Developer developer developer is a community driven “un-conference” that is hosted at the Microsoft Campus in Reading. It’s an informal opportunity for developers to learn, share & interact with each other in a relaxed environment.
Whilst Microsoft UK provide the venue, logistical support and also lay on lunch, there is a guarantee that no Microsoft speakers will be presenting. This leaves the door open for the UK .NET community to choose what they want to hear and who they want to hear it from. Head on over to the Developer Day website and check out the currently proposed sessions and if you don’t like the sound of those why not submit your own proposal?
The last two events, DDD4 & WebDD, were so good that it will be very hard to better them. I’d love to be proved wrong and given the amount of effort the organisers put in I won’t be surprised if I am!
If you’ve never been before and you want to know a little about them there are recorded sessions, copious amounts of feedback and lots of reviews on the web. You can check out my thoughts on the last 2 events here and here.
One more thing, there is a tradition that after an event of this type, those that want to, head out into Reading town center for a ‘geek dinner’. They are great opportunity to meet more of your peers as well as talk to the organisers and some of the Microsoft staff that help out on the day.
It really is a worthwhile and enjoyable day so make sure you keep Saturday, June 30th free!
As a final note I always point people to this which explains what it’s all about in a language we all (hopefully) understand.