DunDDD 2013 - Registration is OPEN

DDD ScotlandWe are pleased to announce that registration for this year’s DunDDD event on the 23rd of November at the University of Dundee is now open. You can register for your FREE place at http://dun.dddscotland.com/registration

Session submission will close at 23:59 on Sunday 13th October so get your last minute submissions in!

All selected speakers will be contacted on Monday with confirmation and details.

Announcing DunDDD 2013

DDD ScotlandScottish Developers are pleased to announce that DunDDD 2013 will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Queen Mother Building of the University of Dundee.


This will be the 3rd DunDDD built on the popular foundation of the Developer! Developer! Developer! conference series which has spread to all corners of the UK and the international arena.  DDD conferences are community-run days where passionate and enthusiastic people come together to learn, share ideas, and to network within the many hubs of the development community. Best of all DDD events are free to everyone.

This year DunDDD will be featuring an entire track dedicated to Data Science.

Call for speakers

We are looking for sessions relating to all aspects of development from the code and technology level through to methodology and theory. DDD conferences are about sharing experience regardless of skill level so even if you have never spoken publicly before, are still studying at college or university and if you feel you have something to say, we would love to hear from you.

Sessions should be no more than an hour in length. Although we do recommend that you plan for at least 10 minutes of questions or discussion.

You can submit your sessions through our website at http://dun.dddscotland.com. Please feel free to submit more than one as we would love to see a wide variety of topics.

For more information as well as further updates, keep an eye on our blog or follow us on twitter - https://twitter.com/scottishdevs

Event: Bad Test, Good Test

Scottish Developers are pleased to present a talk by Seb Rose on Tuesday 12th March 2013 at the Microsoft Offices in Edinburgh.

For those of you further north, Aberdeen Developers will also be hosting this talk on Thursday 28th February at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. You can find more details of this on their blog - http://www.aberdeendevelopers.co.uk/post/2013/02/12/ADNUGUK-February-2013-Meeting.aspx

Participation Request: Seb is looking for those planning on attending to submit what you feel are examples of good or bad tests. You can submit them to [email protected] and they may be critiqued during the talk.

Event Details

Foundational unit testing techniques are often taken for granted, but are an essential underpinning for delivering maintainable software. The tests need to assist software development not hinder it, and to that end need to be flexible, robust, comprehensible and performant. If you find yourself fighting your test suite, then something is wrong.

In this session, we re-examine the basics of a unit test. We will work through a number of examples with continuous input from attendees. Each example will start with a test of questionable quality, and we will work through the issues till we’re happy that it’s as good as we can get it.

Although this session is not specifically about the testability of software, this will necessarily be touched upon as we consider some test cases. Examples will be written in several common languages, but knowledge of all (or any) of them is not a pre-requisite.

About the Speaker

Seb Rose is an independent software developer, trainer and coach based in the UK. He specialises in working with teams adopting and refining their agile practices, with a particular focus on delivering software through the use of examples.

He first worked as a programmer in 1980 writing applications for estate agents and solicitors in compiled BASIC on an Apple II. He has worked with many mainstream technologies since then, for many well-known companies, such as Amazon, IBM, NCR, HBOS, Standard Life and Aegon. He is a regular conference speaker (ACCU, XPDay, Agile North, Developer Day Scotland, Agile on the Beach, Lean Agile Scotland) as well as a contributing author to O’Reilly’s “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know”

Job: Digital Designer in Dundee

We’ve received the following job posting from DC Thomson in Dundee

Role: Digital Designer
Location: Dundee

A Digital Designer is required to work as a key part of our growing Digital team to design effective, high quality cutting-edge digital design and user experiences across a variety of our websites, mobile sites and apps.

You should have an instinctive understanding of UX/UI, and understand the limitations and possibilities involved and have the ability to interpret this into engaging and commercially effective digital products. Experience of responsive design would be ideal.

You will have bags of creativity and you’ll work well both individually and as part of a team to ensure successful design, development, testing and delivery of the company’s websites and other creative initiatives.

You will be empowered to create great work with freedom to suggest and implement ideas, whilst being flexible and having a can-do approach. You’ll be completely at ease using common toolsets such as Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and be highly proficient at writing clean, semantic HTML and CSS. Expert User Interface design skills are a must and additional skills including designing for email, mobile and video are also highly desirable.

Your responsibility will be to gather design requirements and carry them from the idea/concept stage, through wire framing/prototyping into build until completion, which will involve the use of HTML and CSS.

Key skills include but are not limited to:

  • Experience with UI design
  • Exposure to a broad range of software including Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • CSS3 and HTML5 skills
  • Strong portfolio

If you are an enthusiastic designer with Web Design, a strong creative flare and experience of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Dreamweaver and Photoshop, User Experience, CSS3 and HTML5 skills then we would love to hear from you. Further experience with CMS systems, FTP and domain management, SEO, PHP, WordPress and .net would also be useful.

If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter plus current salary details to the HR Department, 80 Kingsway East, Dundee, DD4 8SL or email: [email protected]

Closing date is 30th January 2013.

DunDDD 2012 Agenda Published

DDD ScotlandWe are pleased to announce that after a small delay the #dunddd agenda is now LIVE! - http://dun.dddscotland.co.uk/agenda

Jobs: Senior .NET Developer and SharePoint Developer

Brightwire in Peebles are looking to recruit for 2 positions

Brightwire (www.brightwire.net) is urgently looking to grow our team of experts with two new roles - an experienced and talented Senior .NET Developer and a SharePoint Developer. We are a Microsoft Partner with expertise in SharePoint, CRM, BI, bespoke development and integration. We aim high and work with a range of clients including Balfour Beatty, Harrogate Borough Council, Flexitricity, Vets Now, Scotch Whisky Association, Anderson Strathern and other well-known names, delivering a range of technically innovative projects that add value to clients and help improve operational processes and practices. Our solutions include BI dashboards, SharePoint intranets and process automation, custom built management systems, Dynamics CRM customisation projects, customer facing web applications and bespoke integration of disparate systems that present clients with a single view of information. We focus on providing excellent development tools, working to high quality standards and encouraging development through Microsoft training channels and free access to the best online developer training you can get.

As a Senior Developer or SharePoint Developer you will have the chance to work on new and challenging client projects and ideally you will come from another Microsoft Partner or dev consultancy background with a few years’ experience. We pride ourselves on the strength of our team and the successful candidate will share a passion for hands-on technical design and development using Microsoft tools, and will want to be part of an ambitious, growing team that delivers fantastic and innovative work to our clients. You should be passionate about delivering well designed and technically excellent applications and should be an enthusiast for new ideas and problem solving. You will be involved in decision making across the whole development process and will be expected to work closely with customers. You should have a good eye for detail and be motivated to deliver top quality projects. We offer a fun, friendly and flexible working environment in a beautiful yet very accessible and commutable location in Peebles. Did we mention hack days and cake days?


Excellent C#, .NET Framework and ASP.NET skills
Excellent SQL Server and database design skills
Microsoft certification
Strong communication skills and experience working directly with clients
Enthusiasm for innovation and problem solving

Additional for SharePoint Developer role

Experienced in developing intranets/extranets on SharePoint
Knowledge of designing and developing business process workflows
Strong skills in styling, branding and creation of custom controls
Experience of surfacing business intelligence and reporting using Reporting Services and Performance Point is a bonus
Useful to have public facing website experience

Also Desired:

Dynamics CRM 2011 (customisation, workflows, process automation)
Entity Framework/CodeSmith/NetTiers/CSLA
UI and User Experience design
Systems integration
Business intelligence application development

Competitive pay and conditions; salary based on experience.

Send a CV to [email protected] with a brief cover note. For an informal chat about the role just give us a call on 0131 541 2159.

Storm ID Are Hiring .NET Developers!

Storm ID LogoOur Edinburgh venue host and full service digital agency, Storm ID, is looking for 2 talented .NET developers and a SharePoint developer.

Storm have a few key vacancies we are looking to fill.

If you are smart and love the web then you are 80% of the way there. Add in a bit of the right experience and some ambition and you’re in…

…have a look and get in touch :)

Senior Web Developer (£30k - £40k)

This role would suit someone from an agency background with solid experience of creating public facing web applications.

Your work focus will range across a number of tasks including building out areas of existing applications; helping define solutions and creating prototypes; and taking the lead on full bespoke projects. This work will offer you contact with the full technology stack and will challenge you to work with others and build complimentary skills. Our core tools and technologies come from Microsoft but we are completely agnostic when it comes to creating the right technical solution.

Web Developer - Support Team (£25k - £35k)

This role would suit someone from an agency background with some solid coding experience and wanting to learn fast.

Your work will focus on a key account, supporting and extending a range of projects built on the latest technology stack.

There is scope in this role for you to stay in the support team and broaden your exposure to other projects, or move further into bespoke development in the web team.

This work will offer you contact with the full technology stack and will challenge you to work with others and build complimentary skills. Our core tools and technologies come from Microsoft but we are completely agnostic when it comes to creating the right technical solution.

SharePoint Developer (£30k-£45k)

This role is ideal for an experienced SharePoint developer. You’ll be working closely with a team of experienced technical developers, user experience designers, consultants and project managers for clients such as: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, RBS, NHS, Glasgow Life and The Scottish Government. The work is varied, interesting and challenging and you’ll be working on the latest Microsoft technology stack.

You will have a strong interest in SharePoint , and will be a developer who has moved to SharePoint because they like the platform, rather than a SharePoint admin who wants to do development.

About Storm ID

At Storm ID you will be working in the company of talented programmers, designers, account and project managers.

You will get support from management to let you focus on what you do best, access to a wide variety of high profile projects and the chance to develop your skills from the moment you step inside the building.

Some facts

We build some of the most ambitious web solutions, mobile apps and social media campaigns for the Government, private and public sector.

Millions of pounds flow through our eCommerce solutions.

We send more than 4 million emails a month from our marketing solutions.

We tweet from our Twibbon Twitter account with 1.2 million engaged followers.

Our comic viewer, augmented reality, face-in-the hole, news and daily deal mobile apps running on iOS and Android phones and tablets have more than 10,000 sessions a day.

We work with some incredible clients: Disney, Mars, LiveStrong, ITV, RBS, Microsoft, Lloyds, M&S, NHS Scotland, Scottish Government, Trinity Mirror, DC Thomson, Scottish and Southern Energy to name but a few.

What you get

At Storm ID we strive to create the best working environment possible - industry leading tools to help you do your job, paid training, great coffee, fresh fruit, massages, in office PlayStation 3, the best table tennis in Edinburgh and excellent work mates. You’ll also receive:

  • 33 days holiday
  • A salary commensurate with experience
After 3 months
  • Virgin Pension (employer non-contributory)
  • Eyecare Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
After a year
  • PRP (Profit Related Pay)
  • BUPA
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

If you’re interested in any of these positions check out http://blog.stormid.com/2012/10/working-at-storm/ for details on how to apply.


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