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
Saturday, May 02, 2009
DevJam Community Event: Thursday, May 7th
The lineup for May’s DevJam community event of the Perth .NET User Group (Thursday, 7th May), is as follows:
Tiang Cheng: Developing Software as a Service with the Google API
Graeme Foster: 'Dude, where's my memory?': Finding managed memory leaks using Windbg
Andy Dent: WPF layer-cake: C#, C++/CLI and C
Dave Gardner: NDepend
Rhys Campbell: Introduction to ASP.Net MVC
Adrian McGrath: Measuring .NET Application Performance - Application Instrumentation
Jeremy Thake: ‘What's this ReSharper all about then?’
Hadley Willan: Partial classes with LINQ-SQL
DATE: Thursday, May 7th, 5:30pm
VENUE: Excom, Ground Floor, 23 Barrack Street, Perth
COST: Free. All welcome
There are prizes for the presenters of the highest, audience voted talks (with the organisers’ decision as final in case of a tie break):
First Prize: Visual Studio 2008 Pro with MSDN Premium, worth approx. $3,500 (courtesy of Microsoft)
Second Prize: a Resharper License (courtesy of JetBrains), plus a copy of C# in a Nutshell (courtesy of Joe Albahari), plus a license for NDepend (courtesy of Patrick Smacchia).
Third Prize: a copy of Code Craft (courtesy of O’Reilly), plus a LINQPad auto-completion license (courtesy of Joe Albahari).
Audience Door Prizes: a Resharper License (courtesy of JetBrains), and a copy of Professional Visual Studio 2008 (courtesy of Dave Gardner).
In addition, the top 3 voted talks will each receive a copy of Professional Visual Studio 2008 (courtesy of Dave Gardner).
There will be pizza and refreshments provided.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com