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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
Twin Cities IT and Developer Events Postings by Brandy Favilla

Where: New Horizons (4510 West 77th St. Edina, MN 55435)  

When:  Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00 PM


Session: Learn about how the Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP), Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control Containers help you get your system under test more effectively and how it can help you decouple your code. You will also be introduced to a small subset of dependency breaking techniques that will help you break ground into setting your system up for maintainability. This session is intended to be very audience interactive so that it can help the audience break into the world of dependency inversion and introduce methods that will help you gain confidence when you need to make a change in your code base.


Bio: Donn Felker is a Senior Consultant with Magenic. He has over 8 years of professional experience in various markets that include – entertainment, health, retail, insurance, financial, and real estate. He is a MCTS in Web Client Development for .NET 2.0 and 3.5 and is also a certified Scrum Master. He is the founder and coordinator of the Twin Cities Give Camp (, a writer, presenter and consultant on various topics ranging from architecture, development in general, agile practices and patterns & practices. He is an active member in many open source projects on Codeplex as well ranging from development patterns to Team Foundation Server deployment methodologies.

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2008 9:25 AM Twin Cities IT and Developer Events | Back to top

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