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, December 05, 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:
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 ]
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com