Techmeetup Glasgow: March 2014

Techmeetup Glasgow returns this month (tomorrow!) with another 2 talks. Back to the usual Wednesday slot and at Glasgow University as always.
Chris McDermott on “Lean Coffee”
How often have you gone to a meeting, sat there for an hour and left without making a contribution. You had something to say but you were either never asked, there wasn’t a slot in the agenda to discuss what you wanted to discuss or the whole meeting was dominated by one person. By the time you get to AOB your energy has been sapped and you’re desperate to leave. Lean Coffee is a simple, structured agenda less format that applies Lean and Agile principles to help create a democratic meeting that gives everyone a voice and the opportunity to contribute.
Andy Barry on “Componentising Webapps with BladeRunnerJS
It’s generally accepted that dividing things up and encouraging encapsulation is a good idea. I’ll give a quick demo of how BladeRunnerJS can provide tooling and conventions that can help us componentise our webapps in an easy and scalable way.
As usual most of us will be off to Brel afterwards to keep the discussions going over a pint.

Huge Collection of Free Microsoft eBooks

Spotted that Microsoft Sales Excellence Program Manager – Eric Ligman is giving away a load of free eBooks, that developers might be interested in. I don’t currently work with any of the technologies but have seen a few in action and they seemed impressive (at least when using the entire Microsoft stack).

Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server