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Time : Thu 01-Jan-1970
Subject : Scottish Developers - April 2004 Newsletter
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Dear Scottish Developer, Welcome to your belated SDWC April 2004 newsletter. This month's big news: On the 20th of April Microsoft invited the top of the league of UK user groups: naturally Scottish Developers was there! Read more about it here: http://www.scottishdevelopers.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=32 If you wish to speak at our events, please get in touch with us here: [email protected] SCOTTISH DEVELOPERS - OUR EVENTS -------------------------------- JUNE 2004 CONFERENCE DAY Scottish Developers would like to apologise! May has proven to be a busy month for developer events in Scotland - as such we are responding to this by rescheduling our May 17th conference day. We are planning to mark our launch day 1st year anniversary with a full day conference in June. Sessions we plan to cover include: Security, Design By Contract, ColdFusion/Flash and there will be a session covering HyperOS and Dynamic-CD. More details can be found here: http://www.scottishdevelopers.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=33 JUNE 3RD - EVENING SESSION - EDINBURGH Toontastic Flash Ever wondered how you can use Macromedia Flash to create those cartoons that provide your light relief on a dull Friday afternoon? Read more here: http://www.scottishdevelopers.com/modules/agendax/index.php?op=view&id;=25 NEW CONTENT ----------- Scottish Developers are pleased to re-publish an MBA dissertation by Clarke Ching: The Software Project Managers Conflict http://www.scottishdevelopers.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=15 Book Reviews: Balancing Agility and Discipline: A guide for the Perplexed http://www.scottishdevelopers.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=12 EVENTS BY OUR FRIENDS --------------------- Developments in Agile Development Methods by Hubert Smits, VisionWare (12th May 2004, Dundee, evening) http://www.scottishdevelopers.com/modules/agendax/index.php?op=view&id;=9 Access User Group National Seminar (13th May 2004, Microsoft Campus - Reading, full Day) http://www.scottishdevelopers.com/modules/agendax/index.php?op=view&id;=29 MSDN and Technet Roadshows (Date : 19/20th May 2004, Edinburgh, full day) http://www.scottishdevelopers.com/modules/agendax/index.php?op=view&id;=22 BlogRoll -------- There has been a recent interest on the forums about Blogs so we thought it would be interesting to start a new feature in the newsletter. Every issue will feature a BlogRoll of Scottish Developers member and other worth weblogs on the net. A Few Scottish Developers Members --------------------------------- Andy Gibson - "Syberspace" http://www.syberius.co.uk/ Andy Swan - "The insane rantings of a disgruntled programmer": http://www.twelve71.com/andy/ Clarke Ching - "I think not, baby puppy!": http://www.clarkeching.com Edward Betts: http://4angle.com/edward/ Geoff Stockham - "It was a brave man that ate the first oyster": http://www.stockham.co.uk/ Stuart Radcliffe's Blog: http://keithradcliffe.me.uk/blog/ And our very own John Thomson (Roundtrip) now has one: Grumbling Tummy - "Grumbling mumblings of a professional whinger!": http://www.grumblingtummy.com He has been quoted as saying: "Blogging is great! I'm addicted!" (Too much time on his hands! Ed.) Best Of The Rest ---------------- Agile Scotland http://www.agilescotland.com Alan Francis - "Twelve|71": http://www.twelve71.com/ Hal Macomber - "Reforming Project Management": http://weblog.halmacomber.com/ Paul Hammant: http://paulhammant.com/blog/ Schobleizer - "Microsoft Geek Blogger": http://scoble.weblogs.com/ Tim Sneath - "Musings on Microsoft, .NET and other topics..." http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/ There are loads more Microsoft blogs available at: http://blogs.msdn.com Know a Good Blog? ----------------- Please let us know if you are a blogger or know of a real good one. It could be featured in our next newsletter. Send the info to [email protected] or post a comment in the forums. Spotted @ Scottish Developers ============================= Scottish Developers are given a mention on these worthy sites: Agile Scotland http://www.agilescotland.com Java.net http://community.java.net/directory/#S Late December http://www.latedecember.com/ MSDN User Groups http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/community/usergroups.asp Visual Basic User Group http://www.vbug.net Please let us know if you see us mentioned online or have given us a mention. The link may be included in the next newsletter. Send an email to [email protected] or post a comment online. -- Please, if you have any comments about SDWC, do not just sit there moaning to yourself! Moan to us instead! The only way we can make the site better than it is, is with your contributions. There are ratings mechanisms for articles and reviews in place: please, do rate our content, it will help us improve future offerings! Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. The Scottish Developers Web Community Team

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