This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Please note - this is on a Tuesday, not our regular Wednesday meeting date.
The location is on the Auraria Campus in the Science Building, Rm. 119.
*** Free Pizza @ 5:30 ***
Main Session Speaker: Ari Zilka "Cluster your JVM" 7:15pm -8:30pm
BC Session Speaker: Bob Hartman "Using Lean Principles to Complete the Agile Development Puzzle" 6pm - 7pm ---------------------------------------------- Location: Science Building, Lecture Hall Rm. 119 (Auraria Campus) Directions below
*** MAIN PRESENTATION ***
"Cluster your JVM" - Ari Zilka
Need to make your Java applications scalable and highly available? Learn how to make your Java applications "Enterprise-class" Java applications. By clustering the JVM, instead of the application, deploying clustered applications no longer requires rewriting code or creating new, complex custom code. Learn how to take several popular open source frameworks and cluster them declaratively without rewriting the code.
Speaker: Prior to founding Terracotta in 2003, Ari was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Before joining Accel, Ari was the Chief Architect at Walmart.com, where he led the innovation and development of the company's new engineering initiatives. At Walmart.com, he built and led a team of core engineers focused on performance management, and operations cost-saving measures.
Prior to Walmart.com, Ari worked as a consultant at Sapient and before that at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. During these years, he managed development and advised businesses on high technology strategy and deployment. His accomplishments at Sapient include the successful launch of Walmart.com, as well as successful engagements with Gap.com and Nike.com. At PriceWaterhouseCoopers, he worked with Harrod's of London, Siemens, Intel, Compaq, Barnes & Noble, and others.
Ari's career started as a software engineer for a subsidiary of Motorola, where he wrote groundbreaking wireless paging software. Since then, his software development accomplishments also include projects revolving around statistical analysis and data warehousing. In the mid 1990's, Ari invented a new object relational database that still exceeds the capabilities and performance of database technology today.
Ari holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Computer Science as well as in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
*** BASIC CONCEPTS ***
"Using Lean Principles to Complete the Agile Development Puzzle" - Bob Hartman
It is becoming very common to come across software development organizations using agile development processes such as Scrum. Unfortunately, it is also becoming increasingly common to find organizations that back off the agile approach in ways that make them less agile, or in some cases not agile at all. It is not uncommon for organizations using dysfunctional agile processes to still consider themselves to be agile! Why does this occur and how can it be corrected is the basis of this presentation. The presentation will highlight a few ways to identify a dysfunctional agile process. It will also give some basic guiding principles to apply when making the "tough" decisions about making changes to an agile process.
Speaker: Bob Hartman is Net Objectives' Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. In addition to having a Masters degree in Computer Science, he has over 30 years of experience developing software, including 7 years running his own consulting company and 10+ years of experience at the VP of Development level or higher. In 2000/2001, he switched a team of 10 to using a slightly modified version of eXtreme Programming (XP). That particular team became as productive as a team of 28 had been previously. This experience convinced him that agile processes were the wave of the future. Since that time every project he has been involved with has been delivered using agile processes resulting in numerous products receiving the highest possible ratings from reviewers, and more importantly, those products had a dramatic positive impact on customers. Bob is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and is deeply committed to helping product development companies learn how to change in ways that will allow them to quickly deliver products that have extremely high quality without increasing their budget.
*** AGENDA ***
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Food, and Networking. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Basic Concepts 7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Announcements 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Main Presentation 8:30 p.m. Door prizes
*** DIRECTIONS *** We will be meeting at the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) located at Colfax and Speer Blvd in the Science Building in Lecture Hall Rm. 119 in Downtown Denver. The campus is adjacent to the Pepsi Center on the North side and Colfax on the South Side.
Via Light Rail: Take the "D", "F", or "H" lines and get off at the Auraria Station at Colfax. Head North West on "Main Street" - it's the main thorough fare right at the light rail station. You'll pass the South Classroom building on your right and the Technology (TE) building on your left. Continue in the same direction and you'll pass the Central building on your right and the West Class Room on your left. The next building after the Central Classroom on your right is the Library and Media Center. Turn right and head North East between the Library and Media Center and the Central Classroom and follow to the Science Building. The Science Building is the building just North East (adjacent) to the Library & Media Center. Lecture Hall SI 119 is on the South East Corner closest to Speer.
Via driving: Get to Speer Boulevard and Auraria and turn into lot "R" on the North East end of campus. I was told you can park in Lot "R" which is just North East of the North Class Room buildings and walk through the North Classroom to the North Side of the Science Building. The map says Campus ID required but the fact that our event is on campus gives you a valid reason to park there.
Drive Southbound on Speer from Auraria Parkway and turn in to the area for St. Francis. There should be some metered parking in that area.
There is also parking at the Tivoli Center on Auraria Parkway and 9th Street for $5.00
*** SPONSORS ***
Thanks to our regular Denver JUG sponsors for supporting the Java community: - MicroStaff for providing food http://www.microstaff.com