Bring Your A(rchitecture) Game (and win big)! It's Time to Deal With Technical Debt!
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Want to be an architect? Think you can handle the pressures and decisions? Experience is the best teacher, so come find out what it's really like to be an architect (and have fun!) by playing a board game with your fellow HJUG members. Bring your favorite gamepiece if you'd like! The winners will each earn an extra door prize ticket!
After we're done with the game, we'll have a Q&A retrospective and Justin Self will share his thoughts with us on technical debt: Do you know what technical debt is? More importantly, do you know what it isnâ€™t? In this talk, we are going to explore what technical debt really is and how the business should be involved when you make decisions that will impact them later. We might step on a few toes and maybe even start a healthy debate, but after itâ€™s all said and done, weâ€™ll all be a little smarter and better prepared for it.
Justin Self proudly declares himself a developer teammate. He is not a rock star. He is not a mad scientist. Heâ€™s not a midnight coder and heâ€™s not the center of attention (well, sometimes he tries to be). Instead, he is dedicated to making teams better by being a better teammate and helping those around him grow. His love of creating better software is seconded only by his passion to help others make better software. He is a Believer and family man, originally from Tyler, TX and lives in Spring, TX with his wife and newborn son.
RSVP by going to http://hjug09242014.eventbrite.com We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order. Since there may be a large turnout, please only RSVP if you're certain you'll be coming.
Meeting Location: PROS
Houston, TX 77002
Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin on the 7th floor, taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the left just before you reach the elevator bank.
Meeting Sponsor: Element Blue
At Element Blue, Dave works closely with other developers to grow Elementblue's product line and offerings. He holds certifications in WorkLight mobile development and IBM Portal development. Currently Dave focuses on developing portlets for IBM's Intelligent Operation Center (IOC) as well as front facing clients for Elementblue applications.
About our venue sponsor: PROSWe aren't your run-of-the-mill software company. We're true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We'll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don't just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers' success stories.
Our Core Values:
- Ownership - We take responsibility.
- Passion - We love what we do.
- Pride - We accept only the best.
- Trust - We can be counted on.
- Integrity - We do what's right.
- Innovation - We create possibilities.
- Customer Centricity - We put our customers first.
Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win
- JetBrains has donated one IntelliJ license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting if we have 30 attendees, two if we have 50 or more
- Hello2Morrow has donated a SonarGraph Personal license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting
- Headway Software has donated a license of the new Structure101 Studio
- CoderGears has donated licenses of their product JArchitect
- SemanticMerge has donated a one year license of their product to one lucky winner, and another to the speaker.
Meeting sponsored by Structure101 for Tangle free software.