Rachel Hawley's DevExpress Community Blog
  • DevExpress Meetup: Thanks for joining us in London!

    Thank you to everyone who came out to join us at the DevExpress Meetup in London. We had such a lovely evening spending time talking to you about your experiences with DevExpress and getting into the festive spirit.

    Rory Becker surrounded by customersI’m sure that you will agree that The Cartoon Museum is a unique and quirky place, full of charm and irreverence! We were very grateful to have the excellent professional assistance of the team from Fizz UK. Their staff were absolutely smashing and did a great job for us. I am sure you will join me in saying a huge thank you to them for their time and wonderful service.

    We had some really interesting conversations during the evening and we’d like to say thank you to those of you who shared experiences, feedback and ideas with us, and also with one another too! We’d love to hear your feedback about the event, so please do get in touch with Oliver, Rory or me and let us know what you thought, or feel free to leave your feedback in the comments.

    Oliver Sturm with customers at the DevExpress Meetup in LondonOver the coming weeks and months we will start preparing for our releases in 2018, and we will be offering you ways to be a part of that process. Keep an eye out for information on that!

    All that I have left to say is I wish you all a very happy festive season and all the best for the coming year.

    Merry Christmas!  

  • Join the festive fun at our London meetup this week

    Hot on the heels of our European colleagues’ meetups, Oliver, Rory and I will be zipping to London on Wednesday, 6th December.

    We are excited to be hosting our UK meetup at The Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury! It’s a fabulous and unique spot near The British Museum, and we really hope that you will be there to join us. 

    You can RSVP via our Eventbrite page and join us. We’ll have a festive welcome drink, as well as the usual beer, wine and nibbles for you to enjoy. The museum are even keeping their gift shop open for you to purchase any little Christmas odds and ends that you might like Smile 

    Eventbrite - DevExpress London Meetup

    We’ll introduce you to some of the improvements and enhancements in our latest v17.2 release, but most of all we will be looking forward to chatting, laughing, and sharing a relaxed evening with you all as well as catching up on what you have been achieving with DevExpress in your development over the last twelve months.

    We had a wonderful time meeting you all at conferences and events this year. Please help us to round off 2017 with a festive flourish, by joining us for this completely free get-together at The Cartoon Museum on Wednesday, 6th December from 6.30pm.

    Don’t forget to register - we look forward to seeing you there! 



  • Northern hospitality at the DevExpress Meetup in Leeds

    Thank you so much to those who came along to the DevExpress Meetup in Leeds last night. We all had a great time. The beer flowed and the buffet was terrific. I perhaps shouldn’t have eaten as much of the deep-fried cheese as I did, but what the heck … it’s Christmas Smile 

    Rory with CustomersI’m sure all of those who joined Rory, Oliver and I at The Brewery Tap would join me in extending a thank you to our lovely barman, Phil. He kept every glass filled and had a smile and cheery word for everyone, despite being so busy in the downstairs bar! Thanks Phil!

    I have thoroughly enjoyed our UK meetups, and having the opportunity to meet so many of you and listen to your experiences and better understand your day-to-day trials as developers. It has been very eye-opening for me, as well as hugely enjoyable. I hope that 2017 will bring many more opportunities for us to see you in-person and have more conversations.

    One conversation really stood out for me at our get-together in Leeds, and that was with one of our customers who has recently made a huge leap from an older version of the DevExpress suite to bring themselves bang up-to-date with version 16. The excitement, passion, flow of ideas and desire to create something incredible for their end-users was a delight. To see the explosion of creativity that our products had made to that team was very inspiring. I can only hope that the release of v16.2 has provoked similar responses from other DevExpress customers.

    Oliver with customersRory with a local DevExpress user

    To all our customers who came out to see us in person, or who reached out to express an interest in meeting up, thank you. We are very humbled to have such engaged and supportive users.

    Our meetups for 2016 are now over, but I hope to see many more of you in 2017.

    Wishing you all a very happy, healthy festive season and prosperous New Year!

  • Counting down to the DevExpress Meetup in Leeds

    After a fantastic meetup in London last week, Rory, Oliver and I will be heading up to Leeds to enjoy the company of our customers from the Northern region.

    On Wednesday 14th December we’ll be meeting in The Brewery Tap, conveniently situated right next to Leeds Train Station. Once again we’ll be enjoying some drinks and a fun festive buffet. We’d love for you to join us to chat about your experiences and share your feedback with both us and other like-minded folks at the get-together.

    We’re going to be laying on a free buffet, so it would really help us if you could register on our Eventbrite page to let us know that you are coming. If you’d like to bring friends or colleagues that you think would be interested in talking to us, please register them too.

    It’s not long now until the festive season really gets into full swing, so come and join us, and let’s get into the festive spirit!

    Eventbrite - DevExpress Leeds Meetup
  • An evening of festive fun at the DevExpress Meetup in London

    Thank you so much to the customers, friends and fans who braved the London crowds to come and join Rory, Oliver, Don and myself at Ye Olde Watling Pub for the inaugural UK DevExpress Meetup. We all had a wonderful time and it was absolutely fantastic to meet and talk to so many of you, especially during this busy festive season.

    Don and Friends at the DevExpress Meetup in LondonI am sure those of you that were there would join me in extending a big thank you to Jackie for looking after us and coming to the rescue when our Old Spots started to smoke in the tureen! Nothing weird for those who weren’t present, just our delicious sausages getting a bit too much of a smoking.

    Rory, Don, Oliver and I were very grateful to have the opportunity to mix with such a friendly, engaged and passionate group of DevExpress users. Rory told Don and I, as we walked to catch the tube, that he had tried to find people who had something negative to report to us but he kept receiving positive feedback from happy people. I don’t think that many companies could bring together a group of customers and not get one bad comment all night. We are blown away by that kind of support from our customers.

    Rachel and DevExpress MVP Robert AndersonIt was a pleasure to meet one of our UK-based DevExpress MVPs, Robert Anderson. I wish I could explain why I look so pained in the picture that was captured of us mid-conversation, but I honestly have no idea. Captions in the comments please!

    For anyone who isn’t familiar with our DevExpress MVPs, take a moment to visit the webpage and learn a little more about them. They are users, just like you, but they go an extra mile or more to help other users get the most from their DevExpress experience. Some of them are available for consultancy opportunities, so please do connect with them.

    If you want to join us at the next DevExpress Meetup in the UK, we’ll be in Leeds on Wednesday 14th December at The Brewery Tap. We’d love to see you there.



  • Excitement building for our DevExpress Meetup in London

    The festive season is approaching, and with it brings the first of our DevExpress Meetups in the UK. I for one am really looking forward to it.

    Rory, Oliver, Don and I will be traveling to London on Thursday 1st December to join our local customers for a relaxed evening of talk and tech in one of Sir Christopher Wren's drawing rooms - pretty cool!

    We are really excited to be hosting a large number of you there. I am keely aware though, that many more of you were hoping to join us too, but weren't able to secure a spot. The interest in this little gathering was staggering. It's my hope that we'll make a return trip to London for a second meetup, so please keep an eye on our events page for more information as well as dates for further UK meetup locations that are currently in the works.

    If our London meetup sounds like fun but you are in the North of the country, why not come and join us for some festive fun at The Brewery Tap in Leeds on 14th December? We have some spaces available for our second meetup event at this central venue with an on-site microbrewery! :D

    I am really looking forward to seeing many of you in London this week, and I hope to see more of you at our other meetup locations around the country over the coming weeks.

    If there is a location that you'd like me to look into, drop me a message in the comments. I have been compliling a list from the replies I have been receiving from you all already, and I will do my best to try and make sure that some of those requests are fulfilled.

    DevExpress Meetups in Dec 2016 - Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom

  • Free DevExpress licenses for all National GiveCamp volunteers

    Free licenses for developers. Free licenses for charities.

    October 21st to 23rd will see teams of volunteer developers hard at work creating new websites, donor databases and social widgets for a number of local charities as part of the second National GiveCamp event.

    DevExpress is a national sponsor for GiveCamp, and we are working with Microsoft to support all the events throughout the USA and right here in the UK (co-ordinated, in part, by yours truly Smile).

    GiveCamp developers have a raft of software to choose from, and we are very happy to be able to offer all developers working on a GiveCamp project the opportunity to implement a solution using DevExpress controls by offering free licenses to anyone interested in making use of them.

    GiveCamp logoIn addition to offering developers a completely free set of controls, it makes sense to allow the charities that they are supporting the opportunity to obtain the same, in order to maintain their solutions.

    So there it is. If you are a developer volunteering on a GiveCamp project that could make great use of DevExpress controls, we’ll give them to you for free. In addition, when your code is handed over, your charity will receive the same set of controls in order to maintain their solution.

    If you want to take up this donation, contact me for more information (rachelh@devexpress.com).

    Just one more reason to sign up for a GiveCamp near you.

  • Philly Code Camp – “Ding Ding” … Round 2!

    philly.NET Code CampOn October 15th Philly Code Camp rolls back into town for its second instalment of the year.

    DevExpress is very proud to be supporting another great community event headed up by the wonderful Andy Schwam.

    Friends of DevExpress, Miguel Castro and Kendall Miller, will be delivering some interesting sessions during the course of the day:

    Miguel Castro: Advanced MVVM: Engineering the UI, Without the UI
    Kendall Miller: Massive Scalability for ASP.NET You Can Afford

    Make sure you check these guys out if you have not attended one of their sessions in the past. They are two speakers that you don’t want to miss.

    If you are not already signed up for Philly Code Camp … eek! … It’s sold out! The team have created a wait list, so if you do want to try your luck you can sign up on their registration page.

    If you are going to be in Philly, please show us what you’ve been up to - take some pictures of your antics and post them to the DevExpress Facebook page.

    Safe travels!

  • Join us at the DevExpress Developer Mixer in NYC

    DevExpress Developer Mixer at La Pomme in New York CityAs we career into the Fall, our DevExpress event calendar starts to get a little hectic! You’ll see a lot of posts cropping up about where you can find and spend time with DevExpress staff members over the next few weeks.

    However, one place that you just have to be this month is the DevExpress Developer Mixer in New York City on Thursday 29th September from 8pm.

    Azret and Rachel Reese will be in town for the NYC Code Camp. They’ll be bringing over a little bit of Californian fun from the West Coast as we host a casual night of drinks, appetizers and music in Manhattan. It’s going to be a great crowd, and there might even be a guest appearance from our new Chief Marketing Officer, Dave Mendlen.  

    You can register your spot now by clicking on our invitation to the right.

    We’d really like to have you there with us, so sign up and join us. The drinks are on DevExpress!

    See you in New York City!

  • NYC Code Camp: This Big Apple Event Gets Bigger and Better

    October 1st sees the Fall outing of NYC Code Camp move to a new home that will allow for more than twice as many attendees to come and join the fun! Steve Bohlen, Mark Freeman and the team are pulling out all the stops to bring another fantastic event to the Big Apple.

    NYC Code Camp offers the breadth of topics of an entire conference distilled into a one-day event. Supported by sponsors like Microsoft and DevExpress, it offers the local developer community a chance to learn from experienced conference speakers and local community experts alike. Even the initial preview of the session schedule shows some great material like Program Manager Damian Edwards on ASP.NET Web Forms vNext, and Cross Platform Mobile Development with .NET by Greg Shackles.

    Gary and I visited in NYC Code Camp in February for the Spring event and we had a fantastic time. Let’s face it, there’s no place like NYC, so naturally their code camp was going to be amazing. I think that the event in October is going to be even better, and the fact that it can now accommodate upwards of 700 session-hungry devs is just brilliant.

    If you are headed to NYC Code Camp be sure to look out Azret and Rachel (the other Rachel that is Smile) and as them about DevExpress’ plans for multi-touch gesture support. With all the Win8 news coming from this week’s Microsoft Build Windows event, this is going to be exciting news for developers looking forwards to next stage of Windows application evolution for desktop and web apps.

    I heard through the grapevine that the number of available places for NYC Code Camp is dwindling, so if you want to attend you need to get your inline skates on and register now!

    NYC Code Camp 2011

    See you in New York!

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Chat is one of the many ways you can contact members of the DevExpress Team.
We are available Monday-Friday between 7:30am and 4:30pm Pacific Time.

If you need additional product information, write to us at info@devexpress.com or call us at +1 (818) 844-3383


DevExpress engineers feature-complete Presentation Controls, IDE Productivity Tools, Business Application Frameworks, and Reporting Systems for Visual Studio, Delphi, HTML5 or iOS & Android development. Whether using WPF, ASP.NET, WinForms, HTML5 or Windows 10, DevExpress tools help you build and deliver your best in the shortest time possible.

Copyright © 1998-2018 Developer Express Inc.
All trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners