Second Summer Software Symposium on Thu, July 23, 2009

The University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center holds the second summer symposium on best practices in software engineering and development in the embedded and critical systems domain. This year's topic is "Static Code Analysis and Complex Medical Devices". The organizers intend to cover techniques used in the FDA and Forensics Lab.

What: Second Summer Software Symposium "Static Code Analysis and Complex Medical Devices"
When: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: (a href='" target="_blank">University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center
Cost: $90

Registration is required. Visit for more information.

LEI offers lean workshops in Minneapolis on July 14-16, 2009

Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) offers workshops on Lean Problem Solving, Value-Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Flow, and A3 Management Process:

What: Lean Workshops
When: July 14 - 16, 2009
Where: The Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis
Cost: $800 for a 1-day class and $1600 for a 2-day class

Registration is required. Visit for complete details about available workshops and instructors.

David Hussman speaks at OTUG on Tue, May 26, 2009

David Hussman will be speaking at OTUG on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Do not miss it!

Who: David Hussman
What: The Black Swans of Big A Agile
When: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 6-8pm
Where: 3M Auditorium Owens Science Hall - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Cost: Free

No RSVP is need. See you there!

.NET User Group event on Thu, Jun 4: Code Contracts, Pex, and CHESS

Twin Cities .Net User Group is hosting a presentation on Code Contracts, Pex, and CHESS.

What: Maintaining Resilient Code: Using Tools From Microsoft's DevLabs and Research
Who: Jason Bock
When: Thursday, June 4, 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Where: Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington MN 55437
Cost: Free

See for more information. I plan on attending. See you there!

Modelus LLC mentioned in Twin Cities Business magazine

Aleh Matus was quoted in the March 2009 Twin Cities Business article, "Putting the Serve in Server. Service-oriented architecture can make your company's IT system function seamlessly for users" by Dave Zielinski.

Practical Agility conference on Fri, March 27, 2009

Practical Agility, a local conference for agile practitioners, is scheduled for Fri, March 27, 2009.

What: Practical Agility conference
When: Friday March 27, 8:00am-5:00pm.
Where: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus, McNeely Hall 100 Great Room
Cost: $50

Registration is required: The space is limited to the first 200 people. I plan on attending. See you there!

Oxygen Blast Seminar: Google Web Toolkit on Tue, Feb 10, 2009

If your team is developing web applications, you may be interested in the following presentation on Google Web Toolkit:

Who: Jason Sharpiro
What: Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
When: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 9-11 AM
Where: Intertech, Inc. 1020 Discovery Road, Suite 145 Eagan, MN 55121
Cost: Free

Registration is required:

.NET User Group on Thu, Feb 5, 2009: Windows Azure

If you have an interest in cloud computing, take a look at the .NET User Group event next week:

Who: Jeff Brand
What: Developing and Deploying Your Windows Azure Application
When: Thursday, February 5, 2009, 5-7 PM
Where: Microsoft, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington MN 55437
Cost: Free

Check for more information.

Richard Gabriel speaks at OTUG on Mon, Feb 9, 2009

Richard Gabriel will be speaking on ultra-largescale systems at OTUG on Monday, February 9, 2009.

Who: Richard Gabriel
What: Ultra-Largescale Systems: the software challenge of the future
When: Monday, February 9, 2009, 5 - 9 PM
Where:  O'Shaughnessy Educational Center (OEC) - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Cost: 20$ (cash or check)

RSVP is required. As usual, check for more information.

CITCON on April 24-25, 2009

CITCON, Continuous Integration and Testing Conference, is coming to Minneapolis in April 2009!

When: April 24-25, 2009
Where: West Wing of the University of Minnesota Campus Club
Cost: Free

Registration is required. Check for more information. Note that the attendance is limited to the first 150 registrations.

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