Fri, 12 Dec 2008 18:00:00 GMTThanks to everyone who attended and made DDD7 a success, but could we do better? Please give us your feedback - we do read every single entry and session feedback is shared anonymously with the speakers. Note: We haven't forgotten the videos but they do take some time to process, they should be available early 2009. Apologies if anyone had problems posting feedback before due to the captcha check failing, this has now been fixed.
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:45:00 GMTWe are pleased to announce that there will be two coaches running from Reading railway station to the DDD 7 venue at Microsoft’s TVP Campus. The morning coaches will be there from 0800 - the first one will depart when it is full. The second one will depart when it is full or it the time reaches 0845. Therefore, show up sharp if you want to get the free coach. At the end of the day, two coaches will leave from TVP heading back to Reading station. The coaches will be available from 1645 - the first will leave when it is full, the second will leave when it is full or when the time reaches 1730. You are free to use the coaches in either direction, and are invited to use the coaches to get you back into the centre of Reading in time for the geek dinner that Zi is so graciously organising once again! The coaches are sponsored by SQLBits - huge thanks to them! Also we have a car/taxi sharing wiki for people to help each other on transport.
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:30:00 GMTThe registration page is now open, remember previous days have 'sold out' within 48 hours - so please be quick if you are sure you'll be able to attend on the day.
Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:30:00 GMTThe agenda is now published for the day, thanks to everyone who proposed sessions and to those who help form the day by voting.
Mon, 1 Sep 2008 17:00:00 GMTHelp us build the agenda by voting for which sessions to run, the final agenda will be formed by which sessions you - the community - want to see on the day. Amazing community spirit of far, with over 70 sessions for you to help choose the perfect DDD 7 lineup. Also you can still submit a grok talk or micropresentation - great for first time speakers to try out - so please submit your ideas.
Thu, 28 Aug 2008 16:30:00 GMTWe are closing the call for speakers on Monday and opening the voting, so if you haven't submitted your talk and still want to then hurry up! We have over 90 session proposals already on lots of different topics.
Mon, 2 Jun 2008 15:00:00 GMTWe have now opened the call for speakers - if would like to give a talk, whether short grok or longer presentation style, at DDD 7 on Saturday 22nd November 2008 please complete the short form. We are opening the form early to give everyone a chance to think about a topic that you are passionate to share with the community. So whether you are a regular speaker on the community circuit or just want to share your knowledge and experience for the first time with others - we welcome you to submit your session proposals.
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:00:00 GMTWe are very pleased to announce that DDD will return in November. We'll be announcing more details and opening speaker submission soon. Also don't forget 'spin-off' regional events,
Sat, 29 Mar 2008 12:00:00 GMTDDD Scotland, Glasgow, 10th May 2008. Registration is now open! Be quick, places are limited!
Sat, 26 Jan 2008 11:00:00 GMTDDD Scotland, Glasgow, 10th May 2008. Interested in speaking? Call for speakers closes w/c 04/02/2008!
Thu, 6 Dec 2007 11:00:00 GMTThe presentations from track 1 in Chicago 1 were recorded and we are pleased say they are available in the slides & videos section. The videos are hosted on Viddler which means you can also add comments and tags directly in the videos at the specific points. We will get the other presentations and slide desks up soon.
Tue, 4 Dec 2007 11:00:00 GMTWe are always aiming to improve DDD and your feedback is the best source for us to understand what you liked and disliked, so please spend a few minutes to give us your feedback. Better late than never... We have added a couple of videos from DDD 5 to the slides & videos section. The videos are hosted on Viddler which means you can also add comments and tags directly in the videos at the specific points. We are working on getting the DDD 6 content up soon.
Fri, 16 Nov 2007 11:00:00 GMTWe are pleased to announce that there will be two coaches running from Reading railway station to the DDD 6 venue at Microsoft’s TVP Campus. The morning coaches will be there from 0800 - the first one will depart when it is full. The second one will depart when it is full or it the time reaches 0845. Therefore, show up sharp if you want to get the free coach. At the end of the day, two coaches will leave from TVP heading back to Reading station. The coaches will be available from 1645 - the first will leave when it is full, the second will leave when it is full or when the time reaches 1730. You are free to use the coaches in either direction, and are invited to use the coaches to get you back into the centre of Reading in time for the geek dinner that Zi is so graciously organising once again! The coaches are sponsored by SQLBits - huge thanks to them! Also we have a car/taxi sharing wiki for people to help each other on transport.
Fri, 9 Nov 2007 11:00:00 GMTZi Makki is organising the DDD 6 Geek Dinner, so get your name on the list if you fancy a drink and food after the event in the evening.
Fri, 26 Oct 2007 11:00:00 GMTWow! Registration full already - thank's to everyone who has registered and looking forward to the event. We have a waitlist available and we do ask people who know they cannot make it on the day in advance to please contact Microsoft Events so their place can be re-allocated.
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 15:30:00 GMTThe agenda is now published for the day and the registration open - previous days have filled up within a week, so register now.
Fri, 12 Oct 2007 13:00:00 GMTHelp us build the agenda by voting for which sessions to run, the final agenda will be formed by which sessions you - the community - want to see on the day. Also you can still submit a grok talk or micropresentation - great for first time speakers to try out - so please submit your ideas.
Tue, 9 Oct 2007 20:00:00 GMTIf you have not submitted your session idea yet then you need to by end of day Thursday. Remember we are looking for new speakers as well, trying a grok talk or micropresentation might be a good first step - so submit your ideas.
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:00:00 GMTWe are nowing looking for speakers who would like to give a talk, whether short grok or longer presentation style, at DDD 6 on Saturday 24th November. Whether you are a regular speaker on the community circuit or want to share your knowledge and experience for the first time with others - we welcome everyone to submit their session proposals.
Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:00:00 GMTWe are pleased to announce the date for DDD 6 is the 24th November 2007 - so add it to your calendars. Call for speakers to follow shortly.
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 18:00:00 GMTPlans for the next DDD event are under way and we will be announcing the date very soon. Until then, we have talked before about whether people would be interested in future DDD event outside of the South East and we want your help to plan where, so please use the voting in the right panel.
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 17:00:00 GMTIf you can't wait till the next DDD day, then SqlBits on Saturday 6th October 2007 is a new free UK SQL Community Event being run similar to DDD.
Sun, 05 Aug 2007 13:00:00 GMTBarry Dorrans, speaker at every DDD so far (the first five!), is caught on a podcast!
Mon, 30 Jul 2007 21:00:00 GMTGet the slides and code from DDD5! Audio and video to follow!
Mon, 30 Jul 2007 21:00:00 GMTWe have created a group over at www.facebook.com - it is called DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper. If you are using Facebook as your social networking site of choice, please do join the group!
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:00:00 GMTDeveloper Express are providing a full copy of their award-winning .NET component pack: attend DDD5 for a change to win a licence!
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 14:00:00 GMTIf you are going to DDD5 on the 30th of June 2007, Zi has set up a wiki where you can register to attend the Geek Dinner and/or share your car sharing needs!
Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:00:00 GMTVSoft have donated 4 licenses for their products FinalBuilder and Automise: attend DDD5 for a change to win a licence!
Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:00:00 GMTThe list of GrokTalks that were submitted is now available, it is still very much subject to change!
Wed, 30 May 2007 12:00:00 GMTThe voting is over and the agenda finalised, so check out the great line up of sessions.
Wed, 30 May 2007 09:00:00 GMTWant to attend DDD5? Visit www.developerday.co.uk for the sign-up link!
Tue, 1 May 2007 09:00:00 GMTHelp set the agenda by voting for which sessions you would like to see on the day.
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 18:10:00 GMTTo keep the community in the loop, the current timetable is as follows - 28th Voting open to the public, 19th May Voting closes, 26th May Agenda published, 28th May Registration open, 30th June the event!
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 18:00:00 GMTWe already have over 45 proposed sessions, but if you have been thinking about putting a topic forward and haven't yet then you need to by end of 27th April as voting will open on the 28th. However, We are leaving grok talk - 10 minutes mini-presentations - submission open for a little longer to encourage new speakers.
Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:00:00 GMTThe planning stages for DDD5 are under way, so we are looking for people who would like to present at the fifth DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper day. This time you can choose to give a grok talk (10 mins) or a presentation (60 or 120 minutes) style talk. The final agenda will be chosen by you, the community. So if you fancy sharing your knowledge then submit a proposal now...
Fri, 23 Feb 2007 18:00:00 GMTWe are pleased to announce that the next DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Day! event will be on the 30th June 2007. This is just an early heads up for your calendars, watch the site for more announcements.
Sun, 28 Jan 2007 14:59:00 GMTThe slides and code for Building Connected Systems Using SQL Server 2005 Features are now available; visit www.developerday.co.uk for more information!
Tue, 23 Jan 2007 23:59:00 GMTSlides and code are now available, visit www.developerday.co.uk for more information!
Tue, 9 Jan 2007 20:00:00 GMTWebDD registration is now open. Visit www.webdd.org.uk for more information!
Tue, 9 Jan 2007 20:00:00 GMTChannel 9 recorded some super content at DDD4 last month, visit the developerday.co.uk web-site for more information!
Tue, 9 Jan 2007 20:00:00 GMTHopefully you enjoyed the event, please fill in the online feedback form to tell us what worked and what didn't and also to give the individual speakers your opinions.
Fri, 10 Nov 2006 16:10:00 GMTThe agenda for DDD4 is now available! Please visit the developerday.co.uk web-site for more information!
Wed, 8 Nov 2006 13:00:00 GMTDDD4 will see the introduction of a "lunchtime activity"! We are looking for short 10-minute groktalk-style sessions and ideas/topics for a "park bench" discussion forum. If you are interested in presenting to a small audience about a developer-related topic close to your heart, this could be the very avenue! There is a link on the DDD web-site that will provide you with more information!
Fri, 3 Nov 2006 08:00:00 GMTSign up information is available via www.developerday.co.uk!
Thu, 26 Oct 2006 08:00:00 GMTThank you to all of you who voted for the sessions that you would like to see run on the day. We received 211 sets of votes, which is very good - thanks! We'll be opening registration and publishing the agenda early in November. Watch this space/feed!
Mon, 2 Oct 2006 08:00:00 GMTHelp us build the agenda by voting for which sessions to run, the final agenda will be formed by which sessions you - the community - want to see on the day.
Thu, 21 Sep 2006 16:00:00 GMTThe cut-off date has been extended to the midnight on the 1st October, so if you have been thinking about putting in a session proposal but haven't yet - then act soon. Whether you are a first-time speaker or an experienced trainer you are welcome to submit a presentation proposal.
Sat, 16 Sep 2006 10:00:00 GMTWe are pleased to announce that Zi has once again organised a geek dinner for those attending DDD4 on the 2nd December 2006! If you wish to attend, please add yourself to the sign-up list. Spaces are limited to 40, so sign up is very important! Last time at DDD3, we had a full house and ran a waiting list - book early to avoid disappointment!
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:00:00 GMTWe're pleased to announce that DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper returns on the 2nd of December 2006! Once again it will be held at Microsoft's Thames Valley Park (TVP) campus in Reading, UK. This an early announcement and call for speakers, so put the date in your diary, PDA, on your fridge and if you fancy speaking submit a session proposal.
Mon, 10 Jul 2006 10:00:00 GMTThanks to everyone who submitted feedback, we are beginning the planning stages for the 4th event which we hope will run towards the end of the year. So keep up to date with the latest news for more information.
Mon, 19 Jun 2006 10:00:00 GMTWe now have most of the slide desks from event up on the site, as well we have the sessions which ran in Chicago 1 available to download as videos. If you haven't yet given your feedback on the day please can you do so, we read every entry and try to improve each event from your ideas.
Sat, 3 Jun 2006 10:00:00 GMTHopefully you enjoyed the event, learnt some new techniques and met some new contacts. We will post the slide desks up on the site over the next week, but in the meantime please fill in the online feedback form to tell us what worked and what didn't and also to give the individual speakers your opinions.
Wed, 24 May 2006 12:00:00 GMTMost people should have received their official registration details and badge in the post now, please ensure you bring them on the day. We have Computer Manuals attending with a range of .NET/Development books but they will only be there until 10:40am, so if you want any books then buy them early. Remember as the event takes place on Saturday there is NO free bus from Reading railway station to Thames Valley Park - we have a car share/taxi wiki where people can plan journeys together. Lastly, after the event there is a Geek Dinner being organised - so please signup if you want to come along.
Tue, 16 May 2006 12:00:00 GMTRegistration is full for the 3rd Developer Day event. We have a limited waitlist which people can go on by phoning 0870 166 6880 and quoting ref 0705. If you previously registered and now know you cannot make the event please phone and cancel your reservation to give other people a place.
Fri, 12 May 2006 10:00:00 GMTWith over 350 people signed-up for the event within a week, we are now getting close to the registration being full. So if you have been thinking about attending but have not yet signed up, do it now!
Mon, 1 May 2006 18:00:00 GMTThe final agenda lineup and speakers are confirmed and registration for the event now open. There is a Geek Dinner being organised afterwards if you want to attend. Also we have a Taxi/Car sharing wiki where people can come together if they would like to share travel costs.
Thu, 6 Apr 2006 16:00:00 GMTIf you haven't cast your votes yet for which sessions you would like to see run at DDD3 then you only have till 6pm tomorrow night, Friday 7th April. The lineup of potential sessions is superb and over 200 people have voted already, so what are you waiting for!
Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:00:00 GMTWe have extended the session proposal process for a few more days - it will now close at the end of day on Monday 20th March. Don't forget we need everyone to cast their votes beginning Tuesday 21st March to help decide the agenda.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 10:00:00 GMTClosing date for session ideas is 17th March - So if you are thinking about speaking, you'll need to post your session proposal in next couple of weeks. We will also be opening the voting straight after, which will be open until until 7th April. By the 14th April the chosen speakers will be notified and on the 1st May the agenda published. Registration will open on the 2nd May.
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:00:00 GMTBecause of a clash with the first England World Cup match on the 10th of June and TechEd in the US, we have moved the event one week forward to the 3rd June 2006.
Sun, 12 Feb 2006 10:00:00 GMT[UPDATED: Date changed to the 3rd June 2006] We're pleased to announce that DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper returns on the 3rd of June 2006! Once again it will be held at Microsoft's Thames Valley Park (TVP) campus in Reading, UK. This an early announcement and call for speakers, so put the date in your diary, PDA, on your fridge and if you fancy speaking submit a session proposal.
Sun, 6 Nov 2005 18:00:00 GMTThanks to everyone to helped seed the videos using BitTorrent over the last week. We have now re-encoded using Windows Media 9 and reduced each one to about 100Mb with no loss in quality. We have also made them available via http download as well.
Sun, 30 Oct 2005 21:00:00 GMTThe videos from the Chicago 1 sessions now available to download. We are being a little experimental and trying to use BitTorrent to help distribute the files to everyone as they are about 550Mb. Let's see if it works!
Mon, 24 Oct 2005 16:00:00 GMTWe hope everyone had a fanastic day on Saturday. We have got a few of the slidedecks from the event up already and we'll be adding the other ones soon. Also the sessions from Chicago 1 were recorded and we'll look to make those available over the next few weeks too. In return can we ask everyone who attended to give us feedback on the day; what worked, what didn't? Ideas to improve the day? Feedback for the speakers who put alot of time and effort into their sessions. Big thanks to all the speakers, you the community and to Microsoft for hosting the event!
Fri, 21 Oct 2005 21:20:00 GMTIt is the weekend tomorrow, but you'll still need to set your alarm clock. The second DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Day starts at 9.25am and everything is set for it to be a great event, see you all there.
Tue, 11 Oct 2005 17:00:00 GMTTo register for the waitlist go to http://www.developerday.co.uk and look at the Latest News section! If you have already registered but can no longer make it, please be nice and cancel your registration to give those waitlisted a chance to attend - to cancel, please telephone 0870 166 6680 and quote 1886
Sun, 9 Oct 2005 19:00:00 GMTYou voted on which sessions and speakers should form the agenda for the 2nd DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Day. We listened and are pleased to announce the choosen sessions (subject to any neccessary alterations).
Fri, 9 Sep 2005 09:00:00 GMTWe have had a fanastic set of sessions proposed, a huge thanks to everyone. But now we need you, the attendees, to help us organise which sessions you would like to see on the day. So please cast your votes now...
Mon, 5 Sep 2005 14:00:00 GMTOn Friday 9th September we will open the voting process, so if you would like to speak at the upcoming DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Day and you have not yet submitted your proposal, then please do it now!
Tue, 23 Aug 2005 14:00:00 GMTFeedback from the first event was that the shuttle bus service does not run on Saturdays. So we have put together a wiki page where anyone willing to offer a lift or if several people are arriving by train you can get together and share costs. Also we've got a little vote going on the homepage to see if people would like a drink and meetup in Reading after the event.
Wed, 10 Aug 2005 09:30:00 GMTWe've added a page for people who are attending to list their blog. That way people can get an idea of who else is attending with similar interests.
Thu, 4 Aug 2005 17:00:00 GMTRegistration is now open for the next DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper day.
Wed, 27 Jul 2005 14:00:00 GMTWe are in the planning stages and are looking for people who would like to present at the upcoming DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper day. You can choose either 30 or 60 minute slots and the final agenda will be chosen by you, the community. So if you fancy sharing your knowledge then submit a proposal now...
Wed, 27 Jul 2005 13:00:00 GMTGrab your diary or PDA (if you are a real geek) and book Saturday 22nd October 2005 for the second DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Day. Microsoft UK Developer Team and the .NET Developer Community are coming together again to hold an informal and relaxed day for developers to learn, share and interact.
Tue, 17 May 2005 22:00:00 GMTWe're got some photos up on the site showing the different activities and the overall day. Let's hope there will be another one soon.
Fri, 13 May 2005 17:00:00 GMTJim Cooper's slidedesks on Custom Attributes in .NET and Developing for the Compact Framework are now available, including code examples. More to follow after the event, which is tomorrow in case you have forgotten ;)
Fri, 13 May 2005 10:00:00 GMTDon't forget that tomorrow, Saturday 14th May 2005, is the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! Day at Microsoft UK in Reading. Hope to see you there!
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 16:00:00 GMTAlex Homer will talk about ADO.NET in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework. How it is more an evolution that a revolution. Focusing on many exciting new features, and enhancements of existing classes that make it easier to accomplish common data access tasks and get better performance at the same time. The session will summarizes all of the new features, and look in detail at those that are especially exciting - such as asynchronous data access, promotable transactions, provider-independent code, the new database schema API, the changes to the DataSet and DataTable classes, and more.
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 14:00:00 GMTUK developer bloggers have now started to announce the final session lineup!
Fri, 22 Apr 2005 03:55:00 GMTFor the first time ever in the UK, Microsoft is hosting a unique event for developers to learn, share and hear from other developers - but NO Microsoft speakers will be presenting. Instead the event with feature speakers from the UK .NET Developer Community. It is a FREE event being held at Microsoft UK Reading Offices on Saturday 14th May 2005. DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! is designed to be an informal day; the agenda having been set by the developer community.