Thursday, 2 June 2011

DDD South West 3 Mobile Phone Apps

DDD South West 3 (Saturday 11th June 2011) blessed in having not one but two apps for mobile phones.

  • For Windows Phone 7 you can download the free app (including the agenda) from the MarketPlace on your phone. Search on "DDD". This is of my own creation, a big thanks to Mike Hole for publishing it. (If you have downloaded the first version you need to do a refresh to get the agenda).
  • For Android, iOS, FireFox 4, IE 9 (not IE 8), Chrome 11 and Safari you can download the free app (including the agenda) from Thanks to Ross Scott for his excellent creation.

See you there.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

DDD South West 3 Balloon Debate

Making a reappearance at this years DDD South West is the very popular balloon date. This years topic is ‘The Best Web Presentation Technology’.

We see some new faces and old who will take up this challenge to convince you their technology is the best.

Gary Short - PHP

Richard Costall - Silverlight

Steve Sanderson - Build your own

Chris Canal - ASP.NET MVC

Anyone who has seen the Balloon debate at previous DDD’s will know its one of our most popular event for the style and wit on display. All those lucky to have a ticket to this event in for a treat and a chance to heckle for debaters.

To find out more visit

Ding-Ding round one!

Monday, 7 March 2011

DDD Southwest Windows 7 App

Some of you may know that I am involved in a little event called DDD Southwest.  This years event is our third.

Recently I was lucky enough to find time to develop my first Windows 7 phone application and I decided my time was best used creating an application to promote our event.


As you can see our free application contains information about the event date, the location as well as a helpful countdown to the big day.  I have also included a tweet search for #dddsw so people can see the buzz around the event.

I would like to tell you it was an amazing feet of engineering creating this application, but that would be a lie, it was incredible easy and frankly the most difficult parts were playing with XAML to create the UI.  This is actually a testament to the environment Microsoft have given us, the APIs were familiar so was the structure (if you have a small bit of silverlight knowledge) and as so many people are post information about WP7 development all the information I did not have was at easy reach.

The free application can be downloaded from the marketplace and is located under the social category. The application is called ‘DDD SW 2011’.

I would like to make a big thank you to Mike Hole who published the application for us.

For more information about DDD Southwest 2011