February 2015

Introduction to Agile Technical Practices with LEGO
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Glen Allen, VA

ABSTRACT: Test Driven Development and refactoring are technical concepts regularly used by high performing Agile teams. In this fun and energetic session, we will learn the basics of these concepts with the use of LEGO. We will create failing tests, make them pass and then refactor. Working with our hands provides an easy introduction to these engineering concepts for everyone, regardless of their experience level. No prior programming experience is required.

Speaker: Mike Bowler is an Agile and technical, coach and trainer who has been writing code for over thirty years and has been an active member of the Agile community for the last fifteen. He blends his strong technical background with a deep understanding of Agile methods to help teams consistently improve how they deliver value to their customers. He regularly uses LEGO when teaching advanced technical practices to developers.

email: mbowler@gargoylesoftware.com
web: gargoylesoftware.com/mike_bowler
twitter: @mike_bowler

Speaker: Brad Hughes is an Agile Coach with SolutionsIQ, who brings together technology and process to enable individuals, teams and organizations to become fit with their purpose and better at responding to change. He has over 20 years experience in software development and IT in corporate, government and consulting environments. He is a strong advocate for software engineering and craftsmanship. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Victoria, a Certified Executive Coach credential from the Royal Roads University and several professional Agile certifications.

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