Title: Design Patterns
Description: What are design patterns and why should I study them? Ryan will explore in detail the following patterns: Factory, Facade, Gateway, Service Layer, Repository, Command, and Decorator patterns.
Presenter: Ryan has been playing around with programming most of his life and has been programming professionally for around 9 years now. Before coming to NWA, he worked for TSYS in Columbus, GA for 6 yrs and then Walmart for almost 3. His experience has been all over the place: COBOL and Assembler on the mainframe (and a few others), Java, Coldfusion, C/C++ (UNIX), and also some .NET. His very first programming language was scripting BAT files in DOS 3.2 and writing GW-BASIC programs. In highschool he ventured on to Pascal. His professional introduction to coding was in VB 6.0 and he graduated to .NET when it came available (although I've still working on some VB6.0 apps at Wal-mart). Other personal info: married 7 years, and have three great kids. One of which already announces to everyone else that he wants to be a nerd like his dad.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Welcome and News, Sign-in and Food
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Main Presentation
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Closing and Prize give-a-ways
The Jones Center
922 East Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764
Room 226 (Kansas City Room)