It’s good to be back organising events again, things have been rather slow of late but we are starting to get the wheels in motion and I have just sent out my first newsletter as Chairman of Scottish Developers. There are a couple of things on the horizon event wise and we are working on getting more organised.
What’s new in ASP.NET MVC 2.0 & 3.0
Note: The session is now full and a waitlist is in operation, if you are interested, register for the event and you will be notified if a ticket becomes available.
I will be delivering this talk in January at Glasgow Caledonian University as the first of our event next year. I delivered the initial version of this talk at DDD Southwest last year in Bristol and have since revised it to include the new features being introduced in ASP.NET MVC 3.0.
Topics covered include (but not limited to)
- Model-Validator Providers
- Optional URL Parameters
- Template / HTML Helper improvements
- Improved Dependency Injection / Inversion of Control integration
- NuGet Package Manager
- Additions and updates to MVC Attributes
- Visual Studio integration improvements
- Breaking changes from MVC 1.0/2.0
- Pros and cons to MVC
- To upgrade or not to upgrade (or simply, Advice)
I will also be starting a new blog series focusing on the new features of ASP.NET MVC in short, bite-sized posts. In addition, this talk has been submitted to DDD 9 (not that I am in anyway suggestion you should vote for it ).
We are meeting in Room M402 on the 4th floor of the George Moore Building at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA.
After the meeting we normally retire to the back bar at Waxy O’Connor’s
DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! Day 9 (DDD 9)
The jewel in the crown of the DDD calendar, the (roughly) annual national conference held at Microsoft’s campus in Reading is rapidly approaching. Session voting is currently open so get your votes in as the voting period closes on Christmas Eve (24th December).
DDD, now into it’s 9th incarnation, has a strong history of fantastic speakers and excellent talks, this year is shaping up to be no different with talks submitted by everyone from community veterans to DDD newcomers. Having organised DDD Scotland last year along side Colin Mackay and Craig Murphy I know how much goes into making one of these events happen and I once more take my hat off to Craig, Phil Winstanley (and his faithful servant Dave Sussman), Ian Cooper and Zi Makki for the amazing work and dedication they put into making DDD happen.
Session voting is currently open however it closes at midnight tonight so this is your last chance to have your say! Head over to the DDD 9 site now to cast your votes.
Registration for the big day opens on January 4th at 13:37 and tickets will go fast so be ready. The hashtag on the day will be #ddd9.
DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! Day Scotland 2011 (DDD Scotland 2011)
Planning is well under way for next year’s DDD Scotland which will be held at the usual venue, Glasgow Caledonian University, on Saturday 7th May 2011. We are in the process of putting the website live and the call of speakers will be going out very soon so get those abstracts and bios ready!
Putting on an event like DDD Scotland needs cold hard cash so we can keep the event free and open to all and so we are asking for companies to come forward again this year and put their hands in their pockets for us. DDD Scotland is a prime opportunity to get your brand in front of around 200 industry professionals and with a number of sponsorship options available, we can help your company reach out to a very active and passionate development community.
If you are interested, please get in touch by contacting us at support [at] scottishdevelopers [dot] com.
For more information on Scottish Developers and for the latest news, events and job openings from across Scotland check out http://www.scottishdevelopers.com.
It’s been an eventful year and I can already see that 2011 will be even busier, I think a retrospective post is in order after Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone, have a great time and don’t let the cold weather get you down too much