Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September Meeting

Next week is our September meeting and in the spirit of “try a lot of things and keep what works” we’re going to try an unstructured open discussion evening.  Think of it a little like lightning talks, only more random and spontaneous :-)

Here’s the way it’ll work:

  • Everyone turns up and consumes beer and pizza
  • We start to talk about something
  • We see where the conversation goes from there
  • As soon as the conversation slows we switch to another topic

To make this actually useful and not just a case of sitting around and staring at each other, it would be great if you could think of a few things you’d like to talk about before hand and brings those ideas with you on the night.  Either something you want to share or an idea you want to explore and understand further.  (Feel free to leave a comment if you have a goldfish like attention span and will probably forget your great idea by the time Tuesday rolls around).

Whatever happens we’ll do our best to make the night as amusing and informative as we can so that the time you take out of your evening to attend is well worthwhile.

P.S. There’s a few topics I have in mind as backups so don’t panic if you can’t think of anything.

RSVP via the poll on the site as per usual and we’ll you there!


  1. A question I would love to discuss is the future of web applications: HTML5 & JavaScript vs proprietary RIA technologies. While HTML5 has some great features, it will never change the fact HTML was never designed for *UIs*... IF we just us canvas + jscript to render the UI how is that any different from proprietary RIAs other than its 'out-of-the-box'. Etc etc. I could talk about that for a while :) Jack

  2. Won't be able to make it. Work scheduled a company meeting that I can't get out of at the time I need to catch the train to make it to the meeting. I'm not sure if I'll be able to find another way to make it...

  3. I've got one "why does Australia have no decent dev conferences?"

  4. I'd like to see some fisticuffs over Joel Spolsky's latest article "Duct Tape Programmer" ( & a followup article "Ship it or Ship out" (

  5. Oh, I would also like some discussion on professional indemnity insurance for independent developers/consultants! Very .Net related... ;-)