Wow, I haven’t actually posted anything this year so I feel it is time to fix that with an update from Scottish Developers. Oh and this is also the first post using a new theme (well, new for my blog anyway). I am starting to tire of WordPress so am seriously considering writing my own site in ASP.NET 4.0 / MVC 2 just to play with things. Anyway, here are the upcoming events on the Scottish Developer’s calendar.
- Wednesday 16th, Dundee – Web Application Testing With Selenium
I will be doing a final run of my introductory talk on testing web applications using Selenium at the University of Dundee. There are still places available for this talk so please see the registration page for more details.
- Thursday 25th, Glasgow – Guathon!
Geek celebrity Scott Guthrie (Scott Gu), vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft, will be spending an entire day in Glasgow talking on Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 3.0. Places are limited for this event so head over to the Guathon page and get registered asap!
- Friday 26th, Edinburgh – Geek Dinner
We will be taking an evening off from the code and presentations at the end of the month while reflecting on the teaching of The Gu from the previous day. At present we don’t have a restaurant in mind for this yet but we are open to suggestions. Since we need to get an idea of numbers for the dinner, if you are interested in joining us please make sure you register first.
- Wednesday 14th, Edinburgh – Introduction to SOLID
Chris Canal will be providing an introduction to SOLID and how it can be used to build more maintainable software which reacts better to change. There are still places available for this talk so please see the registration page for more details.
- Monday 19th, Edinburgh & Tuesday 20th, Glasgow – Jesse Liberty
Silverlight guru Jesse Liberty will be speaking for us in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Details for this should be available soon, keep an eye out on the Scottish Developers blog for updates.
- Wednesday 28th, Dundee - SSL/TLS – Just when you thought it was safe to return
If you are interested in internet security this is a talk you wont want to miss. Arron Finnon will be explaining why SSL/TLS is not as secure as we believe and will be pointing out the vulnerabilities with this very commonly used security technology. There are still places available for this talk so please see the registration page for more details.
- Saturday 8th May, Glasgow – Developer Day Scotland 2010
This is a day not to be missed and the highlight of the Scottish Developer’s calendar. Join us for a day of presentations, grok talks and geekery at Glasgow Caledonian University. 20 speakers, 4 rooms and various topics including jQuery, Defensive Programming, HTML 5, Code Contracts and Silverlight. We are getting close to full for registrations so make sure you don’t miss out and get signed up ASAP. More information can be found on the conference home page.
- Saturday 8th May, Glasgow – DDD Scotland Geek Dinner
Come chill out after DDD Scotland and catch up with developers, speakers and the organisers to share stories and experiences over a good meal in the heart of Glasgow (exact venue yet to be decided although we expect to be in the Merchant City area). Afterwards you can retire to a bar or pub to continue conversation or head out to a club to party.
All of this information can be found in a handy iCal format from our Google Calendar.