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

Upcoming Session Details

When

We meet on the Monday before the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5.30pm.

Where

Microsoft Canberra Branch

Microsoft Canberra Branch
Level 4, 6 National Circuit
Barton ACT

5.30pm - 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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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, Xamarin, Cordova 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, 16 May 2016
  • Monday, 20 June 2016
  • Monday, 18 July 2016
  • Monday, 15 August 2016

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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:
5minWho are the first timers?
20minNews (usually by Adam Cogan)
90minSession
5minRetro (the good and bad) as per Do you know what happens at a Sprint Retrospective Meeting?

Stuff we talk about?

  • ASP.NET MVC
  • AngularJS
  • Web API
  • LINQ
  • jQuery
  • CSS / HTML
  • TFS and Scrum
  • ALM tooling and processes (e.g. Continuous Integration)
  • Azure
  • Office 365
  • SharePoint
  • CRM
  • Xamarin
  • Cordova
  • 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 by the guys from SSW TV straight from the projector cable. Very 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 Cogan. He also presents the news at the start of the session, and is the man to speak to about presenting. He also organizes the Sydney .NET User Group. He can be contacted at SSW on +61 2 9953 3000, by mobile on 04 1985 1995 - or by email.

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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