Tomorrow night (Thursday 12th June) I’ll be talking to the Seattle XP Users group about “A Hundred Days of Continuous Integration“. This is a dry run for giving the talk at Agile 2008 in August. At the very least I’m hoping for audience feedback, and not of the rotten fruit kind. I like to think of it as a warm up gig – you know like when Pearl Jam play some small Seattle venues before a World tour. OK so not quite but you get the idea.
You can also hear Dr. Neil Roodyn talk about how planning is a waste of time. If you’re local then drop by!
Here’s the full announcement:
SPEAKERS: Ade Miller and Dr. Neil Roodyn
TOPIC: Double Header!! This month we have two speakers, two topics, and double the fun. “A Hundred Days of Continuous Integration” by Ade Miller, followed by Dr. Neil leading a discussion entitled “Planning is a Waste of Time”.
Ade Miller will open with a preview of his upcoming Agile2008 Experience Report:
Many agile teams use Continuous Integration (CI). It is one of the Extreme Programming practices and has been broadly adopted by the community. Just how effective is it? Does the effort of maintaining the CI server and fixing build breaks save time compared to a lengthier check-in process that attempts to never break the build? While much anecdotal evidence exists as to the benefits of CI there is very little in the way of data to support this. How do you convince teams and management that it’s worth adopting and how best to do it? This report outlines our experience with CI in a distributed team environment and attempts to answer these questions.
The report will be about 35 minutes, followed by a few minutes of questions.
The second hour will feature Dr. Neil Roodyn leading a discussion on the topic “Planning is a Waste of Time.”
Please join us for what is sure to be a lively and entertaining session (or rather, two).