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 Featured Speakers

Murray Vince, General Manager, OEM Embedded, Field & Server Partners, MicrosoftJohn Coyne, Partner Technology Manager, MicrosoftCaleb Jenkins, Principal Mentor, Proaction Mentors
Bob Gowdy, Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Executive, MicrosoftChris Koenig, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftChris Miller, SQL Server Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Colin Page, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftDavid Parker, Senior Technical Accout Manager, MicrosoftForrest Dermid, Senior BI Technology Specialist, Microsoft
Jason Cornellier, Senior Consultant, MicrosoftJeff Brand, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftJohn Weston, DPE IT PRO Evangelist, Microsoft
Keith Nicholson, Application Development Consultant, MicrosoftLisa Palmer, Enterprise Account Executive, MicrosoftPhilip Buelow, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Rod Fournier, Senior Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftSara Summers, User Experience Evangelist, MicrosoftDavid Walker, Senior Application Development Manager (ADM), Microsoft
Chris Patterson, Software Architect, Microsoft MVP, RelayHealthCorey Roth, Microsoft MVP - SharePoint, Enterprise Consultant, StonebridgeJason Ragsdale, Sr. Engineer, Yahoo!
Jay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.Shawn Weisfeld, Microsoft MVP - C#, INETASteve Andrews, Developer Evangelist, ALM MVP and INETA speaker, DevExpress
Tom DuPont, Vice President, CodeSmith Tools, LLCGlenn Jones, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeJeff Bramwell, Lead Developer, Farm Credit Services of America
Juanita Woods, Project Management Consultant and Trainer, Pro3 SolutionsKristin Ferrier, President, OKC SQL Developers GroupMatt Peters, Domain Application Lead, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Randy Walker, INETA Membership Mentor, Microsoft MVP, Owner, Harvest I.T.Rich Dudley, Technical Evangelist, ComponentOneRob Sullivan, Vice President, OKC SQL Developers Group
Ryan Hoegg, ConsultantSeth Juarez, Technical Evangelist, DevExpressTommy Falgout, Sr. Software Developer, Yahoo!
Jo Lea Anderson, Project/Program Manager, Scrum Master, Dollar Thrifty Automotive GroupLuke Crouch, Software Engineer, SourceForge.netMark Rackley, Solutions Architect, Juniper Strategy, LLC
Paul Holser, Principal Consultant, Improving EnterprisesTim Elrod, Founder, Ri0tnet SecurityBob Swanston, IT Project/Program Manager, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Buddy Lindsey, Jr., Waterfield TechnologiesCarlos Moreno, Designer, Web Developer, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Oklahoma Performance MagazineChris Conley, CEO, C Solutions, Inc.
David Yancey, Manager Consultant, Sogeti, USADennis Bottjer, Solutions Architect / Consultant, Bank of AmericaEric Price, IT Professional, Your Local Tech Online, LLC
Faiz Farazi, Microsoft SQL Server Support Engineer, Tyson Foods, Inc.Gae Hill, Adjunct Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeGeoffrey Simpson, Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect, Moxie Software
Jennifer Marriott, Owner, Author, Marpo MultimediaJon Parker, Systems Engineer, Walmart, Inc.JP Jones, Creative Director, Designer, Author, Teacher, Owner of Paige1Publishing, Co-Owner of Collipsis Web Solutions, LLC.
Kari Mirabal, Career Advisor/IT Recruiting Services, CSI OklahomaMatt Galloway, Chief Technologist & Founder, Architactile LLCNarendra Shrivastava, PMP, Vice President, IIS Inc
Russ Wagner, Director - Enterprise Architecture, Farm Credit Services of AmericaSaif Khan, Freelance Designer / Consultant, Founder of OKGamers.comSarah Daigle Scott, @TechTeacherGirl, Sass Interactive

 Bio

Caleb Jenkins, Principal Mentor, Proaction Mentors

Caleb Jenkins, Principal Mentor, Proaction Mentors

Caleb Jenkins is the founder and Principal Mentor at Proaction Mentors and the former Senior Architect for Six Flags Corporation.

As a long time community leader and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. As a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Certified Trainer and .Net Architect Caleb has helped to design and implement enterprise .Net solutions for some of the largest companies in the world; Six Flags, Countrywide Mortgage, American Airlines, Sabre/Travelocity, CGI-AMS, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and Sunoco Inc. to name a few.

You may also recognize Caleb from his previous work with Improving Enterprises, or from his work as an active national speaker for the International .NET Association (INETA), a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET, a Certified Scrum Master. He?s worked as a technical editor for Wrox Press, and was recently a featured presenter on xTrain and Adobe.TV.? Caleb is also the host, cameraman and editor for CommunityCast TV

He lives in the Dallas area where he continues to date his beautiful wife and busy himself playing Candy Land, Xbox 360 with his four incredible children. Occasionally he writes curriculum, speak at conferences, and write code for silly things like Twitter and Windows Phone 7 applications. Eventually he?ll post some of the gazillion interviews that he?s recorded on CommunityCast TV or blog more at http://developingUX.com

You can follow him on twitter @calebjenkins and find out more about his company at http://proactionMentors.com

 Sessions

10 Reasons your software sucks (and how to make it better)

Fresh off of the European tour of ?So you think you can code? *, we bring you the hit sensation, 10 Practices Every Developer Needs to Start Right Now. Recently, off Broadway you are not only going to learn something new, you are going to have a fun time learning it! (Seriously, Caleb recently gave this talk at the Microsoft office in New York? right off Broadway) Yes friends, this is the talk that kicked off a controversy at the Dallas Tech Fest (http://developingux.com/dallastechfest2010), read the blog, see the slides.. then come see and learn for yourself!
Based on years of consulting, and working with some of the largest (and smallest) software companies in the world.. these are the 10 practices that if you started doing today, would drastically improve the quality and delivery of your software! Also, be sure to hang around afterwards in the Open Spaces area.. Caleb will be around to discuss any of the areas from his talk in more detail. It?s going to be great time!
Topics hit on: Object Oriented Principals, SOLID Coding, Security Concerns, Software Patterns, Automated Testing, Source Control - Branching and Merging Strategies, Continuous Integration, Agile | Scrum | XP | Lean, Team Dynamics, Continually Learning
* - Caleb was never in Europe, but it?s still going to be a great session!

Nov 12th - 10:30 AM
Nov 12th

Developing Real World Applications on Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight

This talk will take a look at a what it?s like developing a real world application that is currently being showcased by the Windows Phone 7 team. Even if you?re not planning on doing any mobile development, we?ll dig in to practices and skills to that apply to all Silverlight developers. Microsoft?s recently released user controls and toolkits, design constraints and practices - working with Blend and leveraging your .NET skills. Microsoft has opened up an exciting world of opportunity to .NET developers ? this talk will help jumpstart your Silverlight skills for that world!
Nov 12th - 2:30 PM
Nov 12th
 
 

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