Jay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Jay has over 10 years experience in software development with companies such as Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods. In 2008 he joined the Program Management Office at Tyson Foods, Inc as PMO Architect and Evangelist where he works with development teams to promote best practices and test bed new technologies and development processes in the .NET space.
Jay is also the current president and a founder of the Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group, serves on the INETA Speaker Bureau Committee, and creator an host of User Group Radio (a community focused podcast).
Exposing Yourself with RSS and ATOM Syndication
In just about every web application today some amount of information is exposed via RSS or ATOM feeds. Many frameworks have been developed to give your applications this functionality. With the release of Windows Communication Framework a new set of classes were added to allow for the creation and consumption of RSS and ATOM feeds right in the framework. This session will take an look at these classes and how they can be used to generate feeds of any kind from your application.
Introduction to Agile Software Development
In today’s world of software development the challenge of delivering quality value added software quickly and often have brought rise to a new approach in software development. Agile software development is becoming a widely proven and accepted alternative to heavy up front software development. There are many misconceptions with the processes and practices of Agile software development. This sessions is designed to give you a grounding on concepts that are used in many forms of Agile development including Scrum and Extreme Programming.
Visual Studio 2010: Web config transformations
In any development environment we have to code local, publish to test, and then have the tested code published to the production environment. The process has built in gates to ensure that bad code doesn’t make it into production, but it causes a huge issue with keeping up with service and database connections in your configuration files. Visual Studio 2010 introduces Web.config transformations as a way to solve this problem. In this session we will look at the age old problems, discuss some solutions in use today and take a look at how Visual Studio 2010 has solved this problem for us today.