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EclipseCon 2013

IBM continues its sponsorship of EclipseCon in 2013. As a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, IBM is proud to call Eclipse a friend. We'd love you to join us March 25-28 in Boston, MA. The same team that built Eclipse over a decade ago has now created Jazz. Inspired by the artists who transformed musical expression, we designed the Jazz Platform to make software development more collaborative, productive, and fun!

Rational Team Concert, our flagship Jazz product, brings integrated Task Tracking, Source Control, and Agile Planning to Eclipse. Drop by our booth and we'll show you!

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ALM, Agile ALM, DevOps, Continuous Delivery - strangers, cousins, twins from different mothers? (Presented by IBM)

Time slot: 26 March 10:30 am - 11:05 am
Speakers: Carolyn Pampino
Room: Haborview Ballroom 1

It seems that the faster our markets move, the faster we invent buzz words. The more complex the market becomes, the more complex our buzzwords. Let's play buzzword bingo while discussing ALM, Agile ALM, DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Are they practices? Attempts at defining the software lifecycle? Market categories? Tools? Or all of the above? We'll have something to give to the first person who fills out their buzzword bingo card.
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Looking in from the outside - Scenario-guided design, ALM and OSLC

Time slot: 26 March 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm
Speakers: Carolyn Pampino
Room: Back Bay

In 2008, the Jazz team set out on a journey to provide a world class ALM solution that allowed for loosely coupled integrations and an experience of 'surfing the ALM web of related artifacts.' In 2012, the solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management received the highest marks in the Forester ALM wave. The team achieved this transformation by having an open architecture based on web standards, building a community for open integrations, and using a user-centric, lifecycle scenario to guide our choices about the experience. By now you probably know about OSLC, linked data and REST-ful services. The story we haven't told is the technique used to provide perspective on how it all came together, which we call a lifecycle scenario....
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No Stone Unturned - The journey of getting from one release a year to Continuous Delivery

Time slot: 26 March 4:15 pm - 4:50 pm
Speakers: Kai-Uwe Maetzel
Room: Cityview Ballroom 2

If you reliably ship a major product release once a year, you don't wake up one morning, flip a switch and you are successfully in Continuous Delivery mode. In order to get there you fundamentally have to rethink how you plan, execute, and organize yourself. Kai spearheaded the transformation to Continuous Delivery with his Rational Team Concert development team within IBM Rational. In this talk he will describe the Continuous Delivery development process the team came up with and the thinking behind it. He will touch on topics such as backlog management, stakeholder interactions, definition of done, team organization, and what measures and indicators are being helpful. He will also share what it took to get there so that you are a bit better prepared for your journey ahead.
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The future of ALM Panel

Time slot: 26 March 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Speakers: Michael O'Rourke (Panel hosted by Dave West)
Room: Back Bay

ALM Connect focuses on sharing ALM best practices with the ALM community. But where is ALM going? What is the future of ALM? In this panel, moderated by Dave West, CPO Tasktop and former Forrester Analyst we discuss the future of ALM...
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Testing in the Trenches - What's the Real Deal? (Presented by IBM)

Time slot: 26 March 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speakers: Monica Luke
Room: Constitution

Come join Monica Luke from IBM for this BoF discussion on real-life testing.
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Are you user friendly? Improve your designs and delight your customers with fast and easy user feedback

Time slot: 27 March 10:30 am - 11:05 am
Speakers: April de Vries
Room: Beacon Hill 1

Sure, you've got the coding thing down pat- but do you have UX? You can! In this presentation, we'll share the benefits and lessons learned from creating and moderating a user community dedicated to discussing usability themes and driving user experience priorities based on actual use and needs. We'll also share some practical usability research tactics and pointers anyone can use to get immediate, actionable user feedback...
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Leveraging W3C Linked Data, OSLC, and Open Source for Loosely Coupled Application Integrations

Time slot: 28 March 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm
Speakers: Steve Speicher
Room: Back Bay

Tim Berners-Lee, credited as the inventor of the internet, defined a concept of linked data (HTTP + RDF) that defines how applications can use Web standards to build scalable applications that span a wide range of diverse technology backgrounds and datasources. This approach has been successfully used across industries such as life sciences, government, and software development (OSLC). This session gives some background on the current state of linked data and an update on standardization activity at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It highlights a few examples of these applications, including details on benefits seen and implementation challenges. It also touches on how various technologies help in building such applications with Eclpse Lyo (JAX-RS, annotations, RDF, and more), as well as some other Eclipse and open source projects, such as Apache (Jena,Wink, CXF, TomEE, etc), Node.js and more.
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