Wednesday, August 4, 2010

NWA DNUG: Dennis Bottjer "Stop Drowning In Technical Debt!"

The next Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group meeting will be held on August 10th, 2010 5:30 PM. Dennis Bottjer will be presenting on Stop Drowning In Technical Debt!


Technology 101 has new location, so be sure to check out the new address!

In an effort to control our budget we are only going to plan food for those who have RSVP'd. If you RSVP before noon the day of the meeting you will have a printed name badge, extra ticket for drawings, and be guarnteed food. Please help keep the cost of our meetings down so we can keep providing top speakers for the group.

Main Presentation

Title: Stop Drowning In Technical Debt!

Technical Debt is a metaphor introduced by Ward Cunningham to describe the result of “Quick and Dirty” Software Design. Eventually, software projects will incur either accidental or strategic Technical Debt. What is the price of accumulating to much technical debt? How do we measure our Technical Debt? How do we pay down our Technical Debt? This session will provide the answers to these questions through a balance of presentation and real-world examples using various code analysis and metrics available within Visual Studio 2008

Dennis J. Bottjer is a solutions architect, consultant, teacher, blogger and speaker. As a three time Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, he specializes in SharePoint and Web Development. Dennis has over 12 years of industry experience with an emphasis on the Financial and Banking Sectors. As an associate for a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company, Dennis was a key contributor during the development of an underwriting system and fulfillment system. Dennis builds community by regularly participating in user groups and community events. He has been a user group president and is currently an membership mentor. Dennis lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife Carrie, daughter Kate, son Will and three cats.

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Welcome and News, Sign-in and Food
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM - Lightning Presentation
6:30 PM - 6:40 PM - Intermission - Presenter switch over
6:40 PM - 8:10 PM - Main Presentation
8:10 PM - 8:30 PM - Closing and Prize give-a-ways

Technology 101
105 SE 22nd St, Suite #7
Bentonville, AR 72712