Last Thursday evening, I gave my presentation on Taming the Software Development Process: Tools, Tips, and Techniques to the Greater Lansing User Group .NET (GLUGnet). It was well-attended, and I’m guessing that there were around 50-60 people there. From what I could tell, there was a mix of students from Michigan State University (where the meeting was held), some hobbyists, and a good number of professionals. A quick, informal survey of the audience revealed that approximately 1/3 of them were lone developers, another 1/3 worked on small team sizes of 2-5, and the remainder worked on teams of more than 5.
Due to a scheduling mishap, both Tom Barnaby (of INETA and Intertech Training) and I were slated to speak. Tom was gracious enough to trim his presentation on Indigo to 45 minutes, and although I tried to trim my talk, I think I still came in at just over an hour. As many who know me will attest, I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut, especially when it comes to technology. The user group seemed to be very interested in both of our discussions, and I stuck around for a healthy Q&A session afterwards. I think I was there for almost an hour talking to the members and students before we finally had to leave.
It was a great evening, and I’d like to thank everyone involved for the opportunity to present. Although the slides aren’t as useful out-of-context, you can download them here.