Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group

ScotNetRocks! Aberdeen

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present the final night of the ScotNetRocks! tour, hopefully you’ll be able to join us to hear Carl and Richard kick off the evening as they take us on a tour of the broad range of subjects they’ve explored recording more than 1200 episodes of .NET Rocks over the past 10+ years. After a short break, in which we are hoping to provide some light refreshments, Carl and Richard will be recording a live show with special guest Gary Short.


ScotNetRocks!

Join Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell as they take you on a tour of the broad range of subjects they’ve explored recording more than 1200 episodes of .NET Rocks! over the past 10+ years. The development world today is evolving rapidly, but a look at the history of development can help inform the path we’re on and where we’re going. Along the way you’ll hear some great stories from the various .NET Rocks! episodes and get some ideas of how you can take your career and your company into the future of technology.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - ScotNetRocks! Aberdeen

This will be a three date tour of Scotland, more information and tickets can be found here: + Glasgow: 18th January 2016. + Edinburgh: 19th January 2016. + Aberdeen: 21st January 2016.

Agenda - Thursday, 21st January 2016 + 1815 - Doors open + 1825 - Introduction & Housekeeping + 1830 - Future of Tech - Carl and Richard + 1930 - Break + 2000 - .NET Rocks! Live Recording with special guest Gary Short + 2100 - Finish

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N242, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Sponsors

Big thanks to our sponsors, whose support and generosity have enabled us to bring you the .NET Rocks! Scottish Tour.

Codify

Founded in 2000, Codify have over a decade of experience developing custom applications for the oil and gas industry used by companies of all sizes, from small local businesses to global corporations. Being based in Aberdeen has allowed Codify to gain a high level of knowledge about the energy industry. Codify love to hire smart people, have happy customers and build software that helps their clients get their job done. For more information please visit their site at http://www.codify.ltd.uk/

Evoke IT

Evoke IT are Aberdeen’s Microsoft Cloud Specialists and not your ordinary IT company. As a team they design, build and deploy bespoke systems which automate processes, reduce costs and simply improve your work environment. Evoke IT cover the full range of Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure, providing consultancy, development, training and support. Having recently expanded their offering to include Managed Services, Evoke IT are set to fully support their clients from Infrastructure to Application Development. For more information please visit their site at http://www.evokeit.com/

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is a global technology organisation with three key areas of focus in the UK; Transportation & Energy, Public Services and Security & Defence. With over 3,000 people throughout the UK, our team of experts ensure our technology solutions enable customers to overcome challenges and become more efficient. We have a proven history of supporting some of the most complex businesses in the world. Our customers include Scottish Government, Heathrow Airport, the NHS, Total E&P, the Ministry of Justice, NATS and Scottish Power.

October Meeting - Gary Ewan Park - Completed

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Thanks once again to Gary for his talk on GitVersion! If you want to get in touch with Gary, you can use his twitter account @gep13 and make sure you follow him for up-to-date news, articles and tips. You can also find a copy of the slides used in the presentation here. If you have any questions about GitVersion, you can also ask them at the Gitter Chat room, which you can find here.

Prizes

For everyone who was lucky enough to win a prize from one of our amazing sponsors, I have requested all of the prizes. If you haven’t heard anything, please get in touch, and we will try to sort this out.

October 2015 Meeting - Gary Ewan Park

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Gary Ewan Park, on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Semantic Versioning with GitVersion

Have you ever needed to control the version number of your application? If so, you will know that this isn’t something that you “get for free”. It’s hard! You may have tried to use some form of auto incrementing number from your Continuous Integration Server, or store a text file in source control and update it each time the build happens. Both of these approaches will work, but they don’t account for more complicated scenarios where you are working on multiple releases at the same time, or you want to use multiple Continuous Integration Servers. In this session, we will look at how we can improve the versioning of your application using a combination of branching strategies (either Gitflow or Githubflow) and an open source tool called GitVersion. GitVersion is a tool which allows you to easy generate the Semantic Version number for your application, based on the current state of your code base in it’s Git Repository.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - October 2015 Meeting #1

Speaker Bio Gary Ewan Park has been developing on the .Net Platform for almost 9 years. His day job with Digital Applications Internatational sees him developing using ASP.NET, AngularJS, WPF, SharePoint, Silverlight, and WCF for Oil Companies working in the North Sea.

In his spare time, Gary contributes to a number of Open Source projects including Chocolatey, ChocolateyGUI, Boxstarter, psake-contrib, GitVersion, and GitReleaseManager.

Agenda - Thursday, 22nd October 2015 + 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration + 1825 - 1830: Introduction + 1830 - 1930: Semantic Versioning with GitVersion + 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N311, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

September Meeting - Max Vasilyev - Completed

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Thanks once again to Max for coming along to Aberdeen Devlopers to deliver his awesome talk on CQRS! If you want to get in touch with Max, you can use his twitter account @trailmax and make sure you follow him for up-to-date news, articles and tips. You can also find a copy of the slides used in the presentation here.

Prizes

For everyone who was lucky enough to win a prize from one of our amazing sponsors, the prizes will be requested in due course. If you don’t hear anything, please get in touch, and we will try to sort this out.

September Meeting - Colin Mackay - Completed

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Thanks once again to Colin for making the journey up to Aberdeen to deliver his awesome talk on Continuous Delivery! If you want to get in touch with Colin, you can use his twitter account @colinmackay and make sure you follow him for up-to-date news, articles and tips. You can also find a copy of the slides used in the presentation here.

Prizes

For everyone who was lucky enough to win a prize from one of our amazing sponsors, I have requested all of the prizes. If you haven’t heard anything, please get in touch, and we will try to sort this out.

August Meeting - Mike Taulty - Completed

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Thanks once again to Mike for making the journey up to Aberdeen to deliver his awesome talk on Windows 10 and the Universal Windows App Platform! If you want to get in touch with Mike, you can use his twitter account @mtaulty and make sure you follow him for up-to-date news, articles and tips. You can also find a copy of the slides used in the presentation here.

Prizes

For everyone who was lucky enough to win a prize from one of our amazing sponsors, I have requested all of the prizes. If you haven’t heard anything, please get in touch, and we will try to sort this out.

As Mike mentioned, there is the possibility of getting some Windows 10 Swag in the form of t-shirts. I am currently working on this, and once I know more, I will let you know.

September 2015 Meeting #2 - Max Vasilyev

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Max Vasilyev, on Thursday 24th September 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Command Query Responsibility Segregation

CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) have been around for a while and many people called and used this architecture/pattern differently. Probably many of you have read many articles about this approach, but never actually got to do it on practice.

In this session there will be a brief theoretical discussion followed by practical examples with code samples and discussion of benefits of this approach.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - September 2015 Meeting #2

Speaker Bio Max Vasilyev is a Senior Developer in one of Aberdeen’s .Net development houses. He has been successfully using CQRS in different projects for over 2 years. And he is keen to share his experience with wider audience.

Agenda - Thursday, 24th September 2015 + 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration + 1825 - 1830: Introduction + 1830 - 1930: Command Query Responsibility Segregation + 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N346, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

September 2015 Meeting #1 - Colin Mackay

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Colin Mackay, on Thursday 10th September 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Continuous Delivery

Manually delivery software can be a time consuming and error prone affair. Why have a valuable person sit and manually do this? They’re bored, and as a result they’re not paying full attention and mistakes happen. It isn’t repeatable so all those deployments to the testing environment count for nothing when it all goes horribly wrong when deploying to the production environment. There must be a better way of delivering software.

There is!

Amazon reportedly deploys to production every few seconds, GitHub do it several times a day. What makes this possible is a continuous delivery pipeline - a set of processes and a culture of development that ensure that get you to the point where every commit to your source repository is a potential for production system.

Continuous Delivery aims to remove the issues with building, testing and ultimately deploying to production in a safe, repeatable, well tested and highly confident way. I aim to show you how to get started on this journey. It isn’t as daunting as it first looks.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - September 2015 Meeting #1

Speaker Bio Colin Mackay is a software developer, former MVP, and speaker at user groups and previous DDD events.

Agenda - Thursday, 10th September 2015 + 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration + 1825 - 1830: Introduction + 1830 - 1930: Continuous Delivery + 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N310, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

August 2015 Meeting #2 - Mike Taulty

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Mike Taulty, on Thursday 27th August 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Windows 10 and the Universal Windows App Platform

Windows 10 is a big release for Microsoft. Commodious. Huge. Massive. Colossal. Humongous. ;-)

It’s the end of a journey to unify Windows. It’s the beginning of a journey for developers who want to take advantage of a universal app platform available across all Windows devices.

In this session, we’ll dig into what’s changed in Windows 10 for the Windows app developer. We’ll talk about the Universal App Platform that makes it possible to build code that runs on all Windows devices and about the Extension platforms for code that targets specific device families.

We’ll stay in Visual Studio as much as is possible and we’ll lean towards C# and XAML.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - August 2015 Meeting #2

Speaker Bio

Mike Taulty works in the Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft in the UK where he has spent the past few years helping developers understand and get the best from the Microsoft platform. Prior to this, Mike spent 3 years with Microsoft Consulting Services as a consultant on developer technologies.

Before joining Microsoft, Mike spent the previous 9 years working as a software developer for a number of enterprises, consultancies and software vendors working with a variety of operating system, client, communication and server technologies. You can find more of a complete career history over on LinkedIn.

Mike holds a BSc Hons (1st Class) in Computer Science from the University of Leeds.

Agenda - Thursday, 27th August 2015 + 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration + 1825 - 1830: Introduction + 1830 - 1930: Windows 10 and the Universal Windows App Platform + 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N311, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

August 2015 Meeting #1 - Mark Rendle

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Mark Rendle, on Thursday 20th August 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Docker Strangelove - ASP.NET 5 on Linux

Come and learn all about hacking on ASP.NET on Linux!

Linux is now an officially supported platform for ASP.NET applications and you can use epic open-source things like Docker to manage your deployments.

In this session Mark will show us how to run an ASP.NET 5 application on Linux, then in Docker on Linux, and a whole lot more going as far down the rabbit hole as time allows. There may even be time to set up a mini-cloud-within-a-cloud with automated deployments from GitHub!

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - August 2015 Meeting #1

WARNING: may contain traces of demo-fail

Speaker Bio

Mark is the founder and CTO of Oort Corporation, a new company building cloud-based software for people who build cloud-based software. Oort’s first product, Zudio, a Windows Azure Storage toolkit, is currently in public preview and will be fully launching in April 2013. Mark has been a Windows Azure Development MVP for three years.

In his spare time, Mark work’s on the Simple.Data not-an-ORM and Simple.Web projects, and wanders the world speaking at conferences and user groups. Or he just geeks out learning new programming languages and frameworks; in 2013 he’s working a lot with TypeScript and AngularJS.

Agenda - Thursday, 20th August 2015

  • 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration
  • 1825 - 1830: Introduction
  • 1830 - 1930: Docker Strangelove - ASP.NET 5 on Linux
  • 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N204, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.