June 24, 2015, 6PM: Lesser Known Design Patterns – Ken Baum

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

Although there are contrarian voices out there, most developers would agree that the use of design patterns where appropriate can go a long way to developing clean, maintainable code. There are dozens of design patterns available to us, but it seems there are some that are used a lot, such as factory or strategy, while others-not so much. The purpose of this talk is to introduce you to a handful of patterns that you may have never heard of before, but nevertheless can be very useful in your development efforts.

Bio: Ken Baum is a Senior Consultant for SDS, Inc. He began his technology career in 1976 where, as a member of the U.S. Air Force, his duties consisted of troubleshooting and restoring service to communications circuits, adjusting levels on channel multiplexers when maintenance wasn’t looking, and creating a daily report for headquarters using a paper tape punch. He has been developing on the Microsoft stack since 1994, long before it was referred to as the ‘Microsoft stack.’ His current development is on an agile project using .NET, MVC, and JavaScript. He is the father of 4 grown children, none of whom live at home, and is ‘Grandpa’ to 9 grandchildren. He loves cats, golf, Fringe, and The Tick.