Skip to main content
All Posts By

Adam Cogan

Adam Cogan is the Chief Software Architect at SSW, where he has been developing custom solutions for businesses across a range of industries such as Government, engineering, banking, insurance and manufacturing since 1990 for clients such as Microsoft, Worley Parsons and Aurecon. Adam is a Certified Scrum Trainer with, trains developers in Australia, the US, UK and Europe, and contributes to thinking. He consults with development teams on improving their scrum process through mentoring and being a proxy scrum master. He has written many rules around scrum best practices.

FireBootCamp Sydney – And the winner is…

By News No Comments

(This post originally appeared on As you may remember from my last blog post, the 3 teams were having their solutions critiqued by a panel of judges with extensive experience in building software. Today, I am excited to announce which team our judges picked as being the most successful (giving the most business value). The voting was tight and I think it’s fair to say that all the judges were impressed with the level of output in just 9 weeks. Some of the judges were tougher than others. I’ve included some of their comments below (I haven’t included all the…

Read More

FireBootCamp Sydney ended successfully

By FireBootCamp Videos, News, Videos (all) One Comment

It has been an amazing, intense 9 weeks, and while I’m sad that it is over, I couldn’t be more proud of the guys and what they’ve achieved. They’ve all improved in different ways: Some of them arrived with a lot of experience… now they are awesome. Some were juniors straight out of uni… they’re still juniors but now with great experience. They surely know the right way to do things. These guys could spot a smell if you wanted to architect a dodgy solution that was untestable. Some are recently arrived from India with many years of experience but…

Read More

FireBootCamp gala day – meet the best developers on the market

By FireBootCamp Videos, News One Comment

UPDATE: Gala Day is done – see how it ended 9am – 12pm AEDT, Friday March 21 2014 Suite 13, 81-91 Military Rd, Neutral Bay Australia SSW invites you to come and meet our newest FireBootCamp graduates. These developers are so passionate about coding they took 9 weeks out of their life to do nothing but code, and they are keen to show off what they have learned and created. This event gives employers the chance to see the web applications our Boot Campers have developed, speak to them in an informal setting, book appointments for interviews, and enjoy a…

Read More

Video: FireBootCamp – Week 1 Sydney – Up and Running

By FireBootCamp Videos, Videos (all) 3 Comments

I’m delighted to bring you an update from week 1 of our first ever FireBootCamp, SSW’s 9 week intensive course focused on software development methodologies based on building modern web applications with ASP.NET MVC. The first week has just ended and, as the above video shows, the students are on fire! It’s always exciting to be a part of something new, and this boot camp is no exception. My highlights from the first week included the reactions from our students when showed their allocated projects, and seeing the beginnings of what I’m sure will be a very rewarding relationship between…

Read More

Adam Cogan announces FireBootCamp

By FireBootCamp Videos, News 2 Comments

Adam Cogan, Microsoft Regional Director and Boot Camp Mentor, gave out the details of FireBootCamp training project: “I am proud to announce the launch of the best training course we have ever done. It takes a beginner .NET developer to a “Job Ready” world class developer in 9 weeks. Long story short, they get thrown into the fire, continuously mentored, while building a real world app. They will successfully complete 4 sprints. I called it FireBootCamp.” Read the complete post at Adam’s blog: From zero to .NET hero in 9 weeks with FireBootcamp.

Read More