I am really looking forward to Ron Jacob’s tour next week – he now has his own website at www.ronjacobs.com

For those of you who don’t know who Ron is (where have you been ?) his bio is at the end of this blog post. In a nutshell Ron is an awesome intellect and speaker who has presented to full houses in NZ in the past at both Tech-ed and during his ‘Ron Jacob’s World Tour of NZ’ in late 2006. At these events he has received some of the best feedback ever.

I know a lot of folk have already received advance notice about some of these sessions but I thought it would be useful to publish Ron’s full public agenda in case there was some cross-over interest between the different groups.

In this blog post I’ve put together a list of Ron’s talks and provided links that you can use to either RSVP or get more information.


Talk 1: Architect Forums in CHC, WLG , AKL 

Title: SOA of The Future, Model Driven (“Oslo”), SOAP and REST by Ron Jacobs

Abstract:

In the years since SOA first arrived the web has continued to surprise and confound us all.  What will the SOA of 2012 look like? 

What role will SOAP and REST play? How will Model Driven Development impact the way in which we build and manage services? 

The future of SOA is coming, will you be ready?

To attend:

To RSVP for any of the centres shown click on the mailto links provided and send the email created with the subject line intact.  A day or so before the event you will receive a confirmation email with full details about the venue etc. Space is limited so if the venue is at capacity you will receive a response advising you of that instead.

For CHC at 1pm on Tuesday 20 May 2008 –  accept email link

For WLG at either 1pm or 3pm Thursday 22 May 2008
    EITHER accept email link for 1.00pm session
    - OR        accept email link for 3.00pm session

For AKL at 12 noon on Friday 23 May 2008 –  accept email link


Talk 2: VSTS User groups in CHC, WLG, AKL

Title: The Perfect Pattern Storm, where Test Driven development (TDD) meets User Experience (UX) and MVP

Abstract:

As long time host of ARCast.TV, Ron Jacobs has a front row seat to observe the constantly shifting architectural landscape. In this session we will consider what happens when the force of test driven development (TDD) collides with the demand for better UX.

To Attend:

To RSVP for any of the centres shown click on the mailto links provided and send the email created with the subject line intact.  A day or so before the event you will receive a confirmation email with full details about the venue etc. Space is limited so if the venue is at capacity you will receive a response advising you of that instead.

For CHC at 5:30pm on Tuesday 20 May 2008 –  accept email link

For WLG at 5:30pm Thursday 22 May 2008 -  accept email link

For AKL at 3:00pm on Friday 23 May 2008 –  accept email link


Talk 3: Connected systems user group in AKL only

Title: Creating and Consuming RESTful Web Services with WCF

Abstract:

RESTful Web services are emerging as a new way to make your web service available to even the simplest of client apps. Learn how to design, build, create and consume these services with WCF.

To Attend:

For AKL at 5:30pm on Friday 23 May 2008 - Visit

http://www.acsug.co.nz/Meetings/Creating-and-Consuming-RESTful-Web-Services-with-W.aspx


 

Ron’s Bio:

 Ron Jacobs is a Sr. Technical Evangelist in the Microsoft Platform Evangelism group based at the company headquarters in Redmond Washington. Ron's evangelism is focused on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).

 Since 1999 Ron has been a product and program manager on various Microsoft products including the .Net Framework, Windows Communication Foundation and COM+. A top-rated conference speaker, author and podcaster, Ron brings over 20 years of industry experience to his role of helping Microsoft customers and partners to build architecturally sound and secure applications