August Newsletter

Welcome

I’m not sure where the summer went, one moment it was lovely and sunny the next it felt like it had been raining forever. It took two days for my shoes to dry out after walking home in Thursday’s downpour. However that’s not stopped up, we’ve been working hard to get new events lined up for the latter half of the year.

First, I’d like to welcome Andy Gibson to the team. Andy is our new convenor in Tayside and will also be working on our website. Andy role is to arrange events in the Tayside area, so we hope to put events on in Perth as well as Dundee in the future.

We also hope to bring you more details of other events that may be of interest to software developers in Scotland, not just the ones we arrange. If you know of any events please get in touch at support@scottishdevelopers.com.

If you are interested in software testing the BCS (British Computer Society) have an event by their Software Testing SIG in Edinburgh coming up later this month. Scot ALT.NET will be talking about Inversion of Control  on the 3rd September. For web developers, the Future of Web Development is coming to Glasgow in September. Finally, if the User Experience is an area you are interested in the Glasgow UX Book Club are meeting towards the end of August.

Further afield SQL Bits are holding their 5th Conference, this time in South Wales, on 19th to 21st November. There is also the Goovy and Grails eXchange on 10th December in London.

We are also interested in getting some events running in Aberdeen. If you have any topics you’d like us to get the ball rolling with then please let us know, but more importantly, we’re looking for a venue (preferably free). If you can help with that then please do get in touch at the usual address support@scottishdevelopers.com.

Finally, if you are artistically creative then look out for a competition we are about to launch to design a new logo. Details will be published on our website in the next few days.

Regards,
Colin Mackay, Chairman, Scottish Developers

Our Upcoming Events

8-September-2009 @ 18:30 in Glasgow
Credit Crunch Code – Time to Pay Back the Technical Debt
Registration Required – Cost FREE

23-September-2009 @ 19:00 in Dundee
When agile goes bad: How to stay calm and move forward
Registration Required – Cost FREE

24-September-2009 @ 19:00 in Edinburgh
An Introduction to OpenRasta, an MVC Framework with strong opinions
Registration Required – Cost FREE

13-October-2009 @ 18:30 in Glasgow
Advanced TDD – An Introduction to Testing Patterns and Behaviour Driven Development
Registration Required – Cost FREE

10-November-2009 @ 18:30 in Glasgow
Web Application Testing with Selenium
Registration Required – Cost FREE

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About Colin Angus Mackay
I blog at ColinMackay.scot. I also talk at software development conferences.

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