It’s been a while since we ran our last Devs4Devs event, but it’s coming back!
Devs4Devs is - to turn a cliché - an event by the community for the community. Anyone can participate and presenters can volunteer to present a session on any developer topic. Attendees get to hear from their fellow developers about something new and cool in a short, 20 minute presentation by one of their peers. Presenters get to experience what it’s like to prepare for and deliver a technical presentation for an audience.
Devs4Devs will run on 4 September 2010 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 12:30 PM at the Microsoft offices in Johannesburg. What better way to spend your Saturday morning than in the company of your fellow developers, listening to some great technical presentations and networking with your community peers?
This is a free event and we’ll be providing breakfast and tea and coffee during the break and may even have some cool giveaways…
Register now to let us know you’re coming so that we can arrange catering.
We have timeslots for up to 12 14 presentations and we’ll update this post as people submit new sessions. If you’re interested in presenting on a topic (any development related topic will do) we’d love to have you! Remember, this is a relaxed environment and you’re in front of your peers. This is a great way to build up your confidence if you’re new to presenting, or, for experienced presenters to practice and polish up their skills.
If you’d like to present contact us and let us know what topic you’d like to talk about, provide a description and get preparing! If you’d like to present at Devs4Devs keep your eye on our blog for the next event – we’ll try and ensure you get an opportunity to show your stuff!
We’ve had an overwhelming response and our mailbox has been full of great topic suggestions. We’ve decided to include extend the day by an extra 20 minutes and now we’ll be accommodating 14 sessions! Thanks to everyone who’s submitted a presentation and, for those who missed out, try again next time we run Devs4Devs!
For everyone attending: we’ve got some excellent content for you to choose from, so be sure to register your place before you miss out.
Windows Phone 7 - Getting Started
A high level introduction to getting started with Windows Phone 7 development including: where to begin, options for developers, thinking about design and a demonstration application.
Johannes van Schalkwyk
Making MVVM easy
Why you should care about Google Closure
It's been battle-tested by Google on sites like: Gmail, Google Docs and Google Maps.
Attend this short intro to get an understanding of how important these libraries are and why you should consider using them in your next big internet app.
Introducing NHibernate 3
Branding SharePoint 2010 with MasterPages, Layouts and CSS
Unit Testing - Code Coverage & Mocking
Getting ready for Windows Azure development
An introduction to Mercurial Source Control
Making money with Coded UI
Hack .Net in 10 Seconds - Why obfuscation is critical
Composite Applications with PRISM
An Introduction to Pex and Moles
ASP.NET Dynamic Data
I will briefly introduce ASP.NET Dynamic Data by showing how to build a complete data maintenance web application with almost zero code.
Moving on, I will demonstrate some standard ways of customising a Dynamic Data application, and some more advanced non-standard customisation techniques. I will finish off by illustrating how Dynamic Data libraries and controls can be leveraged in other applications that don't normally use dynamic data.
ASP.NET MVC 3
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you there!