Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Perth .NET Community of Practice: First Meeting of 2008
The Perth .NET Community of Practice user group’s first meeting of 2008 got the year off to a great start, with a session on ASP.NET MVC presented by Michael Minutillo. It was well received, and we will endeavour to get Mike back for a further session on this hot topic. Thanks to everyone who attended and especially to everyone who helped out.
There were over 50+ people on the night, despite a clash with another event (‘Meet the Team’) being run by Change Corporation, and the fact that the announcement that we were going to have beer and pizza went out quite late!
Bill Poole from Change Corporation gave a brief introduction to Change Corporation’s involvement with .NET development and reaffirmed their ongoing commitment to support the Perth .NET community. We are indebted for their support. Bill has also kindly offered to present an upcoming talk on Service Oriented Architecture. More details soon.
Thanks go to Talent International for arranging and supplying the refreshments. And last but not least, a mention of all our sponsors: Change Corporation, Excom, Talent International, SoftTeq, JetBrains, Power Business Systems, Microsoft and all the publishers who are contributing to the User Group Library: O’Reilly, Apress, Pearson IT, Peachpit.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com