Mike Harris

Elsevier Ltd

I am a software engineer with experience of management of IT and software development teams using Agile and Lean methodologies. I have worked with Free Software (aka Open Source Software) since the early nineties and, despite being a Mac user, continue to promote, advocate and employ Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) where appropriate.

I graduated with a degree in Computing for Real Time Systems from the University of the West of England in 1993, and have since worked more or less consistently in the IT industry since then. In 1996, I co-founded Psand Limited, a company specialising in GNU/Linux and free software and bespoke content management systems.

I have worked as a programmer, systems administrator, development team technical lead, IT director, and Agile product owner. I am currently working as an Agile/Lean coach and trainer with a focus on the technical as well requirements analysis and project management. I founded HacktionLab and co-organise the bi-annual event BarnCamp.