I was lucky enough to be able to attend the first ever meeting of DevG, a DEVeloper Group here in the Isle of Man that looks to bring together developers from different backgrounds in a community event where people can share experiences, learnings and even pitfalls with one another. It’s the brainchild of Zak from Fuzzelogic Solutions who is an avid developer himself and dare I say it myself, a .Net guru. Anyway, the first evening was pretty conversational which I quite enjoyed. Not having a fixed topic means that people could talk about pink elephants, mixed martial arts or even their gym exploits; but that didn’t happen. Instead everyone got down and dirty with different aspects in application development. Here’s an extract from Zak’s blog:
It was great to have the conversations and chit chat among the group which consisted of different backgrounds converging on Microsoft technologies. There were brief conversations around the current trend in the market, .net, agile, oo + patterns and developers mindset. It was really great hearing the â€œreal worldâ€ encounters and very encouraging to see every on the same page.
The good news is that everyone enjoyed it enough to want to do it again, but I don’t believe we have a date or a venue for the next meeting. So, watch this space; I’ll let you know when the next one is.