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FireBootCamp Sydney – And the winner is...

As you may remember from my last blog post, the 3 teams were having their solutions critiqued by a panel of judges with extensive experience in building software.

Today, I am excited to announce which team our judges picked as being the most successful (giving the most business value). The voting was tight and I think it's fair to say that all the judges were impressed with the level of output in just 9 weeks. Some of the judges were tougher than others. I've included some of their comments below (I haven't included all the judges and all their votes below).

I'd love to hear what you think too. Watch the videos below or try the applications at and

Click through to keep reading, and find out the winner

-Adam Cogan, SSW

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Webinar: Dev Superpowers - ASP .NET MVC

Getting started with Microsoft ASP.Net MVC5 - presented by David Burela

Lessons Learned Writing Mobile Sites

Thursday 29th May 2014
11.00am - 12.00pm AEST
Cost: No Charge

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A longer session that will explore the how to create an ASP.NET MVC5 website with the latest tools.

During the session a new tracking app will be created from scratch and deployed to Microsoft Azure, ready for anybody to use. It will then take an extended look at each of the components:

  • What the options effect during File -> New Project
  • How MVC works
  • Entity Framework 6 code first
  • Nuget packages
  • Responsive site with Twitter Bootstrap
  • Microsoft Azure Websites

About the presenter:

David Burela

David Burela is a Microsoft Azure MVP and works as Solution Architect & State Manager for SSW Melbourne. He specialises in cloud development & smart client applications. He regularly speaks at user groups and conferences like TechEd Australia. Technology learning is a passion, and he just wants to spread knowledge to everyone in the developer community.

David blogs about his latest adventures in coding at

More webinars coming soon:

Become a World Class Developer in just 9 weeks with FireBootCamp!

Special Intensive Course


Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, San Francisco

Cost: $6,000 + GST

The FireBootCamp program is an intensive, full-time, 9-week program. Participants learn, work and code together for 10-12 hours per day, 5 days a week. There are exercise and food breaks, but for the main the program is continual hands-on learning.

The program focuses on real world skills including Agile software development practices, enterprise architecture, application life cycle, end-to-end testing and user interface design. The technology stack covers .NET MVC, TypeScript, JavaScript & jQuery and uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.

Scheduled Boot Camps:

San Francisco BootCamp #1
23rd JUN 2014 – 22nd AUG 2014
Sydney BootCamp #2
21st JUL 2014 – 19nd SEP 2014
Melbourne BootCamp #1
8th SEP 2014 – 7th NOV 2014

Find out more and Register

SSW news: Employees on tour

Learn ASP.NET MVC & Microsoft Azure with David Burela

SSW's newest employee David Burela, is the state manager for SSW.Melbourne and a Microsoft Azure MVP. He will be touring capital cities and presenting on ASP.NET MVC & Microsoft Azure during May & June. Sign up to one of the events to learn the latest development techniques.

If you miss out on his tour in person, you can still sign up for the Dev Superpower webinar sessions being hosted monthly by SSW TV!

Get Agile with 3 Day Scrum Training!

Intensive Professional Scrum Developer Course


Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide

Cost: $2,995 + GST

Professional Scrum Developer courses teach students how to work in a team - using modern software engineering practices - to develop an increment of potentially releasable functionality using a specific technology platform.

Classes are exercise-driven, with students working in self-organizing teams to develop "done" increments from Product Backlog items.

Course at a Glance:

This 3-day Professional Scrum Developer .NET course is a mix of lecture, demonstration, group discussion, simulation, and hands-on software development. The bulk of the course will be spent working as a team on a case study application delivering increments of new functionality in mini-sprints. Here is the course at a glance:


Note: Scrum fundamentals are not covered in this 3-day course. If you are not experienced with Scrum fundamentals, the 5 day course is still available on site by appointment.

16 JUNE 2014
Book Now Perth
23 JUNE 2014
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30 JUN 2014
Book Now Melbourne
5 AUG 2014
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25 AUG 2014
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Find out more and Register

Sydney .NET User Group

The best place to learn .NET for free in Sydney

User Group

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 21st May 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
SSW Office
Gateway Court, Suite 13
81-91 Military Road, Neutral Bay NSW 2089

"Visual Studio and Telerik Platform: Mobile App Development Awesomesauce" - John Bristowe

Are you using Visual Studio? Of course you are. Are you wanting to build mobile apps? Of course you do. In this session, John Bristowe will show you the "peanut butter and chocolate" combination that is Visual Studio and Telerik Platform to build amazing mobile apps that cross-cut multiple platforms. Impress your friends! Inspire your co-workers! And, best of all, become the hero you were born to be!

Join John and your fellow members of the Sydney .NET User Group for this action-packed adventure through mobile app development hyperspace.

About the presenter:

John Bristowe (@JohnBristowe) is Principal Developer Advocate for Telerik. He likes long walks on the beach. He also likes helping developers be awesome. When he’s not building apps or writing docs, you’ll find him tweeting GIFs for the lulz.

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

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Can't make it to the Sydney .NET User Group?

Watch the Live stream!

Live stream

Tune in from anywhere!

Sydney .NET User Group Live

The team at SSW TV are now streaming our User Group sessions live. Each session will also be published on the SSW TV site after the event so you can review what was said in the sessions.

Then join us at the NerdDinner

Where nerds meet and eat


NerdDinner - Where geeks eat
Wednesday 21st May 2014
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 Canberra .NET User Group
Monday 19th May 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Microsoft Canberra Branch
Level 4, 6 National Circuit
Barton, Australia

"Activating your MSDN Azure Benefits" - Chris Birmele

Bring all your cloud questions to this session! Did you know that MSDN subscribers have Azure credits that they can use each month to deploy virtual machines, websites and cloud services? In this interactive session, Chris Birmele will give an overview of the services available with Microsoft Azure and a walkthrough of how to activate your MSDN benefits. You’ll see demos on how fast and easy it is to create your own development environments in the cloud, including: web sites, VMs, automating with PowerShell, connecting to on-premises services with Service Bus and load balancing cloud services.

About the presenter:
Chris Birmele is a Product Technology Specialist for Microsoft Australia, focusing on Visual Studio, TFS, Release & Test Manager and increasingly all things Azure. He has 20+ years’ experience with Microsoft, IBM, Rational Software, Compuware in a variety of technical roles. Originally from Zurich, Switzerland he enjoys travelling, photography and motorcycles.

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

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Canberra .Net User Group proudly sponsored by:

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SSW Update

May 2014


Senior SharePoint 2013 Developer - SSW Brisbane office

SSW is looking for an experienced and talented SharePoint developer who is passionate about implementing awesome SharePoint solutions. This role requires great communication skills and solid experience delivering production-ready SharePoint solutions.
SSW has been the leading Microsoft technology company in Sydney for 21 years. We require an enthusiastic Senior SharePoint developer to start at our Brisbane branch ASAP.

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