Guernsey Software Developers Forum, June 28th


A number of changes are happening within the Guernsey Developer Users Group!

We have changed the name to the Guernsey Software Developers Forum to better reflect the nature of the events and moved the Guernsey Software Developers Forum web site over to a new location, host and software.

It is also our intention to arrange presentations as often as possible as fewer members were interested in the free-format discussion events.

Next event

The next event will be on Thursday 28th of June 2007 starting at 6pm at the Guernsey Training Agency offices above the post-office in Smith Street, St. Peter Port.

As always the doors are open to everyone so if you have an interest in any of these subjects just turn up and grab a chair. The planned agenda is:


Welcome to the forum, news and announcements.

(6:00 pm)

XP2007 Conference Report

The XP2007 8th International Conference on Agile Process in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming took place this month in Como, Italy.

Filippo Borselli will be sharing what he learnt over the course of this five day event as he attended many of the keynotes, tutorials, workshops and panels on offer.

(30 minutes)

The OGRE 3D Graphics Engine

OGRE is an open source library that makes it easier to render highly detailed virtual worlds in real time using the latest in consumer graphics hardware.

The founder of the project, Steve Streeting, will introduce some basic 3D graphics principles, show what OGRE brings to the table, a quick technical overview and code example, and will end with some sample demos and videos from people around the globe who use it.

(45 minutes)

Questions & Answers

Questions and answers session.

Group Discussion

Open-format discussion between attendees.


Discuss the date for the next event, determine what presentations are possible and what attendees would like to see.

(8:00 pm)


3 responses

  1. Avatar for Kezzer

    I was quite excited about this site starting up as I had no clue until Steve told me. I've also had someone by the name of Peter (I believe) recently add me on gtalk who's also a member of GSDF. I must say, this will definitely allow growth in local software development I think.

    It's a shame I'll miss tomorrows presentation as I'm currently in the UK for work. There's some features of my software which I'd love to showcase as well, things like remote configuration managers.

    Is there any more presentations lined up for the summer time?

    Kezzer June 27, 2007
  2. Avatar for Damien Guard

    We tend to work them out during the same month but bandy ideas around for a little while before.

    John Surcombe has been threatening to do one on NHibernate and MonoRail, myself one on SubSonic and Adrian one on SQL Reporting Services and/or Trac.

    Damien Guard June 27, 2007
  3. Avatar for Kezzer

    I wouldn't mind doing one although I'd need a decent topic. I'll be working on some collaborative, real-time, graphics sharing software this summer, although there won't be much to show off in that space of time.

    Kezzer June 28, 2007