Friday, August 22, 2008

How to Find Me

I live in the East Bay and work in San Francisco.  I'm always keen on meeting smart and interesting people.  If you're local and would like to hang out, shoot me an email.

Upcoming Conferences

November 17th-21st: QCon

On Thursday I'll be giving a talk about Gallio and MbUnit at QCon in the ALT.Net track.  I'm planning to talk about the architecture of Gallio and demonstrate a few ways that it can be extended to build new test tools. I will also discuss how MbUnit integrates with Gallio and how other test frameworks can do the same.

November 8th-9th: Silicon Valley Code Camp

I'm planning to attend Silicon Valley Code Camp, a free conference in the Bay Area.  I've also signed up to give a talk similar to the one at QCon.  Looks like a great opportunity to meet more local talent.

Community Events

I sing Tenor with San Francisco City Chorus, a local amateur choir.  It's a lot of fun and we're always looking for new members.

My wife and I also sing with the Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church.  I'm still not sure about this whole "church" thing, but it's a nice community of hippies genuine, empathetic, forward-thinking, individualists.

I used to do English Country dancing with the Merrie Pryanksters at the California Renaissance Faires and do Irish dancing at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley.  Lately my participation has been superceded by other activities but I still hang out.

Occasionally you'll find me hanging out with other Canadian members of the Digital Moose Lounge at a hockey game or Canada Day picnic.


Kalpesh said...

I don't know whether I am smart or interesting :)

Yes, I would like to learn things from you. It is great that you are presenting at code camp. I will attend that.

Is there some link/resource or talk that you can give on taking people into tdd way of doing things in a step by step manner?

Galio could come later in that series of steps.

What do you say?

Jeff Brown said...

What did you think of the TDD derived Fibonnaci implementation?

Kalpesh said...

My brain was not working at that moment (atleast in terms of loop based implementation)

That said, I felt I was able to find out possible limitations with v1 & then adding on it as you hinted them
(e.g. StackOverflow, large value in parameter etc)

I guess, much of TDD goes towards building a framework. If I were to implement fibonacci, I would limit the input range to avoid cases that I don't want to handle.

Does that make sense?