TekPub sponsor DDD Scotland 2010

TekPub Straight from the Experts We are pleased to announce that TekPub are sponsoring DDD Scotland 2010.

TekPub produce high quality technical screencasts created by experts on the latest and most important technologies. You can buy access to a single series or subscribe for as little as $19 a month.

Code Retreat UK @ Scottish Ruby Conference

This just in:

Following the success of the UK’s first Code Retreat last November, we are inviting developers of all skill levels to join us in Edinburgh on the day after the Scottish Ruby Conference (http://scottishrubyconference.com).

We will follow the basic code retreat format (see below) and sprinkle in a bit of conference magic. 


A Code Retreat is a day long programming session based around a simple coding challenge.  Developers of different skill levels are invited to engage in deliberate practice as equals. The goal is to learn, teach and improve with fellow software developers in a non-competitive setting.

If you are looking to improve your software development skills and network with people in your industry then please come along and embrace the challenge.


Pairs will attempt to solve the problem in 40 minute iterations.  At the end of each iteration one person swaps with another pair and all code is deleted.  The new pair then try to make a better solution based off their experiences.

We will be providing breakfast and lunch.  After the event finishes we will be heading to a nearby pub.

To sign up for this event visit: http://coderetreatuk-src.eventbrite.com/

Scott Guthrie comes to Glasgow

On the 25th March, Scott Guthrie will be in Glasgow delivering previously unreleased content fresh from MIX in Las Vegas. Topics will include Silverlight 4.0, Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4.0.

Scott is Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, .NET Developer Platform and a super star coder.

What will you get at Guathon 2010?

  • A preview of technology and functionality which is brand new, maybe even some things which have not been released yet….
  • Time with other web community types - it’s run by the community for the community
  • 5 Hours with the guy who knows everything there is to know about .NET 
  • Good content - no fluffiness (or Marketing!)
  • Oh yeah and thanks to Microsoft’s sponsorship the event is TOTALLY free!

Registration will open at 13:00 on Wednesday 3rd March.

Visit the Glasgow Guathon Website for more information and to register for the event.

If you prefer, Scott will also be speaking in Birmingham.

Ramada Jarvis offer special rates for DDD Scotland 2010 delegates


Ramada Jarvis have once again agreed to offer special rates to delegates for their Glasgow City Hotel. You’ll get the details when you register for the event or in your registration email.

Wrox sponsor Developer Day Scotland

Scottish Developers are pleased to announce that we have signed up Wrox as a sponsor for DDD Scotland 2010.

Wrox books are driven by the Programmer to Programmer philosophy. They are written by programmers for programmers, and the Wrox brand means authoritative solutions to real-world programming problems. Wrox’s unique author-editorial process delivers the best and most useful information you need in the timeliest manner.

Wrox.com is the official home on the Web for Wrox Press. Here, you can find information on current and upcoming Wrox titles, as well as errata and downloadable code for all Wrox titles found on this Web site. You can also purchase Wrox Press books via the site’s online shopping cart.

Remember, Programmer to Programmer is not just our slogan; it’s the way we write our books

Can you help in Glasgow?

Scottish Developers are looking for help in Glasgow to help organise and run events. Can you help?

We are looking for someone to assist our current Chairman and Glasgow Coordinator, Colin Mackay. This would be a committee position and would require the person to help out in Glasgow by assisting in the arranging of speakers, organising of events, setting up of the room on the day, processing feedback and attending committee meetings.

If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected]

C# .NET Senior Developer

This job just in from MoneyDashboard.com

We are looking for a pro-active experienced senior C# .NET developer, programmer, engineer and guru to help take our B2C application to masses and beyond. Our application uses the latest in development methodologies, technologies and infrastructure and is a leading  the way in Silverlight based Rich Internet Applications. You will work with the rest of the team on rapidly developing our front end application as well as its complex framework, middleware and supporting systems while utilising input from product management and design. This is a lead role involving extensive collaboration with the rest of the business and with an opportunity to contribute to all stages in the development process.

This is a focused development role with an opportunity to get involved in all a broad range of technologies including the core Silverlight GUI as well as mobile, desktop and offline components.

You will be involved in…

  • Lead developer for GUI, application, business and data systems.
  • XAML and Silverlight 3+ integration with .Net and SDS for RIA solutions.
  • C# and .Net 3.5+ using the latest WPF and WCF technology to build business and data solutions.
  • Develops stored procedures, SQL and SSIS/SSRS as needed.
  • Works closely with business and technical teams to understand, document, design and code processes.
  • Works closely with technical and business teams to understand, document and design and code integration.
  • Will lead the translation of concepts, requirements and source mapping documents into solutions.
  • Design, develop, test, optimize and deploy .Net applications and SQL data components and related functions.
  • Develop online, mobile, desktop and offline applications, controls and gadgets in support of the core application.

You should have…

  • Candidate must have a deep understanding of application design, development, layout and presentation.
  • 5+ years experience of .Net development, .NET web services and .Net principles and architectures including the concepts, designs and usage of software components, deployments and packages.
  • Experience developing C# applications
  • Extensive experience and sound understanding of in ASP.NET, XML (with some XAML experience highly desirable), Linq, Windows Forms, WCF, Silverlight and Windows Services and SQL/Stored procedures
  • General experience with Javascript, CSS, xHTML and DOM.
  • Must be able to Analyze requirements, design and specification documents, and provide instructions to other team members.
  • Responsible for version and release management in development, testing, staging and production environments.
  • Manage change control and configuration management for deliverables.
  • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to interface with all levels of business and IT.
  • Work well in a team-oriented environment managing multiple priorities, following a project plan and meeting project delivery dates.
  • Highly organized individual with excellent decision making, analytical, problem solving and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills. Must be able to talk and understand clear English.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience

Money Dashboard is an easy to use, secure and free online personal finance service that helps people manage their money more effectively.

We will soon be launching our service to the general public and are looking for a few key individuals to join our ambitious team who believes in excellence and hard work. What we offer is involvement in a cutting edge proposition, a great working environment, challenges and just rewards. If you think up for the challenge why don’t you email us at [email protected].


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