Speakers Announced  – Birmingham Tech Week, 9th October 2019

On Wednesday 9th October Agile on the Beach will be bringing a condensed, one-day version of Agile on the Beach to Birmingham as part of the City’s Tech Week 2019.

Headlining the day are Sander Hoogendoorn, who will debate the current state of agile in his entertaining, thought provoking and inspirational opening keynote talk, and Sally Goble who will share a dramatic story about solo swimming the channel and the lessons she learnt in the process, in her closing keynote.

The speaker lineup for the rest of the day draws from AOTB’s ten-years of experience. With a variety of real-world insights from the worlds of software, enterprise, finance and the public sector it means there’s plenty to learn for anyone who works close to the code or for those just interested in understanding how the world of Agile functions.

Over the day some of AOTB’s most popular speakers will bring you twelve sessions across three tracks:

The Software and Technology Track includes Mike Harris discussing XP,  Gwen Diagram focusing on security in software development, Chris O’Dell will discuss why developers should be on call and Chris Pitts will go through some basic rules of database design.

On the Business and Products Track, Scott Fulton will talk about the power of Modern Agile and a #noprojects mindset, Steve Parks will share his experience of Healthy Governance of Agile Delivery, our very own Allan Kelly will explore the common threads linking Agile and Digital and Liz Love  will look at lean roadmapping to clearly communicate high-level priorities.

And on the Teams and Practices Track Ceri Newton, aka the Mary Poppins of Agile, will take a closer look at the use of language, David Michel  will draw on his multidisciplinary background to discuss how evolutionary psychology validates the Agile mindset,  Victoria Morgan-Smith will explore the importance of Limited WIP in her workshop and Jim Gumbley will look at how to remove the bottlenecks that hold teams back from developing securely.

Importantly, this one-day version of Agile on the Beach will bring to the city that relaxed, collaborative feel for which AOTB is known – using the peaceful setting of Aston’s campus to allow plenty of time to connect with speakers and delegates alike – with the guaranteed mix of good people, superb food and great ambiance that has made AOTB such a success.

Tickets available now

View programme here


September 4, 2019