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Agile Birmingham - July Meeting

Dates
18 Jul 2011
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Location Hampton Inn I-65/Lakeshore Dr
30 State Farm Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
United States of America

Contact Information
Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP
Email Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP

http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=BHMLSHX

Summary

Calling all Agile/Scrum practitioners in the Birmingham and surrounding areas and everyone wishing to learn more about this powerful tool. Agile Birmingham is a user group devoted to raising awareness and acceptance of agile practices. We believe in being good stewards of our company’s capital investments and are committed to delivering maximum business value for every project dollar spent.

Thanks to ITAC of Birmingham, complimentary refreshments will be available!

Agenda:

  • 5:45 - 6:15 pm - Meet, greet, eat! 
  • 6:15 - 6:25 pm - Meeting Opening
  • 6:25 - 7:25 pm - Test Driven Development
  • 7:25 - 7:30 pm - Meeting conclusion

Top Reasons To Attend:

  • Learn why Agile is quickly becoming “the” way to get work done
  • Come learn who else in Birmingham is in “the know” about Agile
  • Learn about Test Driven Development from an expert in the field

Presentation: Test Driven Development
As a core tenant of Agile development practices, test-driven development can offer more than just simple validation of correctness.  It can also help drive a program's design and insure confidence in it's code base.  This presentation with focus on the basic principles behind TDD and some of the benefits it can offer, whether the development team is practicing other aspects of agile development or not.

Presenter: Erick Fleming, MCT, MSCD, JCD
Erick is a certified .NET and Java Developer with over 17 years of programming and training experience.  He has spent most of his career training and consulting with organizations on technologies ranging from .NET and Java to Linux and other open source tools.  His recent accomplishments include a multilingual website for a company in Paris, France where he used TDD extensively to keep technical risks to a minimum.