We just finished the first day of Joe Schwetz's Australia tour and despite my vow to keep this tour relatively sedate it was still a big day!

They day started with the TechnologyOne “Build Master” William Bartholomew run over the TechnolgoyOne S+S Architecture then proceeded to escort Joe through meetings with all the facets of the TechnologyOne development process, do a conference call with one of the remote (Perth) development teams, organized an “all (developer) hands” lunch, had a briefing with their executive management, shadowed one of their developers in their normal workflow and walked through their rather sophisticated build process.  

Feedback from the their CTO Peter Behan was the visit was tremendously valuable -he just wished we had organized the visit for multiple days.

Feedback from Joe was that he also found it exceedingly useful  and that his head hurt from information overload<g>.

If i don't have Joe visiting your company you can still catch him at several of the local usergroups!

November 30th Brisbane VSTS Usergroup

December 5th Canberra VSTS Usergroup

December 5th Newcastle Developer Usergroup

December 6th Sydney Deep .NET Usergroup

Joe Schwetz Bio

Joe Schwetz has 19 years of Microsoft experience. He started out at Microsoft in Applications support, working internally within the Applications Division. From his earliest days at Microsoft he was involved in the “tools” business, teaching courses on and supporting the internal tools used by development teams. These included proprietary bug tracking and version control tools. He spent 2 years in Microsoft IT focusing on the growing dogfood efforts, working closely with Windows NT in the early years, as well as other internal beta programs. He then went back to the tools business working in Product Development Resources and eventually DevDiv as a Group Manager. From there, Joe moved to Windows Division as a Program Manager and was an original member of a team focused on developer productivity. Developing a new version control system and moving all of Windows source code onto it was his focus, he drove the development and eventual companywide adoption. This effort continued on with all of the major divisions at Microsoft adopting it over the next 3 years. Over the past year Joe’s focus has been building a team to drive the internal adoption of TFS. His team does internal consulting with teams across Microsoft, bringing requirements from Microsoft internal customers into the TFS product. Joe is currently a Principal Group Manager of the Solution Providers Team with TFS in Redmond, Washington. Outside of work, you’ll find him in the Cascade Mountains snowboarding in the winter and boating on the Columbia River and Lake Chelan in the summer.