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Tips for Tesla: How Tesla could make the Model S even more awesome

As a tech guy, Tesla's electric car with an in-built computer is the sort of grown-up toy I've been dreaming of, so when I heard that Telsa were finally bringing their cars to Australia, I was thrilled. It took some convincing to get my wife on board, and after ordering the car, the long wait for it to arrive was harder still, but now that I have it, I'm one happy man.

Keep reading to find out what Adam loves about the Tesla, and his top tips for how Tesla could improve

-Adam Cogan, SSW

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New SSW TV video!

What's new in Visual Studio 2015 and ALM 2015 with Adam Cogan

Visual Studio 2015 is going to be a huge change for both windows and non-windows developers. Thanks to a new/refreshing/cool/awesome change of attitude, Microsoft is embracing the winning tools in the development space and is building them into the next version of Visual Studio.

The open sourcing of .NET Core 5 and ASP.NET 5 along with the release of the free Visual Studio Community Edition and the release of Windows 10 for all devices makes for some very exciting times ahead.

Watch as Adam gives you a tour and expands your development horizons. This session is guaranteed to make you even more productive and highlight why Visual Studio is still the best IDE for developing software.

SSW Brain Quest

Visual Studio 2015 with ASP.NET vNext and DevOps

Cost: $190 + GST

This half day training course brings developers up-to-speed on the new features and benefits of Visual Studio 2015, ASP.NET vNext, and DevOps.

With detailed insight into project management, requirements gathering, user stories, testing, workflow, document management and Office integration, attendees will leave with a strong understanding of how to embrace Visual Studio 2015, ASP.NET 5 and DevOps in their organization.

Adelaide, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Webinar: Dev Superpowers - Extending Visual Studio

Cost: No Charge

Visual Studio is an awesome development tool, but what really makes it great are the extensions you can find in the Visual Studio Gallery.

I reckon you've at least heard about ReSharper, WebEssentials, JustCode and tools that can make your life a little bit simpler. Now what if you wanted to write something of your own, where would you start? That's what I'm going to address in this webinar. I will teach you the basic things you need to know when writing your own extensions and at the same time build something nice and cool. You'll see it for yourself what it will be 😉

About the presenter:

Danijel Malik

Danijel Malik is a Visual Studio ALM MVP. He is an experienced developer and speaker, regularly presenting at conferences around the world.

At SSW, as well as building great solutions for clients, Danijel is the Product Owner for SSW Code Auditor.

Online - see registration page for timezone details

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Become a Full Stack Web Developer in just 9 weeks with FireBootCamp!

Special Intensive Course


Redmond, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, San Francisco

NEWS JUST IN: FireBootCamp has been named a finalist in the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA), in the category of Excellence in Learning.

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. Apart from exercise and food breaks, the guys in the program are hands on learning all day every day.

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, AngularJS, TypeScript, jQuery, Windows Azure and uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.

Redmond, WA, USA
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Xamarin Mobile Apps Special
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Hot conferences coming up in New Zealand

The Digital Workplace Conference

Ignite Conference NZ

The annual SharePoint Conference by ShareThePoint Ltd that has wowed over 500 people for the last 7 years now becomes "The Digital Workplace Conference" – same quality, more content, and a wider audience.

Adam Cogan, SSW Chief Architect and Microsoft Regional Director, will be presenting 2 great sessions on Business Intelligence with Power BI.

Date: August 31 - September 1, 2015
Venue: SkyCity, Auckland

Ignite NZ

Ignite Conference NZ

Formerly known as TechEd (and before that as 'The Developer's Conference', 'TechSys', and 'TechFest'), this Microsoft-run conference is now called Ignite.

SSW's own chief architect, Adam Cogan, will be presenting both parts of his outstanding "What's New in Visual Studio 2015 and TFS" at the event.

Dates: September 1 - 4, 2015
Venue: SkyCity, Auckland

Xamarin Hack Days around the world

Learn and love Xamarin

Xamarin Hack Day

Xamarin is a product that allows you to use .NET/C# to create native apps that will run across Android, iOS, and Windows. While there is always a learning curve when using a new product, Xamarin Hack Days make it easy for anyone who wants to learn cross-platform development in a supportive and friendly environment.

There will be something for everyone - experienced Xamarin developers can share ideas with other experienced developers, and if you're a beginner then there's plenty to learn on the day. Best of all, it's totally free.

Brussels, Belgium
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney .NET User Group

The best place to learn .NET for free in Sydney

User Group

Sydney .NET User Group
Wednesday 19th August 2015
6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Licensee's Flat
Upstairs at The Oaks
118 Military Rd,
Neutral Bay

Note: For this session only, the user group will be held at:
The Licensee's Flat
Upstairs at The Oaks
118 Military Rd,
Neutral Bay

"Lessons from the trenches with AngularJS in the Enterprise" - Duncan Hunter

In this talk Duncan will cover the 10 main questions any developer will have to ask themselves when making an Angular application in .NET today.

The talk will cover the following:

  1. A brief introduction to Angular and why it has dominated the front end framework space
  2. The top ten questions you need to ask yourself when starting and Angular application in .NET today. This will draw on the lessons learnt building enterprise applications with Angular at SSW.

About the presenter:

Duncan Hunter

Duncan Hunter loves working in passionate teams to make awesome software. Making sustainable software that solves real world issues is what makes Duncan tick. He is a full stack developer using Azure, AngularJS, TypeScript, ASP.NET and BreezeJS. He lives and works in Sydney making software for the Nutrition Industry and is the founder of and

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
19th August 2015
6:30PM AEST (UTC+10)

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 19th August 2015
8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Licensee's Flat
Upstairs at The Oaks
118 Military Rd,
Neutral Bay

SSW and Octopus Deploy invite you to join us for pizza after the session. It's a fun and delicious 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 17th August 2015
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Microsoft Canberra Branch
Level 4, 6 National Circuit,
Barton, Australia

Note: NEW start time - 5.30PM!

"Enterprise Angular, Javascript and Hangfire in the Aussie Government" – Nicholas Campbell and Alexander Kachalkov

Nicholas Campbell will present on a number of Angular / Enterprise Javascript concepts including:

  • The Angular interview question CASA asks UI Developer candidates
  • Javascript architecture CASA has utilized within its Medical Records System update project
  • In-depth look at core.glue; Exposing dotNet Enums, Consts and Classes to the Javascript frontend auto-majicially.

Alexander Kachalkov will provide a quick introduction of running background jobs using

  • An easy way to perform fire-and-forget, delayed and recurring tasks inside ASP.NET applications. No Windows Service required.
  • Backed by persistent storages. Open and free for commercial use.
  • Fire-and-forget, delayed, recurring tasks.
  • Run inside a web app or anywhere else.
  • Automatic Retries
  • Integrated Monitoring UI

About the presenters:

Nick Campbell

Nicholas Campbell is a Senior Angular UI Developer, Civil Aviation Safety Authority Nerd, father, martial artist, ice hockey goon, and an American. He's been doing Enterprise Angular since March 2014 for CASA and major Javascript development since circa 2003.

Side Project of interest: ngCss which enables Angular binding within CSS (there's also a VanillaJS version – CjsSS.

Alexander Kachalkov

Alexander Kachalkov is a Senior .NET Integration Developer, and an architect with 10+ years of experience and solid background in design and development of applications in Web based, Client / Server and N-Tiers environment. He holds an MCPD in Windows Azure and a PhD in Computer Science

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

August 2015


Senior SharePoint + Web Developer
SSW Brisbane

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.


- Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
- Commercial SharePoint 2010 and/or 2013 experience
- ASP.NET MVC using Razor and C#
- An IT degree or equivalent experience
- A keen interest in the development community including technological trends, news, people and innovations

Apply Now

Front End Web Developer / Designer
SSW Sydney

SSW is looking for a highly talented Front End Web Developer / Designer who is passionate about creating great standards-based sites.


- Strong frontend technical abilities
- Experience with Responsive Design
- Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
- Advanced HTML5 & CSS3
- jQuery
- Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

Apply Now

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