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by Jackie Carter

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  Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.  

Author Appearances

  • Jan 11-14, Obtiva, Chicago IL
    Ruby on Rails TDD Boot Camp
    Noel Rappin
  • “Tips and Tricks for Working with the iPhone SDK”
    Mike Mangino
  • Jan 13, Dallas Java User Group
    “Unit Testing and Mocking with Groovy”
    Venkat Subramaniam
  • Ruby on Rails TDD Boot Camp
    Noel Rappin
  • Keynote: “The Mother of All Bugs”
    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
  • Jan 21, ACCU London
    “Naked Objects”
    Dan Haywood
  • “Effective Job Interviewing From Both Sides of the Desk”
    Andy Lester
  • Jan 23, UGI conference, Milan
    Paolo Perrotta
  • 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
  • Feb 17-18, PyCon 2010 Atlanta, Georgia
    Tutorial session: Test Driven Web Development
    Travis Swicegood
  • “How to have your Domain Driven Design cake and eat it too”
    Dan Haywood
  • Feb 22-24, JAX London conference
    “Agile Coaching Secrets”
    Rachel Davies, coauthor of Agile Coaching
  • Mar 8-9, Devnexus, Atlanta, GA
    Java related topics
    Venkat Subramaniam
  • “I Think I Finally Understand Mocks” and “Artisanal Retro-Futurism Crossed With Team-Scale Anarcho-Syndicalism”
    Brian Marick
  • Mar 18-29, SPARK IT, Bangalore
    Groovy and Java topics
    Venkat Subramaniam


  • Feb 23–26, The Fairmont San Jose, 170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
    FAST ’10: The 8th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies. Sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS. “FAST ’10 brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems.”

O’Reilly Events

  • Feb 22-24, New York Marriott Marquis Times Square, 1535 Broadway, New York, New York 10036 USA
    TOC: O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing. The O’Reilly TOC Conference “will decipher the tools of change in this industry and help cut through the hype for a more profitable future in publishing.”
  • Mar 30-Apr 1, San Jose Marriott, 301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    Where 2.0: “Now in its sixth year, the Where 2.0 Conference is where the grassroots and leading edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms, and hardware to gain a competitive edge.”

Other Happenings

  • Jan 7-10
  • Jan 10
    Donald Knuth is 72.
  • Jan 11
    Tony Hoare is 76.
  • Jan 19
    24th anniversary of the computer virus.
  • Feb 9-13
  • Feb 12
    Darwin Day: Charles Darwin’s 201st birthday.
  • Feb 24
    Steve Jobs is 55.
  • Feb 29
    Herman Hollerith’s 150th birthday.
  • March 16
    Richard Stallman is 57.