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South Sound .NET: Ade Miller on Continuous Integration

Please join us Thursday, January 8th for Ade Miller‘s (twitter) presentation on Continuous Integration and Defense In Depth: Experiences at Microsoft.

Presentation Summary
Continuous Integration (CI) is the practice of building and testing the application under development. Usually right after each and every check-in. CI grew out of the agile software development community but can add value to almost any project. This talk will describe the basic approach to CI and also some other practices teams can adopt to get even more out of their investment in CI. The talk will also cover the Microsoft patterns & practices team’s experience with CI and show some of the likely cost savings of adopting this practice on your team.

Speaker Bio
Ade Miller is currently the Development Manager for Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices group (P&P) where he manages several agile teams executing on a variety of projects. He also lead the development of the P&P Web Services Software Factory: Modeling Edition. Before joining P&P Ade was a developer and then a Development Lead on Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 and 2008.

Prior to joining Microsoft Ade worked in a variety of development environments including start-ups, consultancy and web publishing. His primary interest is in improving the way people develop software. He spends much of his time trying to figure out what being “agile” really means. Ade is a regular speaker on these topics, he also blogs and writes about his experiences. Ade received his BSc and PhD in Physics from the University of Southampton, UK.

Meeting Specifics
January 8th, 7 – 9 pm
Olympia Center (222 Columbia NW)

All attendees are eligible for the prize drawings. Past prizes have included technical books, passes to Devscovery, copies of Visual Studio, Vista, Office 2007 and more.
Don’t forget to let your friends and co-workers know about this meeting.  Feel free to forward this email and/or direct them to www.ssdotnet.org for more information.

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