August Event & Farwell to Rowan


Dear All,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rowan for all the work he done with the HDNUG and I am sure the thanks extend from us all. He has kept us well informed and managed to find some excellent speakers and has produced some very interesting talks/demo’s himself.

On behalf of the HDNUG, we whish you all the best Rowan, I am sure that Seattle and Microsoft will be fantastic and maybe one day you will come back and do another presentation for us.

Rowan has asked me to take over the organisation for the HDNUG events which I have accepted, so I probably should also introduce myself.

My name is Christopher Baker and I have some very big boots to try to fill, so please be patient with me 🙂 .   I am currently (very recently) employed as a Software Engineer with TSG (Technology Service Group – Federal Group)  before that I worked in the same role at DPEM (Department of Police and Emergency Management). I am a big .Net fan and use it every day as a good .Net user should. I have been regularly attending the HDNUG events for the last few years and also actively attend the ACS (Australian Computer Society) events that John Haight does a fantastic job with.

Anyway, you will see me Tuesday 26th August, please come and say hello and goodbye.

Date: Tuesday 26th August
Cost: FREE
Venue: Wrest Point – Riviera Room (Mezzanine floor directly above reception)
Time: 6pm Food and networking; 6:30 Talks begin
Presenter: Steven Lawrence (StudioQ)
Topic: Patterns & practices Enterprise Library

The patterns & practices Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges (such as logging, validation, data access, exception handling, and many others). Application blocks are a type of guidance; they are provided as source code plus documentation that can be used “as is,” extended, or modified by developers to use on complex, enterprise-level line-of-business development projects.

This presentation will look into the core Enterprise Library functionality and will build up an application that contains database access, exception handling, logging and validation. All this will be done with surprisingly little code. This will mainly be a demonstration type presentation (lots of code).

Steven Lawrence is a Senior Consultant at StudioQ, a Hobart based Microsoft Certified Partner. StudioQ specialises in custom Microsoft development and is certified in the Information Worker, Custom Development and Data Management competencies. Steven was born in the UK and moved to South Africa where he ran his own eCommerce company for many years and consulted for companies such as Barloworld and Avis Southern Africa. He moved to Tasmania in November 2006 and joined StudioQ. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Microsoft Certified Application Developer and has been in the writing solutions using Microsoft C++ and C# for over 18 years.



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