Here’s the text I read off last night at the SuperMeetup. Cheers!
I believe I have greatly benefitted personally from my involvement in hacker meetups in Winnipeg.
There are several s/w dev’t meetups in Winnipeg, mostly centered around a specific technology such as WordPress, PHP, ruby, js, etc.
To keep us informed about upcoming events, most groups have their own meetup.com account, or a mailing list subscription on their site. Most groups meet once a month. There is usually a presentation by a local developer, pizza & drinks.
This year, I hope to see more collaboration between the various organizer groups, for things even like date collisions, cross technology topics.
I also hope to see more developer involvement, and incentive for involvement, in weekend hackathons. It would be great to get a chance to team up with some devs I don’t get to work with on a daily basis, and work using best practices for a weekend.
I also hope to see more soft-skill topic presentations, so if you would be willing to talk about your passion in front of a programmer audience, we’d love to hear from you.
The next speaker spends a considerable amount of his time helping Winnipeg software developers get better at developing software. Among other things, he organizes events such as the Global Day of Code retreat coming up this November, and regular meetups for various user groups, such as the .NET, Ruby and Agile user groups.
Please join me to welcome Amir Barylko to the stage to share his experience on how to improve team communication and succeed in building software.