• April Meeting: Stewart Evans - Essential architecture @ Mudbath Digital Offices

    In April we're continuing our On The Road series and visiting the Mudbath Digital offices in Hunter Street. This month will be an architecture talk from Stewart Evans, Principal Engineer at Mudbath Digital. He will be covering essential elements in good architectural design when building software applications and systems.

    Mudbath will be providing free Pizza, hosting the talk and live streaming it for anyone who cant make it. Come along and bring a friend!

    Speaker & Topic:
    Speaker: Stewart Evans - Essential architecture models
    Date: April 14
    Location: Mudbath.

    Parking: There is some parking available at the venue with additional on street parking available near by.

    Public transport: just a short walk from the Newcastle interchange.

    We will be streaming the session if you really can’t make it. https://livestream.mudbath.com.au

    Agenda
    6:00 pm - News
    6:20 pm - Talk start
    7:20 pm - Pizza

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  • DevOps with GitHub Long Lunch (Virtual Training In person), Day 2

    SSW Newcastle - Enterprise Software Development

    Microsoft are running a "Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day:
    DevOps with GitHub" event. While the event is online SSW have offered to host and in person event. They'll have the event running on the big screen and be putting on lunch. All you need to do is RSVP.

    This is an additional Free Lunch Time event that will be running at the SSW office in Newcastle.

    What follows is the content of the email that Microsoft sent out.

    "Set the foundation for your DevOps journey with free, online training designed for developers and IT professionals. Explore tools and processes to help your team communicate and collaborate more effectively at the Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: DevOps with GitHub.

    Learn how to implement DevOps concepts, manage the flow of work, and solve security, quality control, and cloud deployment challenges. Gain the expertise you need to advance your career, with this hands-on approach.

    Explore these topics at the event:
    Using GitHub to improve team collaboration and performance.
    Integrating security and quality controls into automation, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, and runtime environments.
    Implementing best practices to help remote development teams increase software resiliency.
    Join us at an upcoming two-part virtual event:

    REGISTER TODAY > https://info.microsoft.com/AU-DevOps-CATALOG-FY21-02Feb-08-MicrosoftAzureVirtualTrainingDayDevOpswithGitHub-SRDEM60815_CatalogDisplayPage.html"

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  • DevOps with GitHub Long Lunch (Virtual Training In person), Day 1

    SSW Newcastle - Enterprise Software Development

    Microsoft are running a "Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day:
    DevOps with GitHub" event. While the event is online SSW have offered to host and in person event. They'll have the event running on the big screen and be putting on lunch. All you need to do is RSVP.

    This is an additional Free Lunch Time event that will be running at the SSW office in Newcastle.

    What follows is the content of the email that Microsoft sent out.

    "Set the foundation for your DevOps journey with free, online training designed for developers and IT professionals. Explore tools and processes to help your team communicate and collaborate more effectively at the Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: DevOps with GitHub.

    Learn how to implement DevOps concepts, manage the flow of work, and solve security, quality control, and cloud deployment challenges. Gain the expertise you need to advance your career, with this hands-on approach.

    Explore these topics at the event:
    Using GitHub to improve team collaboration and performance.
    Integrating security and quality controls into automation, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, and runtime environments.
    Implementing best practices to help remote development teams increase software resiliency.
    Join us at an upcoming two-part virtual event:

    REGISTER TODAY > https://info.microsoft.com/AU-DevOps-CATALOG-FY21-02Feb-08-MicrosoftAzureVirtualTrainingDayDevOpswithGitHub-SRDEM60815_CatalogDisplayPage.html"

  • NCGAU On The Road and in person: March 10 - Adam Cogan + Anthony Nguyen

    SSW Newcastle - Enterprise Software Development

    We're Back!

    While Covid has us unable to plan our regular routine of events we'll be running our On The Road series where we take the coders group out of the university and giving companies around Newcastle a chance to showcase their offices.

    We're having our first meeting for 2021 on March 10 at the new SSW Newcastle office in Hunter street. We'll have one of our favourite speakers Adam Cogan giving a talk titled "What is the Microsoft DevOps 🧰 story in 2021?" along side Adam we'll have Anthony Nguyen "Federated Identity: 🔑 An introduction to OAuth2 —> Open Id Connect —> Identity Server 5"

    You can find more information on the speakers on their SSW profiles
    https://www.ssw.com.au/people/adam-cogan
    https://www.ssw.com.au/people/anthony-nguyen

    The rough agender for the evening:
    6:00 pm Meeting Start and Tech news
    6:15 pm Sponsor message (nib)
    6:20 pm Anthony Nguyen -"Federated Identity: 🔑 An introduction to OAuth2 —> Open Id Connect —> Identity Server 5"
    7:20 Pizza sponsored by nib
    7:40 Adam Cogan "What is the Microsoft DevOps 🧰 story in 2021?"
    8:40 Meeting End

    The meeting will be hosted at SSW Newcastle 432 Hunter street.
    There is some on street parking available on Civic Lane and some parking available in the Wright Lane carpark.
    The closest public transport is the Civic stop on the Newcastle Light rail.

    Please RSVP so that we can plan for numbers and make sure we're keeping within the Covid guidelines.

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  • May: Canceled ⚠️

    ICT Building

    More info to come

  • ⚠️April: Canceled ⚠️ 😢😢😢

    ICT Building

    ⚠️ April Cancelled ⚠️

    We are sorry to announce that with the current state of the Covid 19 Pandemic we have decided to cancel the April meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group.
    At the moment we will assess upcoming meetings on a month to month basis.

    Please stay safe, we look forward to seeing you all again when we resume meetings later in the year.

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  • March: Trivia, Websockets and Serverless walk into a bar - Klee Thomas

    Klee will give us a run down on what he did to get a trivia app up and running under the time pressure of delivering trivia in December last yea along with some tweaks he's made since to get it ready for next year.

    We'll have free pizza and some prizes thanks to our sponsors:
    SAHPH
    Banlaw

    We're based in the University of Newcastle's ICT building. There is free parking available in the multi story car park under the building from 5:30.

    Agenda
    6:00 PM News and current events
    6:15 PM Trivia, Websockets and Serverless walk into a bar
    7:00 PM Pizza and networking
    7:30 PM Prizes and wrap up.

    Trivia, Websockets and Serverless walk into a bar
    How can you build an asynchronous, stateful, real time, multi user, application on top of serverless technologies? More importantly how can you do it within the AWS Free Tier?

    This was something I needed to find out when I realised I wouldn’t have a visible projector or screen in order to run a developer themed trivia night as an end of year celebration for the Newcastle tech community. I wanted to be able to display the current question, complete with images and code samples to the crowd without giving the teams an option to see upcoming questions. With multiple groups pointing their members to this event, tickets sold, sponsors committing to cover food and drinks and the date rapidly approaching, I needed to get a minimum viable solution up and running. My answer was to use Web Sockets connecting through API Gateway and DynamoDB as the management interface.

    This talk covers what I learned in order to build out the real time trivia question webapp, an event driven asynchronous web socket application using Web Sockets, S3 static site hosting, AWS Lambda, API Gateway and DynamoDB. By the end of the session you should have a high level understanding of what is involved in setting up a serverless Web Sockets web app.

    Klee Thomas

    Klee is a Software Developer working at nib and organiser of the Newcastle Coders Group.
    He is an Agile and Clean Code advocate who loves to talk about what we can do to build better quality, maintainable software.
    Outside of software development Klee is a fan of Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Netflix and spending time with his wife and cats.

  • February: Paul Usher - Basics of Blazor + Peter Tylee - Q# and Qantum computing

    We're back in 2020. We'll kick the year off with a talk from Paul Usher on Blazor the way to run C# in your browser using Web Assembly and an introduction to Q# and Quantum computing.

    Sponsors
    SAPHI
    Banlaw
    Dev Express

    Run sheet
    5:45 PM - doors open
    6:00 PM - Tech News
    6:15 PM - Peter Tylee Q# and Quantum Computing
    7:00 PM - Pizza and Networking
    7:30 PM - Paul Usher Basics of Blazor
    8:15 PM - Give aways and end.

    About Paul and The Basics of Blazor
    Paul Usher is a Technical Evangelist at DevExpress. DevExpress technologies help software developers build high-performance business solutions, see complex software with greater clarity, increase productivity, and create stunning applications for Windows® and the Web in the shortest possible time. Prior to joining DevExpress, Paul ran (and still owns) an independent software development company which specializes in custom solutions from small to medium businesses as well as Government, with a focus on mobile and paperless solutions. He has developed more than 120 commercial applications on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and other platforms that are used worldwide covering a wide range of industries from retail, medical, construction, and various service industries. Paul is a published author and speaks at industry events around the world. His blog is available at https://paulusher.info

    Join DevExpress Technical Evangelist Paul Usher as he takes you through the Basics of Blazor. In this short presentation you will see how to;

    Create a Blazor Server-Side project
    Implement SQL Database connections
    Add your own pages / components
    Show modal dialogs
    Present toast notifications
    Create a report designer and viewer

    With Blazor being the latest hot topic from Microsoft, Paul will also take up the debate on why he thinks developers should take this new technology seriously. Fast paced, fun filled and guaranteed to generate some healthy discussions. Oh, and DevExpress are buying the pizza :) :)

    About Peter Tylee:
    Pete Tylee has over 20 years' commercial development experience, both in Australia and abroad. He is the principal developer at local development studio GistLens. Recently his interest in technology brought Q# and the world of quantum computing to his attention

    By the end of this presentation you will ...
    * Know what quantum computing is
    * Have at least a general idea of what you can do with it
    * Understand the state of quantum computing today
    * Know how to get started as a quantum developer
    * Know where to find more information

    Don't worry - he's not going into the heavy maths, but will go into some quantum code.

  • August: Carl Franklin (Dot Net Rocks) - Blazor Roadshow

    Needs a location

    Carl Franklin from .NET Rocks! is hitting the road for a world-wide Blazor Road Show! In just a couple hours Carl will share architecture best practices, how to make and consume generic components, how to call JavaScript to enhance your apps, and how to implement Authentication/Authorization. He'll show you how to monitor the traffic going back and forth between the browser and the server, measure your app's memory footprint, and how to optimize it. You'll also be introduced to some exciting Blazor controls including a data grid and appointment scheduling component. Everyone gets a copy of the demo code and the Blazor controls. Perhaps most importantly, dinner is included!

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  • December: Trivia @ Happy Wombat

    Happy Wombat

    RSVP on Eventbrite http://bit.ly/newwwietrivia19

    December we're going to run software developer trivia with our friends from the other Newcastle tech meetups.

    RSVP on Eventbrite http://bit.ly/newwwietrivia19