Archive for December, 2008

ACS Foundation and Open Forum co-hosting online forum: EXCITING CAREERS IN I.T.

Exciting Careers in IT
On 25 November 2008, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Faculty
of Engineering and Information, Industry Advisory Network supported by
the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Foundation and ACS NSW held a
breakfast forum where members of the industry got together with
students, academics and other key stakeholders to discuss the ICT
skills shortage.
"I.T. is exciting! Why don’t young people know that?" That was the
question on the day, and that will be the subject of a report being
prepared for release in 2009.
Following the lively and articulate debate on the day, ACS Foundation and Open Forum decided to co-host this online forum:


The forum will be open until January 31, 2009, to provide you with an
extended opportunity to collaborate by contributing your ideas,
thoughts, comments or suggestions to be included in the report.

Australian Computer Society

ACS Foundation


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ADNUG MEETING WED 10th December SA Innovation Centre AUDITORIUM




To register for Wednesday’s meeting, use the “Visitor without an ACS Id” option (unless you are an ACS member) at


 This month December 2008

1.     ADNUG December Xmas Meeting Programme – 10th .December  Please Register (by Wed am would help)

2.     MS Press Online Store with UG Specials still available!

3.     Employment requests

4.     Australian SQL Server User Group meeting – Thu 9th October

5.     ASPUG Adelaide Sharepoint User Group meeting – Tue 21st October

6.     Beta version of new ADNUG website

7.     Freebies from Microsoft Press for 2008 launches

8.     Join the MSDN Connection

9.     Sponsors


 1. ADELAIDE DOT NET USERS GROUP.                

The next meeting of ADNUG will be held on WEDNESDAY 10th December at 5.45pm

SA Innovation Centre
  Level 2,  Westpac House, 91 King William Street, Adelaide  

Visitors welcome. See below for Programme.   



 5.45 pm Finger food and Drinks. 

    Join with us for a Xmas drink and nibbles and build up your strength for the Quiz .


 6.25 pm Questions and answers. Bring along your .Net problems for discussion from members.


6.35 pm Sorin Buzila  – Better Software  –  The Dot Net Quiz using Reply Voting System


There are 25 multichoice questions based around exam 70-536, The Microsoft .Net Framework 2. Application Foundation exam.


There will be Reply handhelds for your answers to be recorded and aggregated electronically.

After each question is answered, answers will be debated before correct answer is announced.


Prizes will be awarded during and after the Quiz.


A typical Quiz question

       Q)  You’ve created a function named “MyFunction” which you want to be called every 10 minutes. You decide to use the Timer class. You write another function called “StartTimer” which you will use to start the Timer. Also, when “StartTimer” is called, you want “MyFunction” to be called the moment the timer is started. What code would you use?  

       1. void StartTimer()
Timer myTimer = new Timer(new TimerCallback(MyFunction), null, 600000, 0);

       2. void StartTimer()
Timer myTimer = new Timer(new TimerCallback(MyFunction), null, 0, 600000);

       3. void StartTimer()
Timer myTimer = new Timer(new TimerCallback(MyFunction), null, 600000, 600000);

       4. void StartTimer()
Timer myTimer = new Timer(new TimerCallback(MyFunction), null, 1, 600000);


7.45 pm Meeting close



2. MS Online Press Store User Group Specials


User Group Members offer of 30% discount on all books on the site. We’d love your help to promote the store to your community by blogging about the site and including the URL in your newsletters and other communication to your User Group Members.


Some of the great advantages of include:


          Express delivery

          Competitive pricing

          Easy Keyword Search facility

          Latest titles and Books of the Month

          Large inventory

          Newsletter sign-up


          All User Group Members will receive a 30% discount by using this Code at Checkout  (members email PG for code).




3. Employment Requests

No employment requests this month



Venue: Level 2 Westpac House (91 King William Street Adelaide)

Duration 2 hours (including light lunch) 12:00 – 2:00pm on 4th Thursday of Month to Register




Venue: 5.45pm Level 2 Westpac House, 91 King William Street Adelaide.

3rd Tuesday of month. No meeting in December

To join ASPUG and/or be on mailing list click on



6. Beta of new ADNUG web site

Thanks to Paul for getting the new web site to a stage that we can now get this project underway to further develop the site.


This is an opportunity to do some work and get experience in Sharepoint 2007.  We are looking for “volunteers” and beginners to get involved. You will be supported and mentored.


See latest suggestions at


Pick a function that needs to be added to the site and volunteer.



7. NEW – Freebies from Microsoft Press

Free e-book offer and Microsoft Press newsletter

The free e-book includes content from three recent publications from Microsoft Press:

Introducing Microsoft LINQ by Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo (ISBN: 9780735623910)
This practical guide covers Language Integrated Query (LINQ) syntax fundamentals, LINQ to ADO.NET, and LINQ to XML. The e-book includes the entire contents of this printed book!

Introducing Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX by Dino Esposito (ISBN: 9780735624139)
Learn about the 2007 release of ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0, including an overview and the control toolkit.

Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 by Laurence Moroney (ISBN: 9780735625396)
Learn how to use Silverlight to simplify the way you implement compelling user experiences for the Web. Discover how to support an object-oriented program model with JavaScript.

Learn more about the free e-book offer, and sign up for the Microsoft Press Book Connection newsletter, a newsletter that provides news about upcoming and recent releases, special offers, and additional information from those who know our books best.

Sign up for the free e-book offer and the Microsoft Press newsletter

Check out these additional Microsoft Press books about Visual Studio:

Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step
Teach yourself the fundamentals of working with Microsoft Visual Basic 2008—one step at a time. With this book, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises.

Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step
Get the hands-on, step-by-step guide to learning about the latest enhancements in Microsoft Visual C# 2008. Visual C#, one of the tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, is a modern programming language designed to deliver a productive environment for creating business frameworks and reusable object-oriented components.


8.     Join the MSDN Connection.   for details

 Going Interstate? For list of Australian User Groups

Subscribe to MSDN Flash





Australian Dot Net Users Group ADNUG  

notice of meetings   

Member of INETA



The doors from Topham Mall opposite the lifts for 2nd floor are not locked till 7pm.

Enter through the lane from Topham Mall (where the Topham Mall car park is)

If doors are locked when you arrive, ring  0408 832 891 or 0403 432393 and we will come down to the After Hours exit in Currie St and let you in but only till 7pm..





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