Friday, May 28, 2010

Lightning Talks for June

This month we’re having another lightning talks round.  These nights are always good fun and great opportunity for people who’ve never done a presentation before to have a go.

All you need do is suggest a topic that you can talk about for a measly 10 minutes, either via the comments on this post or by contacting Richard on twitter (@rbanks54).

We need you to make this night work, so think of something and send in a topic suggestion, and we’ll see you on the night!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

OpenSpaces Conference

As mentioned in the news section of the main OzAlt.Net site an Australian Alt.Net open spaces conference is in the early stages of being organised.

If you're interested in going and want to avoid travelling then you'd better get on to the conference organising site and indicate your preference that it be held in Sydney!  Go to and let everyone know where and when you want it to happen.

Monday, May 3, 2010

May – Iron Python & Iron Ruby

Python has been around for a while now and Ruby on Rails has certainly brought the Ruby language to the fore in recent years.  So what is it with all this dynamic language stuff that’s been going on in the industry lately, and why should you care?  More importantly, why is Microsoft bothering to release projects that allow Ruby and Python to run on the .NET stack?  And what tools would you need to use to do your own development work using one of these languages?

The answers to all these questions and more can be asked of none other than Nick Hodge (@nickhodge) at this months meeting as we get a run down on the DLR, the languages themselves and the tools you need to develop with them.

If you’re coming, let us know via the poll on the site so we can make sure there’s enough Pizza to go around :-)

We look forward to seeing you there!