Canberra .NET Users Group - The Best Place to Learn .NET for Free in Canberra

When

We meet on the Monday before the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6pm.

Where

Microsoft Canberra Branch

Microsoft Canberra Branch
Level 4, 6 National Circuit
Barton ACT

6pm - 7:30pm

There is no visitor parking at the office itself, but there is a very large open car park behind the office that is available for public use.
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Map to Microsoft Canberra Branch

Why - 3 Great Reasons to Attend The .NET User Group

  • Learn
  • Build contacts
  • Socialize*
* For information on why we spell this the American way.

About

Every month, SSW hosts the Sydney .NET User Group where developers meet to exchange ideas and listen to presentations by local and international industry experts. Topics focus on .NET development, SharePoint and general ALM strategies . We also love discussing the latest industry news and exciting new trends.

Cost

Free to attend.

What people are saying

Developers are already good at writing code. Writing reams of code just digs you deeper into an already deeply specialized skill. What I am proposing is that we spend less time coding and more time developing skills in other areas that complement our coding skills. Become a better writer. Become a better speaker. Improve your personal skills. Participate in the community. Try to spend some time talking to people instead of the compiler. That's how you distinguish yourself from your peers. And that's ultimately how you become a better software developer, too. Jeff Atwood

Upcoming Session Details

  • Monday, 15 September 2014
  • Monday, 20 October 2014
  • Monday, 17 November 2014
  • Monday, 15 December 2014

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Prizes

We have lots of Microsoft DVD's and other prizes to give away.

Agenda

This is how we run it:

Stuff we talk about?

  • ASP.NET MVC
  • ASP.NET (and Web Forms if we have to)
  • LINQ
  • jQuery
  • CSS / HTML
  • TFS and Scrum
  • ALM tooling and processes (e.g. Continuous Integration)
  • Azure
  • Office 365
  • SharePoint
  • CRM
  • Hot Sites
  • Hot Blogs

Look forward to seeing you there!

I Would Like to Present

Most speakers present in both cities. The Canberra one is first, then we have the Sydney User Group which is live streamed the recording is posted on tv.ssw.com a couple of days later.

Every month the User Group is full of highly technical early adopters of technology and our attendees are always open to seeing presentations on the latest technologies. We welcome companies and guest presenters to present new topics and new gadgets. We do encourage you to delve beyond the sales and marketing pitch and show us how it was built, not just why it was built. Here's a quick list of some tips for presenters:

  • Presentation needs to be directed at a highly technical audience (No sales pitch)
  • Introduce new technology
  • Samples and giveaway prizes for attendees are great
  • Prior to the meeting do a rehearsal - make a time with Adam
  • Send a summary of your presentation for inclusion into the SSW Newsletter (one week prior to the User Group)
  • Your session will be recorded – install either "Microsoft Expression Studio Encoder" or "Camtasia Studio" prior to the session Update: Now we just record the output from the projector cable. Much simpler for presenters

If you think you're up for the challenge and have something new to show us please contact Adam Cogan.

Who Organizes It?

The User Group is organized by Adam Stephensen, who can be contacted at SSW on +61 2 9953 3000, by mobile on 0424 506 717 - or by email.

Adam Stephensen
Figure: This is Adam Stephensen. He runs the Canberra user group, does the news and is the man to speak to about presenting.

Past SSW Newsletters

By signing up for our newsletter you'll be kept informed about the latest upcoming developer events and news. The User Group topic will only be known in advance to recipients of the SSW Update so make sure you sign up so that you're guaranteed that the topic at the next meeting is exactly what you're interested in. See previous Past SSW Newsletters.

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