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Yes it is, email me your resume directly to patrick@roytalman.com
Thanks!
18 years ago
CHAD - 03/13/02, XBreed
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Message
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Fellow Agile Practitioners, Colleagues and Students,
The first of CHAD's upcoming gatherings and presentations is scheduled for Wednesday March 13, and is one that should not be missed.
The number of companies committed to agile methodologies in the Chicago area are steadily increasing, and there are a variety of methods being applied ranging from FDD to Scrum to XP, as well as variations on a theme.
Mike Beedle, Founder and CEO of e-Architects, Inc., will present such a variation with XBreed. http://www.e-architects.com
http://www.xbreed.net
XBreed is a cross-breed lightweight method that incorporates a set of hand-picked practices that originated in Scrum and XP combined with
other adaptive software development methods into a single methodology. The philosophy/foundation of XBreed utilizes Scrum as a management
framework, and XP for its strength of engineering best practices.
Don't hesitate to bring your colleagues for this introspective look into XBreed.

Regards,
Wyatt Sutherland
wyatt@yellowcello.com (the guy you RSVP to)
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CHAD - 03/13/02 AGENDA
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WHAT: XBreed, Presentation followed by open discussion.
- What is agility anyhow? Why is it important?
- How do you measure agility?
- Why do people care about reusability?
- Agile Reusability sounds like an oxymoron. How does it work?
- XBreed, a "balancing act" to achieve Agile Reusability and
standardize application development for the enterprise.
- What is XBreed? How does it work?
- A full-fledged example.
WHO: Mike Beedle
CEO, e-Architects, Inc.
WHEN: Wednesday March 13, 2002
6:00pm Refreshments
6:20pm Presentation
WHERE: Roy Talman & Associates
150 S. Wacker, Suite 2250
Chicago, IL
(corner of Adams and Wacker, across from Sears Tower)
RSVP: Necessary for security sign-in.

^^ Many thanks to Roy Talman & Associates for hosting and providing refreshments. ^^ -that's us
http://www.roytalman.com
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About the Presenter
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Mike Beedle is the founder and CEO of e-Architects Inc., a consulting company that specializes in application development using distributed objects and Internet technologies. Despite Mike's business demands, he has remained billing as an on-the-trenches consultant where he applies Scrum and XP together through XBreed. Mike was privileged to be an early adopter
of the Scrum method, and has introduced Scrum to 7 organizations since the mid-90's. Mike's specialty is to coach companies in the creation of
large scale reusable architectures involving many application teams. His record so far is 17 applications reusing the same components such as:
workflows, visual components, transactions, business objects and architectural services. Mike has published in several areas including object technology, patterns, components, frameworks, software development, programming
languages, reusability, workflow, BPR, and Physics. He has co-organized several workshops on objects, patterns, components, and software
development through the last decade. He is co-author of "Agile Software Development
with Scrum" with Ken Schwaber (Prentice Hall, fall 2001), a provocative book that assumes software development is more like new product development than the manufacturing-like processes that the software industry has used for the
last 20 years.

Come and Enjoy!
Patrick Krook
Roy Talman & Associates
18 years ago
Alistair,
Thanks for participating in the forum. I'm sorry I didn't notice this weeks giveaway sooner. Their is a lot of growing interest in Agile Devlopment here in Chicagoland. March the 13th, my compnay is hosting the local users group meeting...perhaps I'l give your book away too!
-Patrick Krook
Position: Front-end GUI Developer
Location: Downtown Chicago
WILL RELOCATE
Travel Required: None
Salary Range: $80-110K (over $110K will be a stretch, but might be
doable based on experience) + Bonus
Company Description: This company is a major player in the financial community. The IT group within this firm is in charge of the back
office, workflow, security and databases. They are well funded and eliminate the typical bureaucracy associated with large corporations.
Details: This person will be consuming beans all day, creating the GUI for new back office General Ledger application. All work done in JBuilder.
Requirements: Expert aptitude and experience developing in JBuilder. Experience in Human Machine Metrics is a HUGE plus. Working in Back Office OR Trading Systems application development is also highly preferred.
This is an opportunity to be part of a top shelf team that is actually experiencing positive growth. A casual environment, free lunches, awesome benefits and great bonuses are only a few reasons to work for this great company. Email me at [EMAIL]Patrick@roytalman.com [/EMAIL] for more details.
Pass it on!
Patrick Krook
Roy Talman & Associates
18 years ago
Positions: Team Lead EJB Java Developer
Location: Downtown Chicago
WILL RELOCATE
Travel Required: 25 to 30% to NY
Salary Range: $80-110K (over $110K will be a stretch, but might be doable based on experience) + Bonus
Company Description: This company is a major player in the financial community. The IT group within this firm is in charge of the back office, workflow, security and databases. They are well funded and eliminate the typical bureaucracy associated with large corporations.

Details: Lead a team of 3 Java Developers, and spend 25 to 30% of the time in New York interfacing with the business customers. You will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of the commodities (energy, power, gas, petrol) system, including General Ledger, order confirmation, customer data, and cash balance.
Requirements: Aptitude and experience developing in Back Office applications in J2EE Java OR have a strong background in the Financial Industry. The Team Lead will need to be able to communicate effectively with the users, as well as travel at least 25% of the time. The Team Lead must have prior Trading Systems experience.
This is an opportunity to be part of a top shelf team that is actually experiencing positive growth. A casual environment, free lunches, awesome benefits and great bonuses are only a few reasons to work for this great company. Email me at [EMAIL]Patrick@roytalman.com [/EMAIL] for more details.
Pass it on!
Patrick Krook
Roy Talman
18 years ago
Position(s): 3 Mid to Sr. Level Back Office EJB Developers
Location: Downtown Chicago
WILL RELOCATE
Travel Required: None
Salary Range: $80-110K (over $110K will be a stretch, but might be
doable based on experience) + Bonus
Company Description: This company is a major player in the financial community. The IT group within this firm is in charge of the back
office, workflow, security and databases. They are well funded and eliminate the typical bureaucracy associated with large corporations.

Details: 3 developers - mid level to senior who will be doing the bulk of the heads down development, replacing an imaging workflow system. All work done in J2EE Java/EJB.
Requirements: Aptitude and experience developing in Java, preferably for the financial industry. Need to learn quickly how these systems receive trade data from trading systems and generate trade confirmations with the appropriate legal text components. Additionally, the application supports the storage and administration of the confirmations and allows the user to monitor the reconciliation process with confirmations sent by the counterpart. Framesoft Confirmation Generator is an example of such a system.
This is an opportunity to be part of a top shelf team that is actually experiencing positive growth. A casual environment, free lunches, awesome benefits and great bonuses are only a few reasons to work for this great company. Email me at [EMAIL]Patrick@roytalman.com [/EMAIL] for more details.
Pass it on!
Patrick Krook
Roy Talman
18 years ago
Relatives are usually the reason people move TO an area. Who are they so I know to avoid them too...
Threaded SWING could have lead to some puns that were really Bananas.
18 years ago
Position: Sr. EJB Developer with ACID Properties (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability -of course)
Location: Downtown Chicago
Travel Required: None
WILL RELOCATE
Salary Range: $80-110K (over $110K will be a stretch, but might be
doable based on experience) + Bonus
Inside Track: This #3 of 12 openings that Roy Talman has an exclusive on, they are not even going to be posted on the company website or job boards for at least a few weeks. We are working closely with them to assemble the right team. This is new growth, not house cleaning.
Company Description: This company is a major player in the financial community. The IT group within this firm is in charge of the back office, workflow, security and databases. They are well funded and eliminate the typical bureaucracy associated with large corporations. A casual environment, free lunches, awesome benefits and great bonuses are only a few reasons to work for this great company.
Details: The company is using object to relational mapping instead of JDBC or ODBC to reduce the development time, preserve the existing RDMSs, and improve overall performance. They need a solid EJB developer who is intimately familiar with ACID properties and Object to Relational (O/R) Mapping to work hand in hand with the Database person doing the mapping as business rules change and are revised.
Requirements: Must have EJB Development experience where O/R Mapping was used within a J2EE based architecture. Experience working with the Data Service Layer and related O/R Mapping Tool, as well as Business Service Layer, namely with the Business Rules Engine.
Direct experience with TOP LINK and ILOG JRULE is a HUGE plus.
This is one of a dozen openings for a top shelf team that is actually experiencing positive growth. The career path is tremendous here. Email me at Patrick@roytalman.com for more details.
Thanks Again!
Patrick Krook
Roy Talman & Associates
18 years ago
Position: Lead SWING Developer
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Travel Required: None
WILL RELOCATE
Salary Range: $80K-$110K + Significant Bonus (the 110 means walks on water)
Excellent Swing Developer to work for the premier
hedge fund in Chicago.
Are you the Go-To guy for Swing in your department? Do you know Model View Controller? Have you built your own Layout Managers? Renderers? Editors? Do you have a single digit golf handicap? Can you help me get one?
Do you know the exception(s) to this rule?
Rule: Once a Swing component has been realized, all code that might affect or depend on the state of that component should be executed in the event-dispatching thread.
Developing graphs and charts for real-time display is needed. Experience with electronic trading applications development is highly desired.
Salary plus large bonuses if you deserve them. (In
their opinion, not yours!)
Contact Me!
Patrick Krook
Roy Talman & Associates
patrick@roytalman.com
18 years ago
Position: Sr. EJB Developer/Workflow Specialist
Location: Downtown Chicago
Travel Required: None
Relocation: YES
Salary Range: $80-110K (over $110K will be a stretch, but might be doable based on experience) + Bonuses
Company Description: This Company is a major player in the financial community. The IT group within this firm is in charge of the back office, workflow, security and databases. They are well funded and eliminate the typical bureaucracy associated with large corporations.
Details: This is a hands-on development roll creating custom API's in Java. You will also be using a workflow business logic engine to execute Business Protocol Automation. The person you will work most closely with is a "good geeky" guy who is responsible for the application architecture. They have the architecture in place - but would not mind some �Creative Discourse�, one who can constructively challenge or question the architecture.
Requirements: Strong EJB J2EE development experience. Financial experience is not the key � Extensive workflow experience is, specifically complex verification and confirmation issues.

Again, this is tremendous team that is actually experiencing positive growth. A casual environment, free lunches, awesome benefits and great bonuses are only a few reasons to work for this great company.
Email me at: Patrick@roytalman.com
18 years ago
In the world of financial IT development there have been a few legendary teams who've paved new ground in trading systems. This is your chance to be a part of the newest such group. You will develop in a combination of Java Swing and EJB/J2EE technologies to create a truly cutting edge proprietary trading system.
90% heads down development and 10% software architecture of a high-transaction electronic trading system.
These are the minimal requirements:
- 3 years or more Java development ideally most currently EJB and J2EE specifications.
- Prior work with real-time or near-real-time data.
- Knowledge of and ideally experience with Tibco or comparable real-time messaging technologies.
- Knowledge of financial systems and/or equity derivative products.
- Disciplined OO design and development experience.
Will consider relocating the right person for the job. If you can answer YES! to these questions, email me, call me, fire up a flare. You may have the best, and last job you'll ever need to.
1. Do you have experience with the Model View Controller design pattern?
2. Do you have experience with renders and/or editors in Swing?
3. Have you built your own layouts?

Contact me, Patrick Krook, at patrick@roytalman.com or call 312-425-1313 x134
Patrick Krook
Roy Talman & Assoc.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
-Aristotle

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[This message has been edited by Patrick Krook (edited December 21, 2001).]
18 years ago
I appreciate your response Aswanth, and your initiative. For right now, it is hard to bring candidates for over seas. There are many people here on H-1b work visas that cannot find work. You've accomplished alot in a short period of time. Keep up the good work and tremendous opportunity will come your way.
Take Care,
Patrick
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18 years ago
The law of the jungle you speak of is not the Law me and my family abides by. Our destruction here and after would be ensured if that is the law we obeyed. I reject it outright as much as I reject the works of the terrorists we suffered on Tuesday. Those who hate all Arabs and Muslims, even their own countrymen are closer to the terrorists than to the country they say they wish to defend. Spreading such hate finishes the handiwork started by these acts. Satan depends on this hate for his plan to succeed.
As a Christian I must speak out against this and ask others who are to act as well.
To those who know God and are righteous by His Grace and belief in Jesus Christ, put yourself between your fellow countrymen! Reach out and keep safe your Arab and Muslim kinsman who are made so by pledging allegiance to our country, "One Nation Under God."
Seek to calm the hot-blooded consumed by thoughts of revenge. Pray that the Holy Spirit touches their hearts and quells the sinful aggression. Speak this to all people, regardless of whether they listen, heed you, or believe in God.
To those who are outraged, this was an act of Evil, an act of Satan. I do not say this to be trite. IT IS FACT. Do not abide by Satan by becoming his minion, as the terrorist were. Do not entertain anger and hatred. This does not mean this act will stand without consequence.
Those in Christ, it is said to pray for your enemies. What does this mean? I call on you now to pray to God for our enemies that they relent and that those who celebrate their actions abandon their cause and repent. God's wrath grows greater with each act and will consume them utterly. Have faith that this act will not go unpunished, both by the agents of God on Earth and in Eternity. Pray that our nation is guided by the will of God and instilled with righteous anger. If we are blinded by rage and strike out indiscriminately, killing and laying to waste all Arabs, all Palestinians, or all Muslims, we will ensure our own destruction.
To the Arabs and Muslims who have made America your homeland and to those abroad who reject these acts of Satan, I beseech you to be patient. Repay acts of hate with acts of compassion and kindness. A shouting man cannot keep raging against those who will not be unsettled, return only love, and extend a hand of brotherhood. It will be grasped by those who are true in the faith and true to their country.
I cannot say it enough, our character as a Nation; our faith as Christians is on the line. We cannot become what we rail against. We cannot be a party to Satan by striking out on our neighbors. How can we judge them as guilty? They have not acted in a way that we know that they are evil in their heart. God is the only one that knows their hearts and can be the only judge for them. How have they acted? They weep beside us; they pick up rubble with us. Their loss is our loss. Those who celebrate with the Terrorists are our enemies. Does your neighbor celebrate this way? If we choose to hate them by virtue of their race and religion, then you are the terrorist and an enemy to the freedom you enjoy.
Assure those people who have escaped persecution before, who were drawn to our shining shores as our progenitors were. Assure and ensure that the freedom they thirsted for is still here to quench them. Guard it so that others who still hope for it will see it persist and thrives and is available for them as much as it is for your children. Only then will the terrorists be conquered.
Yours in Jesus,
Patrick Krook
19 years ago
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19 years ago
Unfortunately, the client is not sponsoring at this time. Sorry.
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19 years ago