Speaking at VIC.NET SIG next week on jQuery

I’ll be speaking at the Victoria.NET SIG meeting next week in Melbourne about jQuery. Come along if you want to learn about what jQuery is and how it can help you in your ASP.NET applications. RSVP details below.


jQuery: The way JavaScript should be

Thursday 29th January 2009
5:30pm (Pizza and drinks served); 6pm (presentations start)
Microsoft Theatre, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank

Hate the thought of writing JavaScript? Get frustrated by cross-browser DOM quirks? Ever wondered how those spiffy sites do that animation without Flash or Silverlight? Think that JavaScript isn’t a real programming language? Well come and see how jQuery makes writing JavaScript fun again. Microsoft is now shipping and supporting jQuery, an open-source JavaScript library, with ASP.NET and Visual Studio. jQuery is fast, lean, simple and hugely expandable, to enable you to build the most compelling web applications quickly and easily.

About the speaker:

Damian Edwards has presented at several Usergroup meetings, community events and Tech Ed on a wide range of topics. He is also a Microsoft MVP who specialises in ASP .NET and Web Front end development.

If you are planning on coming, please RSVP to help us organise drinks and catering.

To register, simply send an email to info@victoriadotnet.com.au. It is a FREE event and there is no charge for attendance but space is limited so you’ll need to let us know you’re coming so we can make sure there’s space. If you do not wish to receive event notification mails in the future, simply send a mail to info@victoriadotnet.com.au with the word Unsubscribe in the subject.

Twitter Account and other SIGs:

The user group has a Twitter account. You can follow the happenings in the group at http://twitter.com/vdnug

The Victoria .NET Dev SIG usually meets on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss developer related .NET topics. Victoria .NET also runs an Office and SharePoint group called MOSSIG (that meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month) and a SQL SIG (that meets 12:30-2:00pm on the 2nd Monday of each month) to discuss topics related to SQL Server development and a new Silverlight Developer and Designer Network user group

6 Comments on “Speaking at VIC.NET SIG next week on jQuery”

  1. Ian says:

    Enjoyed it very much. Thanks 🙂

  2. Christian says:

    I couldn’t make it yesterday. Did it get recorded?

    • Hi Christian,
      I did record the session using Live Meeting however I forgot to turn my microphone on until about 45 minutes in. I haven’t had a chance to process the recording yet but when I do I might attempt to dub some dialogue over that period so that it’s not a complete loss. When I do I’ll post the details up here.

  3. Aaron Powell says:

    For people who were at the session the question was asked how to do custom events with jQuery. Although Damian was stumped I’ve posted the answer here: http://www.aaron-powell.com/blog/january-2009/custom-eventing-with-jquery.aspx

  4. Hey Damian, I watched your presentation on jQuery online and it was interesting. Right now I’m learning JavaScript (because I care about knowing the core language) and MooTools (because I like its philosophy).

    I’m a CS student and I keep wondering if it’s wrong for me to be using a framework over the actual language as I we don’t really do this for every other language. I understand JavaScript has shortcomings, but Crockford does demystify the bad parts through his lectures.

    My primary thoughts are should the majority of my focus be on JS, while learning a library?

    Or should I just grasp the fundamentals of JavaScript and put the majority of my focus on JavaScript libraries/frameworks (and not worry about using “vanilla” JS in my apps)?

    I just want to make sure I approach this the right way.