Agile

Past Presentations

Agile to DevOps. A Better Way?

Together we are on a share quest; to make our customers happier, our organizations more successful, the world a more connected place. Our tool of choice is software. Our goal to delivery more compelling software, faster! Our go to answer is Agile and evolving to DevOps. But what does this really...

Thomas Hooker VP of Marketing @CollabNet
Baby Got Feedback: How to Give and Take Feedback Like A Boss

Giving--and receiving--feedback is hard, especially when we perceive the feedback to be negative. We put it off, and then make the feedback conversation a bigger deal than originally intended. How can you avoid this pitfall and learn to be more comfortable with feedback? This talk uses empirical...

Sarah Hagan Research Manager & Data Scientist, People Analytics @gatesfoundation
Yes, I Test In Production (And So Do You)

Testing in production has gotten a bad rap.  People seem to assume that you can only test before production *or* in production.  But while you can rule some things out before shipping, those are typically the easy things, the known unknowns.  For any real unknown-unknown,...

Charity Majors Co-Founder @Honeycombio, formerly DevOps @ParseIT/@Facebook
Empathy: A Keystone Habit

Do you struggle to build trust, influence others, give effective feedback, and enable collaboration? This session will explore how empathy – the ability to understand others' needs and ensure that they know that you understand them – is what Charles Duhigg calls a "keystone...

Paul Tevis People Development Manager @AppFolio
What We Got Wrong: Lessons From the Birth of Microservices

And, this is what happens if you build microservices and focus on computer science, and not focus on velocity. And I think you should understand what you're doing and make sure you focus on the velocity and keeping that checklist sane and reasonable and appropriate for the types of services that...

Ben Sigelman CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard
Optimizing Yourself: Neurodiversity in Tech

The difference between a programmer and a software engineer is their understanding of soft skills. The problem many of us face is that as members of neurodiverse communities, we must find different ways to build these skills. In this session, Elizabeth will talk about the issues she has...

Elizabeth Schneider Consultant @Microsoft

Interviews

Charity Majors Co-Founder @Honeycombio, formerly DevOps @ParseIT/@Facebook

Yes, I Test In Production (And So Do You)

 What's the motivation for this talk?

The motivation for this talk is to help people understand that deploying software carries an irreducible element of uncertainty and risk.  Trying too hard to prevent failures will actually make your systems and your teams *more* vulnerable to failure and prolonged downtime. So what can you do about it?

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Elizabeth Schneider Consultant @Microsoft

Optimizing Yourself: Neurodiversity in Tech

What are your goals for the talk?

My goal is to make it clear that soft skills mater for everyone. Then to share some tips and tricks to help grow your soft skills as an individual that may not see these skills as default.

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Robert Zuber CTO @CircleCI

Evolutionary Architecture as Product @ CircleCI

What are your goals for the talk?

The goal of the talk is to impress upon people the relationship between their industry and the product they're offering, and the way in which they choose to build their software. As we grow as engineers and leaders, there becomes a stronger connection between the work that we do every day from a technical perspective and the...

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Sarah Hagan Research Manager & Data Scientist, People Analytics @gatesfoundation

Baby Got Feedback: How to Give and Take Feedback Like A Boss

What is the motivation for your talk?

People suck at giving feedback. People suck at taking it, and they suck even more at giving it. There seems to be, across every domain--not just technology or software--this reticence to have a vulnerable conversation about performance, behavior, or attitude. Welcoming that feedback actually makes you a better person, as well as a...

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