Test Driven Development Firestarter

Event Date: Saturday, January 19, 2009
Event Time: 08:30 (registration), 09:00 – 17:00
Event Location: Microsoft Tampa Office

If you want to learn what TDD is all about, this is the event to attend. It’s a day-long event where you will go from start to finish with a sample domain problem and learn how to write tests to drive functionality of the system.

This promises to be an excellent event and will be good for both beginners and those experienced with TDD. There will be two tracks running simultaneously, with an hour long presentation at the end of the day to reinforce what you have learned.

Be sure to register online or call 1-877-673-8368 and reference event ID 1032397083.

To further entice you to register, the speakers are:

Scott C. Reynolds is Director of Software Engineering at CBLPath, Inc,. He has over a decade of experience creating enterprise solutions, primarily in healthcare and biotechnology. He is passionate about the art and craft of applying software solutions to business problems. He is a frequent speaker and participant of community events nationwide. Blog: http://scottcreynolds.lostechies.com

Cory Foy is the Development Manager for a Tampa, FL software company, overseeing a team of 30 people distributed across the Americas. Previously Cory worked for Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer specializing in .NET Debugging, Team Foundation Server and SharePoint. Cory has worked in a variety of roles, much preferring an agile way of working. He has spoken at conferences and Code Camps across the country about agile techniques - including Test-Driven Development and Acceptance Testing with Fitnesse. He currently contributes to the NUnit project, Fitnesse.NET, and RubyFIT. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two adorable daughters (ages 2 and 1). His blog is at http://www.cornetdesign.com.

Sean Chambers is a Senior Software Developer for Telligent Systems Inc. He has expertise in open source projects ranging from NHibernate, The Castle Project, CruiseControler, TeamCity and many other open source tools and frameworks. He has been practicing TDD/Agile methodologies since 2004 and is always reviewing new techniques and tools that aid in the agile development process. Blog: http://schambers.lostechies.com

Christopher Bennage is the President and cofounder of Blue Spire Consulting, Inc., a Florida based software consulting firm specializing in .NET technologies, user experience, and interface design. Christopher began programming on his Texas Instrument in elementary school, but fell in love with computers with the advent of the Commodore Amiga. His career has brought him through a number of various technologies before eventually landing him in the marvelous world of C# and the .NET Framework. His early interest in Flash, rich user experiences, and usability led him to be an early adopter of both WPF and Silverlight. More recently he coauthored Sams Teach Yourself WPF in 24 Hours with Rob Eisenberg. Christopher embraces the values of the Agile Software Manifesto and has been significantly influenced by Extreme Programming, Domain Driven Design, and other related practices. In his free time, Christopher is usually very distracted by a dozen different, competing creative ideas. His interests include liberal education, science, truth, beauty, video game development and a number of deceased British authors. He lives in Tallahassee, FL with his wife, Sandra, and their three children. His blog is at http://devlicious.com/blogs/christopher_bennage

Rob Eisenberg is a .NET architect and developer working out of Tallahassee, FL. He publishes technical articles regularly at devlicio.us and has spoken at regional events and to companies concerning .NET technologies and Agile software practices. He is a partner with Christopher Bennage at Blue Spire Consulting, Inc., a software development firm specializing in .NET Development, Rich Internet Applications and Domain-Driven Design. Rob is coauthor of Sam’s Teach Yourself WPF in 24 Hours and is the architect/developer of the Caliburn Application Framework for WPF and Silverlight. He is happily married to Anna Eisenberg and in his spare time enjoys swing dancing, making artisan cheese and playing/teaching drum set. His blog is at http://devlicio.us/blogs/rob_eisenberg