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DDD is Back for the 12th Time

 

After last year’s successful reboot, DDD is back in Reading for its twelfth outing, on Saturday, 10th of June.

 

Again DDD is free for all to attend, thanks to some great sponsors – and if you would like to be considered, please email ddd@blackmarble.com.

Our aim is to make DDD accessible to all, making it free is key to this but also leaves us limited budget for the nice to haves but we will always try.

I would love to see new speakers and new topics in the DDD line up, so please submit a session.  I’m afraid we can’t cover your costs, but so many great speakers have come out of DDD, many of them prized on the International Developer conference circuit.

 

Session submission has finished and so please vote on which sessions you would like to see @ http://developerdeveloperdeveloper.com/

 DDD12

I look forward to seeing you all in June and we will be announcing more DDD dates at the event

 

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Devils with Arms and Cats - the new name for DevOps?

Great day at DDDNorth yesterday, hope everyone enjoyed it. Thanks to all the team who helped during the preparation and on the day.

The slides from Rik Hepworth and my presentation on ‘Living the dream - Real world DevOps with Azure and VSTS’ are up at Github

We were a late stand in session  to cover for a presenter who could not attend on the day. So I hope it was not too much of let down, that we were not the speaker on the agenda, covered a different subject and did not match the title the spell checker converted out session title too. Though ‘Devils with Arms and Cats’  is maybe a good term for DevOps?

As to the grok talk I did at lunchtime on developing VSTS extension with VS Code, there are no slides; but look at these past posts, building VSTS tasks with Powershell and putting a release process around vsts extension development they are on similar subjects.

My DDDNorth session on Technical Debt and SonarQube

Thanks to everyone who came to my session at DDDNorth on SonarQube, hope you found it useful. The links to resources for my session are

And you can find my slides on my GitHub repo https://github.com/rfennell/Presentations

DDD North and IOT

 

Yesterday was the ever great DDDNorth. Huge thanks to everybody who came,helped, spoke and organised a great event, what a great bunch of people.

I must also thank the University of Leeds for their support in providing accommodation for the event.

A greater bunch of people where the self selecting bunch who came to Iain and my talk “The Internet of Things ,Thought about it? Now try it.”.

Thank you to everybody who came and congratulations to the people who won an Intel Galileo kit.

After feedback we will be running a follow up session in the next few months, I will be posting information on ISS as soon as I can.

 

Here is the main link for running Windows on Devices

https://www.WindowsOnDevices.com

For a sneak peek at ISS

http://www.microsoft.com/intelligentsystems/services

To Help get Windows running on the Galileo Devices

http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Internet-of-Things-Blog/IoT-Hackathon-with-the-Intel-Galileo

http://geekswithblogs.net/WindowsEmbeddedCookbook/archive/2014/07/27/windows-for-iot-first-impressions.aspx

http://embeddingwindowssuccess.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tutorial-connect-st7735-18-tft-spi.html?spref=tw

Useful notes on remote shutdown

http://bretstateham.com

https://github.com/BretStateham/IoT

https://github.com/dotMorten/content

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NewZealand/2014/WIN202

MQTT on Galileo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSqgiU8fk1M&feature=youtu.be

http://www.embedded101.com/Blogs/PaoloPatierno/tabid/106/entryid/511/windows-for-iot-mqtt-on-intel-galileo-board

 

If you came I hope you had a great time and I look forward to seeing you at the next event

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ALM Ranger’s release DevOps Guidance for PowerShell DSC – perfectly timed for DDDNorth

In a beautiful synchronicity the ALM Rangers DevOps guidance for PowerShell DSC has been release at at the same time as I am doing my DDDNorth session ‘What is Desired State Configuration and how does it help me?’

This Rangers project has been really interesting to work on, and provide much of the core of my session for DDDNorth.

Well worth a look if you want to create your own DSC resources.