DDD Scotland: Thank You!

We would just like another opportunity to thank everyone who made DDD Scotland a success: speakers, volunteers, sponsors and of course all of you who attended. We had > 250 attendees on the day, which considering the very rainy Scottish weather we had, is impressive!

We have had some lovely feedback and some things to work on for next year to make it even better. You can still give feedback on the event here and on specific talks here.

In the meantime, let’s remind ourselves of the day with these blogs from the community (if you have blogged but we haven’t included it, let us know and we will add it to the list!):

https://theliddler.site/2018/02/11/ddd-scotland-2018/@The_Liddler

https://gregorsuttie.com/2018/02/11/dddscotland-restrospective/@gregor_suttie

https://carolelogan.net/blog/developer-diary-ddd-scotland/@crgrieve

https://peat.me.uk/2018/02/16/ddd-scotland/@RTPeat

http://blog.craigtp.co.uk/post/ddd-scotland-2018-in-review@craigtptech

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dddscotland-net-talent-blog-darren-dalrymple-1/@NetTalent

Some of our speakers have shared their slides online so we thought we would gather them all on one place for you (again, if we have missed any, let us know!):

PWAs- @jmaciver22

https://speakerdeck.com/jamesmaciver/progressive-web-apps-ddd-scotland-2018

https://github.com/jamesmaciver/dddscot-demo

Accessibility in Modern Web Apps- @stuartashworth9

http://www.stuartashworth.com/ddd/accessibility-in-modern-web-applications.pdf

http://www.stuartashworth.com/ddd-transcript/accessibility-in-modern-web-applications-transcript.pdf

Leveling up to become a tech lead

https://speakerdeck.com/tourismgeek/levelling-up-to-become-a-technical-lead

Teaching an old dog new tricks- @ismailmayat

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p4UU6t0dn8J0dIsTqK1b5UyyAOSN_o_KSEnXN6HxD6c/edit#slide=id.g258d29308c_0_0

Adding a layer of chocolate(y) – @gep13

https://gitpitch.com/gep13/ChocolateyDemos/dddscot#/

Writing Simpler ASP .Net Core – @jchannon

https://github.com/jchannon/t1000

ReactJS and Friends- @paulaik

http://ddd18.paulaikman.co.uk/#/

APIs on the scale of decades- @garyfleming

https://github.com/garyfleming/apis-for-decades/releases/tag/v0.3

Interactive C# Development- @filip_woj

http://filipw.github.io/dddscotland-2018/#/

Thanks again to everyone for contributing on the day, looking forward to seeing you all at our upcoming Scottish Developers events, and of course DDD Scotland next year!

Carole, Andrew and Christos.

(The Scottish Developers Team)

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DDD Scotland: Useful Information

It’s nearly time for DDD Scotland and we are really looking forward to seeing this event come to life!We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and supporters, without all the funding and spreading the word of this event this wouldn’t be happening.

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Here is the plan for the day, let us know if you have any questions.  Just get in touch via scottishdevs@gmail.com

Getting there

Our hosts at UWS have this useful guide on finding the campus:

https://www.uws.ac.uk/university-life/campuses/paisley-campus/travelling-to-paisley-campus/

If travelling from Glasgow there are trains often from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street. Looks like there are these timings on Saturday morning: 8am, 8.05am, 8.25am, taking about 1-15 minutes… you may even bump in to some developer friends on the way to DDD!

There is limited parking space availability at the university and it’s first come first served.

On arrival

When you arrive, please make your way to the registration table and let us know you are here. There will be tea, coffee and breakfast snacks (thanks to Streamba) to help us wake up and get ready for a day of learning.

Throughout the day

We will be kicking off at 9.15am with introductions and announcements so please try to be on time to get all the news.

We have talks and panels scheduled all day with enough time between to get a drink, have a quick break and make your way to next talk. Check out the schedule here.

If you don’t fancy any of the scheduled talks for a given time slot, head over to our community room and check out what’s happening.

We will have room monitors and volunteers available throughout the day, let us know if we can help at all. Or even just say hello, we are really looking forward to meeting you all!

12:30 to 13: 30

We have been able to supply lunch and afternoon coffee thanks to our platinum partners Arnold Clark and Screenmedia. If you would like to head out to the local area, that’s fine too. Please try to be back for 13:30 so we can get started again for the afternoon sessions.

15:15 to 15:30

Time for a quick coffee break between sessions thanks to Endjin!

17:30

Join us for thank yous, prizes and goodbyes!

Prizes

We have been gifted some awesome prizes from generous companies: books, licences, tickets and devices! We will distribute some of these throughout the day but make sure you stay til the end of the day for the prize giving!

Spread the word

Remember to tweet, Instagram, Facebook, blog about us, it will let us get the word out and make the event even better in years to come. Use #dddScotland and tag us.

@scottishdevs

@dddscot

Facebook: Scottish Developers

LinkedIn: Scottish Developers

 

Thanks,

Carole, Andrew and Christos

(The Scottish Developers Team)

 

 

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.

Napier / Doyle Lauder / Heriot Clark Greyfriar
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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DDD returns to Scotland

DDD returns to Scotland with DunDDD (in Dundee) on the 17th November. We’ve got 4 tracks totalling 20 sessions held at the University of Dundee.

The call for speakers is now open, so if you are interested in speaking now is the time to submit your sessions.

For full information and to submit your proposed session(s) head over to the DunDD website: http://dun.dddscotland.co.uk/

DunDDD – Bringing a DDD Conference to Dundee!

DDD ScotlandThe Developer! Developer! Developer! series of conferences has gone from strength to strength. This year saw DDD North added to the lineup to join Belfast, South West and of course Scotland as regional events taking place through out the year after DDD 9 in January.

Scottish Developers have teamed up with the people who brought you the NoSQL Autumn Conference last year and are proud to be bringing another DDD north of the border, to Dundee!

DunDDD is a 3-track, 15-session FREE conference that will take place on Saturday 19th November 2011 at the Queen Mother Building in the University of Dundee. There is an entire track dedicated to NoSQL and Big Data, a track deddicated to The Web and Web Technologies and a general track that isn’t based (too heavily) on any single platform, language or framework.

This is a fantastic opportunity to network with local developers from all across Scotland, learn some new tricks or even revisit some old ones. Spaces are limited so get registered before you miss out!

http://dundee.dddscotland.co.uk

Developer Day Scotland 2011 – Call For Speakers Open

DDD Scotland LogoHot on the heels of the record-breaking sell-out of DDD 9 in 12 minutes yesterday (congratulations to the DDD 9 team!), we are pleased to announce that session submission for DDD Scotland 2011 is now officially open! You have until the 6th of February to submit as many sessions as you wish however they MUST be within the scope of Software Development.

You can submit sessions via the DDD website at
http://www.developerdeveloperdeveloper.com/scotland2011/Default.aspx

For those of you unfamiliar with DDD events, check out our earlier post.

 

Developer Day Scotland 2011 – Date Announced

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Building on the success of Developer Developer Developer Day 2010, we are currently in the process of organising next year’s event and are pleased to announce that DDD Scotland 2011 will be held on Saturday 7th May 2011 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Developer Developer Developer events are founded on a number of principles which we think makes it unique and well worth a single day of your time once a year.

DDD events are free. It doesn’t cost you anything to attend. Think of any large conference that you might like to go along to. They costs hundreds of pounds, if not more. Sure, we might not have all the bells and whistles of a big fancy conference, but at the end of the day what do you want out of an event like that? Do you want the glitz and schmaltz or do you want to learn something new?

Speakers from the community. We invite people that have something to say, a story to tell, or an experience to learn from. This year we had 65 session submissions from all sorts of folks and on all sorts of subjects. The majority of these people are real day-to-day software developers or DBAs that actually work for a living.

DDD events are democratic. All the sessions are voted in by the community, so we only put on what people have asked to see. This year the 65 sessions were whittled down to 20. We had sessions ranging from ASP.NET MVC to MonoTouch, from Defensive Programming to HTML5 and from concurrency to behaviour driven development delivered by both community new comers and veterans alike.

No Marketing BS. The core philosophy for the sessions are that they contain useful information. Stuff that you can either take back and start using the next day or (if not yet available) to start planning how to move to that technology.

To paraphrase the Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, Developer Day Scotland is of the developer community, by the developer community and for the developer community.

(Ok, so many of those words were written by my predecessor, Colin Mackay, but they are still true)

Call for Speakers

We will be opening the call for speakers shortly

Call for Sponsors

We wont lie, running a free community event like DDD Scotland isn’t a cheap thing to do and it is only through the support of our sponsors that we can make it happen. Last year one of our sponsors, Storm ID, produced the speaker t-shirts that are worn on the day and they included the Storm ID logo, those t-shirts have now been seen as far afield as Perth, Australia. If you are interested in sponsoring DDD Scotland 2011 and would like more information, please contact us: support [at] scottishdevelopers dot com.

You can get updates on Twitter by following @scottishdevs and @dddscot

The official DDD Scotland website will be live shortly and will be available from http://developerdeveloperdeveloper.com

Regards,
Andy Gibson, Chairman, Scottish Developers