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Next week several .NET User Groups in Poland will host a special guest - Glenn Block, Program Manager in the .NET FX team (and previously PM for p&p “Prism”). As you probably already know, Glenn is the man behind the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) project and thus this will be the main topic of his talks: Building openly extensible applications in .NET 4.0 Are you tired of building monolithic style apps? Are you tired of hacking your app to bits to meet just one more requirement. Do you ......

Wczoraj zakonczyla sie rejestracja do konkursu o tytul Speaker Idol 2009, a zatem znamy juz nazwiska siedmiu smialków którzy zmierza sie ze soba w srodowy wieczór. Oto oni: Marcin Kruszynski – Innowacje w Silverlight 3 Michal Brzozowski – Zasada „SOLID” Wieslaw Nizio – Microsoft Excel i Windows Forms. Co wybrac Ole Automation, czy OleDb? Jakub Malinowski – CRUD UI dla danych w .Net Krystian Czepiel – Wykorzystanie Modelu MVC przy tworzeniu aplikacji ASP.NET Lukasz Podolak – Software Craftsmanship ......

Chcesz sprawdzic sie w roli prezentera? Wez udzial w konkursie Speaker Idol i zostan idolem publicznosci CodeCamp 2009! Wystarczy 10 minutowa prezentacja. Zasady sa proste, a nagrody ciekawe... Co nalezy zrobic? Przygotowac krótka prezentacje (do 7-10 minut). Zglosic swoje uczestnictwo do 26 kwietnia 2009 (niedziela) wlacznie. Wyglosic prezentacje na spotkaniu KGD 29 kwietnia 2009 (sroda) i zachwycic publicznosc. Wygrac w glosowaniu publicznosci i odebrac nagrode! Zachecamy do nadsylania swoich zgloszen ......

Last month I wrote about two conferences coming up soon in Poland. Organizers were busy all the time working on providing you with greatest speakers and technical content, and today we know the full agenda of both events. 4Developers, 7th March, Kraków Here is the agenda for .NET track: Ted Neward - Busy .NET Developer’s Guide to F#: Introduction Marcin Celej - Wykresy przy uzyciu biblioteki .NET Charts Szymon Pobiega - Inversion of Control w systemach zbudowanych w oparciu o obiektowy model domeny ......

Some time ago I wrote that there is a wave of HCL events sweeping through Poland. Today I'm happy to announce that we opened registration for the Code Camp in Kraków. This is the first such conference organized by the members of KGD UG for the .NET developer community. We will meet on June 7th for the chance to listen to sessions from five great speakers: The world has changed… What are the dilemmas of designing software solutions in the year 2008? - Tadeusz Golonka Reach End-Users With Next Generation ......

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised by receiving email from David Silverlight that I had won 4th prize in Community Credit October 2008 Contest. The prize I won is the awesome Electronic Drum-Kit T-Shirt that you can hit with your finder to play drum sounds. I think it would totally rock combined with the Equalizer T-Shirt I got from my lovely wife some time ago. The Community Credit awards are presented for community related activities that you submit during a month. For each activity you receive ......

Early this month I've read Scott Hanselman's invitation to Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest in Portland. If found the idea to get lots of people to install Visual Studio together quite interesting. I started looking around and quickly learned that this is a huge event for all .NET user groups in United States. However it turned out these meetings are not being held anywhere in Europe. What a bummer! But I liked the idea so much that I though we should organize this in our user group ourselves. We asked ......

I'm really happy to announce that last week our good friend Bartosz Pampuch received the MVP award in Visual Developer - Team System category. I think this is a well deserved nomination. I've met Bartek few years ago at one of our first .NET user group meetings (KGD). From the outset he was a very active member and throughout the years delivered many outstanding presentations. Bartek is currently leading the RND team for one of the largest software houses in Poland, where he researches new technologies ......