Wednesday, 30 April 2008


There are loads of great conferences going on in may

Where: Glasgow
How Much: Free!
First up on Saturday the 10th of May is DDD Scotland (mentioned here). This is a free community event with some great tracks and speakers including Barry Dorrans (covering WCF - cant wait), Colin Angus Mackay and whilst I havent heard of Gary Short before he perhaps has the best Bio I have ever read (Gary Short was employed as a canoeist, but was presumed dead after disappearing under mysterious circumstances, only to reappear 5 years later. Gary had used this time to secretly re-train as a software Jedi and now plies his trade throughout the known galaxies, where he sells his skills to the highest bidder. Outside of his dog, his laptop is his best friend; inside of his dog, it's too dark to use it.)

Where: Newcastle
How Much: £599 + VAT
Next up is Thinking Digital run by CodeWorks on the 21st to the 23rd... not so much development - although Steve Clayton will be there talking about Microsoft new Mesh technology - even though he didn't give me an invite!


Where: Newcastle
How Much: Free*

*=May cost a demo/presentation
And finally Bar Camp: North East straight after thinking digital on the 24th and 25th.

The Rules of Fight Club Bar Camp are pretty simple, you have to take part... and that worries me a bit! At work we hold regular knowledge sharing seminars and its a great way to pass on new skills and anyone who knows me will tell you how much I love going on about some new technology - but running a demo/session outside of work is a different kettle of fish!

So I don't really have any idea what will be covered here, but Im really looking forward to meeting other developers from the North East!

Looks like I am going to have a busy May!

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