Category Archives: conferences

No:SQL (east) 2009

As you may have noticed, there has been a lot of talk around NOSQL “movement” lately.  The name, NOSQL was created to describe non-traditional data storage engines and techniques to address concerns of data sets of horizontal scale.  Innovations such … Continue reading 


Axum, Reactive Framework and other items

A few weeks ago, the 2009 Lang.NET symposium was came and went and there were a few talks that caught my eye.  There were many great talks including those by some of the following luminaries: Philip Wadler Erik Meijer Anders … Continue reading 

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Announcing the Lean Kanban Conference

I’ve been working with David Anderson and crew to produce the Lean Kanban Conference in Miami, February 18th-20th. There are a number of great speakers and some folks that have been practicing Kanban and flexing Agile methodologies with Lean thinking … Continue reading 

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Ayende on Advanced NHibernate

There’s this cat called Ayende that’s been around the NHibernate block (20 or 30 times). In Austin, he did a 3-hour workshop detailing the advanced features of the tool. If you weren’t there, sorry you missed it. Oh wait! You’re … Continue reading 

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KaizenConf’08 Functional Programming Presentation Video

Last week, I provided a basic wrap up of my functional programming talk at the Continuous Improvement in Software Development conference (KaizenConf) in Austin.  Little did I realize that I was indeed being filmed while I talked by Mark Leon … Continue reading 

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Code Contracts for .NET 4.0 – Spec# Comes Alive

As I’ve said in many posts before, I’m a big fan of stating your preconditions, postconditions, invariants and so on explicitly in your code through the use of contracts in the Design by Contract Parlance.  Spec# is a project that … Continue reading 

Also posted in ALT.NET, Community, housekeeping | 13 Comments

KaizenConf Workshops Schedule

UPDATE: We will try to record the full sessions. I’m hoping some participants will bring video cameras and have at it. I’m bringing mine. First of all the temporal situation: Morning Sessions – 9a-NoonAfternoon Sessions – 1:30p-4:30p Then, we have … Continue reading 

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KaizenConf – Functional Programming – Is it a game changer?

Next week at the "Continuous Improvement in Software Development Conference" (KaizenConf), I will be giving a session called "Functional Programming – Is it a game changer?".  In this discussion, I’ll cover the basics of functional programming, moving from an imperative … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, kanban, lean | 6 Comments

DC ALT.NET 10/2008 Recap – A Look at Kanban Software Development

Thanks to everyone who came out to the DC ALT.NET meeting on "A Look at Kanban Software Development" with Linda Cook.  This was a great discussion about Kanban and continuous improvement with Lean Software Development techniques.  Linda shared her experiences … Continue reading 

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Presenting the KaizenConf Workshops

UPDATE 1: Schedule is coming tonight. Each workshop is approximately three hours long. We’re going with a longer form to get more knowledge transfer, interactivity, etc. UPDATE 2: Based on space and time constraints, there will be two sessions going … Continue reading 

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