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Come and see what the FireBootCamp graduates have built

Figure: Video highlights from the previous FireBootCamp gala day to give you a taste of what's coming

It's been 2 months since the newest session of FireBootCamp kicked off in Sydney, and our students have been working hard. I'd like you to come along and see how far the students have come in the last 9 weeks.

Often working from 9 til 9, they have learned the latest technologies and best practices, from ASP.NET MVC to AngularJS and more. They've mastered Scrum and learned a lot about the importance of delivering value to the Product Owner in every sprint.

We're getting better at running FireBootCamps, too. In prior FireBootCamps we split the campers into 3 groups, with each team working on a separate project. This time around we've done things a little differently – 2 teams, working on one project, learning not only Enterprise Web Architecture and Single Page Applications, but also how to share PBIs between teams, do daily Scrum of Scrums, and work cooperatively on a single product.

The product is so good I think almost all of you will use it at least once per month.

(Keep reading to find out what they did to make this great app.)

To celebrate the students' completion of the course, we're holding a gala day graduation for them. Come along and see the campers unveil their finished product, enjoy a special keynote speech by Dr Neil Roodyn, then have a chat with the students over lunch.

Whether you're looking to hire one of our new graduates or are considering enrolling in the boot camp yourself, this event is a great chance to see what all the fuss is about.

P.S. If you miss out on a ticket or can't make it in person, the event will be live-streamed at

Come and see what the FireBootCamp graduates have built

When: 9am - 12pm, Friday 19 September
Where: Gateway Court Suite 13, 81-91 Military Rd, Neutral Bay, NSW
Cost: Free

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-Adam Cogan, SSW

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a mature product with a faster growing market share than any other Customer Relationship Management software in the world. Microsoft CRM 2013 brings new levels of customer intelligence, providing every customer-facing employee the information they need to truly impress customers.

Webinar: Dev Superpowers - Visual Studio

Project Management with Visual Studio Online - presented by Damian Brady

Getting started with Microsoft ASP.NET MVC5

Thursday 25th September
11.00am - 12.30pm AEST
Cost: No Charge

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In this session, we'll look at how to use Visual Studio Online to manage all aspects of your development project. Topics we'll cover include:

  • Getting started with
  • Source control features
  • Agile project management features
  • Team collaboration features
  • Development and testing
  • Application deployment
  • Monitoring your application
  • Pricing

About the presenter:

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Damian Brady is a Microsoft MVP in Application Lifecycle Management and a co-author of the "Professional Team Foundation Server 2013" book from Wiley. He's a Solution Architect and State Manager for SSW Brisbane, and also runs the Brisbane .Net User Group and the annual DDD Brisbane conference. Damian specializes in Team Foundation Server and ASP.NET development and he's a regular speaker at User Groups and conferences in Australia and overseas.

His Twitter handle is @damovisa and you can read his blog at

More webinars coming soon:

New course: Modern Enterprise Best Practices with ASP.Net MVC and AngularJS

TechEd Satellite Workshop

If you're writing MVC applications for the enterprise (or want to start) you need to go beyond the simple technology demos. In this 2 day course you will learn proven tools and techniques for building enterprise-quality, maintainable, scalable, and robust applications.

The training doesn't stop there - in addition to two jam-packed days on ASP.Net MVC, AngularJS, dependency injection, unit testing, loosely coupled architecture, SOLID principles, Windows Azure, continuous deployment and design patterns like Repository and Unit of Work, you'll leave with hands-on exercises you can take back to work and implement immediately. As an attendee you'll also have ongoing access to our comprehensive library of video training so that you can share your newfound knowledge inside your organisation.

Length: 2 days
Melbourne course: 9-10 October 2014
Sydney course: 29-30 October 2014
Price: $599 + GST

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About the presenter:

Adam Stephensen

Adam Stephensen
Adam is a Software Architect at SSW, and head mentor at, the gruelling 9 week boot camp for .NET developers. He loves delivering high quality, scalable, 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 the combination of Visual Studio Online and Windows Azure.

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

Special Intensive Course


Redmond, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, San Francisco

Looking to hire a .NET developer?
Come and meet the latest BootCampers when they graduate September 19
- Get your free ticket today

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, JavaScript, jQuery & Windows Azure and uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.

Scheduled Boot Camps:

Sydney, NSW, Australia
19th Jan - 20th Mar 2015
Redmond, WA, USA
26th Jan - 20th Mar 2015
Redmond, WA, USA
20th Apr - 12th Jun 2015
Redmond, WA, USA
29th Jun - 31st Aug 2015

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 17th September 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
SSW Office
Gateway Court, Suite 13
81-91 Military Road, Neutral Bay NSW 2089

"Publishing your first mobile game"- Steve Yap

With the advancement of free game engines like Unity and the explosive popularity of app stores and digital distribution, there has never been a better time to get into game development. However, building a killer game is only one piece of the puzzle. Steve Yap will share his experience and insights on what is really involved in developing and publishing your first mobile game and some of the hurdles you might encounter along the way.

About the presenter:

Steve Yap is the man behind the #1 game on the Windows Store Phone. Steve is also the founder of Mugshot Games, an independent game developer focused on the mobile market. Steve has been a developer for over 10 years and started making mobile games as a hobby back in 2011. He has since turned that hobby into a business and his latest game CastleMine has gathered over 2 million downloads and can be found on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8.

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 17th September 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 15th September 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Microsoft Canberra Branch
Level 4, 6 National Circuit
Barton, Australia

"ASP.NET MVC Security with 2FA and 2FV" – Richard Elberger

One of the best ways we can build trust with our customers and protect our organizations is through application security. This is especially important to Australia's Federal and State Agencies as Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage risks increase.

Authentication is meant to verify identity. Traditional, single-factor password based authentication is no longer enough to protect our users and organizations. Although two-factor authentication (2FA) and verification (2FV) have been available to ASP.NET for some time, with Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 the MVC templates have been updated to support those authentication scenarios. In this talk we will explore the new Visual Studio templates, see how two factor authentication and verification works in both internet and enterprise contexts, and take a brief look ahead at the possibilities of multi-factor authentication.

About the presenter:

Richard Elberger is Director at RAE Consulting, Technical Trainer, Consultant, and Open Source maintainer. Prior to founding RAE Consulting in 2008, Mr. Elberger held management and technical leadership positions at Microsoft Corporation, System Management Arts, Inc., and EMC Corporation. Mr. Elberger holds an MBA from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Villanova University, and many technical certifications across a wide range of technologies.

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

September 2014


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SSW is looking for an intelligent person with great communication skills to be our Systems Administrator to start ASAP at our Sydney office.

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