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Code Freeze 2009: Maximizing Developer Value

Date of Event: 
Thursday, January 15, 2009 -
8:30am to 5:30pm
Hubert H Humphrey Center, Cowles Auditorium

The University of Minnesota's Software Engineering Center brings you the 4th annual CodeFreeze conference open to all software engineering professionals. This year's conference will include sessions on both the technical and non-technical topics related to increasing developer productivity and delivering value to end-users.

Thursday, January 15th at the Hubert H Humphrey Center
University of Minnesota's West Bank
Cowles Auditorium
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

MAP to HHH Center
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On-Campus Dining

Register Now; Deadline: January 8th

Registration / Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Breakfast
Welcome 8:30 - 8:45
Keynote Speaker 8:45 - 9:45 Neal Ford - On the Lam from the Furniture Police
Second Speaker 9:45 - 10:30 Luke Francl – Developer Value in Hard Times
Break 10:30 - 10:50 AM Break
Third Speaker 10:50 - 11:35 Nate SchuttaHacking your brain for fun and profit
Panel 11:35 - 12:15
Lunch 12:15 - 1:30 MAP to Nearby Restaurants | Carlson School of MGMT Food Court
First Speaker 1:30-2:30 Susan Standiford (Vice President of Technology for – Delivering High Value Applications through Great Partnerships between Business and Technology Delivery Teams.
Second Speaker 2:30-3:15 Andy Miller – Why I don’t estimate with "points" (and how you too can be delivered from the tedium of repetitive estimation)
PM Break 3:15 - 3:35 PM Break
Third Speaker 3:35 - 4:20 Tomo Lennox – Want Faster Projects? Structure for Test
Panel 4:20 - 5:05 Building Business Value through Collaboration: An Experience Report
Closing 5:05 - 5:15

Register for Code Freeze 2009