Thursday, May 16, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Overview of Agile Software Development
May 16, 2013
Our guest speaker is Joel Krooswyk from Rally Software at our May 16th meetup. We will focus on how Agile is changing the way we develop applications software, the dynamic in the work place, and the tools used. Whether you’re an IT developer or a business manager, you will be impacted. Are you ready? There is no simple definition of Agile Software Development Framwork’s. It is terminology which will become commonly used to describe delivering value in the work place. We hope to explore some of these approaches while sharing an overview of Rally’s Agile Software Development Tool with the audience participants.
We look forward to engaging with all Detroit Blacks In Technology attendees about the impact that Agile Software Development can have in the greater Detroit area workplace regardless to your role.
Register at http://bittechtown.eventbrite.com/
"Joel Krooswyk is a Technical Account Manager with Rally Software. His experience includes over 16 years of project leadership, product management, and quality assurance for software development organizations in the telecommunications, networking, and enterprise software solutions industries. Joel's passion is focused on thinking creatively to guide product evolution and solve real life problems, particularly in Agile environments."
The goal for Detroit Blacks In Technology is to collaborate with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color -- innovators and enthusiasts who are working with or interested in Web-based and related technologies. We’re talking the whole techie gamut from bloggers, digital media specialists, online community managers, web masters, web designers, social media strategists, developers, online marketing experts, IT recruiters, software developers, programmers, telecommunications specialist, cloud computing experts, IT managers, IT executives, tech-based entrepreneurs, project managers, geeks and nerds!
And of course the doors are wide open for those folks who are simply just passionate about all things technical.
We will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month for fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. We plan to feature educational meetups to learn latest technical developments in fields of interest. We also look forward to hosting mashup events with many of the multitude of great tech groups based in Detroit.
We also plan to participate in local startup events and help bring together Detroit-based developers and web entrepreneurs for possible business opportunities.
We anticipate that this will also be a hotspot for IT recruiters and IT job seekers to informally share information in a face-to-face setting … learning where the hiring with the Detroit IT industry is currently taking place.
We feel this will be an excellent venue to exchange ideas and talk about web technology, innovation, open source, share our knowledge and experience with one another. Tell us how technology is changing the world. Anyone interested in tech … regardless of race or color … is welcome!