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1DevDay Detroit Developer Conference 2012


Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

1DevDay Detroit Developer Conference 2012

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1DevDay Detroit 2012







A Celebration of the Michigan Software Developer



This year DetroitDevDays will be producing the fourth annual 1DevDay Detroit Software Developer Conference.  To accommodate our target attendance we are planning to use space at the Cobo Conference Center in Downtown Detroit on Saturday, November 17th.

The DetroitDevDays mission is to build a software developer community in the Detroit area that is regarded as the best in the world.  DevDays educate and unite our Software Developer community with inclusive, accessible and affordable events and conferences. The events are typically held on Saturdays so we do not conflict with attendee work schedules. The cost to attend is kept as low as possible, so developers of all pay scales can afford a ticket.


DevDay attendees are Software Developers and Software Architects from Michigan, Ohio, Ontario and from as far as Illinois who are passionate enough about what they do to spend their Saturday, absorbing new technologies and networking with like-minded professionals.

Many in the Detroit area are not in a position to attend conferences in California, Las Vegas or New York so; DevDays are way to bring great speakers and workshops to them.  Past DevDay attendees have  represented organizations like Compuware, Quicken Loans, ePrize, Pillar, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Comerica, Flagstar, Wayne State, UofM, MSU and many more.


1DevDay Detroit 2012 and The Michigan Software Developer Summit


1DevDay is for Software Developers and Architects.  1DevDay will remain the much-loved polyglot Developer conference it is known for.  We want to make this event a celebration of the profession of Programming, App and Software Development in Michigan.   Our goal is to make 1DevDay the “must attend” event for Software Developers in Michigan.

This year, several sessions will be dedicated to panel discussions and workshops that will focus on the theme of growing our profession i, growing App and Software companies and to introducing developers to the many new opportunities in Michigan.  We are calling this the Michigan Developer Summit.  We plan to attract sponsors and representation from Detroit area Software companies and IT shops that are serious about their programmers.   We also plan to reach out to start-ups seeking passionate Developers interested in becoming co-founders and entrepreneurs.


Cobo Center

To accommodate the number of expected attendees and to provide room for growth we are holding 1DevDay at Cobo.  In the past we were forced to turn attendees away due to space requirements.   This year, we can add as many rooms as we like and we will not have sessions that are standing room only.

We are proud to bring 1DevDay to this historic location.  Cobo Center sits on the Detroit River and is situated along Jefferson and Washington avenues.  Cobo was named for Albert E. Cobo, mayor of Detroit from 1950 to 1957. Designed by Gino Rossetti, the center opened in 1960. There are about 5,000 hotel rooms in downtown Detroit with 4,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of Cobo Center.



This year, a portion of the profits from 1DevDay will be donated to FORCE.  http://www.facingourrisk.org/   FORCE is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.  Their mission includes support, education, advocacy, awareness and research specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.  Their programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer.

Quick Info

 Schedule to Come

Secure Parking Provided in Cobo

Continental Breakfast Provided

Lunch Provided

At least four tracks of Talks

Panel Discussions

Two Keynotes

Contact us if you wish to transfer your ticket.

Sorry, No refunds after October 1st.





Chad Fowler – Self Engineering -Keynote


Chad Fowler is an internationally known software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and musician. Over the past decade he has worked with some of the world’s largest companies and most admired software developers.    Chad is SVP of Technology at LivingSocial. He is co-organizer of RubyConf and RailsConf and author or co-author of a number of popular software books, including Rails Recipes and The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development.



Ted Neward – Iconoclasm – Keynote

Ted Neward is an independent consultant specializing in high-scale enterprise systems, working with clients ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to small 10-person shops. He is an authority in Java and .NET technologies, particularly in the areas of Java/.NET integration (both in-process and via integration tools like Web services), back-end enterprise software systems, and virtual machine/execution engine plumbing.

He is the author or co-author of several books, including Effective Enterprise Java, C# In a Nutshell, SSCLI Essentials, Server-Based Java Programming, and a contributor to several technology journals. Ted is also a Microsoft MVP Architect, BEA Technical Director, INETA speaker, former DevelopMentor instructor, frequent worldwide conference speaker, and a member of various Java JSRs. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, two sons, and eight PCs.



 Baraa Basata - Where is your domain model?

I am a consultant with Pillar, making things happen on client engagements for agile project delivery. On every project, my focus is on how to best contribute to the success of the teams I serve, and I’m constantly looking for every opportunity to make a positive impact and to delight my clients.
I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University, and I reside in Flint, Michigan. Follow me on Twitter @baraabasata.


Bill Wagner – Your Asynchronous Future


Bill Wagner has spent most of his professional career between curly braces, starting with C and moving through C++, Java, and now C#. He’s the author of Effective C# (2nd edition released in 2010), More Effective C# (2009), and is one of the annotators for The C# Language Specification, 3rd and 4th editions. He is a regular contributor to the C# Dev Center, and tries to write production code whenever he can. With more than 20 years experience, Bill Wagner, SRT Solutions co-founder and CEO, is a recognized expert in software design and engineering, specializing in C#, .NET and the Azure platform. He serves as Michigan’s Regional Director for Microsoft and is a multi-year winner of Microsoft’s MVP award. An internationally recognized author, Bill has published three books on C# and currently writes a column on the Microsoft C# Developer Center. Bill was awarded the Emerging Technology Leader Award by Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology consortium. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Bill blogs at http://www.srtsolutions.com/billwagner and tweets at https://twitter.com/billwagner.


Bob Kuehne – OpenGL


Before starting A2′s Blue Newt Software,  Bob Kuehne was the Technical Lead for the OpenGL Shading Language at Silicon Graphics. Bob has worked for more than a decade in the computer graphics industry, working his way up and down the OpenGL food chain, from writing OpenGL code to writing shader compilers. He has presented on OpenGL at numerous conferences, including SIGGRAPH.


Godfrey Nolan -Continuous Integration in the Mobile World 


Godfrey is Founder and President of Southfield based RIIS and author of Decompiling Java and the just published, Decompiling Android. Godfrey specializes in requirements capture using visualization tools such as iRise and Balsamiq and requirement management tools such as ReqPro and CaliberRM primarily in the Detroit Metro area and is currently using executable requirements at a couple of clients in the automotive and telecommunications space.


Jessica Kerr - Functional Principles for OO Development

Jessica Kerr is a long-time Java developer turned polyglot, engaged in writing Scala for biotech. She loves speaking at St. Louis user groups and at conferences like CodeMash, DevLINK, and DevTeach — but her #1 goal is keeping two young daughters alive without squelching their inner craziness. Find her thoughts at blog.jessitron.com and @jessitron.

Joshua Kalis - Functional Javascript

I am a UI Engineer at Quicken Loans and Javascript fanatic. My interest in  being a polyglot programmer has influenced the way I approach writing code;  hopefully for the better.I have pulled OO ideas from Java and C# as well as  Functional concepts from F#, Scheme, Erlang, and Haskell. Mostly my learning of and from languages, other than Javascript, has helped me write better Javascript since I have very few options in the browser. I think that learning new languages is me just looking for a better way to do what I love to do.


Mac Liaw –  The vert.x Stack

Mr. Mac Liaw served as the Chief Technology Officer of BringShare, Inc. Mr. Liaw has more than 20 years of professional experience as a Master Programmer and Technical Strategist to internet-based companies. Prior to joining BringShare, Mr. Liaw served as the Chief Technology Officer at GoAntiques Inc., and WorthPoint Corporation. Mr. Liaw is active in the Linux Kernel and the development of the Groovy and Haskell programming languages. He was a Member of the CERN development team that established HTTP and HTML. He is known throughout the technology community. He completed The Ohio State University’s Masters Program in Computer Science.

Brian Munzenberger  - Intro to iOS Development

Brian Munzenberger has 8 years of experience in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. Past projects include B2B, B2C, and large-scale e-commerce applications. Throughout his career Brian has worked with a wide range of companies from small startups to large corporations.  Brian is a co-organizer of the Ann Arbor Computer Society and has spoken at various Detroit  area user groups including the Detroit Java User Group.  Brian is an expert Java and Objective-C programmer. Brian brings his passion for development and knowledge of large-scale applications to the world of iOS.

Kevin Dangoor – Rise of the Web App

Kevin Dangoor is product manager for Mozilla’s developer tools. Though he’s worked with many languages in many environments, he is best known for his Python work as the founder of theTurboGears web framework and Paver project scripting tool. He has spoken at numerous conferences and is a co-author of Rapid Web Applications with TurboGears. More recently, his work at Mozilla has involved the Bespin browser-based code editor, starting the CommonJS project, and a new generation of developer tools for Firefox. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 Walter Falby - Java on the mainframe – More than what you think!

Walter Falby has more than 30 years of experience in application development, operating system and subsystem enhancements and product development. He has worked on MVS, Windows, OS/2, UNIX and Linux. The programming languages he has used include assembler, C/C++, C# and Java. He has published books on programming and alternate energy research as well as articles on software development and bacteriological studies of recreational lakes.


Jeff McWherter is a Partner and the Director of Development at Gravity Works Design and Development. Jeff is a  graduate of Michigan State University and has over 16 years of professional software development experience. In 2012 Jeff published his third book Professional Mobile Development (Wrox Presss) which complements his other works Testing ASP.NET Web Applications (Wrox Press) and Professional Test Driven Development with C# (Wrox Press).

Jeff is very active in developing programming communities across the country, speaking at conferences and organizing events such as the Lansing Give Camp, pairing developers with non-profit organizations for volunteer projects.

Mark Stanislav  - “It’s Just a Web Site: How Poor Web Programming is Ruining Information Security”.

Mark Stanislav is a Senior Consultant at NetWorks Group, focused on operational automation and information security. With a career spanning a decade,Mark has worked within small business, academia, start-up, and corporate environments primarily focused on Linux architecture, information security, and web application development. Through the recent years of his career, Mark has had an opportunity to architect and deploy cloud infrastructure within many different industries and for various business needs. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Networking & IT Administration and a Master’s in Technology Studies focused on Information Assurance, both from Eastern Michigan University. Mark also holds his CISSP, Security+, Linux+, and CCSK certifications.

Chris Risner – Backending your Mobile Apps with Azure

Chris Risner is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist at Microsoft.  Chris is focused on using Windows Azure as a backend for iOS and Android clients.  Chris has been working with iOS and Android development for the past several years.  Before working in mobile development, Chris worked on many large scale enterprise applications in Java and .NET. Chis is a prodigious learner who loves technology of all flavors and has a vast amount of experience in Smart Clients, Asp.Net MVC, C#,, Java, Objective C, Android and iOS. Chris speaks from his many successes in different areas of technology.

Calvin Bushor – Oh NODE you didn’t.

Calvin Bushor is Web User Interface Engineer. He specializes in developing rich user experiences using JavaScript to enhance the presentational layer. Calvin is Senior Software Engineer at Quicken Loans.  He currently works and lives in Detroit and  loves “every second of it”.

Murali Mogalayapalli - Effective Code Quality through Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)

Murali Mogalayapalli is presently Senior Software Architect at New World Systems in Troy for the Police and Fire Dispatch/Mobile solution.   His 20 years of industry experience spans a variety of segments, such as Public Safety, Application Performance Monitoring and warehouse management systems.   Murali has applied a breadth of technologies and stacks (Java, .NET, and various open source) over his career, and is currently focusing on performance and scale for high-availability production systems.

Job Vranish   – Using types to write your code for you

By the time I began college I was already fairly proficient at software development and wanted to try something new so I decided to study electrical engineering. My undergraduate degree is a BS in Electrical Engineering from Calvin College. Having skills in both the hardware and software realms makes me particularly suited to embedded software development which often requires forays into the hardware side of things.  After college I worked at GE Aviation developing safety critical embedded software for aircraft flight management systems. I became interested in test driven development and agile methods while at GE and when I could not make these things happen there I moved to Atomic Embedded (a pioneer in applying Agile methods to embedded software development) in June 2011.  Most of my free time is now taken up with entertaining and bouncing a small baby named Jasper, but otherwise, I enjoy Haskell (and dream of one day being able to write embedded software in a functional language), the theory and implementation of programming languages, vegetarian food and racquetball.

Chris Marinos-The State of F#- Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Care

Chris is a F# MVP and software consultant in Ann Arbor, MI. A proponent of F# since its pre-release days, he has given numerous F# talks and trainings throughout the US and Europe. He has also written articles on F# for MSDN Magazine and his F#-centric blog. His other technical interests and experiences include coffeescript, backbone.js, Rails, Django, C#, and of course, functional programming. When not coding, he enjoys video games, BBQ food, and obnoxiously large TVs.

Nilanjan Raychaudhuri -  Asynchronous web programming on the JVM

Nilanjan is a consultant and trainer for Typesafe. He has more than 12 years of experience managing and developing software solutions in Java/JEE, Ruby, Groovy and also in Scala. He is zealous about programming in Scala ever since he got introduced to this beautiful language. He enjoys sharing his experience via talks in various conferences and he is also the author of the “Scala in Action” book.


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When & Where

1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, 48226

Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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The goal of DetroitDevDays is to build a software developer community in the Detroit area that is regarded as the best in the world.

DevDays are targeted at software developers and architects.   DevDays educate and unite the development community in the Metro Detroit Area with inclusive, accessible and affordable events and conferences.  

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