Delivering the Keynote at the Tulsa Tech Fest


This Friday (October 12th) I will be at the Tulsa Tech Fest delivering the noon keynote address. This is the 7th year for the Tulsa Tech Fest and each year it get’s better! Normally bringing in 500 to 1000 attendees, with over 64 available sessions, this event is a great opportunity to learn and grow with tracks covering every topic from Database Design to Social Media, UX to Advanced Coding practices and IT Pro infrastructure to Windows 8, Cloud and Mobile!

Update: In addition to the Keynote “10 Reasons Your Software Sucks – Election Year Edition!”, I was asked to step in at the last minute for an additional presentation “Coding Naked – TDD on the Edge” (slides) – a fun look at the techniques and approaches to automated unit testing on the edges of your applications – in the UI and Data Layers. I was also able to attend and represent INETA at the “Tulsa Community Town Hall” Thursday night, and the first part of the Tulsa Hackathon on Friday night – hosted at the Tulsa Fab Lab (an awesome place that I want to hang out at more often – I wish there was one in Dallas!). All in all, this was a great year for the Tulsa Tech Fest – definitively something that you should add to your annual calendar. Huge thanks to the organizers, volunteers and everyone that made this a great event!

I’ll be speaking on the 10 Reasons that Software Sucks. I’m looking forward to giving this keynote, I’ll be refreshing this talk in honor of the election year and having a lot of fun with it!

If you’re in the Tulsa area – this would be a great conference to attend – be sure to stop by and say hi!

Be sure to check out the slides (below) on SlideShare; also, If you attend the keynote – I’d love your feedback on SpeakerMix!


About Caleb Jenkins

Caleb Jenkins is the founder and principal mentor for Proaction Mentors, a development and architecture mentoring group. He is probably best known for his work with Microsoft Corporation as a Developer Evangelist and as a technology expert and speaker for the International .NET Association. He currently works with Sabre Airline Solutions as an Agile Coach to mentor agile teams around the globe to be more awesome. He also works as a technical editor and author for Wrox Press and as the host, cameraman and editor for CommunityCast TV. Caleb is well known for his engaging speaking style, depth of knowledge and creative energy. Caleb lives in the Dallas area where he continues to date his beautiful wife and busies himself playing Candy Land and Xbox 360 with their four incredible children. Occasionally he writes curriculum, speaks at conferences, and writes code for silly things like Twitter applications. Eventually he'll post some of the gazillion interviews that he's recorded on CommunityCast or blog at You can follow him on twitter (@calebjenkins) and if you're still reading this, then you could also subscribe to his blog RSS feed or sign up to receive updates by email