Please note there is both a change in our usual date and our
usual location. We're meeting on Tuesday, not Wednesday, and
we'll be at the Auraria Campus. Details are below.
Tuesday February 13th, DENVER JAVA USERS GROUP Meeting
Please note - this is on a Tuesday, not our regular
Wednesday meeting date.
The location is on the Auraria Campus in the
Science Building, Rm. 119.
*** Free Pizza @ 5:30 ***
Main Session Speaker: Ari Zilka
"Cluster your JVM"
BC Session Speaker: Bob Hartman
"Using Lean Principles to Complete the Agile Development Puzzle"
6pm - 7pm
Location: Science Building, Lecture Hall Rm. 119 (Auraria Campus)
*** MAIN PRESENTATION ***
"Cluster your JVM" - Ari Zilka
Need to make your Java applications scalable and highly available?
Learn how to make your Java applications "Enterprise-class" Java
applications. By clustering the JVM, instead of the application,
deploying clustered applications no longer requires rewriting
code or creating new, complex custom code. Learn how to
take several popular open source frameworks and cluster
them declaratively without rewriting the code.
Prior to founding Terracotta in 2003, Ari was an
Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners.
Before joining Accel, Ari was the Chief Architect at Walmart.com,
where he led the innovation and development of the company's new
engineering initiatives. At Walmart.com, he built and led a team
of core engineers focused on performance management, and operations
Prior to Walmart.com, Ari worked as a consultant at Sapient
and before that at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. During these years,
he managed development and advised businesses on high technology
strategy and deployment. His accomplishments at Sapient include
the successful launch of Walmart.com, as well as successful
engagements with Gap.com and Nike.com.
At PriceWaterhouseCoopers, he worked with Harrod's of London,
Siemens, Intel, Compaq, Barnes & Noble, and others.
Ari's career started as a software engineer for a subsidiary
of Motorola, where he wrote groundbreaking wireless paging
software. Since then, his software development accomplishments
also include projects revolving around statistical analysis
and data warehousing. In the mid 1990's, Ari invented a new
object relational database that still exceeds the capabilities
and performance of database technology today.
Ari holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Computer Science
as well as in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
*** BASIC CONCEPTS ***
"Using Lean Principles to Complete the Agile Development Puzzle" - Bob Hartman
It is becoming very common to come across software development
organizations using agile development processes such as Scrum.
Unfortunately, it is also becoming increasingly common to find
organizations that back off the agile approach in ways that make
them less agile, or in some cases not agile at all. It is not
uncommon for organizations using dysfunctional agile processes
to still consider themselves to be agile! Why does this occur
and how can it be corrected is the basis of this presentation.
The presentation will highlight a few ways to identify a
dysfunctional agile process. It will also give some basic guiding
principles to apply when making the "tough" decisions about making
changes to an agile process.
Bob Hartman is Net Objectives' Vice President of Business
Development and Marketing. In addition to having a Masters
degree in Computer Science, he has over 30 years of experience
developing software, including 7 years running his own consulting
company and 10+ years of experience at the VP of Development level
or higher. In 2000/2001, he switched a team of 10 to using a
slightly modified version of eXtreme Programming (XP). That
particular team became as productive as a team of 28 had been
previously. This experience convinced him that agile processes
were the wave of the future. Since that time every project he
has been involved with has been delivered using agile processes
resulting in numerous products receiving the highest possible
ratings from reviewers, and more importantly, those products had
a dramatic positive impact on customers. Bob is a Certified Scrum
Master (CSM) and is deeply committed to helping product development
companies learn how to change in ways that will allow them to quickly
deliver products that have extremely high quality without increasing
*** AGENDA ***
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Food, and Networking.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Basic Concepts
7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Announcements
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Main Presentation
8:30 p.m. Door prizes
*** DIRECTIONS ***
We will be meeting at the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC)
located at Colfax and Speer Blvd in the Science Building in
Lecture Hall Rm. 119 in Downtown Denver. The campus is adjacent
to the Pepsi Center on the North side and Colfax on the South Side.
Here's a link to the Campus Map followed by the link to the PDF: http://www.ahec.edu/parking/index.htm http://www.ahec.edu/parking/Campus%20Map%202005.pdf
Ways to get there:
Via Light Rail:
Take the "D", "F", or "H" lines and get off at the
Auraria Station at Colfax.
Head North West on "Main Street" - it's the main thorough
fare right at the light rail station.
You'll pass the South Classroom building on your right and
the Technology (TE) building on your left.
Continue in the same direction and you'll pass the Central
building on your right and the West Class Room on your left.
The next building after the Central Classroom on your right
is the Library and Media Center.
Turn right and head North East between the Library and Media
Center and the Central Classroom and follow to the Science Building.
The Science Building is the building just North East (adjacent)
to the Library & Media Center.
Lecture Hall SI 119 is on the South East Corner closest to Speer.
Get to Speer Boulevard and Auraria and turn into lot "R" on the
North East end of campus.
I was told you can park in Lot "R" which is just North East of
the North Class Room buildings and walk through the North Classroom
to the North Side of the Science Building.
The map says Campus ID required but the fact that our event is on
campus gives you a valid reason to park there.
Drive Southbound on Speer from Auraria Parkway and turn in to the
area for St. Francis. There should be some metered parking in that area.
There is also parking at the Tivoli Center on Auraria Parkway and 9th Street for $5.00
*** SPONSORS ***
Thanks to our regular Denver JUG sponsors for supporting the Java community:
- MicroStaff for providing food http://www.microstaff.com
- TEKsystems for providing food http://www.teksystems.com
- EvolutionHosting for providing web hosting http://www.evolutionhosting.com
- RogueWave Software for sponsoring our February
Location on the Auraria Campus http://www.roguewave.com/
- SoftPro for a Gift certificate towards the purchase of a book http://softpro.stores.yahoo.net/index.html
- SourceBeat (2 "live" books) http://www.sourcebeat.com/
- JetBrains (1 IntelliJ IDE) http://www.jetbrains.com/
- K*FORCE for books (1 each) listed below (http://www.kforce.com/
Wicked Cool Java
Groovy in Action
The Pragmatic Programmer
[ February 12, 2007: Message edited by: Greg Ostravich ]