Past Meetup

Taking the "Best-in-Class" ALM Tooling Road

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Maybe your last chance to see Colin Bowern speak before he picks up a New Zealand accent. :)

Our Speaker Colin Bowern will share his thoughts and experience on the following topic: As with many things in software engineering there is rarely an answer that is always right, all the time – except locking your workstation when you walk away from your desk, no excuses there.  In the ALM space we have heavily integrated stacks like Microsoft TFS, Rational Team Concert, CollabNet TeamForge and Atlassian’s toolset, but we also have standalone tools that are focused on being the best at one thing alone. In this session we’ll walk through a particular stack of tools that can be used in .NET shops that have investments in other platforms such as PSAKE, TeamCity, xUnit, SpecFlow, Node and PowerShell. But bigger than this toolset we will compare and contrast the integrated and best-in-class approaches to make sure we understand the tool, the myth and the legends behind each. Bring your experiences and let’s have a rich discussion that will broaden our horizons on what is possible to help teams reduce friction and ship value faster.

Colin Bowern is a solutions architect and coach focused on the advancement of organizational goals through pragmatic technology investments at ObjectSharp. His work spans music, financial, public sector, and technology industries including start-up and multi-national organizations like Microsoft, Bank of Montreal, and officialCOMMUNITY. Colin engages teams and executive management to boost productivity and drive innovation using user-centric design and promoting craftsmanship in software engineering. Recognized by the community for interactive contributions in public speaking, community building, and writing, Colin has been awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional designation for ASP.NET/IIS for the past several years. His work appears across books, forums, and web casts. You can find out more about Colin on the web at

As always Pizza and networking from 5:30 until 6:00. Presentation begins at 6:00pm. Elevators lock up at 6:00 so try to be there before. If you can't, no worries call my cell and I will come down and let you up - Dave (905)[masked]