Seattle Code Camp is Coming

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

My talk, “Fast… Faster… FASTER!” got accepted at Seattle Code Camp. I’ll be speaking at 10:15 on Saturday 17th. In a rare display of organization I’ve even started writing the deck with a little help from Banksy on the graphics. I’ll also be putting some more of the source code ...

Parallel Programming Talks at Seattle Code Camp

Friday, February 26th, 2010

There are lots of interesting talks at Seattle Code Camp this year (April 17th and 18th). One of the biggest things I noticed was the number of talks on parallel computing, including one on patterns for parallel programming. I thought I’d submit something a bit different… Fast… Faster… FASTER! What happens when you ...

patterns & practices Summit 2009

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Dates and an session schedule for this year’s patterns & practices Summit have been announced. The next patterns & practices Summit takes place October 12-16 in the Kodiak Room at the Microsoft Conference Center at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Washington. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers including Martin ...

Agile is NOT a Religion

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I was having dinner with some people at a conference and one of them turned to me and said “If you weren’t doing agile what would you be doing?” I remember looking very blank and giving a somewhat vague answer. In retrospect this was because the question ...

Beyond Agile

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Some of the usual suspects who have been running the Seattle XP and Seattle Scrum groups have decided to pool their efforts and form a new group – Beyond Agile. The vision is "Beyond Agile: People making software that works". Now that’s something I can get behind. Their first meeting is ...

South Sound .NET Users Group Talk Postponed

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Postponed - Due to flooding, road closures and the impending end of life as we know it. We’ll be rescheduling in April.

I’m Speaking at the South Sound .NET Users Group

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Postponed - Due to flooding, road closures and the impending end of life as we know it. We'll be rescheduling in April. I'm speaking tomorrow night (8th Jan) at the South Sound .NET Users Group in Olympia on Continuous Integration and some of the tricks we've used at Microsoft to get ...

Pat Helland on Green Computing through Sharing

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Pat Helland gave an awesome keynote last week at the p&p Summit. I wasn't able to blog about it until today as he gave the same talk at TechEd in Europe yesterday. You can read the abstract here. He got through over sixty slides in an hour so this just ...

Visual Source Safe and Distributed Teams

Monday, November 10th, 2008

One of the questions I got at the p&p Summit after my distributed agile development talk was, how do you use Microsoft Visual Source Safe (VSS) with distributed teams? This is an issue because VSS was never written with distribution in mind. The VSS client connects directly to the ...

Application Architecture and the Agile Architecture Method

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

On Tuesday at the p&p Summit in Redmond J.D. Meier talked for the first time about the work he's been doing on the new Application Architecture Guide 2.0 for p&p. We've just released a beta of this on CodePlex and are discussing some of the thinking behind it with the ...