Another Firestarter event is coming to town! If you’ve been to any of the previous Firestarter events, then you’ll know this one will be sure not to disappoint! Firestarter’s are a full day event where we focus on a single technology and take attendees from intro to guru in hours. The goal is for attendees to come away fired up and ready to start using the technologies or methodologies right away.
We’ve had Firestarters on Silverlight & MVC in Jersey before, but now the Central Jersey .NET user group is bringing the “Agile Firestarter” to Jersey. The Agile Firestarter in NYC was a big hit back in June 2009, now it’s our turn Jersey!
Are you just starting out with Agile, XP or Scrum and need to get up to speed? Or do you know a thing or two about Agile but want to learn the basics so you can implement it in your organization? Then this Firestarter is for you!
[Update: 1-18-2010:] The content from the NJ Agile Firestarter has been posted here!
Registration just opened this morning (Nov 25th). There are a limited number of seats available for this event, so register quickly if you want in. Previous Firestarter events have all sold out! So do it before you head off for a turkey stuffed extended weekend! 🙂
Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (ET)
Microsoft Office (Iselin)
- Introduction to Agile
A high-level introduction to Agile concepts and values from the software developer’s perspective.
- SOLID: OO Principles
This presentation will examine the five key design principals used on agile project and how to use them to build out an adaptive system over several cycles.
- Test-Driven Design & Development
An introduction to Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development, showing how this approach helps keep your code adaptable to change
- Agile Estimation & SCRUM
An overview of the concept of agile estimation and the notion of re-estimation
- Domain Driven Design
An introduction to the core principles for applying a Domain Driven Design approach and how it fits into the agile development life cycle.
- Continuous Integration
This session shows how to centralize your quality assurance efforts and help keep developer productivity high (and defect count low!)
- Stephen Bohlen
Currently a Senior Software Engineer for FirstPaper, LLC, a start-up in the world of digital media, Stephen brings his varied 15-year-plus experience as a former practicing Architect, CAD Manager, IT Technologist, Software Engineer, CTO, and consultant to the design and delivery of Software Engineering Solutions.Stephen is an active contributor to several Open-Source Software projects including NHibernate, NDbUnit, and others as well having developed a number of Visual Studio productivity add-ins. Active in the local NYC software development community, Stephen speaks publicly, blogs regularly, and is the author of several popular screencast series focused on Agile and ALT.NET concepts and technologies including the widely-praised 15-part Summer of NHibernate video series introducing viewers to the popular open-source O/RM tool and the Autumn of Agile series that takes viewers through the design, planning, and construction of an entire .NET project in an Agile context. He is also a contributor of a number of shorter screencasts available on Dimecasts.NET and elsewhere. Stephen is also a founding/organizing member of the NYC ALT.NET user group which meets monthly to discuss Agile-focused techniques and technologies in the world of Microsoft software development and beyond.
- Jess Chadwick
Jess is an independent software consultant specializing in web technologies. He has over 9 years of development experience ranging from embedded devices in start-ups to enterprise-scale web farms at Fortune 500s. He is an ASPInsider, Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET, technical editor of the recently-released Silverlight 3 Programmers Reference (WROX) and leader of the NJDOTNET Central New Jersey .NET user group.
- Sara Chipps
Sara is a developer specializing in web applications, an irreverent blogger at GirlDeveloper.com, and a writer for Datamation.com. She enjoys participating in and organizing community events such as Code Camps and most recently NJ Tech Drinks and Concept Camp, an opportunity for nerds to go camping together.
- Peter Laudati
Peter Laudati, the “JrzyShr Dev Guy,” is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft, based in the New York/New Jersey area. One of his roles is supporting and educating Microsoft customers working with the .NET development platform. Peter supports the community of .NET developers in the NY Metro area by speaking at user group events and Code Camps. Peter is also the co-host of the “Connected Show”, a new podcast covering Microsoft technology with a focus on interoperability. His blog can be found at http://www.peterlaudati.com.
- Todd Snyder
Todd is a MCSD in .Net and a MCTS in SharePoint & Biztalk. He works in the Infragistics Experience Guidance Group (XDG) as the developer team lead. In his role as the XDG developer team lead Todd is responsible for making sure the samples include with Net Advantage showcase the capabilities of the product and help educate developers on how to tap into those capabilities. Prior to joining Infragistics Todd spent several years working as consultant helping customers build enterprise .Net applications.