Sunday, 23 November 2008

A dinner with Dave Thomas

Come along for dinner, a drink and an opportunity to hear Dave Thomas speak.

When: Thursday the 4th of December at 7pm
Where: ThoughtWorks Sydney Office, Level 8, 51 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD
RSVP: Via the facebook group or email Damana

Other groups have had to share his time but he is enthusiastic to speak to GGD Sydney members.

Dave Thomas is best known as the founder and past CEO of Object Technology International, Inc., now IBM OTI Labs. OTI was responsible for initial development of the Eclipse open source IDE and the Visual Age Java development environment.

He is a popular, humorous, albeit opinionated keynote speaker with a unique breadth of business experience and technical depth. He is widely published in software engineering literature. Dave remains active in various roles within the technical community including ECOOP, AOSD, JAOO, Agile Development Conference, OOPSLA Onward, ENASE and Dynamic Language Symposium. He is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University and the University Of Queensland as well as a founding director of the Agile Alliance, an ACM Distinguished Engineer, President of AITO and an advisor for IEEE Software. He also writes an expert column in the Journal Of Object Technology.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sydney Girl Geek November Dinner @ Bungalow 8

When: Tuesday 18th November @ 6pm
Where: Bungalow 8 on King St Wharf
Booking: Under the name Damana

Come along for an informal unsponsored dinner with all your can eat mussels at Bungalow 8 on King St Wharf.

Come early to hear Pia talk.

You don't have to eat mussels if you don't want to. There is a menu with non-seafoody food.

It's at the end of the wharf, right down the other end from the Cargo Bar.

RSVP on the Facebook event:

If you are not on Facebook, email me to say you are coming. I've only booked for 10 based on previous responses but will extend the booking if more people are interested.

Monday, 3 November 2008

World Usability Day 2008

World Usability Day 2008 is quickly approaching on November 13.

The theme this year will focus on transportation.
We are focusing on how to improve the design of transport systems and infrastructure to:
• Better support the people that use them
• Move towards more sustainable forms of transport in the future

Here’s what’s on and how you can get involved:
• Guest speakers / transportation experts
• Interactive workshops & discussion questions
• Photo and design exhibition highlighting transportation challenges and solutions

Cost: Free!!! Just come along - no registration required
Who: Everyone is welcome (including students, usability professionals, people who work with or use transport)
When: Thursday 13 November 2008
Where: University of Technology Sydney
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