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 Featured Speakers

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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

You can follow him on twitter @calebjenkins and find out more about his company at


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 (, 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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