UPDATE! Registration is open here.
A few great speakers and I are working to put on a unique event on Wednesday, 9/23: Software Engineering 101.
This is a one-day, FREE event targeted to help you build your skills in how you build software. This isn’t about learning the basics of Silverlight, WPF, or </insert_new_tech_of_day>. Rather, this conference will help you understand how to build software that’s better designed, more maintainable, and more testable. We’ll spend the morning on fundamentals around object-oriented programming, the SOLID principles, and a few other important skills. The afternoon will be a hands-on Test Driven Development workshop putting those skills to use.
Here’s what we’ve got on the agenda:
|8:15 – 8:20||Intro|
|8:20 – 9:30||Principles of Object Oriented Programming|
|9:35 – 10:45||SOLID||Jon Kruger|
|11:00 – 11:15||Understanding Code Metrics||Jim Holmes|
|11:20 – 12:30||Production Debugging||Scott Walker|
|12:30 – 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 – 5:00||Hands on Test Driven Development||Leon Gersing and others|
|5:00 – 5:15||Closing remarks|
The event will be at Microsoft’s office near Polaris Parkway in Columbus. I’m working on sponsorships to pay for light food and drink, but that may or may not pan out. Lunch will likely not be provided, but we’ll take an hour so folks can get out to eat at one of the many places in Polaris.
You likely have noticed this event’s on a weekday. I purposely targeted a work day because lots of community folks already give up significant amounts of their weekend time – plus I’m interested in seeing if we can reach out to a new set of attendees who might not otherwise be able to attend.
I’ll have a registration site up shortly, so stay tuned for details on how to sign up.
In the meantime, spread the word and block off Wednesday, 9/23/09 on your calendars!