Announcing DevCon XI: The eleventh Developers’ Conference
Date and start time: July 21, 2011 - 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: CMCC, Florian Room
Announcing DevCon XI
By B. Victor Chakravarty, Enterprise Architect
The semi-annual Developers' Conference (DevCon) is the best collective brainstorming opportunity for application developers statewide. First launched in the spring-summer of 2006, it is now time for the eleventh conference of the series.
DevCon XI will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011, from 8:15 AM to 12:15 PM, at the Central Maine Commerce Center Florian Room. Please register (accessible only from the Intranet) as soon as possible.
The theme is Tool Time. We have selected four topics/sessions that are most relevant at this time to our continued stewardship of State applications. The Atlassian Suite (more specifically, Jira, Confluence, and GreenHopper) has emerged as perhaps the most robust industrial-strength tracking & collaboration tools among developers worldwide. Given our deep investment in the Microsoft stack, we have finally embraced SharePoint, so there is a session on that. We are also on the verge of rolling out the Internet Explorer 8 browser, the Office 2010 productivity suite, and the Windows 7 operating system on workstations statewide. Finally, as computing/communication devices become more commoditized, and as their usage increasingly bridges the divide between work and the rest of life, we are under increasing pressure to deliver our applications to all kinds of devices; Which is the reason behind the fourth topic: Mobiles, Handhelds, & Non-State Devices on the State Network.
As always, we have assembled the best presenters amongst us to lead the sessions. For I.T. developers and managers alike, this is a great opportunity to shape the evolution of their toolkit. And, of course, it also carries all the other usual benefits of a DevCon: four hours of training, no long-distance travel, peer-to-peer networking, brainstorming with OIT senior management, open microphone Q&A, free beverages, etc.
We thank the entire State developer community, and that includes those from both the Executive and non-Executive branches, for their strong support to the previous ten DevCons. In fact, more than once, participants have braved storms and blizzards to pack the venue to its full capacity. We look forward to the same kind of passionate support for the upcoming DevCon XI.
For further information, contact:
Name: Victor Chakravarty