Category Archives: Events

NYC Code Camp 2012 Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who came out to my sessions at the NYC Code Camp. I had an awesome time and I hope that you did too. If you’re looking for resources and/or slide decks, you’ve come to the right … Continue reading 

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I’ll be in Saint Louis, MO in mid-July to speak at the local Ruby and JavaScript user groups. St. Louis Ruby User Group Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 6:30pm The Able Few LLC (2603 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO) TDD/BDD … Continue reading 

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Why use the command processor pattern in the service layer

Using a Command Processor When we think about a layered or hexagonal architecture it is common to identify the need for a service layer. The service layer both provides a facade over our domain layer to applications – acting as … Continue reading 

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Prairie Dev Con 2010 Wrap-up

  Prairie Dev Con was a blast. Great job by D’Arcy on organizing the conference. Thank you to everyone who attended my sessions and especially those who asked questions. I also enjoyed catching up with many of my friends who … Continue reading 

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Prairie Developer Conference 2010

A few months ago, my friend, D’Arcy Lussier, and I had the following conversation: D’Arcy: Want to speak at a developer conference? Me: Sure. Sounds awesome! D’Arcy: It’ll be in Regina, Saskatchewan. Me: Sweet! D’Arcy: It’ll be in June. Me: … Continue reading 

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DevTeach Toronto 2010 Ultimate Edition

DevTeach is heading back to Toronto in a few weeks (March 8-12, 2010)and you’ll get a bigger dose of awesome than ever before. We’ve got a fantastic line-up of top-notch, internationally renowned speakers. 6 tracks covering Agile, Web, Windows, Silverlight, … Continue reading 

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend DevTeach Vancouver

DevTeach is my favourite conference of the year and it’s happening again in Vancouver on June 8-12, 2009. No, it’s not my favourite conference because I’m one of the Tech Chairs. It’s the other way around. I’m a Tech Chair … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, SCRUM, XP | 14 Comments

Coffee and Code Coming to Calgary

Joey Devilla (aka The Accordian Guy) from Microsoft’s Toronto office started Coffee and Code a few weeks ago in Toronto and John Bristowe is bringing the experience to Calgary. When John contacted me about the event, I thought to myself, … Continue reading 

Also posted in .Net, Boo, Object-Orientation | 19 Comments

ALT.NET Seattle 2009, some impressions

Having just got back from Alt.Net Seattle 2009, I wanted to post a few reflections. Mostly this is just a dump of things that grabbed my attention – its not meant to be any kind of documentation of the convesations … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, altnetconf, Mocks, NHibernate, ORM | 10 Comments

A View from a Fishbowl

ALT.NET Canada kicked off last night and was great fun. Bil has some initial coverage here complete with video. Mo Khan discusses his take on the fishbowl topic, "Why are fundamentals important?" I wanted to take a few paragraphs and … Continue reading 

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