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.

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Edinburgh, December 2nd: Telerik Live: HTML5, Mobile & Time Travel

Our friends at Telerik are hosting an event at Microsoft’s Edinburgh office on December 2nd!

This is your chance to meet some of the Telerik team first-hand…it’s also an opportunity to meet @rachelhawley too!

Building HTML5 mobile apps and the future of the web.

HTML5 is officially everywhere. Everywhere the web is at least, and if there is one thing that history has repeated over and over again, it’s that the web always wins.

Join us for a day of mobile development and a peek at the future of the web with Brandon Satrom and Burke Holland. We’ll dive into the HTML5 platform, and then take a look at how native mobile applications (that’s right – we did say native) can be built today using web technologies. We’ll finish it off by taking a quick trip to the future to see how the web platform may be changing, and what that means for developers. This is a small event and perfect for all skill levels. Bring your questions and we’ll pontificate the answers together.

This event is completely free to attend. Space is limited and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so be sure to secure your space by registering today.

Event Outline
12:45 – 13:00 Welcome and Introduction
13:00 – 14:00 An Introduction to HTML5, Burke H. & Brandon S.
14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:45 Building Mobile Applications With Visual Studio, Burke Holland
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 Polyfilling The Web Platform With Web Components, Brandon Satrom
17:00 – close Social time with Team Telerik

Burke Holland is a web developer living in Nashville, TN. He enjoys working with and meeting developers who are building mobile apps with jQuery / HTML5 and loves to hack on social API’s. Burke works for Telerik as a Developer Advocate focusing on Kendo UI. You can follow Burke on Twitter using his handle @burkeholland.

Brandon Satrom is Product Manager for Kendo UI and is based in Austin, TX. An unabashed lover of the open web, Brandon loves to talk about HTML, JavaScript, CSS, open source and whatever new shiny tool or technology has distracted him from that other thing he was working on. Brandon has spoken at national, international and online events, and he loves hanging out with and learning from passionate designers and developers. He has an inextinguishable love for writing and, in addition to having several articles featured in publications like MSDN, .net Magazine, Web Standards Sherpa and InformIT, he’s currently working on his second book, “Polyfilling the Web Platform,” for O’Reilly.

Register here:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telerik-live-html5-mobile-time-travel-tickets-9276483211

Event in Edinburgh – August 9th – Jon Skeet on Abusing C#

Scottish Developers are pleased to announce that Jon Skeet, author of C# In Depth and “Mr Stack Overflow”, will be speaking in Edinburgh during the afternoon of the 9th of August 2013. There is no charge to attend this event.

Registration
Please register via our eventbrite page for this event:
http://jonskeet-edinburgh-2013.eventbrite.com

Abusing C#
As a purely amateur C# developer, code that I write rarely gets to hurt people. (Well, open source projects aside.) As such, it’s fun to stretch the language a bit, find its limits… and then try to sneak past them.

One of my first reactions to a new language feature is “How can I use that for a completely different purpose to the intended one?” The results are rarely pretty, but they’re lots of fun. The chances of any of the code you see in this session being even remotely useful to a conscientious developer are very slim.

You may well learn some interesting things about the C# language, but that’s a different matter. To put it another way: if you’re trying to persuade your boss that it’s important to send you for educational reasons, you probably don’t want to show him this abstract.

Speaker Bio
Jon Skeet is a Java developer for Google in London, but he plays with C# (somewhat obsessively) in his free time. He loves writing and talking about C#, and the third edition of “C# in Depth” was published earlier this year. Writing less formally, Jon spends a lot of time on Stack Overflow… where “a lot” is an understatement. Give him a puzzle about how C# behaves which gets him reaching for the language specification, and Jon is a happy bunny. Jon lives in Reading with his wife and three children.

Agenda
1400 – 1415: Arrival and registration
1415 – 1420: Introduction
1420 – 1600: Abusing C#
1600 – Close

A similar version of this event is also being run in Aberdeen.

Event, May 29, Glasgow: Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012

We are pleased to promote this free Microsoft event covering ALM and VS2012.

What
Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012

Where
Thistle Hotel Glasgow
Cambridge Street
Glasgow G2 3HN
United Kingdom
Register by Phone: 0870 166 6670

Products
Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

Audience(s)
Architect, Developer Generalist, IT Implem_Desktop/EndUser Spec, Non-Tech Influencing BDM, Pro Dev/Programmer, Tech Influencing BDM and Tester.

Hearing directly from our experts is the best way to get a really good understanding of Visual Studio 2012. In this session we will look at the Application Lifecycle Management capabilities of Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 and how that supports the entire software development lifecycle.

Agenda
09:30 Registration
10:00 Start
· Overview of the Microsoft development tools
· Requirements capture and Agile planning
· Development including version control, code quality and automated builds
· Test case and defect management including exploratory testing
· Automated and performance testing
· Working with the extended team, including using the feedback client, reporting, IntelliTrace and System Center integration
13:00 Lunch & Q&A
14:00 Close

*Timing: Please arrive at 09:30 for registration. There is a prompt 10:00 start, so please arrive in time. Refreshments will be provided during the break and lunch will be served at 13:00.

Registration
Via: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032552537&culture=en-gb

By Phone: 0870 166 6670

Event – 22/04/2013 – Edinburgh – Applied MVVM in Windows 8 apps: not your typical MVVM session!

Scottish Developers are pleased to announce that Gill Cleeren returns to Scotland on Monday the 22nd of April, in Edinburgh!

Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director, MVP ASP.NET, INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF. He also leads VISUG (www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. He’s the author of Silverlight Data and Services Cookbook. You can find his blog at www.snowball.be

About the session
For some time now, the community has been touting the MVVM pattern as being the best way to build XAML-based applications. By now, you should be convinced that MVVM is really the way to go. But then, you start building a real-world Windows 8 application and you encounter all kinds of challenges you hadn’t thought about before. How do I properly structure an application? How do I implement navigation? How do I manage tiles or contracts from MVVM? How do I use Dependency injection correctly? And how do the new data controls in Windows 8 work in combination with MVVM?

A whole list of questions that this session will aim at answering!

Location
Microsoft (Edinburgh Office)
Conan Doyle, 4th Floor Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
EH1 3EG Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Agenda
18.30 – Doors open
18.55 – Welcome
19.00 – Applied MVVM in Windows 8 apps: not your typical MVVM session!
20.30 – Close

There is no cost to attend this event.

Register to attend here:
http://gillcleeren2013.eventbrite.com/

Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012

Microsoft are running an Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 session on the 21st of March 2013.

The event is free to attend; refreshments will be provided.

Where
Microsoft Edinburgh
Conan-Doyle
Waverly Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG
United Kingdom

Product(s):
Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and Other.

Audience(s):
Architect, Developer Generalist, IT Implem_Desktop/EndUser Spec, Non-Tech Influencing BDM, Pro Dev/Programmer, Tech Influencing BDM and Tester.

Hearing directly from our experts is the best way to get a really good understanding of Visual Studio 2012. In this session we will look at the Application Lifecycle Management capabilities of Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 and how that supports the entire software development lifecycle.

Agenda
09:30 Registration
10:00 Start
Overview of the Microsoft development tools
Requirements capture and Agile planning
Development including version control, code quality and automated builds
Test case and defect management including exploratory testing
Automated and performance testing
Working with the extended team, including using the feedback client, reporting, IntelliTrace and System Center integration
13:00 Lunch & Q&A
14:00 Close

*Timing: Please arrive at 09:30 for registration. There is a prompt 10:00 start, so please arrive in time. Refreshments will be provided during the break and lunch will be served at 13:00.

Further information and registration details can be found here:
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032522728&culture=en-gb

Alternatively, register by phone: 0870 166 6680

Event: 6th February 2013, 1830: SOLID Deconstruction – Kevlin Henney

The Edinburgh branch of the British Computer Society are running an event next month.

When:
Wednesday 6th February 2013 , 6:30 pm.

Who
Speaker: Kevlin Henney

Where
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required – just turn up.

Synopsis
The SOLID principles are often presented as being core to good object-oriented practice. Each of S, O, L, I and D do not, however, necessarily mean what programmers expect they mean or are taught they mean. By understanding this range of beliefs we can learn more about our OO practice than just S, O, L, I and D.

This talk starts by going over the SOLID principles, looking at code examples and also different interpretations of the principles themselves. Contradictions and questions are revealed. It is through paradoxes and surprises that we often gain insights and improve our skills. We will leave SOLID slightly more fluid, but having learnt from them more than we expected.

About the speaker
Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Application Development Advisor, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal. Kevlin is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know site and book.