Sunday, December 05, 2010


DevJam 2010

I really enjoy our User Group’s end of year ‘DevJam’ events (despite the fact that it involves a bit of work to organise). It is great to see so many local developers willing to give up their time to present a talk. Around 50 people attended last Thursday’s event, so it was a relief when the pizza finally arrived. A crowd of developers deprived of pizza is a riot waiting to happen ;) !

It was a great line-up of topics with a nice mixture of content, and every presenter did a great job of informing and entertaining. Every talk received a good number of audience votes, but we have to have some winners in order to give out the prizes! The favourite talks (in order) were:

  1. Adrian McGrath  - WPF: Design Time Data
  2. Alistair Waddell  - A simple approach to test your data driven app
  3. Michael Minutillo - Dynamic UI in WinForms

Thank you to all the sponsors who help make these events possible: Microsoft (for the venue and VS2010 MSDN door prize), UGSS for the pizza and refreshments, JetBrains, Joe Albahari, RedGate, TekPub, Scooter Software, DevExpress, TechSmith. [The presenter VS2010 with MSDN prize was donated by myself from the MVP program.]

Thank you to everyone who attended DevJam and meetings throughout the year. Special thanks to Dave Gardner who fetched and delivered the beer.

[ If you are interested in running one of these events at your User Group, I put together some notes here:  Running a DevJam Community Event ]


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