INDC Next week, on the 3rd and 4th of May, four of our technical communities - the ICS, INDA, IrishDev, and NIMTUG - are joining forces to host their largest .NET developer conference ever at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin. If you're a developer, a project manager, a technical architect or a company director, or in some other way involved in software development, then the Ireland .Net Developers Conference is for you.

We are delighted to be welcoming Scott Guthrie, co-founder and one of the lead architects of Microsoft's ASP.NET, who will deliver a keynote address, and also present on Microsoft's new Atlas technologies for rapidly developing rich browser-based applications.

Scott will be joined by a host of local experts who will cover such diverse topics as: BizTalk, Windows Communications Foundation ("Indigo"), Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon"), the upcoming Linq extensions to the .NET languages, SQL Server 2005 development, Team Foundation Server, and collaborative development software using techniques such as Agile.

In addition to the lectures, a series of hands-on labs will take place throughout the day at the New Horizons training centre adjacent to the Morrison.  Some of these are instructor-led, and others are based on content from the recent Mix06 conference!  Hint: if you're attending the labs, you should bring along a memory stick so that you can take some of this vast content home with you as well!

The cost for the event is 50 euro, which will help cover the cost of the venue, speaker accommodation, food, and receptions.

More information on the event will be available on our weblogs, or you can register yourself by heading directly to the ICS page .

I'm very much looking forward to next week and hope to see you there!

Here is a tentative agenda which I've received from the INDC organizers.

Tentative Agenda

 

Wednesday 3rd of May - Morrisson Hotel

19:00

Welcome to INDC

19:30

Scott Guthrie - Keynote Address

21:30

Meet the Experts - Q&A with Scott Guthrie

 

Food/Drinks Reception

 

Thursday 4th of May

 

Morrisson Hotel - Lectures

New Horizons - Hands On Labs

08:45

Registration

09:15

Atlas - Scott Guthrie

 

BizTalk - Paul Hand

 

11:00

Break

11:30

Agile - Sean Hanly

Rich Web2.0 Apps with Ajax & Windows Communications Foundation (Indigo)

 

Introduction to .Net 2.0

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Team Foundation Server - Martin Woodward

SQL 2005 - Nick Grattan

Atlas - Scott Guthrie

15:30

Break

16:00

Windows Presentation Foundation (Avalon) - Rob Burke  

Linq - Mark Lawrence

 

Team Foundation Server

17:30

Q&A / Feedback