Dev SIG – To estimate or not to estimate, that is the question

The debate about the value of estimating software projects rages on, with advocates on both sides touting the fallacy of the other sides position, and fortifying the argument for their side. In this discussion we will talk about: why we estimate, why estimation has become a controversial topic, how developers, development managers, and Agile […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – To estimate or not to estimate, that is the question|

Dev SIG – Working with Remote Resources

Agile has a clear preference for face-to-face communication over other forms, but this can be difficult when some team members or other stakeholders are remote. Working on teams where some of the members are remote is increasingly common, however. Lets meet and discuss process, methods, tools, and anything else that has helped cope with […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – Working with Remote Resources|

Dev SIG – New Developers: How we can hire them, nurture them, and mentor them best

How can we (as experienced developers) help those just starting out? Lets explore how we can best find and mentor folks just starting out in software development. Lets make sure that they learn good skills and habits from the beginning, and grow into valuable resources for the long term.Date/Time: 9/15/15 12:00 pm – 1:00 […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – New Developers: How we can hire them, nurture them, and mentor them best|

Dev SIG – Whats the deal with Functional Programming?

Functional Programming seems to be cropping up everywhere lately. Java 8 introduced new support for functional programming with Lambdas and the JVM-based languages Clojure and Scala and becoming increasingly popular. Lets talk about why functional programming matters, how it can be useful, and who is using it.SPECIAL NOTE: Our usual meeting space was unavailable […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – Whats the deal with Functional Programming?|

Dev SIG – Microservices – Practices, Patterns & Pitfalls

For July, Ive invited Chris Edwards, the Chief Architect at BancVue, to host a discussion and present some of the content from his talk on micro-services that he gave at the most recent Keep Austin Agile conference. The transition to a micro-service architecture can be difficult and a discussion of the patterns, practices, and […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – Microservices – Practices, Patterns & Pitfalls|

Dev SIG – Lean Coffee – Bring a Topic!

Lets talk about what we saw and learned at the recent Keep Austin Agile 2015 conference, but also be prepared with any other topics you would like to discuss.Date/Time: 5/21/15 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmVenue: BancVue, 4516 Seton Center Pkwy, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759To Register and for more info: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/16997349530.

By |May 14th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – Lean Coffee – Bring a Topic!|

Dev SIG – Lean Coffee – Bring a Topic!

Reminder: Bring a topic you want to discuss!Last month, the consensus was that the lean coffee style approach led to a more intimate and maybe better discussion. Lets try it again, so be prepared to bring some topics you want to talk about and the group will vote on them and work through as […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – Lean Coffee – Bring a Topic!|

Dev SIG – Lean Coffee – Bring a Topic!

Last months discussion on Continuous Improvement used a Lean Coffee style approach and the group liked it so much, we wanted to try it without a constraining topic, so this month, bring any topics you would like to talk about and the group will vote and discuss as many as we have time for.Date/Time: […]

By |March 10th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – Lean Coffee – Bring a Topic!|

Dev SIG – Continuous Improvement

When talking about topics at the January meeting, two related topics were suggested: What are some practices for individual improvement?andHow do organizations establish a culture of continuous improvement?Lets talk about ways we work on improving ourselves and our workplaces.Date/Time: 2/19/15 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmVenue: BancVue, 4516 Seton Center Pkwy, Suite 300, Austin, TX […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – Continuous Improvement|

Dev SIG – Virtualization for Developers

Happy New Year. After taking December off for the holidays, are you ready for the first Dev SIG of the new year? Lets get together and talk about the ways that Virtualization can help us as developers. The use of Virtualization and related technologies has become mainstream in the DevOps world, but the same […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Agile Austin Events, Dev SIG|Comments Off on Dev SIG – Virtualization for Developers|