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User Group Meeting - "a professional developer's association"
Monday, June 15, 2015
     (note: date is one week earlier than usual, due to guest speaker schedule)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pregame Show
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Meeting
Location: Microsoft Southwest District, Denver, Directions and Bing Maps Limited Seats
7595 Technology Way, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80237, Phone: 720-528-1700
 Feature Presentation     

10 Reasons Your Software Sucks (and what to do about it)
10 Reasons Your Software Sucks (and what to do about it)
2015 Denver Road Trip edition! with
Caleb Jenkins,
Software Leader, 6x Microsoft MVP, International Speaker, Wrox Author
     Fresh off of the European tour of “So You Think You Can Code,” * we bring you the hit sensation, 10 Practices Every Developer Needs to Start Right Now.
     Recently from off-Broadway, you are going to learn some new things and have a fun time learning them! (Seriously, Caleb recently gave this talk at the Microsoft office in New York, right off Broadway). Yes friends, this is the talk that kicked off a controversy at the 2010 Dallas Tech Fest, read the blog, see the slides, then come see and learn for yourself!
     Based on years of consulting and working with some of the largest (and smallest) software companies in the world, these are the 10 practices that if you started doing today, would drastically improve the quality and delivery of your software!
     * Caleb was never in Europe, but it’s still going to be a great session!

Topics hit on:
Object Oriented Principals SOLID Coding
Security Concerns Software Patterns
Automated Testing Source Control - Branching and Merging Strategies
Continuous Integration Agile, Scrum, XP, Lean
Team Dynamics Continually Learning, and more
Be sure to hang around afterwards, Caleb will be around to discuss any of the areas from his talk in more detail -- it’s going to be great time!
 Caleb Jenkins     
  Caleb Jenkins      Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and six time Microsoft MVP award recipient.
     Recently a keynote speaker at the Tulsa Tech Fest, a featured presenter in Tel Aviv, Israel, Caleb is an entertaining and informative speaker who approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, Agile, and enterprise engagements from across the globe.
      As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy.
     He has previously led UX product design teams, coached multi team agile transformations, and architected and mentored at some of the largest companies in the world. Some of Caleb’s past endeavors include starting and leading a .NET mentoring and architecture company, Proaction Mentors, working with Travelocity, Sabre, Six Flags Entertainment, American Airlines and Countrywide Mortgage/Bank of America. Caleb currently works as a Senior Manager at Avaya, leading development teams in North America, Ireland and India.
     He lives in the Dallas area where he continues to date his beautiful wife and busy himself coaching soccer and playing Xbox with his four incredible children. Occasionally he writes curriculum, speaks at conferences, and writes code for random projects.
Contact: Caleb Jenkins: Twitter. Blog.

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Location: Aspenware, just south of downtown Denver
Format: 'Video Club,' watch at home, then discuss at meeting
Course: Next New Courses Posted! - FMI

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 Mon., Jun. 15, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
        (note: date is one week earlier than usual, due to guest speaker schedule)

Topic - 10 Reasons Your Software Sucks (and what to do about it)
        2015 Denver Road Trip edition!

Caleb Jenkins
Sponsor - Swiftpage Act!
        with Kassi Harris

Pregame Show -

 Mon., Jul. 27, Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting
Topic - What .NET Developers Need to Know in 2015
        with Kathleen Dollard
Sponsor - Thomson Reuters
Atticus Ellena
Pregame Show -

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