This is the official announcement of an ALT.NET Group here in Perth. It is my hope that this group will provide a local forum for discussion of the practices, values and tools which have been put forward by the ALT.NET international group. If you don't know whether or not ALT.NET is something you are willing to stand behind ask yourself if any of the following apply to you:
From the homepage of altnetpedia:
- The type of developer who uses what works while keeping an eye out for a better way.
- You reach outside the mainstream to adopt the best of any community: Open Source, Agile, Java, Ruby, etc.
- You’re not content with the status quo. Things can always be better expressed, more elegant and simple, more mutable, higher quality, etc.
- You know tools are great, but they only take you so far. It’s the principles and knowledge that really matter. The best tools are those that embed the knowledge and encourage the principles
...then you're in the right place!
At the moment the plan is for the group to meet monthly for discussion, presentations and coding practice (in the form of a CodingDojo). I am still working on organizing the first one where part of the agenda will be to figure out where we as a group see this heading.
If you'd like to help out, present or suggest a topic or propose a schedule I'd love to hear from you. You can leave a comment here on the blog or send me (Mike) an email directly.
More information on the first session will appear here as it becomes available so please subscribe to the feed.