AgileSoCal

 

AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, April 20, 6:00 PM

Unit Testing Makes Me Faster: Convincing Your Boss, Your Co-Workers, and Yourself

with Jeremy Clark

When: Wednesday, April 20th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

***** Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com *****

 

Bosses hate unit testing. They see it as code that doesn't contribute to the final product. But here's the truth: unit testing makes us faster. We'll look at specific examples of how unit tests save time in the development process, whether we're creating UI-based applications or server-side libraries. With this in hand, we can show our boss how testing makes us faster and lets us move forward confidently and quickly.

Your Presenter:

Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of skill level. He is a Microsoft MVP for .NET, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight, including "C# Interfaces", a course aimed at giving developers a clear understanding of abstraction. Jeremy lives in Southern California with 2 cats and a banjo. For more information, visit www.jeremybytes.com.


Where: The Capital Group Companies
6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
Irvine, CA 92618
Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.

Thanks to Capital Group (www.thecapitalgroup.com) for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne (www.versionone.com) for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to Mike Cohn (www.mountaingoatsoftware.com) for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to Rally Software (www.rallydev.com) for free agile stuff.
Thanks to JetBrains (www.jetbrains.com) for free tool licenses.
Thanks to O'Reilly (www.oreilly.com) for free e-books.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com 24 hours prior to the meeting and be present to win.

 

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Upcoming 2016 AgileSoCal Meetings

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. But not always, and dates may change, so watch for the announcements.

May 18 - Deadlines - Dave Moore
June 22 - The Fearless Agile Human Edge - Valerie Nash, Raman Sivasankar, & Colleen Kirtland [Note: this is the 4th Wednesday!]
July 20 - Transforming Your Leadership Character: The Lean Thinking and Agility Way - Dave Cornelius
August 29 - Managing for Happiness - Jurgen Appelo [Note: this is a Monday night meeting!]
September 21 - How Culture Threatens Agile: The 7 Deadly Dysfunctions of Organizations & How to Fix Them - Aparna Suresh
October 19 -
November 9 - Vanessa Shaw - Human Side of Tech [Note: this is the 2nd Wednesday!]
December - no meeting, Happy Holidays!

All meeting start with food & networking at 6:00 PM, presentation starts at 6:30 PM, raffle follows the presentation.

Would you like to speak at AgileSoCal? Or do you know someone you'd like to see? Email us at agilesocal@gmail.com.


Past Meetings & Events

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.

Here's a sample from past AgileSoCal meetings. Our meetings feature experienced agilistas and cutting-edge topics, and are highly interactive and engaging. Come join us at a future meeting!

Building Resilient Software Integrations, Dave Moore, 8th Light
Wednesday, March 19, 2015 - Building Resilient Software Integrations: Dave Moore, 8th Light

A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - A Company’s Transformation to Agile: 1-year Retrospective, Ben Rodilitz, Dealer.com

Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Brewing Up Some Lean Coffee: A Collaborative Workshop, Victor Bonacci

Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Tell Me a Story About That... A User Story Writing Workshop, Paul Hodgetts, Agile Logic
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 382 KB).

The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - The Impact of Agile Quantified - Brent Chalker, Rally Software
Click here to download the slides from this presentation (PDF - 3.5 MB).

Links to whitepapers and videos:
Seven Deadly Sins
SDPI Methods
Impact of SDPI
Youtube Videos of SDPI Metrics (5 videos)

The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - The Agile Coaching Profession - Roger Brown

Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Program Level Scrum Practices - Chris Waggoner

The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - The Value of Story Mapping - David Brown

A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - A Spoon Full of Scrum - Jon Jorgensen

Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Agile Leader Storyline - Scott Dunn


Wednesday, January 22, 2014- Mob Programming - Woody Zuill & Friends

The 2013 AgileSoCal Holiday Bash on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 was an amazing event. You can check out photos and more by clicking here.

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.


Upcoming Agile Events Calendar

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee Happy Hour
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 pm
Extreme Roundtable
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 pm
Pairing Programming Night
Location: Los Angeles (downtown)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 pm
Pair Exchange
Location: Santa Monica (Pivotal Labs)
More info: http://www.meetup.com/xp-los-angeles/

Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee
Location: Escondido
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Thursday-Friday September 15-16
Agile Open SoCal
Location: Irvine (UCI)
More info: http://www.agileopencalifornia.com/

Also watch for OC Product Managers, PDMA, PMI OC & LA, SCQAA-OC, Java/.NET user groups, LA Agile Meetup & other MeetUps, etc. to be announced…

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

May 1-2
Mob Programming Conference
Location: Cambridge, MA
More info: http://www.mobprogrammingconference.com/

May 14-15
ICSSP - Process in Action
Location: Austin, TX
More info: ICSSP

May 16-18
LeanKanban North America
Location: San Diego, CA
More info: http://lkna16.leankanban.com/

June 5-10
Better Software West Conference
Location: Las Vegsa, NV
More info: https://bscwest.techwell.com/

June 17
Scrum Day San Diego
Location: San Diego
More info: https://scrumdaysandiego.com

July 25-29
Agile2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
More info: https://www.agilealliance.org/

September 10
PMI-OC Conference
Location: Anaheim, CA
More info: http://www.pmi-oc.org/conference

October 6-7
Agile Open California
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/

October 22
Global Day of Code Retreat
Location: Worldwide
More info: http://coderetreat.org/