Hi NY/NJ/CT Microsoft Community Leaders,
The Central Jersey .NET group is going to host an Agile
Firestarter on Saturday Dec 12, 2009. Registration just opened this
morning. With less than 3 weeks until the event and Thanksgiving in
between, we’re looking for your help in getting the word out.
Please share with your user group memberships! Thanks!
event is coming to town! If you’ve been to any of the previous Firestarter
then you’ll know this one will be sure not to disappoint!
Firestarter’s are a full day event where we focus on a single technology
and take attendees from intro to guru in hours. The goal is for attendees
to come away fired up and ready to start using the technologies or
methodologies right away.
We’ve had Firestarters on Silverlight & MVC in
Jersey before, but now the Central Jersey
.NET user group is bringing the “Agile Firestarter”
to Jersey. The Agile
Firestarter in NYC was a big hit back in June 2009, now it’s our turn
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!
just opened this morning (Nov 25th). There are a limited number of seats
available for this event, so register quickly if you want in. Previous
Firestarter events have all sold out! So do it before you head off for a
turkey stuffed extended weekend! :)
Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Microsoft Office - Iselin, NJ
Microsoft Office (Iselin)
194 Wood Avenue South (Prudential Building)
Iselin, NJ 08830
- Introduction to Agile
A high-level introduction to Agile concepts and values from the software
- 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
- Test-Driven Design &
An introduction to Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development, showing how
this approach helps keep your code adaptable to change
- Agile Estimation &
An overview of the concept of agile estimation and the notion of
- 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 Laudati, the "JrzyShr Dev Guy," is a Developer Evangelist
with Microsoft, based in the New York/New Jersey area. One of his roles is
supporting and educating Microsoft customers working with the .NET
development platform. Peter supports the community of .NET developers in
the NY Metro area by speaking at user group events and Code Camps. Peter
is also the co-host of the “Connected Show”, a new podcast
covering Microsoft technology with a focus on interoperability. His
blog can be found at http://www.peterlaudati.com.
- 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.
Peter C. Laudati
Evangelist, Microsoft - NJ/NY/CT
E-mail: [address removed]