Monday, January 21, 2008

1st .NET NZ London meet up wrap

We held our inaugral meet up on Saturday. Daniel Robinson kindly offered his place as a venue, and even kindlier supplied Drinks and Nibbles. Present were Daniel, Nic and myself. Andrew Revell was in Iceland so couldn't come.

It was nice to finally put faces to names, especially Nic, whom I have known (virtually) since the late 90's from the Delphi User Group.

Topic's of conversation varied from non technical observations of the UK we had so far to Linq and WPF on the technical side. We were all in agreement at how backward a lot of systems are in the UK, and how getting things setup can be a nightmare. Oh and how quickly the cash we bought from NZ to live on gets burned!

We are aiming to do this at least once a month, and hoping numbers to grow as people come over, or other Kiwi's in the UK find out. We should have at least two new faces next time, as Nick and Shekhar are landing in the next few weeks.

If you are an antipodean in the UK of a technical bent, then feel free to get in touch by placing a comment and I will add you to the contact list. Otherwise, if you are heading over here from NZ in the coming weeks and months get in touch also - advice freely given also!

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