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

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DunDDD 2013 – Registration is OPEN

DDD ScotlandWe are pleased to announce that registration for this year’s DunDDD event on the 23rd of November at the University of Dundee is now open. You can register for your FREE place at http://dun.dddscotland.com/registration

Session submission will close at 23:59 on Sunday 13th October so get your last minute submissions in!

All selected speakers will be contacted on Monday with confirmation and details.

Announcing DunDDD 2013

DDD ScotlandScottish Developers are pleased to announce that DunDDD 2013 will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Queen Mother Building of the University of Dundee.

http://dun.dddscotland.com

This will be the 3rd DunDDD built on the popular foundation of the Developer! Developer! Developer! conference series which has spread to all corners of the UK and the international arena.  DDD conferences are community-run days where passionate and enthusiastic people come together to learn, share ideas, and to network within the many hubs of the development community. Best of all DDD events are free to everyone.

This year DunDDD will be featuring an entire track dedicated to Data Science.

Call for speakers

We are looking for sessions relating to all aspects of development from the code and technology level through to methodology and theory. DDD conferences are about sharing experience regardless of skill level so even if you have never spoken publicly before, are still studying at college or university and if you feel you have something to say, we would love to hear from you.

Sessions should be no more than an hour in length. Although we do recommend that you plan for at least 10 minutes of questions or discussion.

You can submit your sessions through our website at http://dun.dddscotland.com. Please feel free to submit more than one as we would love to see a wide variety of topics.

For more information as well as further updates, keep an eye on our blog or follow us on twitter – https://twitter.com/scottishdevs


Job: Digital Designer in Dundee

We’ve received the following job posting from DC Thomson in Dundee

Role: Digital Designer
Location: Dundee

A Digital Designer is required to work as a key part of our growing Digital team to design effective, high quality cutting-edge digital design and user experiences across a variety of our websites, mobile sites and apps.

You should have an instinctive understanding of UX/UI, and understand the limitations and possibilities involved and have the ability to interpret this into engaging and commercially effective digital products. Experience of responsive design would be ideal.

You will have bags of creativity and you’ll work well both individually and as part of a team to ensure successful design, development, testing and delivery of the company’s websites and other creative initiatives.

You will be empowered to create great work with freedom to suggest and implement ideas, whilst being flexible and having a can-do approach. You’ll be completely at ease using common toolsets such as Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and be highly proficient at writing clean, semantic HTML and CSS. Expert User Interface design skills are a must and additional skills including designing for email, mobile and video are also highly desirable.

Your responsibility will be to gather design requirements and carry them from the idea/concept stage, through wire framing/prototyping into build until completion, which will involve the use of HTML and CSS.

Key skills include but are not limited to:

  • Experience with UI design
  • Exposure to a broad range of software including Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • CSS3 and HTML5 skills
  • Strong portfolio

If you are an enthusiastic designer with Web Design, a strong creative flare and experience of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Dreamweaver and Photoshop, User Experience, CSS3 and HTML5 skills then we would love to hear from you. Further experience with CMS systems, FTP and domain management, SEO, PHP, WordPress and .net would also be useful.

If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter plus current salary details to the HR Department, 80 Kingsway East, Dundee, DD4 8SL or email: recruitment@dcthomson.co.uk

Closing date is 30th January 2013.

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/

Scott Hansleman – Scotland Tour

Scottish Developers in partnership with Aberdeen .NET Developers User Group are proud to announce that Microsoft’s very own Scott Hanselman, a Principal Program Manager and highly-active community developer, will be speaking at 4 events across Scotland in July. Scott will be speaking in Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow between the 9th and 13th of July.

All of the talks are free however we do request that you register if you wish to attend so we can ensure we avoid any issues with capacity at the venues.

Monday 9th July, Edinburgh

Mobile Web

Mobile traffic on the web is exploding. Are you ready? ASP.NET MVC 4 includes new mobile-friendly templates, a focus on responsive design as well as dedicated mobile templates that leverage jQuery and jQuery mobile.

Scott Hanselman will show you what you can do today and tomorrow to make your site friendly on a mobile device. When should your mobile site become a mobile application? Should you use CSS3 media queries, or go “all in” and use jQuery mobile or another mobile framework?

Tuesday 10th July, Dundee

InfoOverload

As developers, we are asked to absorb even more information than ever before. More APIs, more documentation, more patterns, more layers of abstraction. Now Twitter and Facebook compete with Email and Texts for our attention, keeping us up-to-date on our friends dietary details and movie attendance second-by-second.

Does all this information take a toll on your psyche or sharpen the saw? Is it a matter of finding the right tools and filters to capture what you need, or do you just need to unplug. Is ZEB (zero email bounce) a myth or are there substantive techniques for prioritizing your live as a developer?

Join Scott Hanselman as we explore this topic…perhaps we’ll crowd-source the answers!

Thursday 12th July, Aberdeen AND Friday 13th July, Glasgow

One ASP.NET (super everything talk)

It’s an exciting time for ASP.NET and Open Source.

What does the next version of Visual Studio and ASP.NET bring to the world of web development? How will you use HTML5, CSS3 and new advances in JavaScript with ASP.NET? There’s new advances in ASP.NET with the addition of realtime (Signalr), new features in WebForms as well as support for mobile. How will it all snap together in a way that makes sense?

Join Scott Hanselman as he shares some internal documents and exciting surprises about the future of ASP.NET. What about Azure? We’ll talk about the world’s most misunderstood cloud and what it means for developers of all flavors and persuasions.

Scottish Developers would like to thank Gary Park of Aberdeen .NET Developers User Group for working with Scott to make these events possible.


Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, Microsoft and Enigma People Solutions.

Microsoft

Enigma People Solutions

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