The 2009 Central NJ Agile Firestarter
Are you just starting out with Agile, XP or Scrum and need to get up to speed? Or do you know a thing or two about Agile but want to learn the basics so you can implement it in your organization?
Then this Firestarter is for you.
- Introduction to Agile
A high-level introduction to Agile concepts and values from the software developer's perspective.
- SOLID: OO Principles
This presentation will examine the five key design principals used on agile project and how to use them to build out an adaptive system over several cycles.
- Test-Driven Design & Development
An introduction to Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development, showing how this approach helps keep your code adaptable to change
- Agile Estimation & SCRUM
An overview of the concept of agile estimation and the notion of re-estimation
- Domain Driven Design
An introduction to the core principles for applying a Domain Driven Design approach and how it fits into the agile development life cycle.
- Continuous Integration
This session shows how to centralize your quality assurance efforts and help keep developer productivity high (and defect count low!)
- Stephen Bohlen
Currently a Senior Software Engineer for FirstPaper, LLC, a start-up in the world of digital media, Stephen brings his varied 15-year-plus experience as a former practicing Architect, CAD Manager, IT Technologist, Software Engineer, CTO, and consultant to the design and delivery of Software Engineering Solutions.Stephen is an active contributor to several Open-Source Software projects including NHibernate, NDbUnit, and others as well having developed a number of Visual Studio productivity add-ins. Active in the local NYC software development community, Stephen speaks publicly, blogs regularly, and is the author of several popular screencast series focused on Agile and ALT.NET concepts and technologies including the widely-praised 15-part Summer of NHibernate video series introducing viewers to the popular open-source O/RM tool and the Autumn of Agile series that takes viewers through the design, planning, and construction of an entire .NET project in an Agile context. He is also a contributor of a number of shorter screencasts available on Dimecasts.NET and elsewhere. Stephen is also a founding/organizing member of the NYC ALT.NET user group which meets monthly to discuss Agile-focused techniques and technologies in the world of Microsoft software development and beyond.
- Jess Chadwick
Jess is an independent software consultant specializing in web technologies. He has over 9 years of development experience ranging from embedded devices in start-ups to enterprise-scale web farms at Fortune 500s. He is an ASPInsider, Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET, technical editor of the recently-released Silverlight 3 Programmers Reference (WROX) and leader of the NJDOTNET Central New Jersey .NET user group.
- Sara Chipps
Sara is a developer specializing in web applications, an irreverent blogger at GirlDeveloper.com, and a writer for Datamation.com. She enjoys participating in and organizing community events such as Code Camps and most recently NJ Tech Drinks and Concept Camp, an opportunity for nerds to go camping together.
- Peter Laudati
Peter is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft from the New Jersey & New York area.
- Todd Snyder
Todd is a MCSD in .Net and a MCTS in SharePoint & Biztalk. He works in the Infragistics Experience Guidance Group (XDG) as the developer team lead. In his role as the XDG developer team lead Todd is responsible for making sure the samples include with Net Advantage showcase the capabilities of the product and help educate developers on how to tap into those capabilities. Prior to joining Infragistics Todd spent several years working as consultant helping customers build enterprise .Net applications.
When & Where
The Central New Jersey user's group formed to promote the education and advancement of Microsoft .NET technologies.