Next Meetup

Sep. 25, 2018 - Bryan Beecham - Understanding TDD and Refactoring with Lego
Please note our location is no longer downtown. Please come join us for this event and RSVP so we can get a head count for attendance and food accommodation. 5:30-6:00pm Food 6:00-8:00pm Speaker: Bryan Beecham Abstract: Audience Requirement: People interested in Test Driven Design/Development or just having fun learning. Audience Level: No previous TDD or Lego experience required. Session Style: Workshop Description: In this session we will learn the basics of Test Driven Design/Development (TDD) through the use of Lego. We will create failing tests, make them pass and then refactor. We won’t be writing software, we will be using Lego bricks and some other basic tools. By working with our hands these technical concepts that can be tricky to wrap your head around will be simplified. The session begins with some background on TDD. Everyone will have their own Lego that we will use throughout the session. As the session progresses we will move from working by ourselves to pairs and finally in groups. This session has been presented all over the world and is now used by many Agile coaches to help teach the concept of Test Driven Development. Speaker Bio: Bryan Beecham is an Agile coach, trainer, developer and international speaker with over 20 years of diverse IT experience as a consultant with companies ranging from small startups to large, Fortune 500 companies. His specialties are coaching teams, providing effective training and facilitating Agile adoption. He is a software craftsman who is passionate about improving everyone's ability to design and produce valuable software. He is equally proficient discussing corporate vision with executives, advising companies on Agile transformation and teaching new techniques and practices to developers. Bryan is known for providing passionate and innovative software development guidance using collaboration, continuous improvement, and discovering creative solutions. Bryan has published training videos on TDD, Refactoring and Pair Programming and speaks regularly at conferences internationally. He volunteers as a hockey coach and enjoys talking about hockey, guitars, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Twitter: @BillyGarnet Next Event: We are looking for speakers for the rest of the season. As a community we enjoy our local members to contribute and share their passion and success with others. Please get the word out and if you know someone who would like to present a specific topic, email us at [masked]. Sponsors: We are looking for sponsors. Please contact us if you would like to sponsor us. Current .NET Job Opportunities: Your company can advertise your job postings here. Contact us for job postings sponsorship.

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The Edmonton .NET User Group is a non-profit organization which empowers the IT Professionals and Developers using the Microsoft .NET Framework technologies with great knowledge, skills, resources and opportunities at the events we host. As a member of this community, we value your feedback and support to continuously improve and grow this community. We will try our best to accommodate your needs such as the speakers or topics you like to learn about. We also would like to welcome business leaders in the community to get connected with us and our members to provide business and career opportunities.

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