With such a great line up of great speakers at these types of events it’s always tough to decide between the plethora of options. At the moment my choices look like this:-
09:30 - “Everything you wanted to know about refactoring but were afraid to ask!” by Gary Short
10:45 - “TDD? I don't have time” by Craig Nicol
With TDD something that’s been on my radar but still out of sight for some time I though this session would help me familiarise myself with where to start. The title of the session also strikes a chord with the resistance that is often felt when TDD is promoted within any organisation.
12:00 - Either “Make Patterns with Patterns - Introducing the MVVM design pattern for WPF” by Ray Booysen or “What's new in C# 4.0” by Guy Smith-Ferrier
MVVM like TDD has been on the radar for a while now and although it sounds applicable to the things I do, I’ve just not found the time to get to know the beast. The only concern I currently have is that the session will be the same as Ray’s WPF session at NxtGenUG in July. Naturally Guy’s session on C# 4.0 will be interesting as an aggregation of all the different “what to expect in C# 4.0” chatter on the internet, and with Guy’s reputation preceding him this also sounds good... Hmm decisions decisions.
14:30 - Either “What is functional programming?” by Barry Carr or “When Good Architecture Goes Bad” by Mark Dalgarno
With the buzz around functional programming reaching fever pitch it seems about time I dip my toe in to check the temperature and Barry’s session seems to be a good opportunity. The current spanner in the works is Mark’s talk which with it’s ambiguous title and proposal makes me curious to see what it’s about.
16:00 - ?
At the moment I’m not sure which session to attend - they each have their merits but I’m unsure which is best for me right now...
As I make my mind up I will let you know...