2009 Austin Code Camp Was Great!

I started off watching Jimmy Bogart introduce C# 4.0.  I had watched a video last year where Anders Hejlsberg introduced C# 4.0 more in depth.  Jimmy’s presentation was quite good, but seeing an introduction to C# 4.0 prior to the code camp, I wish I would have gone to Joe Ocampo’s “Git For People.”

The talk on S.O.L.I.D. principles by Derick Bailey was great.  However, I only attended half the talk, and left after the explanation of the open-closed principle.  I have done a lot of reading on S.O.L.I.D. principles, and this was more of a recap for me.

I went to Scott Bellware’s “A Handful of Things You Can Do in Ruby That Scares the Pants Off of C# Developers.”  This was one of the most entertaining talks of the day.

Ruby was fighting to be my favorite language in the past couple of months; after today it definitely is now my favorite.  Scott showed some meta-programming that had a few C# developers’ jaws dropping.

I think the best talk of the day was Joe Ocampo’s discussion on Scrumban.  I had yet to see how to implement Lean principles into an actual process.  Joe showed his process and went into great detail.  Not only was the presentation informative, but Joe, as a speaker, is very entertaining!

Finally, Chad Myers gave a very detailed presentation on how to use FubuMVC.  Chad delivered exactly what I’d been hoping for:  how exactly to get started with it.  Prior to today, I had a hard time getting started with FubuMVC.  Chad presented great documentation on how to do just that.

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    # by AgileJoe - June 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Thanks you for your kind words. If you need help with Git Jason Meridth is going to be doing a series on LosTechies to help MS developers understand the unicorn like animal that Git is. hehe!