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1st Continuous Delivery Meetup Dallas

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Sent on: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:20 PM

1st Continuous Delivery Dallas

Location: Connective Hub, 14228 Midway Road #104 Dallas,  TX

Date: July 24th, 2012

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6:30PM Taking Continuous Design to the Extreme - Paul Nelson

Abstract: On this presentation Paul will explore Continuous Design based on a new approach called "Sketch to Code process along with a Kanban process on a greenfield project.

Bio: Paul serves ThoughtWorks as a Principal Technology Consultant with twenty-four years of experience in the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems. He is heavily involved in the Agile Community, consulting with companies on OO Design, TDD/BDD, ATDD and other automated testing techniques, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Pair Programming as well as code and system refactoring techniques. He is currently working on Ruby development, but also has extensive experience in the Java technology stack.

7:30PM Agile Architecture & Design - Neal Ford

Donald Rumsfeld was right: it’s the unknown unknowns that are the real killers in software development. Design decisions made too early are just speculations without facts. But you must have architecture in place before you can do anything. This session talks about the tension between architecture & design in agile projects, discussing two key elements of emergent design (utilizing the last responsible moment and harvesting idiomatic patterns) and how to de-brittlize your architecture, so that you can play nicely with others.. This talk includes both proactive (test-driven development) and reactive (refactoring, metrics, visualizations, tests) approaches to discovering design, and discusses the use of custom attributes, DSLs, and other techniques for utilizing them. The goal of this talk is to provide nomenclature, strategies, and techniques for allowing design to emerge from projects as they proceed, keeping your code in sync with the problem domain.

Bio: Neal Ford is Software Architect and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, courseware, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of 6 books spanning a variety of technologies, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 250 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 1000 talks. Check out his web site He welcomes feedback and can be reached at [address removed].

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