A great meeting last night! Guy Pardoe wrapped up the year-long early session discussions on “Application Development Strategies.” If you didn’t attend, you missed a great series, which we will be repeating, with variation. The idea behing the early evening sessions (6 – 7 PM) was to discuss all of the aspects of application development, from initial contact with the client, through contract negotiations, specifications, choices of tools, assembly, construction, project management, quality assurance, final acceptance, and on-going maintenance. Whew! Needless to say, volumes have been written on the subject, and we could only gloss the surface in one-hour sessions, but there was a lively give-and-take and sharing of ideas at each of the sessions. Notes of what went on at each session are kept in a Yahoo! group for the BAFUG. Should we make these publicly available? We’ll have to consider if there are other issues that might prevent it.
Next month we consider where to take the early evening meetings from here. A brainstorming session on what the members of the group want next. Should be a hopping session!