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NEBytes August 2010: The Debt Is Over To You

North East Bytes

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

NEBytes August 2010: The Debt Is Over To You

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Join North East Bytes for our ninth event of the year.  Following on from the great events that we've had so far we've lined up another great event for your benefit.  Register now, you won't want to miss this opportunity!

Credit Crunch Code - Time To Pay Back The Technical Debt with Gary Short

Technical debt is the cost of putting off good development practices.  This debt, must be paid back to avoid the "interest payments" becoming crippling.  This presentation will further define technical debt, before examing some anti-patterns and how to avoid them.  We'll then look at how to put a financial cost on technical debt, and end by examing some measures to identify technical devt in a code base.

Gary ShortGary Short works for Developer Express as the Technical Evangelist on the frameworks team.  He has a deep interest in technical architecture, especially in the areas of technical debt and refactoring.  Gary is a C# MVP and gives presentations at user groups and conferences throughout the UK, Europe and the US.

As well as C#, Gary also has an interest in dynamic languages such as Smalltalk, Ruby and Python as well as iPhone development using Objective-C.

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The Floor Is Over To You!

The second element of our meeting will include a number of 15 minute presentations by members of the NEBytes Audience.

So far we have presentations lined up on

Cloud Computing - Justin Souter

Windows Phone 7 - Peter Bull

Overview of Windows Phone 7 including platform features, developer experience, consumer experience and business experience plus Q&A.

Open Source .Net - primarily Umbraco

ASP.Net MVC (tbc)

If you are interested in taking part in this section of the evening there's still time so visit and send us your proposal.

Why not come along and support these attendees who are making the leap to deliver a Bytesized session for your benefit?


The event will be hosted in Room 120 of the Claremont Building at Newcastle University.  For a detailed campus map - 

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Room 120
Claremont Tower
Newcastle University
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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North East Bytes

North East Bytes is a user group based in the North East of England covering Development and IT Pro elements of the Microsoft Technology Stack

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