Daily Archives: 2014-07-29

Come watch me talk

If you’re interested in how software gets made when there are very tight deadlines and lots at stake, I’m speaking on a panel for the Hedge Fund Technology Group tonight.

Application Development Lifecycle Management

Even though we operate in the fast-paced and dynamic world of hedge funds, there is still a requirement for well-defined process to facilitate planning, creating, testing, and deploying software systems.

In order to ensure productivity and quality in development projects, many firms rely on a more formalized approach to their Application Development Lifecycle Process (ADLC).  In recent HFTG meetings, we talked about the governance and project planning aspects of ADLC.  In this session, we will focus around the “development” methodologies and tools that help the custom application development process including:

·         Version Control Systems – tools and best practices used for software control.

·         Revision Control Systems – transparency into code changes, who made them, and why they were made.

·         Continuous Integration – removing manual intervention for an automated build process.

·         Issue Tracking – track defects and understand what goes into each release.


Several of our members will share their methodologies, technologies, and experience with the group.  We hope to see you July 29th to join in on the fun.

The HFTG Members of the panel are:

  • Dan Chamberlain – Fir Tree Partners

  • Sean Lee – Coatue Management

  • Dave Avraamides – Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

  • Matt Katz – Perella Weinberg Partners

  • Josh Blackwood – Viking Global Investors

  • Kurt Brungardt – MSD Capital, L.P. — Panel Moderator

  • Nick Lagaros – Viking Global Investors– Panel Moderator