New York, NYUSA 10010
June 29, 2012
Senior Vice President of IT at Jefferies and Company. 20 years experience in technology. Worked as a startup CTO 10 years ago, with a deep view on technology and its application to solving real business problems.
Java, PHP, CodeIgniter. Learning Ruby on Rails.
How to design startup infrastructure in a scalable manner so it can be expanded rapidly, while enabling expensive decisions to be deferred as late as possible.
Areas of expertise: understanding the business drivers and how to set expectations of business stakeholders around technology design and implementation.
fitnesse.org -- wiki-based definition of test cases at different levels (whether acceptance, unit or integration). Avoids need to write / compile source code for additional regression test cases as requirements change. Assertions can be coded up in wiki pages and run via appropriate connectors.
More familiar with subversion than git at this point. I like subversion's range of interfaces (both command line and UI) on both Windows and *ux.
Lots of interesting topics with real content. Maybe some additional topics on technical achitecture, or group role play / workshops on, say, how to make manage staff performance or how technology can interact more effectively with business stakeholders?