Maven Training: New Dates, New Materials, New Cities


May 15, 2009 By Tim O'Brien

Business conference

We have some new training dates for June-October 2009, and we’re going to be adding some new cities to the mix as well:

  • May 19-20, 2009, Chicago, IL
  • June 9-10, 2009, Mountain View, CA
  • June 23-24, 2009, Chicago, IL
  • July 7-8, 2009, Mountain View, CA
  • July 28-29, 2009, Boston, MA
  • August 4-5, 2009, Mountain View, CA
  • August 25-26, 2009, Chicago, IL
  • Sept. 8-9, 2009, Mountain View, CA
  • Sept. 22-23, 2009, New York, NY
  • October 6-7, 2009, Mountain View, CA
  • October 27-28, 2009, Chicago, IL

For more information, or to sign up go to our Training Pages

New Training Material

We’ve been working on our training material for a few months, trying to create the right mix of content. With a topic as wide as Maven it is a challenge to figure out the correct sequencing of some of these topics. What comes first: the Lifecycle or the POM? Should the training focus on examples that lead the slides or should it develop the material iteratively never demonstrating that which hasn’t already been introduced? I think we’ve found the right balance between instruction, discussion, and hands-on experimentation. A good training class is a class that gets aggressive about fitting content into the day. From the agenda below, it should be clear that we’re teaching content all the way until the end of the class, there is no filler content, we’re going to be focused on the content from start to finish.

Our agenda brings someone without any Maven experience up to speed on Day One. At the end of Day One those that have never used Maven before will understand the POM, the Lifecycle, the nature of a Maven Plugin. Even those with previous Maven experience will benefit from the Day One content by being introduced to the fundamentals they might have missed picking up the tool in a workplace environment. The Day Two content is full of content that introduces more enterprise and best-practices content. In addition to the agenda shown below, be sure to check out our sample module and our sample lab:

Maven Training Agenda