The Software Developer’s Cartel is dedicated to bringing the community together to hear expert presentations on technical subjects. The June Software Developer’s Cartel was another successful evening of interesting talks on subjects as diverse as they are interesting.

First, we were delighted to hear from Robert Warden, Professor and Director of the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Center for Heritage Conservation. Mr. Warden’s presentation titled “Existential Resonance of Heritage” outlined the evolution of architectural preservation methods of historical sites from hand drawn blueprints made with pencil, paper and loads of advanced geometry to ground-penetrating radar to bleeding edge photogrammetry. His work has taken him around the world to locations including multiple trips to France, Montezuma’s Castle in Arizona and even exotic locations deep into the Bolivian forest to record Mayan ruins.

Andrew Erwin, a freelance web and application developer, closed the evening with his discussion on “MVC Tools and Applications” where he outlined the advantages and disadvantages of the MVC structure of software development.

Join us next month on July 18th (or every 3rd Tuesday!) where we will once again meet at the historic Grand Stafford Theater for specialty cocktails and software talk from experts who are excited to share their work. See you there!