So today we managed to get the Wellington Geek Lunches off the ground. The enthusiasm was great, hopefully we can convert it into long term stickability*. We’re trying to decide on a decent wellington venue for the meetings but we’ve agreed to try a meeting room next week (if anyone has a suitable, easy access meeting room let me know). I have a worry that meeting rooms will make the group feel too formal but i’m willing to give it a go and see if my fears are founded on any kind of reality.
Once we finished talking about the future format of the Geek Lunches:
- Every other week [Tuesday] (although we didn’t discuss the day)
- Reminders sent to the .net user group
- Pre suggested topics (we may steal the format from the salt lake city discussion group http://www.io.com/~wazmo/blog/archives/2007_09.html#000258)
We moved onto a discussion about the relative merits of MVP [Model-View-Presenter http://martinfowler.com/eaaDev/ModelViewPresenter.html] and MVC [Model-View-Controller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model-view-controller] patterns, swaying through various terminology such as Passive View, Supervising View, data-binding and thin views.
Rather than me rehashing my interpretation of what was said I’m going to set up a wiki for the group so we can all contribute.
The Wiki is here:
Thanks to everyone who turned up.