First, on behalf of the MHA 2012 organizers and staff, thank you for a terrific conference! Judging from the presentation survey forms and Twitter traffic, most all of you had a great time and got a lot out of the event.
People have been asking about obtaining copies of slides. We’re gathering the presentations from the speakers as I type this and are readying them to be posted on the site. Look for more information in the next couples of days.
Again, thanks for attending!
Registration has received this question a lot as the conference approaches. Each attendee who is signed up before the conference will be provided lunch.
Join your fellow conference-goers after Mile High Agile for food and drinks at Breckenridge Ball Park Pub at 2200 Blake St. To walk from the Marriott, take 17th St. in the northwest direction (opposite the flow of traffic) to Blake St, then turn right and walk 6 blocks to 22nd St. It’s about 1 mile from the Marriott, but you can cut the walking distance a bit by taking the free 16th Street Mall shuttle to Blake St. first.
You can also drive and pay to park at Breck, either at a parking meter or in one of the pay parking lots nearby.
You may now download a 1-page summary of the schedule.
UPDATE (3/29/2012) : Minor update to commands below to validate installation and versions of javac, java, python, and g++, the “double-hyphens” for python ang g++ were combined if you did a cut and paste. They should now work if you cut and paste. Yes, remember to bring your laptop too!
If you’re attending any of the Agile Technical Practices track sessions, please review this list below for development tools you’ll need loaded on your laptops to participae fully in these listed “hands-on” presentations. Some of the development tools used will be accessed directly via servers that will be setup and located within the Colorado Ballroom A/B breakout room.
Baking in Testability
- Ruby on Rails (RoR)
- FireFox w/ these addons – Firebug, FirePath, and RESTClient
- FitNesse – will be available to access via servers that will be local to the Colorado Ballroom A/B breakout room
Jenkins Live – Install and Configure Continuous Integration
Jenkins – you may download Jenkins in advance, or you can download via servers that will be local to the Colorado Ballroom A/B breakout room. Alternatively if you’d rather not install Jenkins at all, you’ll be able to access it via servers that will be local to the Colorado Ballroom A/B breakout room as well.
Domain Driven Design (DDD) Workshop
No developer tools will be needed for this presentation; it will be a hands on activity working in small breakout groups.
Practice to Learn: Using Code Katas to Explore Software Development
- Java 6 JDK (both javac and java on the PATH)
- Python 2.7 (python on the path)
- Linux/MAC: GCC 4.2+; Windows: MinGW (g++ on the PATH)
To verify you are ready, run the following commands at a prompt and observe the appropriate output:
- javac -version
- java -version
- python --version
- g++ --version
We are working to have approximately 60 ports wired and available for attendees of the Agile Technical Practices track presentations. We encourage you to still bring a 20′-25′ LAN cable (along with your laptop) just in case there are issues but the goal is to have you simply plug in your laptop to an available cable.
Continue to check the MHA2012 blogsite for the latest updates! We look forward to seeing you there!
Please visit the Venue page for information about parking for the event. The Marriott does not have self-service parking on-site, but there are a couple of lots nearby.
Attendees are expected to pay for their own parking; the conference does not provide validation or vouchers for parking.
The Agile Technical Practices Track organizers are requesting that if you want to participate in the hands-on software portions of presentations, that you bring a 10-20′ Ethernet cable in your bag along with your laptop as a precaution, in case there are issues with the wireless network. The organizers plan to provide wired ports for this contingency, but we want to make sure there are enough cables to go around.