1. July 2008
If everything goes as planned NNUG Bergen will in August have two great speakers. Dan North from ThoughtWorks and Christian Weyer from Thinktecture! Is that a great lineup or what?! And the best part… it’s FREE!
Currently the plan is to have Dan North on stage the 25th of August and Christian Weyer the 27th (Monday and Wednesday). Here’s a bit about the two speakers and what they’re going to talk about:
Dan is a principal consultant with ThoughtWorks, where he writes software and coaches teams in agile and lean methods. He believes in putting people first and writing simple, pragmatic software. He believes that most problems that teams face are about communication, and all the others are too. This is why he puts so much emphasis on “getting the words right”, and why he is so passionate about behaviour-driven development, communication and how people learn. He has been working in the IT industry since he graduated in 1991, and he occasionally blogs at dannorth.net.
At NNUG Dan is going to talk about The relationship between Domain-Driven Design and Behaviour-Driven Development.
Christian is co-founder of ThinkTecture, a European software development support company. He has been modeling and implementing distributed applications with Java, COM, DCOM, COM+, Web Services and other technologies for many many years. Recently his focus has been on the ideas and concepts of service-orientation and their practical translation in customer projects with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) being the two main technologies applied. Especially the more than natural marriage of WF and WCF currently has gotten his attention.
Christian’s talk will be about WCF, but other than that he’s quite open to suggestions. I’m thinking it would be interesting to hear about why we should move from Asmx to WCF and the benefits (and any drawbacks) we get from that move. What do you want to know about WCF? Drop me a comment and we’ll see what we can do… Be quick though, we need a decision soon.