join us in making an impact in our industry.

You can help us get there even faster. Check out our current job opportunities across the business! http://skyscanner.net/jobs/


Talk in Glasgow : React.js

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We’ve got Chris Canal speaking in Glasgow on React.JS on the 25th November.

The Talk

ReactJs is the new hotness for creating maintainable, composable UIs. In the session, we will cover what ReactJS is, how it works, and what advantages to you have an .Net developer working with it. This session assumes you are comfortable with web technologies, most of the Gang of Four design patterns, and cursory knowledge of declarative functional coding.

The Speaker

Chris currently works as Platform Lead of an enterprise React app, and has 15 years experience as a full-stack Senior .Net Developer/Architect.

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Event in Glasgow: Your Agile Is Dead

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Sebastien Lambla will be talking to Scottish Developers on Monday 16th March. Details below.

The Talk

What could possibly go wrong when a Pole and a Frenchman enter an English office? Well, for a start you get servers called Churchill, Wałęsa and de Gaulle. In the presence of such characters it’s no wonder that a revolution was started. The country entered by the noble man was agile (with a capital A) and so were they (but not with the same a).

An autonomous collective of courageous and fearless geeks gathered along in a freshly created duchy of perpetually horded meeting rooms and joined forces into an unstoppable mob of programming.

Their sight: the land of agile orthodoxy. Their weapon: asking why (usually at least five times). Their plan: No Kan-, no -Ban, but a sacred map of all their capabilities and tasks, the Panopticon.

How many pits of success have they already conquered? Will their valiant march to sustainable delivery arrive at the pinnacle of realised business value?

The Speaker

Sebastien Lambla has been involved in software development since receiving his first web browser, back in the days of Netsape Navigator 1.2. After a few years of hacking on javascript, he turned his attention to the .net platform, on which he would spend the next few years building software in many companies. From 2006, Sebastien has been running Caffeine IT, a consultancy helping clients from all over Europe implement first-grade and innovative solutions. Keen Open-Source promoter, Sebastien has created multiple high-profile open-source projects that are in use in many Fortune 500 companies, including OpenRasta, at a time the most popular resource-oriented framework on .net. Long-time advocate of the ReST architectural style and resource-oriented computing, Sebastien has delivered over the years new platforms leveraging the architecture of the web, from small independents to Fortune 500s.

The agenda

18:30 : Doors open

19:00 : Introduction

19:05 : Your Agile is Dead

20:30 : Close

The venue

The talk will take places at Skyscanner’s offices in Glasgow.

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Slides from DunDDD 2014

Here are links to slide decks and other resources that we’ve received from speakers at DunDDD 2014.

  • “Is your mobile app as secure as you think” by Matt Lacey: Slide Deck
  • “Dark Data” by Prof. Mark Whitehorn: Slide Deck
  • “Exploring more Exotic Patterns in Data” by Prof. Mark Whitehorn: Slide Deck
  • “5 steps towards faster web sites and HTML5 games” by Michael Ewins: Slide Deck
  • “NewSQL – Deliverance from BASE and back to SQL and ACID” by Tony Rogerson: Slide Deck
  • “Apache Cassandra for Ops, the Dos and the Don’ts” by Duy Hai Doan: Slide Deck
  • “Mining Massive Datasets” by Aschic Mahtab: Slide Deck
  • “Why you should be using Web Components Now. And How” by Phil Leggetter: Slide Deck, GitHub Source
  • “ASP.NET 5 – The ‘New Kid on the Block'” by Christos Matskas: Slide Deck
  • “Introduction to Node.js – From Hello World to Deploying on Azure” by Colin Mackay: Slide Deck, Source Code, and References

Also Craig Murphy took some photos throughout the day: Flickr Album

DunDDD Agenda

Although we are still waiting to hear back from a few speakers, most have now confirmed that they will be speaking at DunDDD on the 29th November.

As such here is the agenda as it currently stands

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
08:30 Doors Open
09:20 Welcome & Housekeeping Welcome & Housekeeping Welcome & Housekeeping Welcome & Housekeeping
09:30 Phil Leggetter – Why you should be using Web Components. And How. Ashic Mahtab – Mining Massive Datasets Matt Lacey – Is your mobile app as secure as you think? James Garner – Nintendo DS Homebrew, 2014 Edition
10:30 Break
10:45 Gary Short – Hadoop Kickstarter for Microsoft Devs Neil Hillen – HTML5 Persistence TBA Colin Angus Mackay – Introduction to node.js
11:45 Break
12:00 DuyHai Doan – Apache Cassandra for Ops, the Dos and the Don’ts TBA James Baster – Turning Open Tech Calendar into an Open Source project TBA
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Jeremy Hanna – Spark on Cassandra Steve Spencer – Migrating Azure Cloud Services to Azure Websites and Webjobs Peter Shaw – Micro Service Architectures (and why Owin & Katana are going to be game changers) John Gallagher – How can we build a better community?
15:00 Break
15:15 Rob Ashton – Lessons learned writing a database in Clojure Tony Rogerson – NewSQL – Deliverance from BASE and back to SQL and ACID Chris Hillman – Making sense of free text Irina Bednova – What happens when you type into a terminal
16:15 Break
16:30 Mark Whitehorn – Exploring More Exotic Patterns in Data Karen Elizabeth Jefferson Petrie – What is Constraint Programming and why should you care? Michael Ewins – 5 steps toward faster web sites and html5 games Andy Cobley – Introduction to Storm
17:30 Close

To register for DunDDD go to http://dun.dddscotland.co.uk/registration

To keep up-to-date on twitter follow @dddscot

Immediate start freelance position: PHP and front-end developer with framework experience

A position has become available for a freelance PHP front-end developer to work on taking an existing project into deployment and go live.

The position will be based in Edinburgh – there will be a requirement to spend time in Edinburgh during the early stages of the project. After go live, there will be an on-going maintenance requirement and the distinct possibility of future work.

The following skills are highly desirable:

  • A background in PHP and MySQL (LAMP stack)
  • Experience with basic management of Unix based servers/operating systems (e.g. setting up cron jobs, shell access etc)
  • Ideally, experience with AngularJS, or if not, then similar front-end Javascript frameworks (e.g. Backbone, Ember)
  • Ideally, experience with Laravel, or if not, then similar modern PHP frameworks (e.g. Symfony2, CodeIgniter)
  • General knowledge of HTML/Javascript
  • Experience with version control systems (specifically Git)
  • Knowledge of CSS framework basics, Sass + Compass

In the first instance please reply to craig@scottishdevelopers.com

Please include links to showcase work, evidence confirming your experience of the skills noted above (e.g. your CV), an indication of your daily rate and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK. References may be required.

Slide Deck for So Long and Thanks for All the Tests

Seb Rose has made the slides for last night’s talk available on slide share.

During the talk several books and links were mentioned here they are in order in which they appeared:


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