Gateway Software Symposium
May 13 - 15, 2011 - St. Louis, MO
Evangelist/hacker for hackNY
Peter is an evangelist and hacker for hackNY - a not-for-profit that aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community.
He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference, DevNexus, cf.Objective(), CF United, Scotch on the Rocks, WebDU, WebManiacs, UberConf, the Rich Web Experience and the No Fluff Just Stuff Enterprise Java tour.
He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, Mashed Code, NFJS the Magazine and GroovyMag. He's currently writing a book on managing software development for Pearson.
He is an organizer of the CTO School http://www.ctoschool.org - an organization in NYC devoted to creating the next generation of technical leaders. He also organizes the node.js meetup in New York and co-organizes the Domain Driven Design and Grails meetups.
He tweets regularly as @peterbell.
A chance for experience agile developers to learn and share state of the art tips for improving requirements gathering and project estimation.
You've been doing agile for a while and use story cards and burn down charts on a regular basis, but you'd still like to improve the quality of the applications you build and your ability to estimate the scope of those applications and manage business stakeholder expectations.
A combination of presentation and open discussion, this will be a chance to discuss and debate best practices in requirements gathering, estimating and expectation management with your peers, sharing best practices from projects large and small around the world.
What's the point attending a conference unless you do something with the knowledge you gain? In this session we look at practical strategies for selecting new technologies and proven approaches for driving adoption back at the office.
From the technology adoption lifecycle and the importance of community to "the knowing doing gap" and technology adoption patterns, we'll look at a range of practical case studies that illustrate proven techniques for selecting and adopting new technologies for your team.
Geb is a Groovy based framework for automated acceptance testing of web applications - think "Selenium on steroids". Learn about how Geb uses the Page model to make acceptance tests less brittle and strategies for getting the maximum value out of your acceptance tests.
We'll look at how easy it is to install and get started with Geb and will then work on developing well structured Geb tests that allow for good acceptance test coverage without being too brittle.
Some apps are little more than CRUD. The interesting projects are those with essential complexity in the domain. In this presentation we'll show how ideas from Domain Driven Design, Domain Specific Modeling and Domain Specific Languages can be used to more effectively design, refine and maintain the code at the heart of complex applications.
As the complexity of your applications grow, how can you find, protect, refine and maintain the core of your application so that you can keep the code supple despite an ongoing onslaught of custom business requirements? From DDD to DSLs this session looks at practical strategies for keeping complex applications under control.