Description: Source control is an important foundational part of the development process. We will devote this meeting to source control and comparing three popular systems. Each of our three speakers will give a brief presentation about a version control system they use. Justin Kohnen will talk about Subversion. Ryan Cromwell will tell us about TFS (Team Foundation Server), and Leon Gersing will expound upon Git. Following the presentations, our three speakers will have a panel discussion regarding source control systems. So bring your source control questions!
Bios: Ryan Cromwell is Senior Consultant and Microsoft Team Foundation Server Technical Specialist with Strategic Data Systems. Ryan is committed to the continual improvement of his craft through education, experimentation, and the occasional error. He can be found weekly at the Dayton Code & Coffee consuming more than his fair share of coffee, while experiencing cooperative learning of unfamiliar topics. Ryan has led presentations on various topics such as Agile, Scrum, WPF, WCF, Software Patterns, and Team Foundation Server.
Leon Gersing has been bringing value to clients large and small for over ten years, and has a passion for technology, art and community. He has experience using technologies ranging from ASP.Net and C++, to Objective-C, Ajax, and Actionscript – and of course, Ruby and Rails. A believer in building strong communities, Leon spends time presenting on a wide variety of development topics at events and user groups in the region. He loves nothing more than to be around other developers, working together to create something unique and fresh; something that has never been done before. He believes there is no challenge that can't be overcome with passion and creativity. He spends his spare time with his wife, two beautiful girls, two sweet kitties, and his ukulele.
Joe Wirtley is an independent consultant with twenty years software development experience. He currently works as a .NET architect and developer on both smart client (WPF, WCF) and web (ASP.NET) applications. Before .NET, Joe worked extensively in Delphi and Clipper. He is a member of several user groups in the Cincinnati-Dayton, OH area and has done presentations at user group meetings, Dayton-Cincinnati Code Camp, Day of .NET, and CodeMash.