Speaking of which…

I’m delighted to announce that I’m going to be speaking at the Norwegian Developer Conference 2010 in Oslo in June. Rune Grothaug announced this with the very modest claim that my talk (combined with a Q&A with Mads Torgersen afterwards) could "alter the future of C# altogether". Well, I don’t know about that – but I’m very much looking forward to it nonetheless. As I’m doing quite a bit of this public speaking lark at the moment, I thought it might be worth keeping an up-to-date list of my speaking engagements – and what better way than to have a … Continue reading Speaking of which…

OMG Ponies!!! (Aka Humanity: Epic Fail)

(Meta note: I tried to fix the layout for this, I really did. But my CSS skills are even worse than Tony’s. If anyone wants to send me a complete sample of how I should have laid this out, I’ll fix it up. Otherwise, this is as good as you’re going to get 🙂 Last week at Stack Overflow DevDays, London I presented a talk on how humanity had made life difficult for software developers. There’s now a video of it on Vimeo – the audio is fairly poor at the very start, but it improves pretty soon. At the … Continue reading OMG Ponies!!! (Aka Humanity: Epic Fail)

Recent activities

It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged, and quite a lot has been going on. In fact, there are a few things I’d have blogged about already if it weren’t for “things” getting in the way. Rather than writing a whole series of very short blog posts, I thought I’d wrap them all up here… C# in Depth: next MEAP drop available soon – Code Contracts Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on my writing dilemma. For the moment, the plan is to have a whole chapter about Code Contracts, but not include a chapter about Parallel Extensions. My … Continue reading Recent activities

OS Jam at Google London: C# 4 and the DLR

Last night I presented for the first time at the Google Open Source Jam at our offices in London. The room was packed, but only a very few attendees were C# developers. I know that C# isn’t the most popular language on the Open Source scene, but I was still surprised there weren’t more people using C# for their jobs and hacking on Ruby/Python/etc at night. All the talks at OSJam are just 5 minutes long, with 2 minutes for questions. I’m really not used to this format, and felt extremely rushed… however, it was still a lot of fun. … Continue reading OS Jam at Google London: C# 4 and the DLR

List of talks now up on C# in Depth site

I think I’ve now done enough public speaking to make it worth having a page with resources etc, so I’ve added it to the C# in Depth site. Where feasible, it will include slides, code and videos (and anything else suitable, really) from various events. I haven’t got any more booked at the moment, although I’ve had a couple of invitations I really ought to sort out at some point. A couple of points of interest: I’ve included “before, during and after” code for the “LINQ to Objects in 60 minutes” presentation at DDD. The “before” code is just unit … Continue reading List of talks now up on C# in Depth site

Copenhagen C# talk videos now up

The videos from my one day talk about C# in Copenhagen are now on the MSDN community site. There are eight sessions, varying between about 25 minutes and 50 minutes in length. I haven’t had time to watch them yet, but when I do I’ll submit brief summaries so you can quickly get to the bits you’re most interested in. (As far as I’m aware, they’re only available via Silverlight, which I realise isn’t going to be convenient for everyone.) Feedback is very welcome.

November 19th: London .NET User Group, Push LINQ!

On November 19th, I’ll be speaking at the London .NET User Group about Push LINQ. I was quite pleasantly surprised by being able to explain it to some extent in Copenhagen, and this evening will be entirely about Push LINQ, so I’ll be able to go into a lot more detail. Skills Matter will be hosting the event (near Farringdon station). It starts at 6.30pm, and registration is now open. Should be fun. Please come and heckle.