10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
Evangelist/hacker for hackNY
He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference, DevNexus, cf.Objective(), CF United, Scotch on the Rocks, WebDU, WebManiacs, UberConf, the Rich Web Experience and the No Fluff Just Stuff Enterprise Java tour.
He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, Mashed Code, NFJS the Magazine and GroovyMag. He's currently writing a book on managing software development for Pearson.
He is an organizer of the CTO School http://www.ctoschool.org - an organization in NYC devoted to creating the next generation of technical leaders. He also organizes the node.js meetup in New York and co-organizes the Domain Driven Design and Grails meetups.
He tweets regularly as @peterbell.
None of us want to think of ourselves as "cowboy coders", but what does it mean to be a software craftsman, and is it a useful distinction? If so, what are some of the best patterns for honing our craft?
Starting with both sides of the recent debate on software craftsmanship from leaders in the SC movement to David Harvey and Dan North, we'll look at what software craftsmanship is and isn't, and then we'll explore specific patterns and practices that can help us to be better coders - whether or not we want to adopt the craftmanship moniker.
A chance for experience agile developers to learn and share state of the art tips for improving requirements gathering and project estimation.
You've been doing agile for a while and use story cards and burn down charts on a regular basis, but you'd still like to improve the quality of the applications you build and your ability to estimate the scope of those applications and manage business stakeholder expectations.
A combination of presentation and open discussion, this will be a chance to discuss and debate best practices in requirements gathering, estimating and expectation management with your peers, sharing best practices from projects large and small around the world.
What's the point attending a conference unless you do something with the knowledge you gain? In this session we look at practical strategies for selecting new technologies and proven approaches for driving adoption back at the office.
From the technology adoption lifecycle and the importance of community to "the knowing doing gap" and technology adoption patterns, we'll look at a range of practical case studies that illustrate proven techniques for selecting and adopting new technologies for your team.