Monthly Archives: August 2009

Training and events I’ve been to

For the last few years I’ve been trying to keep a list of all work-related training and events I’ve been to. I recently updated this and thought it might be interesting to post it here.

Events are shown in chronological order, newest first.

Vista Squad: Scott Guthrie – ASP.NET MVC Special Event
Friday 3rd July 2009, 13:00 – 16:00
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

London DotNet User Group: Silverlight 3
Thursday 2nd July 2009, 18:30 – 21:00
MRM London, 76-80 Southwark Street, London
Speaker: Scott Guthrie

UK SQL Server User Group: Understanding ADO.NET Data Services, Windows 7 features in-depth
Wednesday 13th May 2009, 17:30 – 21:00
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading
Speakers: Mike Taulty, James O’Neill, Viral Tarpara

WebDD 2009
Saturday 18th April 2009, 09:30 – 17:00
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper (DDD7)
Saturday 22nd November 2008, 09:00 – 17:30
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

FoWA 2008 – Expo & Diggnation Live
Friday 10th October 2008, 19:30 – 00:00
ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock, London

Vista Squad: “First Blood Part II” (How to be a Geek 2.0)
Wednesday 17th September 2008, 18:00 – 21:15
Speakers: Viral Tarpara
Microsoft, Victoria, London

SQLBits Cubed (III)
Saturday 13th September 2008
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Heroes Happen Here
Wednesday 19th March 2008, 09:30 – 19:00
The ICC, Birmingham
Microsoft UK Launch: Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008

Microsoft’s Web Platform. IIS7 and ASP.NET 3.5
Tuesday 8th January 2008, 18:30 – 21:20
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading
IIS7, Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, LINQ, ASP.NET 3.5

MSDN: What’s new in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 for the Web Developer
Tuesday 2nd October 2007, 18:30 – 21:20
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

Microsoft MIX:UK 07
Tuesday 11th – Wednesday 12th September 2007, 09:30 – 17:30
Congress Centre, London

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper (DDD5)
Saturday 30th June 2007, 09:30 – 17:00
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

IET Berkshire: The Sony PlayStation 3
Wednesday 21st March 2007, 19:00 – 21:00
Palmer Building, Whiteknights, The University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6AH

DeverloperDeveloperDeveloper (DDD4)
Saturday 2nd December 2006, 09:30 – 17:00
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

BCS Berkshire: The ‘Open versus Closed’ Debate
Tuesday 14th November 2006, 19:30 – 21:30
John Nike Theatre, Agriculture Building, Whiteknights, The University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6AH

The Web: Designing and Developing Compelling Sites and Applications
Tuesday 19th September 2006, 18:30 – 21:15
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading Atlas, ASP.NET, IIS7, Expression Web Beta 1, WPF/E

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper (DDD3)
Saturday 3rd June 2006, 09:30 – 16:40
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

MSDN Technical Briefing: SQL Server 2005 for SQL Server 2000 Developers (Level 200)
Wednesday 26th October 2005, 09:30 – 16:30
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper (DDD2)
Saturday 22nd October 2005, 09:30 – 17:30
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

Programming a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database (M2073)
Monday 5th – Friday 9th September 2005
Interquad, Thames Tower, Reading

Microsoft TechEd Europe 2005
Monday 4th – Friday 8th July 2005
RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pre-Conference Seminar: The Zen of ASP.NET 2.0

IEE: Opening Windows into Microsoft
Monday 27th June 2005, 18:30 – 21:00
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading
Exploiting service oriented plumbing (Olive Presland)
Windows embedded: Desktop to device (Dave Baker)

Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (2389B)
Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th June 2005
Interquad, Middlesex St Centre, London

An Introduction To C# and The .NET Framework
Tuesday 14th – Wednesday 15th June 2005
The University of Reading
Speaker: Philip Stears

Programming the Microsoft .NET Framework with C# (M2349)
Monday 9th – Friday 13th May 2005
Interquad, Tabernacle Street, London

Project Management
Thursday 14th – Friday 15th April 2005
Centre for Staff Training and Development, The University of Reading
Speaker: Alan Rousseau, Steve Walker & Associates Ltd

Thames Valley User Group .NET – Second Meeting
Tuesday 7th December 2004
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading
Speaker: Eamon O’Tuathail, Clipcode

Assertive Communication Skills
Thursday 28th October 2004
Centre for Staff Training and Development, The University of Reading
Speaker: Vicki Evans, Vision Training and Development

TCS Module 3
Monday 11th – Thursday 14th October 2004
Quality Inn, Warwick
Speakers: Dawn Husemann, Paul Ford (Insight People Development)

TCS Module 4 (Strategic Business Review – Globalisation)
Monday 4th – Thursday 7th October 2004
Quality Hotel, Chesford Bridge, Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LN
Speakers: Paul Taylor and Andrew Savage, Pi Management

ZDNet UK IT Priorities Conference
Tuesday 28th September 2004, 09:00 – 17:00
The Park Lane Hotel, London

An Introduction to SharePoint Portal Server 2003
Thursday 1st July 2004, 09:00 – 17:00
Deverill, The Holiday Inn, Swindon

Thames Valley User Group .NET – Inaugural Meeting
Monday 21st June 2004
Microsoft, Thames Valley Park, Reading

Microsoft Research Academic Days in Dublin
Wednesday 13th – Friday 16th April 2004
Leading academics, faculty, and PhD students from the United Kingdom and Ireland. An opportunity to learn about different aspects of Microsoft .NET and future technologies and to meet other Academics and people from Microsoft Research.

BCS: Applying XML in the medical field
Wednesday 25th February 2004, 19:30
Gordon Lecture Theatre, Whiteknights, The University of Reading, Reading
Speaker: John Chelsom

TCS Module 2
Sunday 4th – Friday 9th January 2004
Limpley Stoke Hotel, Bath, Avon
Speakers: Insight People Development

TCS Module 1
Sunday 7th – Thursday 11th December 2003
Limpley Stoke Hotel, Bath, Avon
Speakers: Insight People Development

BCS: Linux
Wednesday 19th November 2003
Gordon Lecture Theatre, Whiteknights, The University of Reading, Reading
Speaker: Roger Whittaker, SuSE