SSW Update - Video: Successful Scrum in Action - A website upgrade for the national Australia Day Council
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G'day Developers!

This month I have a video for you which shows the recent work completed by Gerard Beckerleg and the guys, who shipped the National Australia Day website. They introduced the client to prioritising and adding extra functionality to their existing website by utilising Scrum methodology.

The team worked closely together under the guidance and planning of Gerard as Scrum Master keeping Bucky Toller highly involved in the project as Product Owner.

I was impressed that the communication was open and constant during the process, keeping the client abreast of the project and encouraging feedback. As you know I am a fan of Scrum and I think the video shows the benefits.

I am very proud of Gerard and the boys and their implementation of Scrum. It is great to hear such positive feedback from the client.

Tell me the good and bad of how Scrum is working for you.

Adam Cogan, SSW

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Featured Video: Successful Scrum in action -
A website upgrade for the National Australia Day Council

NADC Website video

A Case Study of the website upgrade SSW did for the National Australia Day Council and how they used Scrum to achieve their goals.

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The Australian SharePoint Conference 2013 in on!

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You are invited!

Listen to experts
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Connect with the SharePoint Community
Get answers to your questions
Gain the latest insights!

Cost: $875 +GST

Got questions for the experts? Just getting started with SharePoint? Need inspiration to move your project forward? Looking to move on from file share chaos? Ready to learn more about SharePoint 2010 and 2013? Just want to head along to a great conference?

As a proud bronze sponsor, SSW would like to invite you to attend the SharePoint events of 2013!

Along with other great presenters, Adam will be speaking on some great features you can leverage in SharePoint 2013

Your choice of two locations:

Sydney 10 & 11 April

Melbourne 11 & 12 June

These events are designed for anyone who wants to know more about SharePoint - business users, techy people and executives can mix and mingle with the best SharePoint MVPs, Microsoft personnel and experts from around the world.

Register now in order to get a spot!

Sydney - The Hilton
10 - 11 APRIL 2013
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Melbourne - The Sebel Albert Park
11 - 12 JUNE 2013
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*NEW* ASP.NET MVC Webinar (Part 2) -
Why you should never use Web Forms again!

MVC

Free Webinar

Tuesday 2nd October 2012

11.00am - 12.00pm
Cost: No Charge

Presented by Adam Stephensen, Solution Architect

Do you want to enjoy the art of coding again?

Are you sick of fighting with the Web Forms page lifecycle?

Do you want to spend more time building better functionality instead of finding elusive bugs?

Are you looking to build websites that can run on desktop and mobile devices with little extra effort?

Like most, I was a Web Forms developer. These things used to get me down, until I started using ASP .NET MVC.

In this webinar I’ll show you why I will never go back to Web Forms again, and how MVC has brought the joy and creativity back into programming for me.

Webinar Objectives

This webinar will provide the attendee with:

  • The challenges created by Web Forms
  • How ASP .NET MVC 4 overcomes those challenges
  • My top features that make me a super productive developer
  • Ample time for Q&A

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About Adam

Adam Stephensen is a Software Architect at SSW. He loves delivering high quality, scalable, database-driven enterprise solutions.

He has a passion for Scrum, Continuous Delivery, and software craftsmanship. This has led him to mentor and contribute to many .Net projects across a broad range of technologies.

Adam is currently excited by the multitude of new tools and platforms coming from Microsoft, especially Visual Studio 2012, TFS Preview and MVC 4. He also can't wait to get his hands on a Windows Phone 8 device.

Online Webinar
2 OCTOBER 2012
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*NEW* Featured Event:
Enterprise MVC Apps - Two part course

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New training locations!

Enterprise MVC Apps
Cost: $330 +GST
Format: 1 day

The Model View Controller design pattern has been a proven and effective way of structuring applications for more than 30 years. In 2007, Microsoft introduced ASP.NET MVC to the world and since then, the framework has evolved into a mature and powerful way of writing dynamic web sites and powerful web applications.

ASP.NET MVC provides a great way of structuring your application, ensuring a clean separation of concerns, easy testability, and ultimate control over markup. It is quickly becoming the go-to framework for writing .Net web applications.

This 2 part course series will be run at 5 capital cities around Australia.

Enterprise MVC Apps Part I: Going beyond the demos

This course will introduce you to the latest version of ASP.NET MVC version 4. Throughout the course, attendees will be guided through building a full ASP.NET MVC application from scratch.

Read more about Enterprise MVC Apps Part I

Perth
TUE 9 OCTOBER 2012
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THU 11 OCTOBER 2012
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FRI 12 OCTOBER 2012
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TUE 16 OCTOBER 2012
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WED 17 OCTOBER 2012
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Enterprise MVC Apps Part II: Maintainability and Testability

In this course will show you the techniques and tools SSW developers use to make MVC Enterprise ready.

Read more about Enterprise MVC Apps Part II

Perth
TUE 13 NOVEMBER 2012
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THU 15 NOVEMBER 2012
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FRI 16 NOVEMBER 2012
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WED 21 NOVEMBER 2012
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Sydney .NET User Group -
The best place to learn .NET for free in Sydney

User Group

5 Days to go!

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 19th September 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm
SSW Head Office
Gateway Court, Suite 13
81-91 Military Road, Neutral Bay


Session 1: Looking at Sitefinity 5.1 from a developers view

CMS’s are notoriously nice for content editors (who are just happy with adding pages and editing them in a HTML or WYSIWYG control), but nasty for developers trying to add functionality.

Drew Robson will give his take on how Sitefinity 5.1 works from a developer’s point of view, and how the new MVC support alleviates the above problem.

Session 2: Tips and Tricks with LINQ Expressions

Although LINQ Expressions have been around for years, as a developer are you using their most powerful features? Drew will demonstrate how you can transform your application data pipeline with LINQ Expressions and LINQ to Entities, resulting in cleaner code and greater reusability. You would be amazed at the amount of code you save when you see the refactoring take place.

The new VS 2012 will be used, but can be targeted to .NET 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Drew Robson is a Senior Software Architect at the Brisbane SSW Office, who specialises in C#.NET, Team Foundation Server and Scrum. His passion is to ensure software is developed with the health of the code, team and process in mind, combined with best technical practices, such as Unit-testing, Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment. Drew has a background in a diverse range of industries like website development, games development and online banking solutions.

To see more details and RSVP, please visit our Facebook .NET Group or our LinkedIn .NET Group.

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SSW and Telerik NerdDinner

NerdDinner

5 days to go!

NerdDinner - Where geeks eat
Wednesday 19th September 2012
8:10pm - 9:30pm
The Oaks Hotel
118 Military Road, Neutral Bay

SSW and Telerik invite you to join us for pizza at The Oaks. A fantastic opportunity for networking with peers and sharing thoughts after the Sydney .NET User Group presentation.

Sydney .Net User Group and NerdDinner proudly sponsored by:

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Canberra .NET User Group -
The best place to learn .NET for free in Canberra

User Group

3 Days to go!

Canberra .NET User Group
Monday 17th September 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Microsoft Canberra Branch
Walter Turnbull Building
Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave
Canberra, Australia

Session 1: Looking at Sitefinity 5.1 from a developers view

CMS’s are notoriously nice for content editors (who are just happy with adding pages and editing them in a HTML or WYSIWYG control), but nasty for developers trying to add functionality.

Drew Robson will give his take on how Sitefinity 5.1 works from a developer’s point of view, and how the new MVC support alleviates the above problem.

Session 2: Tips and Tricks with LINQ Expressions

Although LINQ Expressions have been around for years, as a developer are you using their most powerful features? Drew will demonstrate how you can transform your application data pipeline with LINQ Expressions and LINQ to Entities, resulting in cleaner code and greater reusability. You would be amazed at the amount of code you save when you see the refactoring take place.

The new VS 2012 will be used, but can be targeted to .NET 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Drew Robson is a Senior Software Architect at the Brisbane SSW Office, who specialises in C#.NET, Team Foundation Server and Scrum. His passion is to ensure software is developed with the health of the code, team and process in mind, combined with best technical practices, such as Unit-testing, Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment. Drew has a background in a diverse range of industries like website development, games development and online banking solutions.

To see more details and RSVP, please visit our Facebook .NET Group or our LinkedIn .NET Group.

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Canberra .Net User Group proudly sponsored by:

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Welcome to SSW

SSW would like to welcome a new employee to the team this month:


Drew Drew Robson
Senior Software Architect - Brisbane

As a Certified Scrum Master, Drew's passion is to ensure software is developed with the health of the code, team and process in mind. Combine that with his technical practices, Unit-testing, Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment you can see he fits in perfectly. Drew has a background in a diverse range of industries including website development, games development and online banking solutions.

Drew has already helped the SSW team deliver Australia's highest ticketed entertainment website. His knowledge of Telerik Sitefinity and other CMS experience has proved invaluable.

Advertise with SSW

If you would like to advertise your product or service with SSW or would like to find out more about various advertising opportunities, please email your enquiry to info@ssw.com.au or call: +61 2 9953 3000.

SSW Update

September 2012

Employment

SharePoint Developer

Are you looking to establish a career working with the latest software technology for a large range of great organisations? Do you enjoy managing your own clients in a fun, fast-paced and dynamic environment?
SSW has been the leading Microsoft technology company in Sydney for 21 years. We require an enthusiastic SharePoint developer to start ASAP.

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Senior Designer

SSW is looking for a highly talented front-end Web Designer who is passionate about creating great standards-based Web 2.0 sites. This role requires the understanding of how people behave in certain contexts and how various stimuli and circumstances can affect individual thought processes in social and professional situations.
You will be working with both creative designers and the development team in various challenging projects. This role requires someone who is able to communicate effectively with both disciplines together with creating aesthetically pleasing design prototypes, including graphic design, site navigation, and layout of content.

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