Software Series: How Outside-In Development Is Changing How We Program

Posted 10/4/13
Event Date
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Event Location
Blackie's Bull Dog Tavern
181 George Washington Hwy
Smithfield, RI
Giselle Mahoney,
Tech Collective,
401-521-7805 x101 /
Additional Info
5:30 - 7:00 pm

The tenets and wisdom of Agile tells us that all software development work should stem from business value. We itemize how we deliver that business value through user stories. What if we could take user stories and transform them into an automated set of tests to ensure that our development effort is 100% focused on the delivery of business value? What if we could run this automated suite of tests to ensure all of our features are working as we expect them to?

With outside-in development, we can! In this presentation, we'll take a user story from writing it to implementation using outside-in development. Along the way, we will discuss the benefits of Agile philosophies such as iterative development, writing user stories, and test driven development (TDD).

Session Facilitator: Dan Pickett

Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Launch Academy

About Dan and Launch Academy:

Launch Academy is an educational program that takes aspiring programmers from no experience to web developer in just 10 weeks. Dan is also co-organizer of the Boston Ruby Group. Prior to founding Launch Academy, Dan was Founder and Principal at LaunchWare, Inc, a software development consultancy specializing in Ruby on Rails. Dan fell in love with agile development and mentoring developers when he was Director of Engineering at He currently lives in Bridgewater, MA with his wife, Shannon and his spoiled dog, Linux

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