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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, March 22, 2009
Perth .NET User Group: A Great Start to the Year
I’ve been remiss by not blogging about the 2 user group meetings we have had so far this year.
We don’t run a meeting in January due to the holidays, so February’s well attended meeting was the first and good start to the year. Ola Karlsson stepped up to the task of presenting on Silverlight and what it’s good for. He blogged about it here (with links from the presentation). And special thanks to Ola for giving both halves of what was originally planned to be a 2 speaker event.
If you wanted an indication of the level of interest in testing and Test Driven Development (and Design) (TDD), then you needed to look no further than our March meeting when Rhys Campbell presented on Real World TDD. We had the highest attendance of any meeting in the group’s history; it was standing room only! (I lost count at 62 people). He posted a follow-up here.
Thanks to both presenters.
Our next presentation will be James Miles on Flexible UI Composition with WPF. Don’t miss it!
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com