[PLUG] [ANN] Thoughtworks Geeknights session on Feb 10 on GWT and on Extreme Programming.

Sriram Narayanan sriramnrn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 21:39:33 PST 2007


Hello folks:

I work with Thoughtworks India, and am presently working at our newly
setup Pune office at Yerwada.

Some of us are interested in FOSS activities, and like to interact
with tech folks. In Bangalore, software developers gather at our
Bangalore office and discuss various interesting topics that pique our
interest.

We'd like to start the GeekNights sessions at our Pune office too, and
we welcome all developers and enthusiasts to participate.

Feel free to speak on topics of your choice (preferable related to
programming in some way) at a Thoughtworks Geeknight. All you need is
to get in touch with the organizers and put up your topic for the next
session.

ThoughtWorks invites you to the first edition of Geek Nights in Pune.
Geek Night is an informal gathering of geeks (read passionate
developers who want to work on cutting edge technology) where we pick
a hot tech topic, discuss it and learn from each others experiences
and perspectives. This has been a big hit in Bangalore where we have
organized quite a few sessions in the past. The techie community has
pretty much fallen in love with the concept of not only giving gyan
but also recieving it in a very interactive mode.

The topics for these Geek Nights may range from stuff like Ruby on
Rails to proven open source tools like Hibernate or Spring. We also
indulge in Code Jams where we get our laptops into a room and go about
solving a problem and discuss our solutions till the food is over (we
do tend to feel hungry and thirsty during these sessions and keep some
snacks handy!)

Details of the next Geeknight session
Date: Saturday, 10th February 2007
Time: 2 pm to 6pm
Venue: ThoughtWorks Pune Office
Address:
ThoughtWorks Technologies
Ground Floor, Tower C, Panchshil Tech Park (near Don Bosco School),
Yerwada, Pune.

Session 1: Google Web Toolkit
Time: 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Presenters: Sriram and Nikhil

Sriram and Nikhil have been using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) in
their current project. They say GWT has completely changed the way
they think about designing web applications. They discuss the key
differentiators of GWT as compared to the other Ajax frameworks along
with a few best practices they have evolved over their time working
with it.

References:
http://code.google.com/webtoolkit

Session 2: Practicing Extreme Programming
Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Presenters: Mahadeo and Raghu

Maha and Raghu have been following Extreme Programming (XP) on their
projects in ThoughtWorks for a few years now. They plan to tell us
about how the development level practices in XP bring huge benefits to
the developers and to the team.

Here the XP practices they plan to demonstrate with the help of a
coding problem.
•    Test Driven Development (TDD) -
•    Pair Programming
•    Evolutionary design
•    Refactoring

References:
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?ExtremeProgramming
http://www.refactoring.com


If you are interested in attending these sessions please sign up on
this page on the Geeknights wiki. Also join the Google Group at [
http://groups.google.com/group/ThoughtWorks-Bangalore-Geek-Nights] and
we shall keep you posted on the dates and topics for the next Geek
Nights.

In case you have any questions/clarifications feel free to contact
Chirag (email: chirag [dot] doshi [at] gmail [dot] com) or Nikhil
(nfernand[at]thoughtworks[dot]com)



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