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Alt.Net UK Conference 2009 follow up

The final day of the 2009 Alt.Net UK Conference is currently underway in the EMC Consulting (formerly Conchango) London offices.

Over 80 developers have come together to share and learn in an open environment.

At the beginning of the day everyone came together to nominate the sessions for the day, which were as follows:

10:30 - 11:30

  1. The Future of Software
  2. TDD Exercise Learnings from #openspacecode yesterday
  3. Concurrency paradigms
  4. MVVM / Future of browser applications

11:40 - 12:40

  1. How do you mentor great developers?
  2. Creating composite applications / Document repositories / "No SQL"
  3. Software engineering is an idea whose time has come and gone / Artisanal software
  4. Concept to Cash / Building software that matters

12:40 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00  

  1. Bridging the chasm between technology - why do we only do MS stuff?
  2. Convention over Configuration
  3. DSLs : What? Why? How? When? Where?
  4. Advanced REST

15:10 - 16:00

  1. If your company or client has renamed Waterfall to Agile, how do we use this opportunity? / Effects of the current market conditions on practicalities / Bringing tech or process change to your company / People over Process with geographical separation
  2. Testing desktop UIs
  3. Abusing Expression Trees & concurrent LINQ
  4. Events in DDD / The other half of the DDD book

16:00 - 16:30 Close

For more detailed reports check out #altnetuk.

A massive thanks has to go out to Ian Cooper, Alan Dean and Ben Hall who made the event possible.

There are some pictures here for you http://www.twitpic.com/photos/MichelleFlynn

Finally a big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me over the last 2 days to cycle from London to Paris next month (along with 49 other cyclists!).  We have raised over £207!!!  It will all be going to Hope and Play, a charity that supports children in Palestine.  There is always room for more sponsorship if you are feeling generous....

 

Published Sunday, August 02, 2009 2:51 PM by Michelle.Flynn

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