DDD Scotland: Agenda and Tickets Released!

First of all, Happy New Year from the Scottish Developers team! We hope you all have a refreshing break and are ready for an exciting year for Scottish development community. Which leads us to our big announcement…

DDD Scotland agenda has been announced and the tickets are now available here. Tickets are of course, in DDD tradition, free as this is a non profit community driven event. So, come along on Saturday 10th February to UWS campus in Paisley to join us!

As you can see, there is an interesting mix of technologies in our sessions, for example .Net, Javascript, AI, Security and Accessibility. A big thank you everyone who submitted a session and to all who voted, we were amazed by the amount of submissions and the quality of these shows just how great a development community we have here in Scotland.

One addition to the event we are excited about is that as well as our 3 tracks of voted sessions, we have a 4th room for lightning talks and panels. We have 2 panels taking place “Your career as a software developer” and “What makes a graduate software developer employable?” , where we will hear advice from experienced members of the development community. There are slots for 15 minute lightning talks available throughout the day so get in touch with scottishdevs@gmail.com if you would like to sign up.

At this stage, we would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers and volunteers who have made it possible to get this far. Just one month to go now and the team is excited for what is looking to be a great day, we are really looking forward to seeing you all.

Let us know on twitter if you are coming along and what sessions you are looking forward to using #dddScotland

Thanks and see you all soon,

Carole, Christos and Andrew (The Scottish Developers team).

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DDD Scotland is back!

You read the title correctly, DDD is coming back to Scotland! This is a completely free event where you can both learn from and network with fellow developers.

This is an all-day event taking place on Saturday 10th February 2018 between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm at the Brough Hall, UWS in Paisley (a fifteen-minute journey from Glasgow city centre).

You can expect several different tracks taking place throughout the day including one from a mixture of students and first-time speakers in line with our goals for broadening community participation.

Regardless if you are interested in simply attending or getting your name on the map by submitting your own talk for the other attendees to vote on we’ve got you covered.

This is a great opportunity for developers at all points in their career and we encourage you to participate if you are able and willing.

You can sign up and submit your talks at our website right now so don’t wait around, get the ball rolling! Submissions end on 7th December at 5pm.

Voting will be open to the public on 8th December and closed with the final count being tallied on 22nd December at 5pm.

Expect the final agenda for both tracks to be published sometime on 22nd December.

So what are you waiting for? Get  Saturday 10th February in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you there!

Full details of this event are available at DDD Scotland website or alternatively follow the official DDD Scotland Twitter at @dddscot or us at @scottishdevs for further updates as soon as we have.

Our new star signing!

With plans for our December presentation well underway and DDD Scotland scheduled for early 2018 we’ve decided to give our team a serious boost and are delighted to announce that Carole Logan is joining our team.

Carole is a senior web developer at Equator. Mainly working in the .Net stack after converting from Java, she has an interest in learning new technologies beyond websites such as IOT and voice. An enthusiastic member of the Umbraco community and current Umbraco MVP, Carole also runs the Glasgow Umbraco meetup as well as the Glasgow chapter of Ladies of Code.

Carole’s professional achievements and community contributions were recently recognized via a nomination and subsequent commendation in the Digital Professional of the Year Award, part of the Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards 2017 as well as being one of the winners of the We Are The City, Rising Stars in Technology Awards 2017.

When not coding you will find her long-distance running around Glasgow and baking.

DDD Scotland Agenda

ddds-unicorn-side-284-086We’ve finalised our agenda and already people have said they’re finding it difficult to decide which sessions to see and which they’ll have to miss out on.

For full information visit ddd.scot. Tickets are available here.

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08:30 Registration
09:20 Welcome and housekeeping
09:30 Paul Gillespie
Architecture at Web scale: the good, the bad and the ugly
Keith Kirkhope
A Squad Lead’s tale: the Skyscanner Squads model
Christos Matskas
ASP.NET Core (formerly 5) deep dive
Matt Lacey
Six dimensional mobile user experiences
10:30 Break
10:50 Craig Nicol
Developers are users too : why the user experience of your API sucks
Clarke Ching
Lesstimating: how to fix estimating by doing less of it, not none of it.
Naeem Sarfraz
Windows brings Docker Goodness – What does it mean for .NET developers?
Chris Canal
React for the .Net Developer
11:50 Break
12:10 Raymond Davies
Breaking the monolith
Nathan Gloyn
You keep using the word agile, I do not think it means what you think it means
Gary Ewan Park
Having your Cake, and eating to too!
Don Wibier
Responsive Web Design for Developers
13:10 Lunch
14:25 Sebastien Lambla
Versions are evil – How to do without in your APIs
Chris McDermott
“Ladies and gentlemen, the plane is no longer the problem”
Toby Henderson
Brighter to the Core, moving an OSS project to .Net Core 1.0
Gary Short
Would You Have Survived The Titanic?
15:25 Break
15:45 Max Vasilyev
CQRS and how it can make your architecture better
Richard Dalton & Ashic Mahtab
“Advanced” Functional Programming For The Absolute Beginner
Mike Ritchie
The Code Craftsmanship Thing for the Internet Of Things Thing
Kendall Miller
To The Cloud! How Azure helped us improve the scalability of our SaaS
16:45 Prize draw
17:15 Close

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Lean Agile Scotland – Tickets now on sale

lean-agile-scotlandThe organisers of Lean Agile Scotland are happy to announce that they have dates, a venue, keynote speakers and their tickets are now on sale!

This year the conference will take place on the 5th, 6th & 7th of October and they are back at the John McIntyre conference centre n Edinburgh.

They’ve put together another awesome group of keynote speakers, they are Dave Snowden, Melissa Perri, Sal Freudenberg, Simon Wardley, Carina C. Zona and Jez Humble.

Tickets are on sale and if you are fast you can pick up one one of the Super Early Birds. There are also single day tickets available if you can’t make it along for the full conference.

 

.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.

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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.

Sponsors

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

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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

 

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SkyScanner

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/

 

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