A PANEL OF EXPERTS THAT INCLUDES:
Philadelphia Marriott West 111 Crawford Avenue West Conshohocken,
PA 19428 (610) 941-5600
Date / Time:
Thursday 26-Mar-2009 6:30 PM, start to gather. 7:00 PM, meeting.
8:30 PM, end, go to Shula's, a cash bar
Note that there will be no food or drink provided. Note that the
charge for parking is $3.00 per hour.
Speakers and Bio
Corey Haines is currently a freelance developer and journeyman,
traveling around to pair-program with other developers. He is an
active member in the software craftsmanship movement, focusing his
attention on post-apprenticeship activities. He started programming
in the early 80's by cheating at video games (they weren't compiled
back then) and fell in love with development as a teenager. He
currently specializes in Ruby, but will pair in just about any
language you want.
Ken Pugh is a fellow consultant with Net Objectives. He consults,
trains, mentors, and testifies on technology topics ranging from
object-oriented design to Linux/Unix to the agile software
development. He has written several programming books, including
the 2006 Jolt Award winner, Prefactoring, and has served clients
from London to Sydney. When not computing, he enjoys snowboarding,
windsurfing, biking, and hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Michael Vizdos has worked in all aspects of the system lifecycle.
Michael speaks, draws and writes about various process IT-related
topics and he is a Certified Scrum Trainer.
Jim York specializes in helping organizations radically reduce time
to value. Lean and Agile thinking underpin the transformative
practices that Jim teaches executive, management, and delivery
teams. For more than 20 years as a management and IT consultant, he
has led, mentored, and coached individuals, teams, and
organizations in the implementation of Lean and Agile concepts. In
addition to conducting public and on-site workshops, Jim blends his
experience in Scrum, Agile Project Management, Lean Software
Development, Extreme Program-ming, and traditional project
management to deliver customized "just-in-time" train-ing to teams.
As a Certified Scrum Trainer and member of the Scrum Alliance, Jim
actively contributes to the advancement of the Scrum
Brian Marick graduated in 1981 with one degree in Mathematics and
Computer Science and another one in English Literature. In his
early career, he continued to be confused about his identity.
Sometimes he was a programmer. Sometimes he was a tester. He became
better at each because he understood the other.
Brian is the author of The Craft of Software Testing, which
promotes test design techniques, how testers support the team, and
unscripted exploratory manual testing. He was an author of the
Manifesto for Agile Software Development and was the second chair
of the Agile Alliance board of directors. Because the Agile methods
encourage cross-disciplinary work, he's once again without a fixed
identity. When consulting, he sticks his nose into everything