Thursday, 02 September 2010

Garren’s Git

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in Sandton last night!

Garren Smith from Driven Software did an excellent presentation on Git, and he was kind enough to make the presentation and some other resources available on his blog, which you can find here.

You’ll also find details on the Git challenge which Garren is running, with a R400 Amazon book voucher up for grabs – courtesy of Driven Software.

We had our highest turnout to date at this meeting, and I hope we can grow it even more in future. So if you attended last night, and found it informational, useful, or otherwise just fun, please spread the word, and let’s see if we can double the numbers at the next meeting!

Till next time.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Git With Garren Smith

It’s been a while since our last meeting, but we’re proud to announce that we’ll be having another one next week! Garren Smith from Driven Software will be doing a presentation on Git. The meeting will take place next Wednesday, 1 September.

There’s a significant change for this meeting however, and it’s the fact that we’ll be having it in Sandton (by popular vote). We’re still in the process of confirming the exact venue & time, but these details will be sent through to you (if you’ve registered) during the next couple of days.

As always, please register here.

Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, 01 May 2010

Agile South Africa & next 6doc

The third Agile South Africa event is coming up on 12 May, at BCX in Midrand. Agile is very much in line with the spirit of 6 degrees of code, and so we’d like to see you all there.

You can find details and register here:

We also want to arrange the next 6 degrees of code meeting, but we need some feedback regarding dates. The next meeting will be at least 2 weeks after the Agile SA event, so the guys that plan on attending both can have a breather in between. Would you be able to attend if we planned it for 26 May? Please leave your thoughts in the comments, or give me a shout on twitter (

Monday, 26 April 2010

April 2010 Meeting Rundown

If you missed this month’s meeting, you missed out, period! Robert Maclean gave an excellent presentation on Visual Studio 2010, and judging by the post-talk discussions – most people were impressed with what they saw. You can find Robert’s blog at

Some links:
Visual Studio 2010 Home
Visual Studio 2010 Trial Downloads
Express Versions (Free!)

Look out for details of our next meeting to be posted soon.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

What's new in Visual Studio 2010! With Robert MacLean

*UPDATE: This meeting has been postponed until Wed, 21 April. You can still register, and we will send you an email with further details closer to the meeting date.

So who attended our March meeting? Oh that’s right, no one, because we didn’t have one. This month however, we do have a meeting, and it’s been timed (partly by coincidence, and partly quite on purpose) to coincide with the launch of VS2010!

We’re honoured to have Robert MacLean from BB&D, talking on what’s new in VS2010. So if you haven’t had a look at it yet, you’ll want to get your pizza-ridden, hind-ish regions to this meeting. Robert is a Team System MVP, and is quite active in the developer community. He regularly speaks at Microsoft developer events, and you can visit his blog at

The meeting will take place on 14 April at 19:00. Register here, and we’ll send you further details via e-mail. Yes, I’m aware that it’s short notice, and for that I give you permission to roast me in the comments.

Oh yeah, rumour also has it that some freebies may or may not be handed out. But you’ll only find out if you attend.

See you on Wednesday.

Monday, 15 March 2010

6doc shirts!

What do you guys think about the idea of having golf-shirts made with the 6doc logo?  Would you be interested and what would you be prepared to pay?

This is our first attempt at a logo.  Any suggestions?


Tuesday, 02 March 2010

February 2010 Meeting Rundown

I’d like to thank Kevin Trethewey from Driven Software for talking on Agile software development at our February meeting. His talk was very informative, and we had some interesting discussions. Our thanks also to Garren Smith, (also from Driven Software) for his insightful contributions.

Kevin was kind enough to make his slide deck available here, so go ahead and grab it.

Something you may want to take note of: The Agile South Africa Forum was launched late last year, and they will be holding their second event tomorrow at BCX in Midrand. The event will take the form of an open discussion with a panel of experts to answer any Agile related questions. Kevin will form part of this panel, and it should make for an interesting event. Details and registration here.

We’ll see you at the next meeting!