Speaking at the West Michigan Day of .NET

posted on 04/21/08 at 10:19:47 pm by Joel Ross

For the second year in a row, I will be speaking at the West Michigan Day of .NET on May 10th, 2008. I'll be doing a presentation on continuous integration:

The next release is looming in the distance, and you’re responsible for integrating the changes for all of the developers on the team. Last time, it took all day just to get it to compile. There’s got to be a better way! In this day and age of Agile software development, release cycles are getting shorter and shorter. As the build cycle gets squished, it’s imperative that a team doesn’t waste days at a time creating a build. Using Continuous Integration, development teams can “feel the pulse” of their project and be sure that builds aren’t a major headache. In this session, we’ll look at how a team can use continuous integration to enable quicker and easier builds, garner faster end user feedback, perform automated testing, and make deployments faster. Then we’ll dig into some of the common tools used to make continuous integration possible, followed by a demonstration of creating a simple, extendable build process.

Right now, I'm scheduled to go on at 9:45 that morning, but there's always a possibility that could change.

I'm really looking forward to this event - not so much my session (I've already seen it!), but all of the other great sessions and speakers that are going to be there. Just as an example, I'm up against Josh Holmes and Jay Wren, among others. I'll be there for at least part of the day and I'm looking forward to meeting a few people that I've interacted with on Twitter who are going to be there.

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