Continuous Improvement Workshop(s)

I’ve been asked by David Laribee and Scott Bellware to assist in hosting one of the pre-conference workshops for the Continuous Improvement in Software Development Conference (*pant *pant that’s a mouthful, huh?). I’m not sure WHY they asked me, I think it was yet another mix-up with the CNN Weather personality “Chad Myers,” but as always, I’m happy to act as his imposter.

As you may have seen Jeremy mention, we’re thinking about doing a “show and tell” workshop on some of the “liberties” we’ve taken with the ASP.NET MVC framework and the method behind the madness that may be applicable to your projects (MVC or no).  I’ve also thought about doing one on building fluent API’s and all that’s involved (heavy generics usage, lots of static reflection/expression tree stuff, DSL-y type patterns, when FLAPI’s are useful and when they’re overkill, etc).

Also, Scott mentioned on Ayende’s post that he thought that someone should do an intro to NHibernate workshop to prep for Ayende’s proposed “Advanced NHibernate” workshop.  I was a little hesitant to do that since I’ll be talking about the same thing at the Houston TechFest the weekend after next.

Does anyone care? Any thoughts or suggestions?  FLAPIs (I love that acronym, btw), NHibernate basic-to-medium, or what?

About Chad Myers

Chad Myers is the Director of Development for Dovetail Software, in Austin, TX, where he leads a premiere software team building complex enterprise software products. Chad is a .NET software developer specializing in enterprise software designs and architectures. He has over 12 years of software development experience and a proven track record of Agile, test-driven project leadership using both Microsoft and open source tools. He is a community leader who speaks at the Austin .NET User's Group, the ADNUG Code Camp, and participates in various development communities and open source projects.
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  • MVC one sounds interesting, do you plan to video it as I’d definitely be interested in watching.

  • Brian Chiasson

    I am with Colin on this one – the MVC “liberties” would be very interesting. The video idea also rocks because there is no way I can get to the conference…

  • Kyle

    If I were to be there, I’d want the FLAPIs, myself. I’m getting more and more interested in building them recently due to a project that would seem to be the appropriate place for ‘em. I third the video question.

  • Fluent API sounds great for this guy. Some members on my team use WFC and there are about 6,000,000 lines of xml config. I start crying every time I have to open the files.

  • We’d be interested in a NHibernate session. It’s something we’re ramping up on so we’d love the opportunity to listen to people that have been using it, best practices, tips and tricks, etc.

  • +1 to MVC liberties ( and free beer)

  • Alper

    +1 for NHibernate

  • +1 free beer