June Newsletter

Welcome

Developer Day Scotland - 2nd May 2009We never managed to put out a newsletter in May as we were all recovering from Developer Day Scotland. This was the second time we’ve put on a DDD (Developer! Developer! Developer!) conference and we think we’ve got better at it. Certainly the feedback suggests that people got a lot out of the day.

The top three speakers on the day were Eric Nelson, Barry Dorrans and Ray Booysen. We also did a bit of analysis to see where folks came from on the day. We attracted delegates from far and wide, but 83% of attendees came from within Scotland. From our perspective this is fantastic. We also increased attendance by 29% from last year.

Later in May, I also took the opportunity to travel down to Taunton to find out how the DDD South West chaps conducted their conference. Suffice to say, I was very impressed so we’ll be incorporating some of the ideas from there into Developer Day Scotland next year.

In the meantime we have some fantastic events coming up. Later this month Kathleen Dollard is coming across to speak about Rethinking Object Orientation (Monday 22nd June in Edinburgh) and Your Application in Pieces – MEF and MAF (Tuesday 23rd June in Glasgow). Then in July, Richard Fennell is coming up to talk about Developer Testing for SharePoint (Wednesday 15th July in Glasgow, sponsored by Equator)

Incidentally, Equator are starting the search for graduate/junior level developers, so, if you are recently graduated, the SharePoint event in July event would be an excellent opportunity to meet a potential future employer in an informal setting.

Regards,
Colin Mackay, Chairman, Scottish Developers

Events

22-June-2009 @ 19:00 in Edinburgh (Scottish Developers)
Rethinking Object Orientation
Registration Required – Cost FREE

23-June-2009 @ 18:30 in Glasgow (Scottish Developers)
Your application in pieces – MEF and MAF
Registration Required – Cost FREE

2-July-2009 @ 19:00 in Edinburgh (Scot ALT.NET)
An Evening of O/RM
Registration Required – Cost FREE

15-July-2009 @ 19:00 in Glasgow (Scottish Developers)
Developer Testing for SharePoint
Registration Required – Cost FREE

Sponsor’s Message

EquatorEquator is a full service digital agency offering design, marketing, SEO and application development.  Our development projects range from CMS based sites to full business web applications.

Due to continual growth, Equator is always interested in hearing from talented developers.  If you feel you would enjoy a career in a vibrant, forward thinking company and have skills in any of the following ASP.NET, Javascript, jQuery, C#, SQL, CSS and HTML, then please do get in touch with Robert Graham or visit our jobs page.

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About Colin Angus Mackay
I blog at ColinMackay.scot. I help run Scottish Developers which is a user group for software developers in Scotland.

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