TechDays '08 Atlanta

 Glen Gordon is posting updates to the Chalk Talk Schedule for the TechDays '08 Event - Atlanta, GA.  It's at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, Ga 30303: Live Maps, 1-click directions) from Tuesday September 23rd through Thursday September 25th.

I'll be showing some of the new architecture and UML features of the next version of VSTS, and then I'll be in a LifeCycle round table with partners from Wintellect and Cogentes.  The Architecture preview is at 9 AM on Thursday, and the LifeCycle round table will be an open space moderated by Chad Brooks.  It'll be my first time as a panelist in an open space, but they've been valuable experience for our customers. 

Here's what I'll be involved with on Thursday:

9:00 AM - Overview of Visual Studio Team System "Rosario" - David Scruggs, Microsoft
How can you more quickly understand and evolve an application that you've never seen? How do you manipulate the existing architecture in light of new business requirements? How do you validate the logical architecture against existing patterns and design rules? Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario" Architecture Edition integrates logical modeling using UML-compliant diagrams and physical modeling using DSL diagrams with first class support for .NET. Armed with the ability to see into the system's code to quickly understand the context of necessary change, developers and architects can quickly identify the impact of a change. The ability to overlay metrics generated from other application lifecycle activities such as code analysis, profiling, testing etc. into these model diagrams will make these artifacts first class citizens that are valued by both architects and developers.

10:30 AM - ALM Open Space
Do you have questions about Application Lifecycle Management and its role in your organization?  Come to this Open Space, where you define the discussion.  We will have a panel of industry experts ready to talk through your issues with application definition, design, development, testing, deployment and management. Panelist include Chad Brooks, Microsoft; David Scruggs, Microsoft; Keith Rome, Wintellect; Jason Tapp, Cogentes; Dan Sloan, Wintellect

The first couple of days will be about other new development technology, like some of the WCF, WPF, REST technologies and capabilities we've added.  Rob Cameron will give some great mobile development overviews on Tuesday.

Go to Pla.NET Southeast! : TechDays '08 Atlanta for more information on the chalk talks!