Open Source .NET eXchange

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Thursday, 22nd January in London

7 experts spoke.


In this mini-conference, members of the ALT.NET community will talk about their favourite alternative .NET tools that increase programmer productivity and help us do our work better but are still not mainstream.

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Welcome to the OpenSource.NET eXchange

Co-organiser & Trackhost Gojko Adzic will introduce this mini-conference on OpenSource .NET technologies, aimed at members of the ALT.NET community talking about their favourite OpenSource .NET tools that increase programmer productivity and help us do our work better.

Gojko Adzic

Gojko is a partner at Neuri Consulting LLP. He is the winner of the 2016 European Software Testing Outstanding Achievement Award, and the 2011 Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Award. Gojko's book Specification by Example won the Jolt Award for the Best Book of 2012, and his blog won the UK Agile Award for the best outline publication in 2010. Gojko is a frequent speaker at software development conferences, including NDC, Agile Days, Oredev, and YOW!, and is one of the authors of MindMup and Claudia.js.


This talk will provide an introduction to jQuery's capabilities and syntax, show you how easily you can add rich behaviour to your pages using the jQuery framework, and look briefly at combining jQuery with ASP.NET MVC to implement simple AJAX-style callbacks.

Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie is a systems architect, developer, and Microsoft MVP, who has built everything from tiny standalone websites to large-scale distributed systems. He created his first web page in 1992, and he's been building data-driven interactive web applications since the days of Windows NT 4. He's currently the CTO at Skills Matter in London, where he juggles his time between working on their software platform and supporting their conference and community teams. From 2003 to 2018, Dylan worked as webmaster, then IT Manager, and then systems architect at Spotlight (www.spotlight.com), where his first-hand experience of watching an organisation and its codebase evolve over more than a decade provided him with a unique insight into how everything from web standards and API design to Conway's Law and recruitment ends up influencing a company’s code and culture.

Aspect Oriented Programming with PostSharp

David Ross introduces Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) using the PostSharp...

David Ross

David is a specialist in the design and implementation of n-tiered enterprise applications. He has designed a number of systems using both the...

Fluent nHibernate

Sebastien Lambla will give a talk on Fluent NHibernate

Sebastien Lambla

Sebastien is the head of Online Services at WhenFresh, a leading data supermarket for residential property data, where he builds graph APIs and lots of cool things.

ActiveMQ and NMS

David speaks on ActiveMQ and NMS.

David De Florinier

David de Florinier has helped numerous teams implement best specification-by-example practices. David is a frequent speaker at leading software development and testing conferences and also regularly contributes to the UK Agile Testing group. Over th

Implementing the Repository Pattern

In this talk, Mike Hadlow introduces the Repository pattern, and discusses some implementations that have been caught in the wild...

Mike Hadlow

Mike Hadlow works as a freelance .NET developer and architect. For the last few years he's been especially interested in messaging systems and service oriented architectures. He writes a blog, 'Code Rant', and is the author of several open source projects including Suteki Shop, an eCommerce framework, and EasyNetQ, a simple API for RabbitMQ. He lives in Lewes on the south coast of the UK.

Spring for .NET - Making Best Practices Easy Practices

Russ Miles, SpringSource senior consultant and author of Head First Software Development, will talk through some of the best practices that Spring for .NET helps open source .NET developers to apply.

Russ Miles

Russ Miles is CEO of ChaosIQ.io, makers of the Chaos Toolkit that is a free open source toolkit for getting started with Chaos Engineering. He is author of Antifragile Software: Building Adaptable Software with Microservices and Head First Software Development, and provides a mix of engaging conceptual theory and practical exercises as an international speaker on techniques for helping software adapt to the ever-present force of change.


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