We are a group of humble, but amazing developers with one thing in common: we're all west of somewhere else. Where we differ from similar sites: we talk to each other! Often. At conferences, via email, and on Slack. From Docker to Canadian politics to feature toggles to smoked meat, we're never at a loss for words. We blog, talk, write, and present. Thanks for stopping by.

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MAY
11
The Great RS-232 Adventure
Simon Timms
Talking over the RS-232 serial protocol is a bit of a blast from the past but I needed to use in on an Android tablet from within Xamarin. This is the, painfully complete, story of my journey.
MAY
9
Podcast: Transparency
Wherein the Western Devs determine if, when, and how companies should publish salary and diversity numbers
MAY
3
JSON.net not just for serialization
Simon Timms
If you happen to head over to https://www.nuget.org/packages and look at which package has been downloaded the most there is a clear winner: JSON.net. It is in everything, every where. JSON is so wildly ubiquitous that I play a little game with myself when I start a new project: how long can I go before I need to serialize or deserialize JSON and need to pull in JSON.net. I rarely last more than a couple of hours. But it turns out that there is a lot more that JSON.net can do.
MAY
2
Conquest April 2017 Devblog
David Wesst
This is the April 2017 update for my video game project I call "Conquest".
APR
23
Podcast: Working From Home
Yeah, so Pokemon Go was still a thing when we originally recorded this. Add procrastination to the list of hazards for working from home.

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Transparency
MAY 9 - Wherein the Western Devs determine if, when, and how companies should publish salary and diversity numbers

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Maritime DevCon
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Music City Code 2017
Peter Ritchie
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David Paquette
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Prairie Dev Con
Amir Barylko
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