DDD8 – 30th January 2010 – Call For Speakers Open

Yes folks, the date has been announced so put it in your calendar!!  The eighth Developer Day Event at Microsoft’s UK Campus in Reading has been announced for Saturday 30th January 2010!  Call for speakers has now been open so if you’ve always thought of submitting a session – get to it!!!   It’s a really rewarding experience and a great way of getting experience. I’d better get writing my abstract(s) for submission!  The link to submit yours is – http://developerdeveloperdeveloper.com/ddd8/

Black Marble and Microsoft – Free Visual Studio/ALM Event in London 17th Dec 09

Black Marble and Microsoft have announced details of a FREE event covering Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Application Lifecycle Management in London on Thursday 17th December 2009.  Full Details are below: Microsoft and Black Marble present Visual Studio 2010 and Managing the Application Lifecycle. Click here to register for this event Date – 17-Dec-2009 Session – All Day Time – Registration from 9:30am, Event Starts at 10:00am. Lunch at 12:30pm. Event ends at 4:30pm. Location – Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE Type – Seminar Welcome to the Microsoft/Black Marble exploration of developer tools and … Continue reading Black Marble and Microsoft – Free Visual Studio/ALM Event in London 17th Dec 09

Great Profile Pictures by Mandy Charlton Photography

     Over the last few years when I’ve been fortunate enough to have sessions accepted at various conferences, user group meetings and events, I’ve been asked for a profile picture.  Most of the time I hide behind the picture of the Code Monkey, designed by my good friend and excellent designer, Roddy Lang.  However increasingly I’ve been recognising the need to get some decent pictures taken.  One problem!  I HATE having my picture taken as I’m never happy with the results, be that because of low self image, or the fact that what I see in the mirror is not … Continue reading Great Profile Pictures by Mandy Charlton Photography

Richard Todd OBE, 1919-2009

I just wanted to write a note to recognise the sad passing of Richard Todd OBE.  It was his excellent portrayal of Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson, VC, DFC and Bar, DSO and Bar, in the 1954 film The Dam Busters, that sparked my deep interest in the wartime life of the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron. I was saddened to hear late on Friday night of his passing, not only was he a great Actor, in  fact my yardstick for a good war film is to check whether he or John Mills are in the case, he was also … Continue reading Richard Todd OBE, 1919-2009