SoCal Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Users Group

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SoCal ALM is a user group focused on software application lifecycle management. We provide a forum for learning about, exchanging ideas, and using Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management. If you are new to ALM, just checking it out, want to learn more, or an experienced user wanting to share your knowledge, please join us.


Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management provides multi-disciplined team members with an integrated set of tools for architecture, design, development, database development, testing and building of applications. Team members can continuously collaborate and utilize a complete set of tools and guidance at every step of the application life cycle.


Outsource Technical
2 Corporate Plaza

Suite 125

Newport Beach, CA 92660
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month, unless noted with the meeting event.

July 28, 2015 meeting of the Southern California Visual Studio ALM Users Group


Please join us for the next meeting of SoCal ALM. We'll be meeting in Newport Beach at Outsource Technical 2 Corporate Plaza, Suite 125. Pizza and networking starts at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00. Meeting cost is $5 to help us cover the cost of food and beverages. Please RSVP to Mike Vincent if you plan to attend.


Engineering Highly Maintainable Code: Maintain or Innovate


How long does it take your company to implement a new feature? Fix a bug? Ramp up a new developer? To re-write your code every five to ten years because it turns into spaghetti? At the end of the day, developers can do one of two things: maintain or innovate. In this session, Steve will dive in to code and show you tips, tricks, techniques, and examples to help you better engineer highly maintainable code to keep your software relevant, reduce development costs, and increase developer job satisfaction.


Steve Andrews


Steve is the Founder and Executive Director of Platinum Bay Technologies, a Limited-Profit social enterprise and business software technology company designed to employ people on the Autism Spectrum with safe and empowering full-stack software engineering careers. Steve is a sixteen year software engineering veteran and has designed high-level solutions for a wide range of international and U.S. corporations, including a small software company in the Pacific Northwest you probably haven't heard of. He is a four-time Microsoft MVP Award recipient and holds multiple Microsoft and IBM certifications. Steve has also spoken at over 120 events across North America and has served on the board of several industry non-profit organizations. When he's not guiding software solutions or engaging with the Autism community, Steve plays guitar and keys and enjoys getting outdoors to skydive, kayak, mountain bike, and hike. Occasionally he even gets to sleep. Occasionally.













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