Category Archives: Community

Speaking at DDD South West

I’m delighted to say I’ve been accepted to speak at DDD South West, where I’ll be delivering my talk on “Hadoop and Big Data for Microsoft Developers”, I hope I’ll so you there; if so, don’t forget to stop and … Continue reading

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The Internet is Broken and Here’s How

Okay it’s not, that was a bit of an exaggeration. However, a fundamental way in which it’s used is broken, and it’s broken in quite a serious way. Your Email is You and You are your EmailMost of the social … Continue reading

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NoSQL Conference – Dundee Nov 20th 2010

The first NoSQL (Not only SQL) developer day will take place at the University of Dundee on Saturday 20th Nov ( Come and join other developers and database professionals and learn more about this emerging technology area. Seven sessions across … Continue reading

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SQLBits – Registration Open

We are pleased to announce SQLBits – The 7 Wonders of SQL conference, which will be taking place from September 30th to October 2nd at York University. SQLBits is the largest SQL Server conference in Europe and the previous six … Continue reading

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The Conference Speaker’s Dilemma

After almost three years of conference speaking I achieved a first at a recent conference. The feedback from my session contained no negative comments. Normally, even if the majority of people loved your session, you get at least a few … Continue reading

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Codemash Technical Debt Presentation

Those of you who have been waiting, can now find my presentation on Technical Debt on SlideShare:

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How to Increase your Number of Twitter Followers

Recently a friend of mine (@Ben_Hall) noticed that I’d increased my number of followers on Twitter and asked me how I had done it. I replied that although what I’d done was simple I couldn’t explain it in 140 characters … Continue reading

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NxtGenUG Manchester you Say?

NxtGenUG are again well chuffed to announce the start of the seventh UK region, this time in Manchester. The group is being run by local developers Steve Robbins and Andy Wilkinson .  The group will have it’s first meeting on … Continue reading

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So being evangelists for Developer Express, Oliver and I can talk – those of you who know us know we can really taaaaalllllkkkk. 🙂 So, with that in mind, what else could we do but start our own podcast ( … Continue reading

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DDD South West Registration is Open!

Go! Quickly! Stop reading this and register now! Registration for DDD South West is now open. Be able to tell your grandchildren that you were there at the very beginning. Remember, there can be only one first time. DDD South … Continue reading

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