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SSW uses Telerik tools in most of their projects, and this week we have the honour of having Joel and Steven here in Sydney
to present at three excellent events for free.
Telerik Australia 1 day Event -
Focus on Developer Productivity
5 days to go!
Tuesday 15th March 2011
9:00am - 5:00pm
Citigate Central Sydney
169-179 Thomas Street
Cost: No Charge
Telerik, the market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development,
automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major
Microsoft development platforms, is coming to Australia.
We invite you for in-depth sessions with industry experts and Telerik Senior Leadership.
This event is by invite only, please do not spread the registration link and password.
All attendees will receive a copy of Telerik JustCode, valued at $199.
Please note these are 4 separate seminars; you need to register for all those you intend on attending.
The Agile Buffet Table: Implementing your own Agile Process with Microsoft ALM Tools - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New to Agile? Having challenges implementing an agile process in your organization? Have you been using Scrum,
but need to bend the rules to make it work in your organization? Can’t get the business to “buy-in”? Come and
learn about implementing an agile process in your organization. You'll look at the “buffet table” of agile
processes and procedures and learn how to properly decide “what to eat.” We’ll start by defining XP, Scrum,
Kanban and some other popular methodologies and then learn how to mix and match each process for various scenarios,
including the enterprise, ISVs, consulting, and remote teams. Then take a look at agile tools and how they will
aid in implementing your development process. You’ll see how Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 provides
process templates for Agile that facilitate better planning and metrics. Learn how Microsoft’s application
lifecycle management (ALM) tools can support your development process. Lastly, we will talk about how to “sell”
agile to your business partners and customers. The speakers have a very interactive style so participation is
encouraged and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.
- Stephen Forte, Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik
- Joel Semeniuk, Founder of Imaginet Resources, Microsoft Regional Director
(by invite only event, use password: Telerik&&ALM2)
Agile Testing - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
As more product teams move to Agile methodologies, the need for automated testing becomes essential to generate
the velocity needed to ship fully tested features in short iterations. In this session we will look at the
differences between traditional testing and agile testing, explore some tools and strategies that can help make
your automation more productive as well as how to get the automation effort started for both new and existing
- Christopher Eyhorn, Executive VP of Telerik’s automated testing tools division
(by invite only event, use password: TestingTelerik)
20 Things to Consider When Selecting a CMS - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Choosing a CMS can be a daunting task. There are plenty of Content Management Systems to choose from; ranging in
price from free to extremely expensive. From this crowded landscape it can be difficult to find a CMS that
effectively enables an organization to accomplish their goals. In this session, I will identify 20 things to
consider when evaluating a CMS that will help you select the ideal CMS for your project.
- Gabe Sumner, Developer Evangelist at Telerik
- Martin Kirov, Executive Vice President of the Sitefinity CMS division of Telerik
(by invite only event, use password: TelerikAustralia)
Streamline Development with ASP.NET MVC Extensions & Speeding up Development Using 3rd Party Controls - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tired of dealing with the bloated pages generated by your WebForms application? Wondering what the whole deal is
with MVC? Already into MVC but want to get maximum performance and functionality out of your applications? In
this presentation we will take a look at how ASP.NET MVC, together with the Telerik MVC Extensions, can have you
developing applications with high performance and functionality, while output light-weight and easily readable HTML.
Learn how to cut Silverlight development time significantly using your new Telerik RadControls. As a TechDays
attendee, you will receive a complimentary license for Telerik’s RadControls for Silverlight. This TurboTalk
will demonstrate how you can speed up application development while adding more functionality to your Silverlight
applications with the Telerik tools. See how high-performance data controls like RadGridView and RadChart can take
your applications to the next level. See how layout controls like RadDocking and RadTileView can add both richness
and increased functionality, helping you maximize screen real estate. And see how RadRichTextBox is unlocking
Silverlight’s power to enable editing of HTML, DOCX, and XAML content. Jumpstart your development with the
RadControls for Silverlight and get the most out of your new tools by joining this developer-to-developer talk.
- Malcolm Sheridan, Microsoft awarded MVP in ASP.NET
- Jordan Knight, Solution Architect | Microsoft MVP - Silverlight
(by invite only event, use password: DevelopersRock)
All attendees will receive a copy of Telerik JustCode, valued at $199.
See all of the
SSW Rules here.
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Sydney .NET User Group -
The best place to learn .NET for free in Sydney
6 days to go!
Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 16th March 2011
5:45pm - 9:00pm
1 Epping Road, North Ryde
Behind the Scenes with Telerik
Speaker: Joel Semeniuk
Telerik is the #1 .net vendor used by millions of people.
Ever wonder what goes into a startup project at Telerik? Ever wonder how technical and functional decisions
are made? Want to see how Telerik TeamPulse is being built? For the technology used, design patterns employed,
challenges faced, as well as team practices? In this session, Joel Semeniuk, Executive VP for Telerik’s new
Team Productivity division, will give you a very rare inside look behind stage of TeamPulse.
To see more details and RSVP, please visit our
facebook .NET group or our
LinkedIn .NET group.
SSW and Telerik FREE Joint Event
8 days to go!
Friday 18th March 2011
9:00am - 12:00pm
Suite 13, 81-91 Military Rd,
Taking Agile Teams from an Idea to a Test - Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The hardest aspects of an Agile project are getting started and knowing when you’re done. Where do requirements
come from and what should they look like? How do you make sure that your project aligns to its original intent?
How to you use Agile estimation and planning to go from an idea into a plan? How can you help ensure your team
is following best practices as well as track progress? How can you ensure the ongoing quality of your software,
even as it rapidly evolves.
In this session, Telerik will address all of these questions by discussing best practices as well as demonstrating
how their productivity and testing tools can dramatically improve quality while reducing waste and rework and
increasing team efficiency and focus.
- Joel Semeniuk, Executive VP, Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft ALM MVP
- Chris Eyehorn, Executive VP
- Stephen Forte, CSO
No need to register for this one. All are welcome so just turn up.
Canberra .NET User Group -
The best place to learn .NET for free in Canberra
11 days to go!
Canberra .NET Developers User Group
Monday 21st March 2010
Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
King O'Malley's Irish Pub
131 City Walk
Dinner: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Microsoft Canberra Branch
Walter Turnbull Building
Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave
.NET Interop – Manage the Unmanaged Code
Speaker: Sunil Hargunani
This presentation/workshop addresses how to accelerate application development through
the use of Managed and Unmanaged Code Interworking and the reuse of existing software
components, without or with minor modifications, to provide SoA (Service oriented
The following topics will be addressed:
- C++ COM / Dll’s used in C# world
- C++ code interfacing to Webservices for SOA
- How to make COM component in C#
So, feel free to bring your notebooks and laptops for this step by step approach to
We are currently looking for potential speakers for future sessions. Anyone who is interested
in speaking at the Canberra .NET User Group in the future should contact Adam Cogan on
04 1985 1995 or email him.
To see more details and RSVP, please visit our
facebook .NET group
LinkedIn .NET group.
SSW Brain Quest -
Team Foundation Server and SharePoint 2010
Team Foundation Server 2010 for Successful Project Management by
Visual Studio Ultimate (formerly Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)) and Team
Foundation Server (TFS) are the cornerstones of development on the Microsoft
.NET platform. These are the best tools for a project manager to have successful
projects and for the developers to have a focused and smooth software
Come and see Adam Cogan, Microsoft Regional Director, VSTS Champ and Chief
Architect from SSW show you:
- How to successfully gather requirements with User stories
- The right way to use work items
- The way to complete a work items and send a 'done'
- Use templates for your standard work items
- The extra work items that developers always forget
- What is good and bad about Excel and Project integration
- What you can use from the built in reporting as well as the Project portals
available on from the SharePoint dashboard
- The important reports to give your Project Manager
Walk away knowing how to see the project health and progress. Visual Studio
Ultimate is designed to help address many of these traditional problems faced by
project managers. It does so by providing a set of integrated tools to help
teams improve their software development activities and to help project managers
better support the software development processes.
During this session we will cover the lifecycle of creating work items and
tracking of releases using Visual Studio Ultimate and Team Foundation Server.
Visual Studio 2010 Team System - An Overview
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team System is an integrated software development
platform to build the mission-critical applications that businesses depend on.
It extends Visual Studio's integrated and productive experience from the
developer to the entire development team by delivering powerful new role-based
tools for software architects, developers, testers and project managers. In this
session you will see an overview of these tools and how they can improve your
software development cycle.
Visual Studio 2010 Testing with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 - the life of a
Visual Studio 2010 makes up a large part of a .Net developers life. This session
will delve into the 'life of a bug' by taking a walk in the shoes of an everyday
bug from discovery to release (and the steps that make up the in between). Come
along and check out the new features that will make you happier by making your
code better, your job easier, and your team more productive by reducing the
obstacles you face in your everyday coding life. Learn:
What's new in SharePoint 2010
- What the new features for testers and developers
- How you now care - even if the tester can't reproduce the bug
- How to stop struggling to find the source of the bug in your code
- How can you streamline the testing process and make sure you don't repeat the
- How to automate more and reproduce bugs easier and discover problems sooner.
In this session Adam Cogan will provide information about what is new in
SharePoint 2010 and his personal favorites. The SharePoint Team has invested in
- UX support for Silverlight and Ajax
- their Web Content Management System
- Digital Asset Management System (for videos)
- Visual Studio 2010 tools for SharePoint 2010
- Developer Platform
- Office 2010 integration
- RESTful Web API
- Tagging and Rating
Let's see what's good and what's not.
Something About Mary (SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010)
Come see Adam Cogan explain what works well with SharePoint and Office for Mary
and the other knowledge workers.
First you will get an overview of what is great about having SharePoint in your
business. Then see real world examples of:
- Using SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 together (Comparing with what with had
- Where it fits with other important Microsoft products like CRM 4 and TFS
- Examples of how Word and Excel can be integrated into business processes
(separate from SharePoint), and then followed by
- Examples of how Word, Excel, PowerPoint can be combined with SharePoint to
improve visibility/searchability/versioning across the company
- Overview of how data can be synchronised between the two (e.g. using Access and
- Overview of what 'workflow' (really!) means
- How Office can be incorporated into company workflows with SharePoint
- High level examples of using/integrating Office with other products (e.g. VSTS
integration with Outlook)
- Where VBA and VSTO fit in terms of how solutions can be developed
- Examples of other interesting Office/SharePoint integrations (e.g. the
Atlassian SharePoint Connector and
This is a good chance for you to consider new ways of using Office in your
company, along with pitfalls to avoid. Adam gets excited about this session
because too often companies limit Office to just an email application, word
processor and spreadsheet - completely missing the positive impact it can have
on the entire business process.
Register for other Major Cities now!
Scrum Training Course
This course is normally $3995 but there is a limited offer for User Group members to do the course at $2995 + GST
This Scrum Developer course is a unique and intensive five-day experience for software developers.
The course guides teams on how to turn product requirements into potentially shippable increments
of software using the Scrum framework, Visual Studio 2010, and modern software engineering practices.
Attendees will work in self-organizing, self-managing teams using a common instance of Visual Studio
Team Foundation Server 2010 to achieve this goal.
Find out more and Register
28 MAR 2011
2 MAY 2011
16 MAY 2011
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Due to the tremendous growth that our business has experienced over the last few
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We are currently strongly looking for a Marketing and Social Networking Manager.
We are also currently looking for:
- Marketing and Social Networking Manager
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