In the spirit of constantly embracing change, as of last week I am now the Director of Education at SoftSource
. What that means in the near term is that I'm going to be spending a bit of time in the classroom. What that means in the middle term is that I'll be working on expanding our course offerings to encompass a wider range of topics.
Right now we offer several classes for open enrollment at OHSU's Professional Development Center in Hillsboro (formerly OGI). This Fall we'll be teaching C# and the .NET Framework (3.5), WPF, WCF and Debugging. For details see our open enrollment page
. We also do custom training designed specifically around customer's needs, or we can do our standard courseware at your site and time of your choice.
Now here comes the important part... All of our instructors are also Software Engineers and Architects that spend the time they aren't in the classroom on customer projects. That means that they have real-world experience developing real software on a day to day basis, with the latest technology in the field.
What I'd love to hear back from y'all is what kind of topics you'd be interested in. Agile development? Continuous Integration? Using MS Team Foudation Server? How to do real-world estimation and planning? Of course we hope to continue offering technical subjects like advanced .NET development, WPF, Silverlight, and whatever else tickles your collective fancy.
If you or your organization needs off-the-shelf of custom-design training, or if you have ideas for training you'd like to see us offer please let me know.