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Slides from Agile Dev Practices in Orlando (Nov 9)
I'd updated my slides after they were submitted for the conference CD, so I told the attendees I'd post the version as presented.

Continuous Integration: The Sign of a Great Shop

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I'm Joining RoleModel Software! (Oct 18)
I'm very pleased to account that in two weeks I'll be joining the very talented team of software craftsmen at RoleModel Software.

Ken Auer, the founder and leader of RoleModel, has been a presence in RTP software for years. I first met Ken in the mid (maybe early?) 90s and have seen a steady stream of top notch developers working with him since he started RoleModel in 1997. He also recently launched the Software Craftsmanship Academy which will be creating a new generation of Software Craftsmen in 2012 and has many great companies lining up to provide internships for its graduates. I'll have a front row seat for the first iteration of that as well.

RoleModel provides software development services… we'll take your ideas and make them come alive. Our team has a wide range of expertise, including legacy application migration, and writing custom software, particularly of the web and mobile application type. You can read more here.

I'm very excited to make this move and I'm looking forward to working with, and learning from, the team at RoleModel. It's been several years since I've spent real time working in Rails and I can't wait to start back in again.

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Lean Dog's Acceptance Test Driven Development Class is Coming to RTP (Aug 24)
Lean Dog is bringing their Acceptance Test Driven Development class to RTP and I wanted to remind you to share this with your organization. It's targeted at QA professionals and junior developers. It starts at a fairly basic level, but the concepts are powerful. It's on Sept. 12-16, 2011 so don't wait to sign up.

Acceptance Test Driven Development

The Lean Dog team has a ~great~ reputation and I'm hoping we generate enough turnout for the class to be a success.

Category: Agile

Practical Test Automation (Jul 22)
Here's a PDF of the talk. Practical Test Automation.

Update: Here's link to the video, taken with my cell phone using Qik. Practical Test Automation

Category: Agile

Southern Fried Agile: July 22nd (Jul 21)
Just a quick reminder that Southern Fried Agile is Friday, July 22nd in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you're in the region, this will be a great event to catch.

Southern Fried Agile: This is Your Brain on Agile!

Here's the list of speakers:

  • Andy Painter
  • Bill Krebs
  • Cory Foy
  • Jared Richardson
  • Joe Little
  • Ken Pugh
  • Mike Cottmeyer
  • Mike Cox
  • Sara Welch


And the topics include practical test automation (that's my topic), Kanban, an introduction to agile, an introduction to agile planning and project management, and more.

You can find the entire list on the topics page

It's a great event and I hope to see you there!

Category: Agile

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