Dan North and James Lewis

Dan North & Associates and Principal Consultant at Thoughtworks

Keynote (A - streamed to B&C) 2017
Keynote (A - streamed to B&C)
Thursday 17:45 - 18:15

Session type: Keynote
Session level: Suitable for all

Keynote 2017 – Dan North and James Lewis

We will close our first day of the conference delivering a keynote as an exclusive double act for Agile on the Beach We are delighted to welcome Dan North, Originator of BDD and James Lewis, Principle consultant at Thoughtworks as a brilliant exclusive double act especially for Agile on the Beach

Keynote Dan North & James Lewis

Dan North - biography


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 https://dannorth.net/blog.


James Lewis - biography

We are delighted to confirm James Lewis Principle Consultant at Thoughtworks will be our final keynote at the conference, closing Agile on the Beach 2017.

James Lewis is a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board, the group that creates the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar, he contributes to industry adoption of open source and other tools, techniques, platforms and languages.

For the last few years he has been working as a coding architect on projects built using microservices; exploring new patterns and ways of working as he goes. He rather likes the fact that he got to describe his take on things jointly with Martin Fowler in an article that is influencing how people see the future of software architecture.

In short, he’s a bit of a loudmouth on architecture, programming, organisational design, lean product development and regularly speaks internationally on these and other topics. He’s quite keen on hanging out with his family, playing lego with his kids and painting Warhammer miniatures, because nerd.



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