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March DCRUG: Agile Reqs Best Practices + User Experience Driven Development

  • Mar 8, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert Rubyists.

Current agenda:

  • "Good Stories: Agile Requirements Best Practices" by Blunders - "Journey to the land of good stories, where you'll get an entertaining (and enlightening) guide by Blunders on: what stories are, how they compare to other types of requirements collection approaches, why stories are a better fit in most cases, how to discover actors, how to manage stories, how to discover stories, how to write acceptance tests, and a quick example of a good story with real acceptance tests; followed up by a deep closing thought to guide you on your way."
  • "User Experience Driven Development: Build for Your Users, not Your Tests" by Ted O'Meara - TDD/BDD can be highly effective, but can also lead to developers missing the mark, as they aim for functional completeness and not the polish that an end user requires. In this presentation you will learn several techniques that will help you develop for the end user experience, even when you're buried in code. This talk is a preview of on that Ted will give at the sold-out Mountain West Ruby Conference.

We now meet monthly at Logik headquaters, located on the 3rd floor at 709 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. The closest Metro stop is Gallery Place / Chinatown (Red line).

We always need presenters, so if you have a topic or project on which you'd like to do a 30 minute presentation on anything Ruby-related, Rails-related or possibly of interest to Ruby developers, please email me at josephgrossberg at and we'll schedule you to speak. If have presented before, you are welcome to give a presentation on a new topic. This is a great chance for some of you guys and gals lingering in the back of the room to share some of the cool things you are working on. Don't be shy -- you're among fellow geeks. :)

As always, we'll have an ample supply of free pizza and soda for all attendees, so don't worry about eating dinner beforehand.

And we'll be heading around the corner to Rocket Bar for a drink or two after the meeting, to unwind and socialize with fellow techies.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk on chunky PNG and github diffs

    March 9, 2012

  • Ben M.

    Both presenters were well prepared and gave enough food for thought. The free soundtrack was a bonus, an undocumented feature.

    March 9, 2012

  • Andrew T.

    The presentations were straight-forward that led to some really great discussions.

    March 9, 2012

  • Max

    Good event, two good speakers and some lively discussion.

    March 9, 2012

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