Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NWA DNUG: Jay Smith "Estimate Tasks with Planning Poker"

The next Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group meeting will be held on October 12th, 2010 5:30 PM. Jay Smith will be show everyone how to estimate tasks using Planning Poker.

Get your Ticket for the meeting here! Remember his is how we figure out how much food to get so please help us make sure we have enough for everyone.

Announcements:
Houston TechFest 2010 - October 9, 2010
Northwest Arkansas CodeCamp - October 23, 2010 - Registration Open
Tulsa Techfest - November 12, 2010 - Open Call for Speakers
Northwest Arkansas GiveCamp - January 14-16, 2011 - More Info

Northwest Arkansas Code Camp
The Northwest Arkansas CodeCamp is less than 20 days away. Registration is still pretty low so please help get the word out. There will be 6 tracks of sessions covering everything from mobile to ASP.NET development. Check out http://nwacodecamp.com/ to register and plesae forward this event information to anyone you feel would be interested.

This Months Meeting Information

Title: Planning Poker is a consensus-based estimation technique for estimating, mostly used to estimate effort or relative size of tasks in software development . It is a variation of the Wideband Delphi method. In this session you will learn not only what planning poker is but how to facilitate it with your team. Using Planning Poker to estimate task on your project is not only accurate its fun.

Presenter:
Jay Smith is an ASP .NET MVP and works for Tyson Foods, Inc. as a PMO Architect and Evangelist where he works with teams to test bed processes and technologies. Jay is also one of the founding members of the Northwest Arkansas .Net User’s Group and host of User Group Radio - The Community Leadership Podcast. Jay often presents to the community on various topics including Agile Software Development, Object Oriented Principles, and Application Architecture.

Agenda
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

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

Hope to see you there!

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