ANN: New podcast: Jack Ganssle on Agile methods + embedded systems, Deep Agile
Seminar on April 25th and 26th
Deep Agile 2009: Agile for Embedded Systems
Jack Ganssle James Grenning Russel Hill
Listen to Jack Ganssle and Nancy Van Schooenderwoert:
Jack talks with Nancy V about his take on Agile methods; likes and
dislikes. Jack comments on what's coming in the Deep Agile 2009
seminar, and on the skills embedded engineers most need to develop
now to stay current and prepare for the future.
Announcing: Deep Agile 2009: Agile for Embedded Systems
Sponsored by Agile Bazaar, New England's agile community hub
Join us for a two-day deep dive into Agile practices for embedded
systems. Our single-track focus lets everyone get well beyond the
levels where other conferences leave off. Our speakers are the most
knowledgeable in the world in their areas of expertise.
What attendees love about this seminar series is that by interacting
with experts who *respectfully* disagree with each other in some
areas, they quickly get to the core of our topic. In this case that
is the application of Agile ideas to embedded systems work.
When: Saturday, April 25th - Sunday, April 26th, 2009
Where: Cambridge, MA
Register at http://deepagile2009.eventbrite.com/
Regular registration: $545 through April 18th, 2009
Just in time: $685 through April 25th, 2009
Group discount, Hardship, Student and Academic staff:
Save a further $50 by entering this discount code when
you register: ABZlist_09
Session titles for Saturday April 25th, 2009
1. Overcoming Embedded Challenges with Agile
2. Agile Design and Test
3. Continuous Integration as Foundation for Speed
4. Jack's Practical Tips for Building Real Time Embedded Systems
5. TDD in C: Doing It!
6. Test Driving Next to the Hardware
Session titles for Sunday April 26th, 2009
1. Design by Contract
2. Teamwork: the Prerequisite to Team Autonomy
3. Incremental Delivery: Impossibility or Opportunity?
4. Case Study: Keys to Agile Success at Key
5. The Big Hairy Monster: Legacy Code
6. Things That Count Can't be Counted - or Can They?
7. Agile Do or Don't
For details on the sessions, visit http://www.agilebazaar.org
Jack Ganssle - One of the best-known authorities in the embedded
world; veteran of over 100 embedded projects, author of six books,
and hundreds of articles, Jack consults to NASA and to industry
leading companies worldwide. Jack's site: http://www.ganssle.com/
James Grenning - An original author of the Manifesto for Agile
Software Development, James is a seasoned extreme programming coach
and trainer, coaching his first XP team in 1999. James was trained
by the guys that started it all. He has written many articles and
speaks regularly at the Embedded Systems Conference and Agile
James' site: http://www.renaissancesoftware.net/
Russel Hill - Senior Software Engineer at Key Technology Inc.,
Russel has been applying XP and Scrum practices for 10 years
in tough real-world embedded projects.
Host: Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, founder of Lean-Agile Partners,
Another good reason to attend the Seminar -- Get a FREE book!
All attendees receive a copy of "Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code
Review", a collection of practical essays from industry experts
giving specific techniques for effective peer code review. Jack
Ganssle describes it as: "A very well-written 164 page book that's a
fascinating read. The benefits of inspections are so profound that
even the smallest outfits must take advantage of this technique."
Are you unemployed? About to be?
Hardship discounts are available for Deep Agile 2009 for those who
wish to learn about modern embedded software development techniques
and to network.
Due to strong sponsorship and great speakers, our Deep Agile event
for April 25-26 has passed the "break even" point. As a community
based nonprofit professional group we can now afford to help more
people attend this first of its kind event. In light of the current
economic situation, we are offering discounted hardship tickets,
priced at $75.00 for those who are unemployed, about to become un-
employed, or who have some similarly difficult circumstance. Don't
wait - it's first-come-first-served and seats are limited.
Please contact us (via hardship request link at www.agilebazaar.org)
and include "hardship request" in the subject field to request a
hardship discount. Continental breakfasts, lunches, and Saturday
dinner are included in the price. (Note that Saturday dinner seats
are limited and will soon be gone.)
Gold Level Sponsors:
Symphony Services, http://www.symphonysv.com/
Rally Software, http://www.rallydev.com/
Silver Level Sponsors:
Constant Contact, http://www.constantcontact.com
SmartBear Software, http://smartbear.com/
Bronze Level Sponsor:
Lean-Agile Partners, http://www.leanagilepartners.com/