After leading a very successful mini-bootcamp this past November, we are delighted to welcome back Jean-Paul (JP) Boodhoo for another CAMUG Special Summer Event. JP will lead a four hour mini-bootcamp about which he says "In this session I am going to propose and demonstrate an alternative to the current set of ruby testing tools that follows the unix philosophy of a small focused tool that does one thing well and is composable with other tools. More importantly, I will demonstrate how most of the testing tools that we have been using have allowed most of us to violate encapsulation from a very early start, and more importantly how we can often lose our focus (focusing more on testing vs. good design). This will be a code heavy session, and there will be setup in place to ensure that everyone can take part in the coding, using a very fluid group coding setup." This is what some of your fellow CAMUG members have to say about JP:
"JP Boodhoo consistently inspires developers to stretch their limits, try the seemingly impossible, and succeed." -- James Kovacs, Technical Evangelist, JetBrains
"JP Boodhoo is passionate, dedicated, creative and one of the most fun software artists I have every met." -- Mo Khan, Software Developer, ARC Resources
07:30-08:00 Coffee and Donuts 08:00-10:00 Part 1 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-12:00 Part 2 12:00-13:00 Lunch. Important Note: This event is being hosted Innovate Calgary, roughly a half block north of ICT where CAMUG sessions are normally held.
About Jean-Paul Boodhoo
JP modestly says; "I am an independent consultant that spends most of my work day cutting code, and helping teams realize success through the adoption and application of pragmatic development practices. As a generalist developer, I focus on core competencies and approaches that transcend languages/platforms so that I can be effective in any organization/technology domain. One of my dreams has been to use the gifts that God has given me to teach, bless and encourage others. I like to challenge people to dream big with their lives and remind them that setting goals and having fun is something they can accomplish every day. When not programming I can be found relaxing with my amazing wife and our four beautiful kids." JP is founder and principal consultant for Develop with Passion, and is a product of Medicine Hat, Alberta. He currently calls Cypress County, Alberta home.
Special thanks to our Gold Sponsor Pason Systems Ltd., the Calgary-based, leading global provider of specialized data management systems for land-based and offshore rigs worldwide. Thanks to Intellog Inc. for providing facilities, refreshments for this session and sponsorship of the Meetup group. Thanks also to the University of Calgary for their ongoing support of CAMUG.