We're excited to announce the details of our Agile Manchester 2016 keynote speakers, Dan North, Trisha Gee and Woody Zuill!
The originator of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Deliberate Discovery, Dan's focus is on helping teams accelerate their delivery.
As a developer advocate for JetBrains, Trisha loves the combination of solving technical problems and working out the best way to teach other developers techniques that will make their lives easier.
Woody and his team at Hunter Industries is the originator of the Mob Programming approach to teamwork in software development.
See the full line up of sessions and speakers to start planning your Agile Manchester, visit our programme page.
Attend Dan's Workshop:
Software, Faster: From Months to Minutes.
Dan's keynote session is at 9:15 on Wednesday 11th May
Dan North uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully.
He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques.
With over twenty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide.
The originator of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Deliberate Discovery, Dan has published feature articles in numerous software and business publications, and contributed to The RSpec Book: Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec, Cucumber, and Friends and 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts.
He occasionally blogs at dannorth.net/blog
Trisha's keynote session is at 9:15 on Thursday 12th May
Trisha has developed Java applications for a range of industries, including finance, manufacturing, software and non-profit, for companies of all sizes.
She has expertise in Java high performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity, and dabbles with Open Source development.
Trisha blogs regularly on subjects that she thinks developers and other humans should care about, she’s a leader of the Sevilla Java User Group, a key member of the London Java Community, a MongoDB Master and a Java Champion.
She believes we shouldn't all have to make the same mistakes again and again, and as a Developer Advocate for JetBrains she can share all the cool stuff she's discovered so far.
Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years, and is an independent Agile Coach and Trainer.
His team at Hunter Industries is the originator of the Mob Programming approach to teamwork in software development, and Woody is considered one of the founders of the "#NoEstimates" discussion on Twitter.
Over the last 15+ years he has worked as an Agile Coach, Application Development Manager, Trainer, and Extreme Programmer.
He believes that code must be simple, clean, and maintainable so that we can realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change, and that we must constantly "Inspect and Adapt".
He has a passion tackling code that is hard to maintain and cleaning, refactoring, and bringing it back into a manageable state.
Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.
A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of Agile and Lean practices. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.
Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.
A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.
An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.