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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Friday, August 04, 2006
Guide to Better Presentations
I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this book Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson. I haven’t actually got my hands on a copy yet (one topic sure to get me on a rant, is how it is quicker to get a shipment of books from Amazon in the US to my doorstep, faster and cheaper than going to a technical bookseller in Perth), but I will presently.
I noticed that a recent talk by Brad Wilson on the topic of agile pair programming was written using these techniques, and several other high profile presenters seem to be taking Cliff’s advice on board. Definitely one to add to the reading list.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com