patterns & practices Symposium Tokyo

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Last week I was in Japan, speaking at the patterns & practices Symposium in Tokyo. I gave talks on parallel programming patterns and distributed agile development. We had a load of interesting conversations around these topics in addition to presentations on Windows App Fabric, ASP.NET MVC2 and Unity and Azure. ...

Distributed Agile Development at Oredev

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Final day of Oredev today. Fantastic conference. The thing that really stood out for me was the level diversity in the topics covered. I went to sessions on career development, CouchDB, C# tricks, CQRS, Social Media and had a bunch of great conversations about all sorts of things like RavenDB, ...

Øredev, Malmö, November 2010

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Looks like I’m going to be in Malmö in November for the Øredev Conference, 8-12 Nov. I’m doing two talks and expect to have some copies of our book to give out. Patterns of Parallel Programming (Thursday 10:15) Distributed Agile at Microsoft p&p (Friday 13:10) I ...

The One Minute Commute

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Zach Grossbart has published the first few chapters of his book “The One Minute Commute” online. The chapters look very promising and I’m looking forward to reading the book as it is published. Chapter 1 - Introduction The Plan of The One ...

San Francisco Agile Meetup: Using Agile with Large, Geographically Dispersed Development Teams

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Thanks to everyone who attended my talk this evening. I had  an awesome time and loved the amount of enthusiasm and the great questions. As you may have noticed… there’s a lot of material to cover. Here’s some references to more content which adds depth. If you have any ...

I’m Speaking to San Francisco Agile Meetup Group

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Looks like I’ll be speaking in San Francisco in February on the 22nd.  Using Agile with Large, Geographically Dispersed Development Teams Distributed and large scale development are a fact of life for many teams. Unfortunately most agile methodologies or approaches assume that ...

Speaking Today at Much Ado About Agile

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

I’m speaking at Much Ado About Agile 2009 in Vancouver today. You can find the deck here. I’ve given versions of this talk before to various groups and a lot of details are covered in the white paper I wrote last year. The white paper covers ...

Agile Vancouver – Much Ado About Agile IV

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I speaking on “Distributed Agile Development” at Much Ado About Agile IV on Tuesday November 5th. Registration is now open and costs $190-350 CDN. My last conference in Vancouver was ALT.NET Canada in June. It was a blast, I learnt a lot and got to talk to some great people. So ...

Agile 2009: Distributed Agile Development

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Thanks to everyone who attended my talk today at Agile 2009 on Distributed Agile Development and our experiments with it at Microsoft’s patterns & practices team. I’ve been speaking about this on and off for the last year and a half and it’s interesting to see audiences grow as this ...

When Tools Take Over Your Team Room

Monday, August 17th, 2009

There were some good comments on my Tooling is a Third Order Effect post a few weeks ago. Tools and how they effect a team’s software development activities is particularly importance when you consider distributed teams because they often adapt their processes quite significantly and make heavy use of ...