When: Wednesday 23rd April 2008, doors open 6:00pm, meeting starts 6:30pm
Where: UWE (University of the West of England), Frenchay, Bristol (see FAQ for directions and a map) - Room 2q50 (in Q block)
What: Basic And Advanced Design Patterns For All
Who: Gary Short, MCAD, Founder of the North East Of Scotland .NET User Group
Why: Because Design Patterns are a basic building block of today's software. Also because Gary is clear and really easy to understand and is a highly experienced real developer who talks like a real developer. No marketing mush or waffle here. And also also, this meeting is the one year anniversary of the very first DotNetDevNet meeting (to the day).
How do I sign up for this meeting: Send an email to meetings at dotnetdevnet.com and quote your user name and the April meeting
What are some of my favourite patterns? Well I kind of like argyle myself... No? Ah sorry, you guys are not interested in those sorts of patterns then? In that case, I'd better talk about my favourite design and enterprise patterns. I'll show you what the are, what they are used for and I'll even russle up a coded example. If you've heard of design and enterprise patterns and want to find out a bit more, or if you know about them already but just want to see how someone else does it, then this talk is for you!
On leaving school Gary was employed as a test pilot for Airfix but gave it up to retrain as a software jedi. He now travels the known galaxies selling his .Net skills to the highest bidder.