DDD6 UK Code Camp

For my slides and NAnt + Cruise Control config files click here.

DDD6 was the 6th UK ‘code camp’ and I was luckily enough for my session to be voted in. Many people missed out attending because there were ~450 registrations in 24 hours!! Everyone I met was incredibly bright – most of the tough questions I asked in my Continuous Integration session were immediately answered, by sometimes what seemed half the room!

Comparison to with US Code Camps is pretty easy. The UK version is was excellent too. Classic cultural differences were there: a little less pizazz, and the average attendee weighing 20->30 lbs less. Note the cycle racks outside reception in the photos below, if US gas were $9/gallon I think we’d be slimmer too.

It pleases me greatly to report TDD/ Automated Testing is certainly gaining traction with the .Net community here. Many people told me Mike Hadlow did an excellent talk on using Inversion of Control (IoC) with TDD. Speaker of the day must go to Ben Hall who gave an overview of xUnit tools, including MBUnit which he contributes to. Apparently Ben is a fairly recent grad and this was his first presentation – watch this guy he will do well!

Ben, Mike, Richard Fennell and Michael Foord blogged this event. Barry Dorrans shares some photos. Update: even more was said about the day here, here, here, here, herehere and here!

Ben Hall Presenting

Ben Hall – future tech superstar (no, not the back of his head, he is the guy speaking)

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Microsoft UK at 7am in Winter- brrr!

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Just before I left the speakers’ lounge to meet some smart people

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This was in the halls, along with life size Halo characters!

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3 Responses to DDD6 UK Code Camp

  1. Ben Hall says:

    Hehe ! Thanks for the kind comments, pleased you enjoyed the session.

  2. Jane says:

    Me too 🙂

    PS Thanks for posting the slides, really useful stuff

  3. Mark Dunn says:

    Hey Paul,

    I miss you in the Atlanta community. Keep up the speaking gigs. We all have events like you described. All you can really do is push thru to the end.

    Wishing you the best,

    -Mark

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