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 Featured Speakers

Caleb Jenkins, Software Leader | 6x Microsoft MVP | International Speaker | Wrox Author, Software Manager, AvayaMichael Morehead, Technology Strategist, MicrosoftShawn Weisfeld, President, Former Microsoft MVP - C#, UserGroup.tv
Bill Fellows, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, BI Lead, OpportuneTechChander Dhall, Microsoft MVP, Chief Technology Officer, Chander Dhall IncDavid Walker, Sitecore Practice Director, TechAspect.com
Eric Shupps, Microsoft SharePoint MVP, Founder / President, Binary WaveJeff Bramwell, Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Farm Credit Services of AmericaLee Brandt, Microsoft MVP - Visual C#, Director of R&D, PaigeLabs
Mark Rackley, Microsoft Office 365 MVP, Partner and CTO, PAIT GroupAnand Raja, Director Presales - Dev Tools, InfragisticsBrian Sullivan, Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Dennis Bottjer, Solutions Architect, ThriveFast LLCDustin Curzon, Executive Director, 36degreesNorthGil Rice, Senior Manager of Technical Services, New Relic
Harold Pulcher, Sr. Consultant, Improving EnterprisesJim Hudson, Senior Technology Evangelist, OakTree SoftwareJosh Mize, Senior Web Developer, Mozilla
Luke Crouch, Web Development Manager, MozillaAlysia Rodriguez, Volunteer Coordinator, Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS)April Dunnam, SharePoint Developer, ThriveFast, LLC
Bailey Smith, Undergraduate Researcher, University of TulsaBrad Fair, Solution Architect, InterWorks, Inc.Brad Kindle, Supervisor in the Operations Control Group, Magellan Midstream Partners
Buddy Lindsey, Jr., Senior Software Engineer, Summit ESPCarlos Moreno, Graphic Designer, CAP TulsaCarmen Long, Web Developer, Weather Decision Technologies
Chandra Yarlagadda, Sr. Developer and Lead, EricssonChuck Tryon, Chief of Program and Knowledge Management, Founder - Tryon and Associates, Professor - University of Oklahoma, FounderDanny Cox, VP | Information Security Risk, Bank of Oklahoma Financial
Dominick Montgomery, Owner, The Montgomery GroupDonovan Woods, Sr. QA Engineer, LexisNexisFloyd May, Director of Software Development  , MessageXpress
George Patterson, Manager of Research and Development, Avansic: E-Discovery & Digital ForensicsGreg Tatum, Senior Web Developer + Digital Designer, CubicJames A. McKenzie, Training and Development Manager, National Resource Center for Youth Services
James Huckaby, Software Architect, RelayHealth, a McKesson compayJamey Tiffee, IT Manager, OK Data SolutionsJason Knight, Scrum Master, Vitals
Jim Maxson, Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeJon Cavanaugh, Principal Solution Consultant, HostekJonathan Mills, Director, Paige Technologies
Kelly King, Sr. Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst, GlobalHealth, Co-Founder of Flaming HopeKen White, Test Automation Lead / QA III, BOK FinancialKersten Anderson, Owner, Speakeasy Market Strategies
Kyle Cook, Part Time Research Assistant, University of TulsaLarry Straining, Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), New Media Technology CoachMark Riddle, Director of People Ops, Tenstreet
Myke Bates, Sr. Web Developer, The Alchemedia ProjectNeil Mavis, Wifi Consultant, Business Wi-Fi Solutions, LLCPatrick Kurz, Applications Architect, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Paul Rossler, Attorney, Gable Gotwals Intellectual Property & Technology Law GroupRichard Mitchell, Content Manager, Visit TulsaRoxanne Roark, Social Media Marketer, R3 Social Media
Ryan LaBouve, {{jobTitle}}, RaiseMoreSabrina Gelbart, Lead Web Developer and UX, The Agate GroupSaif Khan, Designer, GoBob Pipe & Steel
Scott McCarty, Software Architect, RelayHealthSimon Calvin, Senior Software Developer, Hogan Assessment SystemsStephanie Donahue, Partner and Consultant, PAIT Group
Teresa Adams, Consulting Business Analyst - Compliance and Risk, BOK FinancialVance Lucas, Web, Mobile & API Developer, Entreprenuer, All-Around Awesome Guy, NetSuiteRichard Oltmann, Senior Consultant / Principal Trainer, OakTree Software

 Bio

Caleb Jenkins, Software Leader | 6x Microsoft MVP | International Speaker | Wrox Author, Software Manager, Avaya

Caleb Jenkins, Software Leader | 6x Microsoft MVP | International Speaker | Wrox Author, Software Manager, Avaya

Caleb Jenkins is an international speaker, author and 6 time Microsoft MVP award recipient. He's spoken at events around the country (including multiple Tulsa Tech Fest appearances) and was recently a featured presenter in Tel Aviv, Israel; Caleb is an entertaining and informative speaker that approaches software from a fresh perspective that spans UX, Agile and enterprise engagements from across the globe. He has previously led UX product design teams, coached multi team agile transformations and architected and mentored at some of the largest companies in the world.

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. Some of Caleb?s past endeavors include starting and leading a .NET mentoring and architecture company, Proaction Mentors, working with Travelocity, Sabre, Six Flags Entertainment, American Airlines and Countrywide Mortgage/Bank of America. Caleb currently works as a Senior Manager at Avaya, leading development teams in North America, Ireland and India.

He lives in the Dallas area where he continues to date his beautiful wife and busies himself coaching soccer, playing Xbox and Pokemon with his four incredible children. Occassionaly he writes curriculum, speakers at conferences, and writes code for random projects.

Caleb is excited to be back at Tulsa Tech Fest - especially to help celebrate 10 years of this great conference!

You can follow Caleb on twitter @calebjenkins or read his blog at developingUX.com

 Sessions

10 Reasons Your Software Sucks (and what you can do about it!)

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 the acclaimed update 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! Caleb will be around all day 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!
Aug 7th - 9:00 AM
Aug 7th

Hero's Reborn

Details coming soon.
Aug 7th - 4:30 PM
Aug 7th