Friday, August 21, 2009

Save The Date! Software Engineering 101 on 9/23/09

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:

Time Session Speaker
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!


Catherine said...

This looks fantastic, Jim! I hope to make it.

Greg Malcolm said...

I'm going to have to try and talk my company into letting my whole team go to this...

control valves said...

Thanks for the helpful information. Hope to hear more from you.

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