Agile on the Beach 2015 Keynotes
We are delighted to confirm our keynote speakers for 2015 as Dave Farley on Continuous Delivery and Jenni Jepsen on Agile Leadership & Teams. Both will join a variety of speakers discussing agile software, products, teams and business at the conferences new venue, the Performance Centre on the Tremough Campus near Falmouth on 3 & 4th September 2015.
Dave Farley is co-author of the Jolt award winning book ‘Continuous Delivery’ and one of the authors of the ‘Reactive Manifesto’. He has been having fun with computers for over 30 years. Over that period he has worked on most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games, and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes.
He started working in large scale distributed systems about 25 years ago, doing research into the development of loose-coupled, message-based systems – a forerunner of MicroService architectures. He has a wide range of experience leading the development of complex software in teams, both large and small, in the UK and USA. Dave was an early adopter of agile development techniques, employing iterative development, continuous integration and significant levels of automated testing on commercial projects from the early 1990s.
Jenni Jepsen is a partner at goAgile, a Denmark-based Agile consulting firm, where her focus is on helping people deliver the right product faster and at the same time create lasting change. While she is crazy about Agile methodologies, she is most interested in delivering value – no matter what the process.
By getting to the core of why Agile works and helping people thrive in the workplace, organizations become Agile – increasing motivation, effectiveness and transparency. Jenni has written and spoken worldwide on how neuroscience can support successful transformations to Agile, and runs courses on Intent-based Leadership – which she sees as a perfect complement to Agile ways of working.
In its fifth year Agile on the Beach 2015 will again include plenty of opportunity for socialising with the pre-conference pasty evening and the Thursday evening Beach party on Gyllyngvase beach, as well as the extended space in its new home at the Performance Centre at Tremough.
Recently ranked 3rd of over 100 global agile conferences in 2014, the conference continues to highlight the growing software and digital cluster in Cornwall.
Mike Barritt, Founding director of the not for profit event comments “The team are committed to ensuring that in 2015 the conference continues to discuss the latest emerging agile thinking and practices in software development, as well as explore how agile is gaining traction in areas such as leadership and management, and product design and development.”
Allan Kelly, Speaker organiser comments, “It’s fantastic to welcome Dave Farley and Jenni Jepsen to headline the conference this year. Continuous delivery and agile leadership are key topics for many in the industry and I am personally looking forward to hearing them both in September”
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