Sponsorship for this meeting is courtesy of TechSmith.
Be a Better Developer
As a developer, you end up wearing a lot of different hats: researcher, designer, janitor, mediator, teacher, student… the list can go on. Likely, you juggle these hats almost every day... and we haven't even mentioned writing a line of code yet. If you want to become a better developer you'll have to learn how to switch these hats easily and what it means to wear each one well. Most talks focus on a given technology or tool: some resource that you can use. This talks focuses on how to improve the best resource you have: YOU. This talk will focus on tips you can learn and habits you can adopt to help make you stand out among developers.
Michael Wood is a Microsoft Practice Director for Strategic Data Systems in Centerville, OH, but lives across the river in Kentucky. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group leading, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he's not living up to that title he's an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is a Founding Director of the Cincinnati .NET User Group as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architecture Special Interest Group. He is also a founding member of the software architecture web resource nPlus1 (http://nplus1.org), instigator of the informal code pairing Bitslinger events in Cincinnati and a Microsoft MVP in Client App Dev. You can catch up with Mike on his blog at http://mvwood.com/blog and on twitter under the handle @mikewo.
Grok Talk Topic
Working with SnagIt.
Teams need to communicate visually, and Snagit is TechSmith's simple and effective tool for working with a snapshot of anything on the screen. We will walk through a scenario between a developer and a stakeholder trying to express and understand what the system should do. Rather than sending emails about "moving that dropdown next to the blue widget", the stakeholder shows the developer exactly what he expects.
Bramha Ghosh is a software developer with Grange Insurance in Columbus, Ohio. He's been writing progressively better software for 10 years. When he's not complicating the simple, or simplifying the complex, he spends him time enjoying the Columbus food scene and being generally obsessed with soccer.
Thursday, 3/25/2010, 6:00 - ??
Microsoft Office - Columbus
posted @ Monday, March 22, 2010 1:24 PM