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The program for Code Lab 2012 is final, see the details below. Many sessions will be hands on so be sure to bring a laptop if you can. Also check the details of each session to see what you need for each session.

We are excited to present 2 international speakers: Jeremy Lightsmith and William Rowden.

They will present an introduction to TDD and pairing, as well as giving the closing keynote on the Nordstrom Innovation Lab. To get a taste of what this is about, check out:

When: 31 July and 1 August 2012

Where: Erinvale Hotel and Spa

Cost: R1500

Code Lab 2012 has sold-out! Email us to be included on our waiting list.

Day 1
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome
9:00 – 10:30 * Intro to Test Driven Design & Pair Programming Dojo
Jeremy Lightsmith & William Rowden
* GIT Workshop
Kevin Trethewey
11:00 – 12:30 ! Getting Started with CI
Rory McKinley & Sheldon Hearn
1:30 – 3:00  ! xUnit Test Patterns
Peter Wiles
* Hands on Agile Software Architecture and Design
Martin Cronje
* DEVOPS & Continuous Deployment
Len Weincier
3:30 – 5:00  * Unit Testing for SQL
Alain King
! Lightning Talks
Day 2
9:00 – 10:30 * Implementing Specification by Example in .NET
Mark Pearl & Kevin Trethewey
! Specificity Wars – getting more out of your stylesheets
Rich Archer
* Design by Exploration
Aslam Khan
11:00 – 12:30 * Fast Tracking GUI development
Herman Lindvelt
1:30 – 3:00  * Test Driven Javascript
Simon Stewart
! You want me to do what??? Refactoring Legacy Applications
Niel Zeeman
3:30 – 4:30 ! Ideas Aren’t Precious, People Are: What we’ve learned so far at the Nordstrom Innovation Lab
Jeremy Lightsmith & William Rowden

* hands on bring your laptop
! talk


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