“Implications of Delivering Software Early and Often” and “Test Driven Development: Demonstration and Discussion”

Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson

When: September 28th, 2004, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Priority Health – 1239 East Beltline

Ron Jeffries, prolific author, industry leader and practitioner in the XP movement, will be our guest speaker at the September XP West Michigan meeting. This is one meeting you won’t want to miss.

Ron Jeffries is one of the earliest XP pioneers. He was the on-site coach for the original XP project at Chrysler in 1998 and has been involved in XP ever since. Now an independent consultant, he has presented numerous talks and published several papers on the topic. He and his teams have built operating systems, compilers, relational database systems, and a wide range of applications (although he wonders why he didn’t get any of the money for such efforts).

In addition to his consulting work, Ron Jeffries is author or co-author of several articles and books including Extreme Programming Installed and his most recent book, Extreme Programming Adventures in C# (DV-Microsoft Professional). Ron is editor of the website XProgramming.com and is the most prolific on-line author by far in Extreme Programming and related topics.

Priority Health is hosting the event. They are located at 1239 East Beltline in Grand Rapids. The meeting will be held in the All Staff area on the 3rd floor of Building 1239.

Priority Health occupies two buildings. Building 1239 is located on the back part of the property, furthest away from East Beltline. Use the entrance (glass doors) located at the back of building 1239.