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by Jackie Carter

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  Author sightings and other notable events.  
  • Dec 1-3, Long Beach, CA
    Pragmatic Studio, Ruby on Rails
    Dave Thomas and Chad Fowler, author of The Passionate Programmer
  • Dec 1-4, Long Beach, CA
    Pragmatic Studio, 4 day “how to” for iPhone SDK development
    Bill Dudney, author of Core Animation for Mac OS X and the iPhone and iPhone SDK Development, and Pragmatic Bookshelf editor Daniel Steinberg
  • Dec 2-3, Agile ’09, Copenhagen
    “Pomodoro Technique”
    Staffan Nöteberg
  • Online session using DimDim conferencing 16:00 UTC (8:00 AM PST)
    Bill Karwin
  • Dec 5
    ARPANET expanded to four nodes 40 years ago today, while the Grateful Dead played live at Fillmore West
  • “MySQL University: Practical Full-Text Search in MySQL”
  • Workshop on “Trust and Project Culture” and she facilitates OpenSpace
    Rachel Davies
  • Dec 10, CocoaHeads meeting, Ann Arbor, MI
    “Introduction to Core Audio”
    Chris Adamson, co-author of iPhone SDK Development
  • Dec 10, London Geek Nights, London
    “Naked Objects 4.0”
  • Dec 10
    Ada Lovelace’s birthday
  • Dec 16-19, Kochi, India
  • Dec 25, Canada, USA
    “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” opens
    Writer and Director, Terry Gilliam; starring Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law
  • Jan 10
    Donald Knuth’s birthday
  • Jan 11-14, Obtiva, Chicago IL
    I’ll be running Obtiva's Ruby on Rails TDD Boot Camp
    Noel Rappin
  • Keynote
    Andy Hunt
  • “Introduction to iPhone SDK Development;” “How Do You Do That on iPhone?;” “Oh Crap! I Forgot (or Never Learned) C!”
    Chris Adamson, co-author of iPhone SDK Development
  • “A Taste of Cocoa” (An intro to Mac OS X development); “Come for the Phone Stay for the Mac”
    Pragmatic Bookshelf editor and author Daniel H. Steinberg
  • Jan 13, Inman News ConnectTech NYC
    Tips and Tricks for Working with the iPhone SDK
    Mike Mangino
  • Jan 21, Grand Rapids Java Users Group
    Driving Behaviour w/Cucumber on the JVM
    Zach Dennis
  • Keynote and a tutorial
    Johanna Rothman, author of Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management, Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management, and Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects
  • Feb 9-11, Speakerconf 2010, Aruba
    Brian Marick
  • Feb 11, Moscone Center, San Francisco
    Macworld Expo
    Steve Jobs?
  • Feb 12
    Darwin Day: Charles Darwin is 201.
    Charles Darwin
  • Feb 17-18, PyCon 2010 Atlanta, Georgia
    Tutorial session: Test Driven Web Development
    Travis Swicegood
  • Feb 22-24, JAX London conference
    “Agile Coaching Secrets”
    Rachel Davies, coauthor of Agile Coaching
  • Feb 24
    Steve Jobs is 55.
  • Feb 29
    Celebrate Herman Hollerith’s 150th birthday.