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Well, after much trial and tribulation, we finally have our DC ALT.NET site up.  Thanks to Phil McMillan and Entropy Zero Consulting for hosting the site!  Right now it's a work in progress and I hope to have it more complete tomorrow.  As per usual with these kinds of groups, it's a wiki style and will be constantly changing with resources from our previous meeting, voting on the next topics at the next Open Spaces and places for sponsorship among other things.

Meeting Announcement Redux

Just a reminder about our third meeting of DC ALT.NET on February 20th at 7PM.

The meeting this month will bring ALT.NET to Reston, Virginia and the Stelligent headquarters.  I want to thank Jay Flowers for offering his office as our get together.  The food and booze will be provided by Stelligent, so a big thanks to them!  Oh, and they are hiring if anyone is interesting (schilling off). 

At our last meeting, CMAP hosted our event in which we discussed a lot of great topics.  You can read a wrapup of our last meeting here.  We're going to formalize things a little bit this time around and vote on topics for next time at this meeting so we can come prepared.  As a group, we're growing fast and learning a lot along the way.

Looking for Sponsors

As always, we're looking for sponsors for our events.  We bring a lot of passionate developers to your site and we feel we can bring a lot.  Sponsorship opportunities are always appreciated!

Who We Are

Are you a developer who always keeps an eye out for a better way? Do you look outside the mainstream to adopt the best practices of any development community, including Open Source, Agile, Java, and Ruby communities? Are you always looking for more elegant, more simple, more maintainable solutions? If so, then you might be an ALT.NET practitioner!
This group follows the Open Space Technology model.  In Open Space, a facilitator explains the process and then participants are invited to co-create the agenda and host their own discussion groups.  So, we'll take a vote and present the topics.  We're in the pub-club mind occasionally, so it's not surprising to find us geeking out a bar...
This model follows the four basic principles:
  • Whoever comes are the right people
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  • Whenever it starts is the right time
  • When it's over, it's over

Topics for discussion can include the following as well as others:
  • Model View Controller Pattern (ASP.NET MVC/MonoRail)
  • Inversion of Control (IoC) containers and Dependency Injection (Spring.NET/Castle Windsor/StructureMap)
  • Domain Driven Design
  • Design by Contract and Spec#
  • Continuous Integration
  • Agile
Time and Location:
Tuesday, February 20, 2008 7:00 PM

Stelligent Incorporated
Global Headquarters
11495 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Come, participate, and make your voice heard!  Come meet passionate developers like yourself in the active discussion.  Hoping for a great turnout...   If you haven't signed up for our list, go ahead and do that here.

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