Some of you may be aware that Readify have been running a series of free developer sessions for some time now known as the Readify Developer Network. Past RDN sessions have covered a wide range of topics and have been presented by various people from within Readify, including many of the 10 MVP's we have on board.

Well, it's pleasing to announce that while we are continuing to run the regular RDN sessions we're now also launching an extension of RDN this month called the RDN Dev Day.

Think of it like a one-day tech conference featuring content across 3 tracks presented by 3 of Readify's team, including Hands on Labs to help you get to grips with the latest .NET technology.

The 3 presenters for the inaugural sessions will be Mitch Denny, Paul Stovell and myself with the tracks being:

  • Team System
  • .NET 3.0 & 3.5 (WPF, Silverlight, Linq & WCF)
  • Agile Development

The dev days will be happening in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney & Melbourne over the coming weeks.  Brisbane on July 25th, Perth on July 29th and Sydney & Melbourne in mid-August.  Note that I won't be at the Perth Dev Day, so some of my sessions will be presented by Mitch.

Here's the agenda so you know what's available.


Registration 8:30am
Welcome and Key Note 9am-10:30am
Key Note: The .NET Roadmap for 2009 & Crystal Balling - What will .NET look like in the future?
Morning Tea 10:30am
Times Mitch Denny (MVP) Paul Stovell (MVP) Richard Banks
10:55-12pm Team Development with Team Foundation Server (I) Introduction to WPF Introduction to Agile Development
12:10-1:15pm Team Development with Team Foundation Server (II) Introduction to Silverlight Test Driven Development
Lunch 1:15pm-1:45pm
1:45pm-2:45pm Adding Manageability and Scriptability to your Applications Hands on Lab: WPF Introduction to Agile Development [Repeat]
Afternoon Tea 2:45pm-3pm
3pm-4pm Hands on Lab: Setting a Team Project in Team Foundation Server LINQ in Depth Planning & Estimating in Agile Projects
4:05pm-5:15pm Managing the Database Upgrade Process with DBPro and Team Foundation Server Hands on Lab: WCF Basics Agile Q&A


Please note that demand is expected to be high and registrations are only open for a short period of time, with Brisbane and Perth open now so get in early and book yourself a spot today.  I'm really looking forward to presenting and I'd love to see you there!


UPDATE: In case it wasn't clear, only Brisbane & Perth registrations are open at the moment. Sydney & Melbourne will be available in the next few weeks. Sorry for any confusion.