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Fronde Lunchtime Sessions at Tech Ed New Zealand 2007

, posted: 7-Aug-2007 19:29

This year we will see some lunchtime sessions being organised by Fronde.  They've embraced the debate concept once more and recruited a few interesting speakers to toss about ideas:

Fronde Debate – Agile? Just Another Word for Hacking!” (13 August, 13:35-14:05)
Is Agile Development just another buzzword invented by developers to allow them to hack code? Does Agile Development really enable teams to work collaboratively and deliver quality code earlier than the traditional waterfall approach? This debate will provide evidence on behalf of the Agile and Waterfall fundamentalists after which you can vote for the winner.

Debate Facilitator: Steve Graham, General Manager, Fronde Systems Group

Participants:
Dominic Stow, General Manager, Fronde Systems Great Britain
Kevin Drinkwater, CIO, Mainfreight
Kerry Sainsbury, Solutions Architect, Fronde
Vaughan Rowsell,  Director of Product Development, Vianet International
 
Fronde Debate – Software as a Service? Yeah, right!” (14 August, 13:40-14:10)
Software as a Service? Software plus Services? Software? New technology, new architecture, or simply just another delivery model? Or are we just going back to the mainframe days, but now with more colourful screens? And what about the enormous power on the desktop? Shall we throw everything away or shall we focus on rich client applications as in the days of client server? This Fronde debate will look at both sides of the coin and you will decide who wins (at least on the day).

Debate Facilitator: Jim Donovan, CEO, Fronde Systems Group

Participants:
Gavin Lennox, Vice President, Global Operations, Healthphone Solutions Limited
Alastair Grigg, Chief Operations Officer, Xero
Dr. Andrew Connor, Associate Director, Software Engineering Laboratory, AUT
Ron Jacobs, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
 
Fronde Debate – Architecture? Don’t Waste your Time!” (15 August, 13:40-14:10)
J2EE + Tools = Nirvana, .NET + Tools = Nirvana, SOA + Tools = Nirvana, TOGAF + Tools = Nirvana, Zachman + Tools = Nirvana...
These days we have so many architectures and tools at our disposal that some would argue all we need is to pick one of the buzzwords, buy some tools and start building the solutions. So should we bother at all with architecture? “Quick time to value” is the motto! This Fronde debate will put things right. Or so we hope. At the end you will decide.

Debate Facilitator: David Downs, Services Director, Microsoft New Zealand

Participants:
Miha Kralj, Architect, Microsoft Services
John Blackham, CEO, XSol
Shaun Forgie, Principal, Method Maker Ltd.
Lukas Svoboda, Principal Consultant, Fronde Systems Group




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