FCIP January Meetup: How Developers Tackle Project Management

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Developers want to be organized, but what if you just can't seem to find a method or tool that's right for you? Are you doomed to a future of dropping balls and depending on others to remind you of what you've forgotten? (Spoiler: The answer is "No way!")

Join us on Tuesday, January 21, as a panel of web and software developers come together to share their tips and tricks for staying organized while dealing with code.

Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served at 5:45pm. The panel presentation will start at 6:00pm with Q&A to follow. RSVP today!

Our panel of orderly developers includes:
1) Kyle Cearley - Project management in relation to time in various stages of life and employment (personal vs. employer project management)

2) Ann Pohl - Finding the right tool for your specific team

3) Adrian Gilmore - Using a JavaScript event loop concept for handling PM aspects and applying it to a notepad application

4) Katy Forte - Sharing some favorite PM tools, such as qdPM, Jira and Google spreadsheets

5) David Hayes - A quick overview of the most useful tips and tricks from David Allen’s "Getting Things Done"

6) Stephanie Ogburn - The power of writing things down so you can be kind to your future self

MORE ABOUT OUR PANELISTS:
Kyle Cearley is a web tinkerer who has worked for various local agencies, for himself, and now for the City of Fort Collins. He's constantly curious about all things web and seeks to retire early with a herd of corgis.

Ann Pohl built her first website before she was a teenager. Throughout a project, she takes great joy in keeping everything organized, ensuring everyone is a happy camper, and using as many .gifs and emojis as possible. When not building websites, she enjoys playing board games and spending time with her husband and their tiny human.

Adrian Gilmore is a software developer based in Fort Collins. When he's not beta testing his side projects on his wife, he's drinking coffee and building outdoor structures for his resident feline.

Katy Forte is a project manager and web developer at CodeGeek, a custom design and development shop right here in Fort Collins. Katy's experience working almost every facet of a project from discovery to build to support gives her a unique perspective for "Who cares?" and when. When she's not working, Katy enjoys trying new things (no matter how weird or unexciting), traveling to new places (Iceland is next on her list), and rooting for her Minnesota Vikings (despite having no other connection whatsoever).

David Hayes teaches and practices WordPress and PHP development. You may know him from such things as WPShout, the FC WordPress Meetup, or Code for Fort Collins.

Stephanie Ogburn is a recovering journalist who became a web developer in 2016. She likes to bring good communication and project management skills to the process of building web applications.

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