Thoughts from ALT.NET Seattle

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Spent most of the weekend at ALT.NET Seattle listening to lots of different ideas. I didn’t take a lot of notes, the motto of the conference was “practice, don’t preach”. In the same vein in the name of being able to listen more I took fewer notes. I do ...

Domain Driven Design Quickly

Monday, June 29th, 2009

At ALT.NET Canada a few weekends ago I spent a bunch of time with Greg Young and Bob Brumfield. This seemed to involve drinking lots of stout, a bit too much stout perhaps. If only the bar had a better selection, like the Cannery Brewery’s Blackberry Porter from Penticton, BC ...

Green Computing isn’t the same as Low Power Computing

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

At ALT.NET Canada this weekend I had a bunch of interesting conversations about all sorts of things. Thanks to Michael Stiefel for proposing the session on what Green means for developers. That and some other conversations at the weekend caused things to fall into place. In the past ...

ALT.NET Canada Vancouver and The Fallacies of Parallel Computing

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I found the time to attend ALT.NET Canada in Vancouver this past weekend. This turned out to be quite the event and I had a great time. Several other people from the Puget Sound area made the journey including myself and Bob from p&p. As with all Open Spaces conferences “The ...

ALT.NET Canada

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Registration for ALT.NET Canada opened yesterday. If the Seattle one is anything to go by it’ll fill up fast. It’s the 12-14th June in downtown Vancouver. I’m registered and should be able to make it although I don’t have money for the hotel – there’s a floor somewhere ...

ALT.NET Seattle Gathering

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I was able to show up for the first half of the ALT.NET Seattle on Saturday and managed to attend two of the open spaces. It was a great group of people and I learnt a lot from the two talks I went to on agile without management buy in ...

Core Wars

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

So Chris just sent me a link to CoreWars.org. It was sort of a spin off from tonight's ALT.NET Seattle dinner. This includes some scans of the original Scientific American article from '84. I remember my father bringing a copy of the article home and he and I talking about ...

ALT.NET and the global currency of ideas

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Scott Hanselman has a great post about last weekend's ALT.NET conference and the ALT.NET community overall. I'm not "in" with the ALT.NET crowd and wasn't able to attend the conference but some of them did drop by p&p last week. They're nice people and we had an interesting conversation about ...