Next week, on Tuesday, May 20, we're holding a 1-day open spaces event at SRT Solutions. The theme is Software Engineering Tools. The participants will define the topics for discussion, but we think that people might want to talk about version control, continuous integration, and other things that make their lives easier (or more miserable).
We're using Bazaar with one customer, and so that may come up. We use subversion for most of our customers. And, of course, there are cool tools that connect to version control systems, like Atlassian's FishEye.
What I always find invaluable about bringing people together to talk about tools is the collective knowledge. We all have our own little subset of the software tool universe that we live and breathe in, and stepping outside of that world for a day to experience what other people find useful is a way to quickly become more effective.
Jay Wren always seems to have something to say about tools, and he's coming.
The more the merrier. Registration is at http://srtsolutions.com/static/SoftwareEngTools.html. The $100 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and a boxed lunch.