Wednesday, October 12, 2011

OzAltNet OpenSpaces event

On December 3rd Australia will have it's first ALT.NET conference:
It is free to attend (although you have to get to Swinburne University in Melbourne). I'll hopefully be there and there are rumors in the Twitterverse of a group of Perthicans flying into Adelaide and turning it into a road-trip! If you're interested then you'll need to get a ticket from

What: OzAltNet Open Spaces Conference
When: Saturday December 3rd 9am - 5pm
Where: Swinburne University, Melbourne
Cost: Free

Huge thanks to @pjimmy for organizing this event and hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Perth .NET Beers Tonight

Don't forget, tonight is the first Perth .NET Beers event. Bring your love of .NET (or any other kind of programming really), your thirst for beer, and the smallest device you can use to show off an idea should you get the urge.

What: Perth .NET Beers
When: Thursday 15th September, 5:30pm
Where: 43 below, underground cnr Barrack and Hay Street. Opposite McDonalds
Cost: Free. Although we don't provide anything and it is in a pub. $15 Pizza & Pint on Thursdays though!

There is no set schedule. If we get bored we might do a lightening round of "What cool/crap thing did you do/find this month)?". We'd love to see you there but even if you aren't going to come, send around an email to your team to let them know it's on.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

YOW! Night with Dave Thomas

Hey all. Long time no see. Firstly there is a YOW! Night coming up in Perth that you may be interested in on Wednesday September 28th. Details are here:

The room got pretty packed last time so make sure you RSVP on the EventBrite page or you might miss out.

Also, it has been 7 months since we last met. Since then I have had approximately 2 people ask me "what's with that?". I'm trying to organize a bunch of Perth .NET developers to meet next Thursday (15th September) for a beer and a chat. Not sure where it will be yet but if you can make it it'll be a great opportunity to chat about the future of Perth ALT.NET. Hope to see you at both events!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Special Event: Martin Fowler and Neal Ford on Continuous Delivery

Hey folks. First off, thanks to Jake for giving a great presentation on FunnelWeb. I still haven't downloaded it (I am ashamed).

Guess what? Next month Martin Fowler is coming to town along with Neal Ford and Evan Bottcher to discuss Continuous Delivery. The details are still being nailed down but you can register here:

The event will be Tuesday 8th March. I hope to see you there!

P.S. Thanks to Mitch Wheat of the Perth .NET CoP for bringing this to our attention.

P.P.S. We would normally be meeting the next night (Wednesday 9th). Do people still want to meet then as well? Are you going to the Thoughtworks event? Let us know in the comments.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feb Session

Hey all, we ARE having a session on Wednesday night. I am still trying to nail down exactly who will be presenting but we might be having a couple of presenters so come along and enjoy a beer and a chat.

What: A cornucopia of ideas
When: Wednesday 9th Feb, 6pm -> ?
Where: 43 below bar & bistro, underground on the corner of Barrack and Hay Streets
Cost: Free

See you there

P.S. Tomorrow night (local time) is the 2nd online MVCConf. I attended the first one and can heartily recommend it (if you can stay up all night and still function the next day that is)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ALT.Dinner Thursday 3rd Feb

Hey all. As there is no .NET Community of Practice meeting tomorrow night and we have a guest in town we are going to get together and a have a meal instead!

What: .NET Nerd Dinner
When: Thursday 3rd Feb, 7pm
Where: Maya Masala Indian Brasserie (49 Lake Street, Northbridge, WA 6003, Australia)
Cost: Well according to this, highly affordable
Note: Please R.S.V.P. at for this event
Thanks: Go to Stephen Price for organizing :)

P.S. Our next meeting is next Wednesday but we still have no presentation or topic. If anyone is interested please contact me ASAP or we'll end up having a quiet beer in the pub (not such a terrible thing I guess).

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

Monday, December 6, 2010

December–STOP CODING with Garry Stewart

Hey all. Is the first tool in your toolbox Visual Studio (or vi for the hardcore)? Is your first action when starting a new project to put together a data dictionary or entity relationship model? You might be a code addict.

This Wednesday (the 8th) join Garry Stewart as he teaches us a better way. Garry has recently been building a semantic wiki as a data capture and reporting mechanism. He’s going to contrast this with our “natural” first desire of building a relational model and then building “normal” applications to keep a database up to date.

What: Think first then code with Garry Stewart
When: Wednesday 8th December, 6pm -> ?
Where: 43 below bar & bistro, Underground on the corner of Barrack and Hay Streets
Cost: Free

Hope to see you there.

NOTE: Just to let you know the function room was booked so we are going to be in the restaurant area this time.