Thursday, March 19, 2009

March Meeting – Open Spaces

Last month we did lightning talks and the response was really positive - so much so that most of you want to see them done every 3 months!  Cool.

When we first put the group together we talked about different formats for the nights and ways we could avoid things getting stale.  Lightning talks was one of those options and that proved to work really well.  In addition to that a number of you also wanted to see some open spaces nights (similar to how the Seattle conference is run).  With this in mind we're going to make this month’s meeting an open space meeting.

For more information on what this involves check out the wikipedia entry on the subject.

So, what I need from you are some ideas for subjects – topics or practices you would like to see discussed or tools that you'd like to see demoed or talked about.  So get your thinking caps on and let us know by adding a comment to this post.

We’ll put a poll on the site next week to help us work out which topics are the more popular ones so we can save a bit of time on the night.


  1. I'll start things off by saying I'd be happy to do a run through of the Microsoft code contracts stuff. Or to have a chat about my experiences at QCon.

  2. I currently have a keen interest in all things Code Gen/ORM/Framework, such as NHibernate, llblgen, EF, NetTiers etc.
    Without it becoming a debate over which is best I'd be keen to hear about experiences from the field...what are the best and worst aspects of using these tools.

  3. Would love to hear something about unit test fixture-styles (esp. non-fixture per class), test organisation, and BDD.

  4. I'm intending to come to this one. It'll be my first meeting so I'll be aiming to listen more than talk.

  5. I'm also interested in BDD and I'd like to hear what happened at QCon