Workshops

Jim on stage at CodeMash 2016

Workshops

I've been a trainer since 1984 when I was first advanced to an Instructor position to help train new radar technicians on inflight repair of radar and IFF systems on E3 AWACS aircraft. In the years since I've spent countless hours working hands-on with individuals, small groups, and larger teams to raise skills. It's absolutely my favorite part of my career.

Jim at Romania Testing Conference 2018

Leadership Workshop

I've been working in leadership roles since 1982 and have gained a huge number of practical tools and approaches that can help anyone looking to define or improve their own leadership.

My workshops are based, in a large part, on my book The Leadership Journey.

These workshops are appropriate for attendees in any domain, not just Information Technology.

What It Is

Leadership workshops are two days of highly interactive, intense lectures, exercises, and discussions. These are not eyes-forward death-by-PowerPoint. Workshops cover concepts like dealing with impostor syndrome, managing teams more technical than you, learning to bridge the business/IT gap, and handling difficult people.

The final portion of each workshop is a http://leancoffee.org format where attendees drive discussion topics specific to their own needs.

What You Get

Two days of on-site workshop at your organization's facility, or an offsite location of your choice. (Offsite location costs are your responsibility.)

Each attendee receives a free eBook copy of The Leadership Journey.

What It Costs

$1,499 per attendee, plus travel costs.

Five attendee minimum for US domestic travel. Ten attendee minimum for travel outside the US.

Coding for Non-Coders Workshop

Modern software delivery expects all roles on a team to contribute in new ways. Some members of organizations may feel overwhelmed when asked to help write test automation, or they may feel fearful and unsafe when discussing technical aspects of coding with developers.

This course is designed to get team members who don't code to a level of basic comfort working with an IDE and basic tooling.

This course is not intended to teach in-depth skills for architecture, SOLID principles, or good coding practices. Such concepts are covered; however, the intended outcome for attendees is far more basic.

What It Is

Coding for Non-Coders is an intense, hands-on one day workshop. The day is built around a few lectures to lay out concepts, but most of the time is spent with students hands-on learning to work with basic tools.

Attendees will learn basic concepts such as how software code moves from a text file through an interpreter or compiler chain into machine executable code. Different languages will be discussed to show examples in Ruby, Java, C#, and C/C++.

Fundamentals of object oriented programming will be covered, including practical familiarity with classes, properties, methods, scope, etc.

Attendees will also learn the differences between custom code, libraries, and frameworks. Unit testing frameworks will be

What You Get

One day of an on-site workshop at your organization's facility, or an offsite location of your choice. (Offsite location costs are your responsibility.)

This workshop can be executed in either Java or C#. As mentioned above, other languages are discussed.

What It Costs

$699 per attendee, plus travel costs.

Five attendee minimum for US domestic travel.

Ten attendee minimum for travel outside the US.