EWD Training at Bletchley Park

As you'll see from the programme, I'll be running an EWD training stream at Out of the Slipstream in Bletchley Park. What I'd be interested to know is what level of training would people like. There are essentially 3 options:

1) a beginners introduction to EWD, so you'll be able to see what EWD is all about, what it does, how it works etc

2) an advanced introduction to custom tag development (which is where you can really get control over EWD)

3) an introduction to the ExtJS and Emprise Javascript Charts widget tags in EWD

Unfortunately with Out of the Slipstream being a one-day event, it's impossible to fit more than one course into the time available. So what would be your preference?

You can let me know on the day, but it would be more useful to know in advance what you all think: add your votes as comments to this thread.

Many thanks


Some of you may have noticed that right after our Bletchley Park conference, there will be a little motor race nearby.

Yes, the Formula 1 circus will be at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix the weekend after our conference. A chance to watch professional drivers in seriously fast cars getting out of the slipstream. If Lewis Hamilton had taken this advice last weekend in Montreal he might not have rear-ended that Ferrari ;)

All reasonably priced tickets for the race itself already are sold out, but there are still some tickets available for the Friday practice sessions (from £49) and the Saturday qualifying sessions (from £69), so why not make a bit of a weekend of it.

BTW because Silverstone attracts a lot of visitors, hotel rooms leading up to the weekend are likely to be in short supply, so don't leave it too late to book your place at our conference and your accommodation for Thursday night.

3rd July 2008 - a date for your diary

Work is underway to bring you the next UK Out of the Slipstream event. We've found another exciting and fitting venue where many a breakthrough has been made in the past. It was the hub of secret communications during the war and was saved from the clutches of housing developers by a team of volunteers who've turned it into a museum housing, amongst other things, the first semi-programmable computer. Got it yet?

We're going to spend the day in the comfort of the Mansion at Bletchley Park, a far cry from the draughty huts where hundreds of people worked on state of the art machines decyphering enemy messages during the war. We're in the process of finalising the programme and it's shaping up very nicely indeed.

We'll have the opportunity to visit the exhibitions in the huts including the computer museum. How many of the exhibits will you recognise as having worked with in the past? The evening meal will be taken in the Library in the Mansion and we're very excited about the guest speaker who will join us there (and he's not one of the people in George's photograph on the Next Events page!).

Details about the programme, the speakers and how to register will be posted soon.


The PowerPoint slides from all the SlipstreamUSA presentations are now up here.

We all enjoyed giving these presentations and, from the feedback we got, everyone enjoyed listening to them and found them both interesting and educational.

If you didn't get to attend SlipstreamUSA please do check them out - there's lots of good stuff in them and plenty you can learn.

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