SBTUG – Wed 24 June 2009 – Visual Studio 2010, Customer Feedback, Google Wave


I love the Sydney developer community. Really I do. Here’s why…

I’d previously organized a speaker for SBTUG tomorrow night, but he had to pull out (due to valid work travel reasons). This was two weeks ago. Then I got sick for a week and a bit, so it wasn’t until late last week I started getting around to finding replacements (yeah, I know – pretty disorganized for me). Two guys from the community quickly offered to help. But then one of them called me on Monday to say he couldn’t make it (due to valid health related reasons). No problem, Andrew Coates and Jodie Miners both jumped in to help at the last minute. They’ll be joining Ewen Wallace tomorrow night.

The funny thing is I reckon tomorrow night will be one of our best meetings in a long time. Take a look at the line up below:

Agenda for our 24 June 2009 meeting

Visual Studio 2010, Google Wave, plus Managing Customer Feedback – (click here to RSVP)

Come along and gain a high-level introduction to the productivity enhancements in Visual Studio 2010; An overview of Google Wave, Plus a review of various customer feedback options including UserVoice, GetSatisfaction, Fogbugz, Bugzilla and more.

This meeting will be more informal than usual, with attendees free to ask multiple questions and contribute their experience.

6:00pm : News
6:30pm : Visual Studio 2010 Business Benefits: Andrew Coates (@coatsy)
7:30pm : Pizza
7:45pm : Handling Customer Feedback : Ewen Wallace (@CADbloke)
8:05pm : Google Wave Overview : Jodie Miners (@jodiem)
8:30pm : Finish

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Bonus: We have some cool prizes including Expression Studio, Security packages and movie tickets to give away.

We’re meeting in the usual place (Microsoft, North Ryde) at the usual time (6pm).

Here’s a summary of the presentations:

  • Andrew Coates taking us through the business benefits of Visual Studio 2010, with a particular focus on the productivity enhancements coming. Ideal for developers and software managers planning adoption of Microsoft’s upcoming release.
  • Ewen Wallace covering his misadventures :-) in looking for a solution for developers to handle customer feedback. He’ll be covering, GetSatisfaction, Fogbugz, Bugzilla, Mantis and others.
  • Jodie Miners giving us an overview of what all this buzz about Google Wave is. Come along and get ready to rethink your approach to email, IM and online conversation.


Please note: If you arrive after 6pm, the doors will be locked. You’ll need to call me on 0413 489 388 to come and let you in.

See you tomorrow.

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