Gwen Diagram – Closing Keynote 2018

We are delighted to confirm Gwen Diagram will be our closing keynote speaker for Agile on the Beach 2018.

Gwen joined us last year on the beach and delivered two great sessions, and by popular demand we are delighted to welcome her back in 2018 to keynote for us.

Gwen will join Woody Zuill in 2018, with at least one more keynote speaker to be announced in the new year!

Our call for speakers is open until Wednesday 20th December so there is still time to submit your workshops and seminars and join Gwen and Woody on the beach next year.

Gwen Diagram is a technology professional from Leeds who specializes in testing.  She is an avid automation evangelist with a focus on testing complemented by repeatable build processes with monitoring. She has had varied roles throughout her career including Scrum Master at a Start Up and DevOps kid at a large Financial Services organisation. She is currently a Test Manager at Sky in Leeds focusing on automation throughout the product and helping to make teams within Sky awesome places to work.

As a strong believer in making the tech industry as open and punk as possible, she co-organizes a twice yearly free day long testing conference called the Leeds Testing Atelier.  She speaks regularly at local meet-up groups, Agile Yorkshire and Leeds DevOps, duels with creative types at events like the Tech Off and speaks internationally at conferences such as Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn.

Gwen has not only worked in agile, she has also lived it by looking at her life in two week sprints which has left her with some very interesting tales to tell.  Outside of work, you will usually find her hanging around a Natural History Museum somewhere in the world marvelling at how incredibly excellent dinosaurs are, feeding pigeons or ducks, drinking the finest of pale ale or trying to figure out a way how she can improve monitoring and logging of her cats.