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Wellington .NET User Group Message Board › Your Usergroup needs speakers

Your Usergroup needs speakers

Bevan A.
Wellington, NZ
Hi Everyone.

You might have noticed a distinct lack of recent activity with the user group.

We need more speakers.

If you've never presented at a user group, perhaps now is the time to step outside your comfort zone and give it a go. The user group is a great place to get your feet wet and you might find you get a taste for it.

If you have presented before, we'd love for you to present. You might do an update on a previous talk, or put something new together.

Here are some ideas for possible topics ...

... have you recently had a significant system go live, or deployed a major update? How about a tech-teardown, talking about technologies used and lessons learnt. What would you recommend, what would you do differently?

... have you picked up a new framework or technique, whether from Microsoft, another vendor or something open source. How about a overview/introduction, showing the rest of us how to get up and running with minimum fuss?

... is there something you'd like to know more about? Why not chair a round table discussion, bringing together people to share what they know?

... was there something mentioned in another presentation that merits a closer look? How about a deep dive into that area, looking at the challenges and ways to get best value?

... do you have some experience that you'd be willing to share? I'm pretty sure every developer has at least one story worth sharing, come and share yours.

Also, people have expressed interest in the following topics:
• MEF (the Managed Extensibility Framework)
• Dapper
• SignalR
• Javascript UI development
• Personal Kanban
• Women in Technology
• Powershell
• Git / Github / Github for Windows
• Functional programming
• Async/Await
• Easy Http
• NDepend
• Balsamiq Mockups
• Approval Tests
• Windows 8 Application Lifecycle
• Nuget - including private repositories
• Using REST / JSON for rich client development
• Aspect oriented development - Postsharp

Of course, this isn't an exhaustive list. :-)

If you have an idea for a talk, please talk to Kirk or myself - we'd love to hear from you.

Keep Smiling - and thanks,
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