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Keynote speaker announced!
We're very excited to announce our keynote speaker this year is Andrew Clay Shafer!
Andrew began his Agile journey drinking from the legendary fountain at the Salt Lake Agile Roundtable with Alistair Cockburn. Since his early days as a software developer, Andrew became a prime mover in the rise of devops with transformative impact on automation, architecture and operations. In addition to understanding Agile methods, Andrew has worked on a number of open source projects, including Puppet, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. He believes every part of human performance and experience that can be optimized with software will be and he’s focused on optimizing software for delivering software.
Keynote topic: Reflections: Agile Doesn’t Work, People Do
Software is eating the world. Or so they say…. Everyone wants software results but not everyone gets them. Digital transformation, continuously devops microservices, a constant parade of buzzwords with the promise to help. Why does an organization using the same methods and tools get drastically different results from another similar organization? Why is software so hard? Is software hard? Are we really getting better at software? What does better look like? How would we know? A mix of anecdotes and research will shed light on these serious questions.
Our speaker submission deadline has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted! We will be announcing our final round of speakers in early September. Our first round of accepted speakers are:
- Ben Morris: The 12 Factor App, a primer on the 'manifesto' for DevOps & cloud-native apps
- Brandon Carlson: From Continuous Delivery To Continuous Compliance
- Chris Murman: Brainwriting: The Team Hack To Generating Better Ideas
- Dan Neumann: Experience a Red/Green/Refactor Coding Kata
- Daniel Davis: So You Want To Go Faster?
- Dave McMunn & Phillip Manketo: Building Strong Foundations…. Underwriting Fannie Mae’s Agile Transformation
- James Gifford: 5 Metrics to Create Safety and High Performing Teams
- Jim Damato: 3 Actionable Things To Make Your Scaling Successful
- John Le Drew: Swearing, Nudity and Other Vulnerable Positions
- Jolly Rajan: WIP it! How slowing it down makes you go faster
- Joshua Seckel: Lean Large and Small
- Julie Bright: Powerful Tools for Affecting Change: Personal and Social Identity
- Mark Grove & Trent Hone: Kanban in Action: Thoughtfully Observing Flow
- Max Saperstone: Exploring Automation Strategies and Frameworks What Should Your Team Be Using?
- Melinda Solomon: From Pandemonium to Predictable: Managing the Chaos of Success
- Raj Indugula: Teams that Plan Together, Plan Better: Big Room Planning in the Enterprise
- Rob Myers: How Agile Technical Practices Facilitate Disruptive Innovation
- Roland Cuellar: Accelerating Business Side Agility - An Enterprise Experience Report from Nationwide Insurance
- Sanjiv Augustine: 5 Steps to Disruptive Innovation with Hyper-Performing Teams
As in past years, we are going with 45-minute timeslots. The downside for speakers is that you will need to streamline your message to the heart of the matter. The upside for participants is that your learning will pack a punch.
We're also adding 10-minute lightning talks. These are ideal for introducing a new idea you may not have worked out completely, or one that continually stumps you. If you are new to speaking, this is an excellent opportunity to highlight something that is working for you.
In order to keep the conference costs low and donations at a maximum, we humbly inform you that we are unable to offer any honorarium or travel expenses. If your 45-minute session is accepted, you will receive a free ticket to the conference. For lightning talks, we are offering discount admission. For both options, you will get the adulation of your audience.