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Event: An Async Christmas Cracker 
It's that time of year again! Liam Westley is donning his Santa hat and coming to town. We also heard that he's bringing us some tasty, homemade treats from his kitchen. Add to that the promise of specially brewed Red Gate beer and our NxtGen Christmas Cracker is in full swing!

Our speaker, Liam, is Head Of Engineering at Criteria Labs Ltd where he leads a team of .Net developers in delivering digital media downloads.

Previous to Criteria MX, Liam worked as a consultant and still runs his own company Tiger Computer Services Ltd, specialising in software for Broadcast Television. His Niagara SMS moderation system has been used by QVC UK for the last eight years to display SMS messages from viewers, live, on screen.
Liam is also responsible for the ticketing system for Hat Trick Productions which provides e-tickets to shows such as Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and The Kumars at No 42B.

Liam has worked for chellomedia, GMTV, BSkyB, SmashedAtom and Original Thinking Group. In his time he created the first in house weather system for Sky News using Visual Basic 1.0, acted as architect for two general election systems, project managed the launch of the GMTV web site, was key to delivering the first interactive television chat service in the UK for BSkyB and helped launch the first live shopping channels in the Netherlands.

Liam's blog can be found at, or you can follow him on twitter, @westleyl.

Thanks to the kind folks at Red Gate Software for putting us up this month *and* for providing us with great food! Please show them you care by tweeting your thanks to @redgate.

If you are not a member of NxtGenUG, you are more than welcome to attend. We just ask you register on the site, to help us to plan numbers and refreshments. Once registered on the site, you can then register for this event from this page.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Region: Cambridge
Location: Redgate
Redgate Software
Newnham House
Cambridge Business Park
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Event Breakdown
Liam Westley Async C# 5.0 - patterns for real world use
The new Async features come along with the very useful WhenAll and WhenAny methods to execute sets of tasks.

We will delve into how these work, the effect of exceptions within any individual task and cancellation. This leads to the creation of common patterns such as Redundancy, Interleaving, Throttling and Early Bailout.
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