Scottish Developers

We are a not-for-profit user group, with a mission to improve the developer community in Scotland. Our strategy is to utilise our Web Community, day conferences, evening seminars and other developer events to continuously improve and develop the skillsets of our members.

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  • Scott Hanselman: Super ASP.NET

    Fri, 13 Jul 2012, 18:30 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    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?

  • Scott Hanselman: InfoOverload

    Tue, 10 Jul 2012, 19:00 - 21:00 in Dundee, United Kingdom

    InfoOverloadAs 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?

  • Scott Hanselman: Mobile Web

    Mon, 9 Jul 2012, 18:30 - 21:00 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Mobile WebMobile 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?

  • Links, forms and unicorns - Creating a better ReST Client

    Thu, 19 Jan 2012, 19:30 - 21:00 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    The TalkSebastien Lambla will be talking about creating a better ReST Client, starting at 19:30 on Thursday 19th January 2012Hypermedia is the most powerful aspect of the web, a tried and tested technology that lets you link things with other things. This session will follow a secret agent travel across Europe, showing how links and forms can make any secret agent a much better ReST client.The Speaker

  • Gill Cleeren on Windows Runtime & Metro Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone App Development

    Wed, 23 Nov 2011, 18:30 - 21:00 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Scottish Developers are pleased to present two talks by Gill Cleeren on Wednesday 23rd November 2011 in Edinburgh.Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (www.theregion.com), MVP ASP.NET, INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits.

  • "The Happy Developer" - Is it a Myth?

    Tue, 1 Nov 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Scottish Developers are please to present a talk by Andy Gibson."The Happy Developer" - Is it a Myth?It's a great time to be a developer right now don't you think? Even in all of the economic chaos we still have it pretty good so what reason would any of us have to not be happy in our jobs?The answer, as it turns out, is quite a lot.

  • "Azure Table Service" and "How To Manage Your Manager"

    Wed, 12 Oct 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Dundee, United Kingdom

    Kindly hosted by theSchool of ComputingUniversity of DundeeScottish Developers are pleased to present two talks by Mark Rendle on Wednesday 12th October 2011 at the University of Dundee.Mark is currently employed as Principal Software Architect by Dot Net Solutions Ltd, creating all manner of software on the Microsoft stack, including ASP.NET MVC, Windows Azure, WPF and Silverlight. He is a Windows Azure Development MVP.

  • "Functional Alchemy" and "CoffeeScript 101"

    Tue, 11 Oct 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Scottish Developers are pleased to present two talks by Mark Rendle on Tuesday 11th October 2011 in Edinburgh.Mark is currently employed as Principal Software Architect by Dot Net Solutions Ltd, creating all manner of software on the Microsoft stack, including ASP.NET MVC, Windows Azure, WPF and Silverlight. He is a Windows Azure Development MVP.Mark’s career in software design and development spans three decades and more programming languages than he can remember.

  • Zen and the Art of Software, and How to Manage Your Manager

    Mon, 10 Oct 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Scottish Developers are please to present two talks by Mark Rendle on Monday 10th October 2011 in Glasgow.Mark is currently employed as Principal Software Architect by Dot Net Solutions Ltd, creating all manner of software on the Microsoft stack, including ASP.NET MVC, Windows Azure, WPF and Silverlight. He is a Windows Azure Development MVP.Mark’s career in software design and development spans three decades and more programming languages than he can remember.

  • A Developer's Morning with Microsoft

    Fri, 9 Sep 2011, 10:00 - 13:00 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Scottish Developers in partnership with Microsoft bring you a morning of developer-focused content. The event will include a session on Windows Azure and a session on the user experience of Visual Studio (including a sneak peak at vNext!)Microsoft's UK Managing Director Gordon Frazer is also in town and will be delivering a keynote.Agenda09.30 - Doors Open & Registration10.00 - Keynote by Gordon Frazer10.20 - Windows Azure with Steve Plank11.20 - Break

  • What's new in Denali (The next version of SQL Server)

    Tue, 16 Aug 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    What's new for developers in DenaliDenali is the next release of SQL Server. It builds on the three themes of the previous versions: *Scalability and Availability *Unstructured dataMartin will dive into each of these to give you an idea of what’s coming up with demonstrations of the features available in CTP3. He is also going to concentrate on what at new developer features to be included in Denali.

  • Mining the Social Web with Gary Short

    Wed, 3 Aug 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    For those who missed Gary's talk in Glasgow last month we have arranged for him to speak in Edinburgh in August.With so much customer interaction happening on social web sites right now, companies need to know what kind of information they can extract from them. In this presentation, I’ll show you how to find out such information as: where you customers are, what they want, what they think of your products and who are the influencers in the network.

  • Glasgow Book Club - July

    Tue, 19 Jul 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The voting for this event has concluded and the final choice is Michael Feather's "Working Effectively with Legacy Code". If you would like to read how the choice was arrived at then please read the results of the votes on the Scottish Developers' blog.There is no real formality to the event. Just read the book (or as much of it as you can) prior to the event and come along to discuss it.

  • Mining the Social Web with Gary Short

    Thu, 23 Jun 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    With so much customer interaction happening on social web sites right now, companies need to know what kind of information they can extract from them. In this presentation, I’ll show you how to find out such information as: where you customers are, what they want, what they think of your products and who are the influencers in the network.

  • DDD Scotland 2011 Conference Dinner

    Sat, 7 May 2011, 19:30 - 21:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The conference dinner will be held at China Buffet King. The approximate expected cost will be £25 per head for the meal some drinks and service charge.After DDD Scotland, we will be in the bar at the Ramada Jarvis Glasgow City Hotel on Ingram Street. The restaraunt is booked from 19:30. Places are limited so please book.Location: 22-24 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2PF (Street View)If you are using a mobile browser (including the iPad)

  • DDD Scotland Pre-conference Dinner

    6-7 May 2011 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The pre-conference dinner will be at Café Andaluz Glasgow City Centre on Friday 6th May at 20:00. We have selected the Menu Crianza as the base.The estimated total price of the meal is £27.50 which includes the Menu Crianza, a half bottle of wine (or pint and a half of beer, or three soft drinks), and the service charge. We would ask that if you want to drink more than that then you order separately.Schedule:19:00 Pre-dinner drinks in the bar at Ramada Jarvis on Ingram Street

  • Book Reading Club: Clean Code (Glasgow)

    Tue, 26 Apr 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The voting from the last book club meeting nominated Clean Code as the book of choice. Since this may be a rather large book to digest in one go, we're just going to tackle the first part on the Principles, Patterns and Practices of writing clean code, which appears to be chapters 1 to 16 and represents two thirds of the actual book.You can get the book here: *Amazon (Kindle Edition) *Amazon (Paper Edition)There is no real formality to the event.

  • Parallel... Parallelise... Pallar... Doing stuff at the same time in .NET 4.0

    Thu, 21 Apr 2011, 18:00 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The Talk.NET 4 has some very nifty features to aid the creation of multiple threads of operation. In this talk I'll be introducing those features and demonstrating what they can do for you, how you can benefit... And importantly, what you shouldn't do if you want to maintain your sanity.The VenueWe are meeting in Room M402 on the 4th floor of the George Moore Building at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA.

  • Being Dynamic With Ruby

    Thu, 24 Mar 2011, 18:00 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    This month we have a bit of Ruby for you with Colin Gemmell.The TalkIt should come as no surprise that Ruby is a dynamic language but do you know how to use this to you advantage. In this talk we will look at how to use Ruby’s dynamic nature to keep you code DRY, write less code and make your code easier to maintain. As a final example we will see how to use these same tricks how to create a simple DSLThe SpeakerColin Gemmell is a Web/Application Developer from Glasgow.

  • An Evening With Glenn Block

    Sat, 12 Mar 2011, 19:30 - 23:00 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Spend an evening with Microsoft's Glenn BlockAfter Glenn's afternoon session, we're pleased to invite you to a pay-as-you-go dinner at Giuliano's Union Place opposite the Edinburgh Playhouse.The table is booked for 1930, please register here to express your intention to join us!  We'll use the numbers registered here to confirm with the restaurant on the day; so please, do remember to cancel your booking if you can't make it.

  • A guide to installing Google Analytics

    Thu, 17 Feb 2011, 18:00 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Scottish Developers would like to welcome a new speaker to the floor, Jarrod McGuire who has very kindly agreed to talk on installing Google Analytics.The Talk This session will focus on sharing the experiences had while installing Google Analytics in various configurations, and some of the pitfalls, tips and tricks involved. We will cover basic installs leading up to more advanced topics such as cross-domain tracking – all using the new GA syntax.

  • Book Reading Club: The Pragmatic Programmer

    Wed, 2 Feb 2011, 19:00 - 22:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Scottish Developers are going to kick off a new series of events in 2011. We are aiming to have a book club meeting on the first Wednesday of each month alternating between Edinburgh and Glasgow. At each meeting you'll get the chance to suggest books for future meetings.To get the ball rolling, we've chosen The Pragmatic Programmer, from Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas.

  • What's new in ASP.NET MVC 2.0 & 3.0

    Thu, 20 Jan 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    We're back! It's been a while since our last event but after an unexpected hiatus, we have resumed our regular evening sessions.The TalkASP.NET MVC has been making waves over the past 2 years within the ASP.NET community and quite rightly so with features such as promoting separation of concerns, strongly typed views and a great routing system but it doesn't stop there. ASP.NET MVC 2.

  • SSL/TLS - Just when you thought it was safe to return

    Wed, 28 Apr 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in Dundee, United Kingdom

    The Talk2009 was a serious year in breaking secure protocols.  SSL/TLS was no different.  Hacking SSL/TLS has a big return as a blackhat hacker, once you penetrate a corporate network, stealing login details and passwords are just the beginning.  SSL VPN's can also be vulnerable to a number of attacks.  There are a number of tools and techniques that are readily available that can make defeating SSL/TLS both simple and well with in the reach of the unauthorized attackers.

  • Silverlight 4, MVVM and Test-Driven Development

    Tue, 20 Apr 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    As part of his UK tour Microsoft's Jesse Liberty will be talking in Edinburgh for an evening on Silverlight 4.The Talk *MVVM and Silverlight to build test-driven programs *Understanding Refactoring and Dependency Injection *A Walk through of a non-trivial applicationThe SpeakerJesse Liberty, Silverlight Geek, is a Developer Community Program Manager for Microsoft (US

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