We are building a set of applications that have will show deals (aka. 'inventory items') available in or near a given city. These items can also be organized by a 'category' (aka. tags), to cater to the various customers' areas of interest.
To bootstrap things, and to get us focussed on some key areas of developing in a SOA, we have gone ahead and built these apps out at varying stages. The workshops will focus on showing some of this code, and intersperse exercises to add features, or to refactor.