Call for speakers, submit your topics by July 9th!
The 2014 Dog Food Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio on September 29th & 30th at the Quest Conference Center near Polaris Parkway. This is a fun event started by Danilo Casino and now taken over by the community.
Registration opens July 29th, last year sold out in less than 1 day so be sure to put this on the calendar if interested in attending.
One of the things that make the DogFood conference great are the wide selection of sessions. Last year there were 585 attendees with over 90 sessions from SharePoint to System Center to TFS (my love) and everything in between!
There will be several tracks:
- ALM (Application Lifecycle Management, TFS, Agile, etc.)
- Windows Phone and Mobility
- Azure & SOA
I am lucky enough to be working directly with the ALM Track Owner and am actively looking for presenters.
Here are some ideas for topics in ALM:
- TFS Implementation lessons learned
- DVCS with TFS and Git
- TFS cloud (Visual Studio Online) vs/ TFS on-prem
- VS 2013 overview
- TFS 2013 overview
- Common TFS Customizations (work item types, etc.)
- QA best practices with TFS and Microsoft Test Manager
- TFS Branching and Merging Strategies
- Scrum development with TFS and Visual Studio
- Continuous Integration, Builds, Deployment, Delivery (include build template customization)
- Any kind of case study or real-world stories from the field
If you’d like to submit a session on one of these topics then do so at http://dogfoodcon.com/tracks.html.
If you just want to attend what will be a great event, then watch the http://dogfoodcon.com/ site for more information and be ready to register when it becomes available.
If you are interested in sponsoring this unique community-driven event, contact me or check out this document for details.
Dog Food for Human Food
Also, the steering committee for the Dog Food Conference will be helping local charities by collecting non-perishable food items at the conference. If you are attending (or even if you just want to stop by and drop some off!) you can bring “shelf-stable” goods to the conference. These donations will go to the following charities: