Free “Guathon” all day event in London on June 6th

The (awesome) UK developer community is holding another all day event with Steve Sanderson and me in London on June 6th. 

The event is free to attend, and the venue will be in Central London (at the ODEON Covent Garden).  The website for the event is here.


The event goes from 9am to 5pm, and will feature a bunch of great .NET content.  The current agenda includes the following talks:

Build an app using ASP.NET MVC 3, EF Code First, NuGet and IIS Express (ScottGu)

We'll spend 2 hours building an application with some of the latest releases of the Microsoft Web Stack. You get to choose what app to build and then watch Scott code it on stage. See how the Microsoft web stack fits together, how to take advantage of great new features, and learn some tips and tricks you might not know about along the way.

Dynamic Web UIs with Knockout.js (Steve Sanderson)

Building rich user experiences with JavaScript can be difficult. In this session you'll learn how Knockout.js lets you use the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern to combine clean object-oriented code with simple declarative bindings to create sophisticated UIs that run in any mainstream browser (including mobile ones).  Knockout.js works great with jQuery, and enables you to build even richer web experiences.

C# 5 and Async Web Applications with ASP.NET vNext (Steve Sanderson)

This session explores how asynchronous web programming will get much easier in ASP.NET vNext, and how you could use this to boost performance. We'll consider techniques for going beyond Ajax and efficiently pushing updates from server to client in near-realtime.

Cloud Development (ScottGu)

Scott is now spending a lot of time working on Windows Azure - Microsoft's Cloud Platform.  In this session he will cover why cloud computing will be a huge opportunity for .NET developers, and provide an inside look into how the Windows Azure Platform works.  He'll discuss some of the architecture considerations involved in running large scale services, how to design for elastic scale and fault tolerance, and how you'll be able to take advantage of the Windows Azure Platform to deliver even better solutions.

Register for Free

You can register to attend this all day event for free here.

Hope to see some of you there!


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  • Let me be the first one to say LOL @ 'Guathon'

  • I hope the volcano lets me go to London that week! :-)

    Just one question, is going to be a way to connect the laptop to a power strip?

  • Hart: They'll only be power on stage I'm afrain. This is a public cinema, so has no facilities for power near the seats.

  • Great! OK, I'm registered. Does that mean that I'm on the list and can turn up to the event? Or does registration just mean you're in the running to get tickets? I know last time there was a huge rush to get on the website and I was put on the waiting list.

  • Should be good.

    Looking forward to hearing some of the talks :)

  • Has anyone managed to register?
    I've tried my old ddd login, it doesn't work - reseting the password or trying to register again doesn't work either!

  • The disappointment for me is this event is in London - too far for me. Are there any events as such going to be held up in the North i.e. Manchester, Newcastle etc?

  • Damn, already full!

  • Will this event be available as a download?

  • I know I am supposed to say "awesome", but the event is now fully booked and I have no idea where I am on the waiting list :(

  • Just out of interest - why are 'Guathons' held in cinemas rather than making use of facilities at the Microsoft campus at Reading? Is there not enough capacity on the campus?

    Also - are there any plans for videos of these talks to be published?

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  • I'm back from the Guathon in London. It was awesome and it was great to see Scott taking us through MVC 3. I had a great time.

    Would it be possible to get the source for the demos ? In particular Steve's demo on knockout.js (that was awesome btw).

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