July 22, 2015, 6PM: SSG Agile Software Development Process – Kevin Klawon

    Location: IDCAST/UDRI, TechTown, 711 East Monument Avenue, Suite 101 in downtown Dayton. Google Map

    If automotive engineers operated like a lot of software engineers, they would just get any brake disk and calipers, probably ones that they have used before, put them on a car and see if it stopped the car. If it didn’t, they would then go to the Google Junk yard to see what might be found lying around. There is no real engineering rigor in this.

    I will present how to use a true “engineering” process for software/hardware development. I will show how my group uses an “Agile Development Process” within a Test Driven Design (TDD) pattern, using Model View Control (MVC) architecture. Making sure projects are configured to use continuous integration with automatic builds and testing, code coverage, and style checkers, plus code reviews.

    What does all this mean; well, that is what we will cover, along with the tools that help us achieve being true software engineers

    Bio: Mr. Klawon is a Software Engineer at UDRI Sensors System Division, and leads the Software Solutions Group. He has more than 25 years of industry experience in software engineering with a successful track record of overcoming difficult technology challenges in live customer implementations under time constraints to come up with innovating and patentable new technologies. A hands-on leader comfortable of working within diverse technologies and environments; even though he is a Sun Certified Java Programmer, he has also maintained a mastery knowledge of Microsoft based technologies.

    Mr. Klawon has spoken at various regional and national conferences, and is a regular speaker at Microsoft events. He speaks on various topics including Cloud computing, Unattended Ground Controllers, and his Agile development process. Mr. Klawon also teaches various software engineering classes at the University of Dayton.




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