Shlomy Gantz - President and founder of BlueBrick Inc. He has over a decade of management experience in the hi-tech industry, and an extensive background in application development, database integration and project management. He works with Fortune 500 companies around the world. He frequently presents in technology and management conferences and various user groups across US and Europe. Prior to founding BlueBrick, Mr. Gantz was a Senior Consultant for Computer Horizons, working for some of the nation's major airlines. Mr. Gantz was also the co-founder and vice president of technology for CoreActive ACG, a leading provider of web based solutions.

CFUnited Class: Managing Web Projects for Developers August 11, 2009 9:00am - 5:30pm

1. Have you spoken at CFUnited in the past? What would you tell someone who hasn't been to CFUnited before?

Yes, I have been speaking at CFUNITED since the first one and am always excited to come back.

CFUNITED Newbies should always check out the hotel bar, this is where you will usually find speakers arguing the finer points of CFSCRIPT vs. CFML tags, or even an Adobe employee that while under the influence might let something slip about ColdFusion 10, you never know.

2. Who should attend your session "Managing Web Projects for Developers", is it mainly for project managers?

Actually, the class is mainly geared toward any developer that needs to manage others or even themselves. I often find that even the best coders have a hard time managing others. The seminar will be useful not only for the corporate developer but also for those of us doing freelance work.

3. Are there any pre requisites?

At least a year or two developing web based apps

4. What are some key points to take away from this class?

I think the main take away would be a better understanding of what works and what doesn't in the real world of software project management. While the seminar is completely buzzword compliant (Agile, XP,CMM?) it is based on real world experience and research. Attendees will be better equipped to estimate, plan, develop, test and maintain applications. Attendees will learn effective ways of managing other developers and the development process as a whole.