The Colorado Springs Open Source Software January Meetup

From: Gary
Sent on: Monday, January 4, 2010 2:04 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group!

What: The Colorado Springs Open Source Software January Meetup

When: January 21,[masked]:00 PM

East Library Community Room
5550 North Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908


6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Announcements
6:40 - 7:10 PM - Basic Concepts
7:10 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

Testing Frameworks in a Nutshell

Do you know what TDD is? How about Junit? NUnit? Continous integration? These are all practices and tools used in various testing frameworks. Why test? How much testing should you do? Which framework is best? How much of this can I present in 90 minutes? Come on in and find out!

Paul Rasmussen

Paul Rasmussen started programming on D-11's mainframe in 1978, and started working in IT in 1988. Paul has worked for TRW, Kaman Sciences, Compuware, Oracle, L3, TKC Technologies, and himself. He has been involved in cradle to grave lifecycles, including development and various aspects of QA. He frequently "eats his own dogfood", and has developed an appreciation for many overlooked industry best practices such as documentation and testing.

Intro to the Sinatra, a Ruby web framework

Sinatra is a simple, lightweight, ruby, web framework that is great for small projects and prototypes. It is also well suited for data driven web application services and api's. In this talk we will look at the features and benefits of Sinatra and go through the process of building a simple web application using this exciting new micro-framework.

Julio Barros

Julio Barros has almost 20 years of professional programming experience. He has been developing iPhone software since the SDK was first released and has developed various iPhone applications and other commercial products in Objective-C, Java, C and C++. He is a consultant, freelance programmer and enjoys training. Julio holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from GMU and UVA respectively.

Website Sponsor:
Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor:
Systems Engineering Services
Door Prize Sponsors:
Jetbrains Software license (Several products to choose from)
JavaRebel Software license
Atlassian Technical books
OReilly Publishing Technical books
Sun Microsystems Additional door prizes

Learn more here:

Our Sponsors

  • HSC Careers

    HSC Careers pays for our web page on

  • TEKSystems

    TEKSystems is one of our quarterly food sponsors.

  • Apex Systems

    Apex Systems is sponsoring food and drinks once a quarter for the group.

  • Blackstone Technology Group

    Blackstone Technology group is a quarterly food sponsor for the group.

  • CA Technologies

    Quarterly food sponsor.

  • OReilly

    OReilly provides discounts and book door prizes for our monthly meetings

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian provides free software licenses for Open Source projects.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains supplies a free license for a door prize for our group monthly

  • Pearson Education (Books)

    35% off books USERGROUP 40% off 2 Products IUG240 45% off Digital IUGD45

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