Monday, 5 July 2010

NxtGenUG Fest 10 - “Beside the C# side” – Bournemouth 16th July

NxtGenUG are pleased to announce their annual conference Fest10 will be taking place on Bournemouth Pier this year on Friday the  16th July 2010 – It’s a great opportunity to take the family to the Seaside  for the weekend, and catch up on technology. The best thing is attendance to the conference is free to members and just £59.95 for non-members.


We have a great speaker line up this year, Google’s Jon Skeet will be talking about C#, Microsoft’s Glenn Block is coming over from Redmond to talk about MEF, Ryan Simpson will be giving us the lowdown on F#. We’ll also be having NxtGenUG veterans Mike Taulty, on OData and Chris Hay on Azure, Plus Marcus Perryman will be talking about one of the hottest technologies this year Windows Phone 7.

You can find a list of speakers and their sessions here

To register simply go to the following link and follow the instructions on screen.

Parking, Hotels and Timings

Upto date Details on parking, hotel accommodation and timings for the day can be found on the Fest10 site. The nearest parking for Bournemouth Pier is either in the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC - 20) car park, the Bournemouth Pavilion car parks (19/24) or the car park next to the Royal Bath hotel (18). However, there is also further car parking available at Eden Glen car park (21), Winter Gardens car park (22) and Beacon Road car park (25). For Hotels, the RusselCourt is where the evening entertainment will be Quote: NxtGenUG when booking, otherwise Bournemouth has a large amount of hotels, including the Best Western Hotel Royale.

Geek Dinner

It's the Fest10 geek dinner - normal rules apply - pay for your own food/drink, and engage in great conversation, and eat fish and chips at Harry Ramsden’s. To register for the geek dinner

Post Fest Party

We’ll also be having a post Fest Party at the RusselCourt Hotel – If you’ve brought your family down for the weekend feel free to bring them along. Just register on the site and drop us an email on how many people you’ll be bringing with you


NxtGenUG would like to thank DevExpress, our gold sponsor, along with Microsoft, RedGate, PluralSight and Apress for their support in making this event possible.