Adam Porter is a full professor in Computer Science Dept. at the Univ. of Maryland. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the UM Inst. for Advanced Computer Studies. He has won the prestigious US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award and serves or has served on the editorials board of the ACM Transactions on Software Eng. and IEEE Transactions on Software Eng. Porter's research is in use at may large IT companies and open source projects.
Adam works as a System Architect at Jayway, specializing in cloud architectures, scale-out and performance. As a long-time Agile advocate, he loves having a paradigm shift every week, and works with teams and customers to make the most of all the fascinating new technology, methodology and opportunities. Adam thinks that next-gen databases are a great leap forward, and a much-welcome return of some advanced computer science to the field of IT architecture.
Alan has worked as a developer with Microsoft technologies since 1995. Since 2003 he has been focusing on Connected Systems technologies, including BizTalk Server, WCF/WF, Oslo and Dublin. He currently works for KnowIT Consulting in Stockholm. He is an active speaker and hosts the website BloggersGuides.net where he regularly publishes webcasts and other learning resources. He has been awarded the Microsoft MVP status five times, 4 for BizTalk Server and 1for Connected Systems Developer.
Alberto is CTO of moboli, a Danish startup focusing on iPhone application development. A longtime Mac developer, he has held key engineering positions at Adobe and Apple, where he trained third-party engineers on all aspects of Mac and iPhone programming.
Besides English, Alberto is fluent in Spanish, German, and Italian. You can always engage in conversation with him by mentioning German-built sailplanes, which he enjoys flying on fine weather days over Brandenburg.
Alex Loddengaard is part QA engineer, part operations engineer, part
support engineer, and part Hadoop trainer at Cloudera. He spends most of his time
deploying and testing Hadoop. He has also contributed to the open-source Hadoop
project itself. While at the University of Washington, Alex was awarded the Bob Bandes Memorial Award for Excellence
in Teaching his first year as a teacher's assistant (TA), and later grew to become a guest lecturer and head teacher's assistant.
Amanda Laucher is a midwest based Principal Consultant for The Sophic Group. She has acted as an architect and lead developer, delivering solutions at organizations of all sizes. Amanda focuses on up and coming technologies and their implementation into enterprise solutions. As an INETA Speaker, she enjoys speaking at conferences in Europe, Australia, and across North America. She is currently working on F# in Action for Manning.
Amr Elssamdisy, a partner at Gemba Systems is a software development practitioner who helps his clients build better software that is more valuable to their organizations. Amr and his colleagues at Gemba Systems help both small and large development teams learn new technologies, adopt and adapt appropriate Agile development practices, and focus their efforts to maximize the value they bring to their organizations. Amr is also the author of Agile Adoption Patterns.
Anders is a software architect and CTO of Devoteam Sweden, working professionally with Java for more than ten years. Anders firmly believes that a good development infrastructure is necessary to allow for the developers to focus on solving the business needs, as well as developing good quality software. Since the last three years, He has focused on using Maven as the platform for such an environment. Being a true believer of open source, Anders is also highly active within the Maven community.
Anders is a seasoned software developer and speaker. EJBs drove him to Microsoft .NET back in 2002. He made a name for himself in the .NET community using his Java-experiences to get a head start. Today he is a polyglot combining the best of all worlds to build better software. He has given talks on many conferences and user group meetings and is known for talks with few slides and lots of code. Anders lives in Norway where he works as the Chief Technology Evangelist for Objectware.
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer with mode than 10 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. He is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member of the Griffon framework. Andres maintains a blog at http://jroller.com/aalmiray
Andrew is a Platform Evangelist for Adobe and is passionate about improving the quality, richness and value of computer-based experiences. Andrew developed web, kiosk and mobile user interfaces for government and enterprise customers whilst working at Fujitsu and has since worked for Macromedia, Microsoft and Adobe, where he has engaged with designers, developers, web agencies and organisations to help them deliver rich, engaging and successful web and desktop experiences.
Angelo is a software engineer and consultant, specializing in Java, OSGi and agile development methods. Angelo has been involved in OSGi based product development. For Luminis' customers, he supports teams developing OSGi based software by coaching, training and co-development. Angelo is an Apache committer on the ACE project. He is currently also involved in a project to create an open source, generic testing framework and set of tests to quickly compare OSGi framework implementations.
Arne Åhlander is a Senior Consultant using Agile and Lean methodologies to improve product development and management for small and large software organizations.
Arne has 15 years of experience from the software industry, to a great part in the area of product management where he have held several senior positions. Arne is a Certified Scrum Trainer. He has managed Scrum projects, coached customers to start and improve Scrum initatives, and teached a multitude of different Scrum classes.
Aslak Hellesøy is Chief Scientist of Bekk Consulting in Norway.
In 2003 TheServerSide.com declared him one of the world's 50 most influential Java programmers for his work on XDoclet and PicoContainer.
Aslak is the founder of Cucumber and co-founder of RSpec, two very popular BDD frameworks for the Ruby programming language.
He started with XP in 2003, Scrum in 2005 and has recently become very interested in Kanban.
Aslak has organised 3 conferences - Smidig 2007/2008 and RubyFools 2008.
Bea recently left Microsoft (after five years) to found Zag Studio with one goal in mind: sharing her knowledge of these platforms with the world. Zag Studio helps businesses create applications for the web and the desktop using the Silverlight and WPF technologies, through personalized development, consulting and training services. In her popular blog, she writes insightful articles and provides detailed samples on WPF and Silverlight.
Bea recently left Microsoft (after five years) to found Zag Studio with one goal in mind: sharing her knowledge of these platforms with the world. Zag Studio helps businesses create applications for the web and the desktop using the Silverlight and WPF technologies, through personalized development, consulting and training services.
In her popular blog, she writes insightful articles and provides detailed samples on WPF and Silverlight.
Dr Ben Alex is a Principal Software Engineer with SpringSource. Ben founded the Spring Security project in 2003 and led its development into a popular, open-source security framework that is used in numerous government, banking and military installations. More recently Ben founded and serves as lead of the Spring Roo and Spring Shell projects, both of which deliver significant productivity and usability benefits to those using Spring technologies.
Ben Galbraith is the co-director of Developer Tools at Mozilla and the co-founder of Ajaxian.com. Ben has long juggled interests in both business and tech, having written his first computer program at six years old, started his first business at ten, and entered the IT workforce at twelve. He has delivered hundreds of technical presentations world-wide, produced several technical conferences, and co-authored over a half-dozen books.
Unlocking people’s potential is my mission. I work as a professional coach and mentor.
Inquisitive, openminded, loves life and conversations is a summary of how I am.
I worked in IT for 35+ years, I have seen the evolution of computing from inside the business. Twelve of those years were as self-employed, the rest of those years were as employed.
Bernth is a Technical Consulting Engineer at Intel, which he joined 1982 as a Training Specialist in Processor Architecture, Software and RTOS. During the last 10 years he has been working in the Intel Compiler Lab and is a regular speaker at technical conferences in Europe. Prior to Intel, Bernth worked 5 years with Ericsson as a Software Instructor.
Björn Granvik has close to two decades of experience as a programmer and architect. Born in Pascal, fostered in C/C++ and reborn in Java, he still believes that "code matters" - second only to people. The latter might explain his path as both project leader and manager.
He has worked with everything from gaming to enterprise systems and has a passion for sharing knowledge.
Björn Regnell is professor in software engineering at
the Department of Computer Science, and Vice Dean of Research at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden. He is also working part time as senior researcher at the CTO office at Sony Ericsson. Prof. Regnell is a leading researcher in requirements engineering and empirical software engineering. In 2005 he was awarded the Lund University Pedagogical Prize for outstanding achievements in teaching.
A leader in user experience and all things Ajax, Brian LeRoux is Nitobi's
Software Architect. Experienced in developing web applications from
concept to creation, Brian believes simplicity is the hallmark of
exceptional software. He is the co-creator of XUI and contributor to the open source PhoneGap project. He believes the future of the Internet is mobile and will rely on web standards, open source, and developers like you.
Cameron Purdy is Vice President of Development at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, he was the CEO of Tangosol, whose revolutionary Coherence Data Grid product provides reliable and scalable data management across the enterprise. As a software visionary and industry leader, he has received a number of awards in recognition of his contribution to the Java community, including twice being named as a JavaOne RockStar and being recognized in TheServerSide’s “Who’s Who in Enterprise Java”.
.NET Rocks! host Carl Franklin has been quoted in Wired Magazine and The New York Times as an early pioneer of Podcasting, a technology for automatically downloading new shows as they become available.
.NET Rocks! host Carl Franklin has been quoted in Wired Magazine and The New York Times as an early pioneer of Podcasting, a technology for automatically downloading new shows as they become available.
I eat, sleep and breathe technology.
I’ve held tech positions in a variety of industries
operating in both domestic and international environments. Currently I work at AT&T and and am a member of their technology counsel. I got this role by being fortunate enough to present at TED 2009. My TED demonstration was based on the opensource implementation of Augmented Reality. Before AT&T, I was a math nerd at an investment bank and before that a gaming startup and online poker
I am a technology enthusiast, software developer, scientist and entrepreneur.
After formal training in pure scientific research, involving numerical modeling of physical systems, I was drawn into the world of professional programming, initially protocol development in Perl and C, then advanced engineering data analysis and optimization applications in Java, C++ and a host of other languages, and now finally I'm really enjoying open source development mostly with Ruby and Eclipse RCP.
Dan has been writing software for over 15 years, and is a principal consultant with technology consultancy ThoughtWorks. He spends his time helping teams become more effective at delivering software, and presents at conferences such as JAOO, Agile and OOPSLA on topics ranging from learning theory to behaviour-driven development. He has published articles in the Java Developers' Journal and Better Software, and for CIO newsletters and the DSDM consortium.
Dan Saffer is a principal at Kicker Studio. He has designed devices, software, websites, and services that are currently used by millions every day. An
acclaimed speaker and author, his best-selling book Designing for Interaction
has been called "a bookshelf must-have for anyone thinking of creating
new designs." His latest book, Designing Gestural Interfaces, was published in 2008. His design innovations have received several patents.
Davor Crnomat has long experience in software development and testing. Davor works mostly as test automation specialist and test manager.
He worked mostly as a test manager in traditional projects but some time ago he “discovered” agile projects and agile testing which he perceived as a fresh wind.
This is the second time he is a speaker at Øredev and this time he will talk about his experiences from an agile project.
Davor is a certified ISEB Practitioner and Scrum Master.
Dion Almaer is the co-founder of Ajaxian.com, the leading source of the Ajax community. For his day job, Dion co-leads a new group at Mozilla focusing on developer tools for the Web, which is something he has been passionate about doing for years. Dion has been writing Web applications since Gopher, and has been fortunate enough to speak around the world, has published many articles, a book, and of course covers life the universe and everything on his blog at almaer.com/blog.
Doug Tidwell is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM. He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has spoken on technical topics around the world. He works in IBM's Software Strategy group as a technology evangelist for Cloud Computing and emerging XML standards such as SCA, SDO and XForms. He is the author of O'Reilly's XSLT, and has written many articles on IBM's developerWorks site and elsewhere on the Web. He lives with his wife, daughter and dog in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
DZone delivers “fresh links for developers.” According to PC Magazine, “DZone is a developer’s dream-a vast network of user-submitted links to message boards, news, coding tricks, and more” Launched in June, 2006, DZone is closing in on a spot in Alexa’s top 5000 sites, surpassing established leaders like DevX, Sys-con, FTP Online and TheServerSide.com. DZone is the only vertically focused site regularly listed among the web’s largest social bookmarking sites.
Emil is the founder of the Neo4j graph database project and CEO of Neo Technology. He was a programmer by passion the first 15 years on this planet and by passion & profession the remaining 15. He founded his first free software project at age 16. Now Emil's main focus is on preaching the demise of tabular solutions everywhere.
During his studies in computer science Enno got in touch with the very new Java programming language. He became a member of Martin Odersky's programming language research team and wrote his Master's Thesis on ways of implementing Generics in Java. In his professional career Enno has worked with Internet credit card payments, Sweden's centralized prescription account management (Apotekets receptregister), and is today Chief Architect at the Internet marketing company TradeDoubler.
Eric Ries became a Venture Advisor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, after co-founding and serving as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996). In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups including pbWiki, Bunchball, FooMojo, Causes and KaChing.
Eric has worked at Microsoft for seven years, first helping to create the Expression Blend user-interface design tool, and more recently helping the Interactive Visual Media group of Microsoft Research develop innovative ideas into shipping software. Eric is passionate about computer graphics, data visualization, and computational photography.
Erik Hellman has more than 10 years of Java experience ranging from teaching computer science courses, research assistant at his university, large-scale telecom systems for Ericsson, Java Consultants for several web, enterprise and mobile businesses and is currently working at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications where he is building the mobile phone software for tomorrow.
ERIK LUNDH has 25+ years experience in software development. Erik has worked with mature companies, innovation firms and start-ups, from small to large such as Ericsson and ABB. Erik programmed industrial just-in-time (Lean) systems in the 1980’s, was a “process and management guy”in the 1990’s, and spent the fun part of the 2000’s as an agile evangelist and coach. In 2006 Erik was invited to Ericsson’s first major agile transformation of 2300 R&D people at 10 sites in 5 countries.
Finn-Robert Kristensen works as a System Architect at Steria and has more than eight years of professional experience with developing software on the java platform. As a passionate developer focusing on delivering value to his customers, he favors lightweight solutions using the power of OOP over complex buzzword solutions. Finn-Robert has been practicing agile methods for six years and has worked as a coach and scrum master.
Fredrik is a Java expert at Jayway in Sweden, with embedded Java environments and iPhone development as specialty. He has a long experience in software development for a wide range of domains, development environments, and execution environments. The love for challenges has always steered him towards resource constrained development, both in his professional career and as a hobby programmer.
Gojko Adzic is a software craftsman with a passion for new technologies,
programming and writing. He runs Neuri Ltd, a UK-based consultancy that
helps companies build better software by introducing agile practices and
tools and improving communication between software teams, stakeholders
Gojko is the author of Bridging the Communication Gap and Test Driven .NET Development with Fitnesse and the primary contributor to the DbFIT opensource database testing library.
Görel Hedin is an associate professor at Lund University, Sweden. Her research interests include generative techniques, compilers and language tools, object-oriented languages and design, and agile methodologies. She has served on the programming committee of many well-known international conferences, including ECOOP, OOPSLA, and CC.
Hans Brattberg, Crisp, is an Agile Coach and a passionate TDD
programmer with a focus on programming as a social activity. He combines
programming with teaching and mentoring and he has also written a book (in
Swedish) on Lean, Scrum and XP.
Hans Selén, Program Manager, PMP
Over the past 20 years I have worked with several aspects of Program and Project Management: often being a project manager, from time to time a trainer and coach and lately a process- and method Manager. Over all, the projects have been within the IT-industry, often including software and hardware and have had a budget from a few millions up to 150 million SEK. Many of my assignments have been international and including employees and consultants.
Herbjörn works as a consultant at Forefront Consulting Group in Stockholm and specializes in SOA and Business Architecture. He has been working as a developer, development manager, architect and teacher with customers in several fields of operations. He leads the “Business to IT” group in the Swedish chapter of IASA. Herbjörn holds a B.Sc. from Stockholm University, and is active as a book author in the Prentice Hall Service Oriented Computing series.
James Bach is the author of Lessons Learned in Software Testing, as well as the new book Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar. He is self-educated as a programmer and software tester, with years of experience in Silicon Valley at such companies as Apple Computer and Borland International. For the last ten years, James has been teaching and consulting on the subject of Rapid Software Testing-- a radical rethinking of traditional testing methods along agile lines.
James L. (Jim) Weaver is the Senior VP of Technology at Veriana Networks, Inc. He writes books, speaks for groups and conferences, and provides training and consulting services on the subjects of Java and JavaFX. Jim posts regularly to his blog, whose purpose is to help the reader learn JavaFX Script and other JavaFX technologies.
Announcing the JavaFXpert RIA Exemplar Challenge: http://learnjavafx.typepad.com/weblog/2009/10/announcing-the-javafxpert-ria-exemplar-challenge.html
Jim Coplien is an old C++ shark who now does world-wide consulting on Agile software development methods and architecture. He is one of the founders of the software pattern discipline, and his organizational patterns work is one of the foundations of both Scrum and XP. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer. He currently works for Gertrud&Cope in Denmark, and is a partner in the Scrum Training Institute. He is working on a new book on Lean Software Architecture and Agile software deployment.
Jason is the founder and CTO of Sonatype, the Maven company, and founder of the Apache Maven project, the Plexus IoC framework, and the Apache Velocity project. Jason currently serves on the Apache Maven Project Management Committee. He has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for seven years, helped to found Codehaus, a well-respected incubation facility for open source community projects, and is a frequent speaker at many major software conferences.
Javid is a programmer and author of the book JBoss in Action. When he’s not cranking out code, he teaches and writes about the Agile value system and methodologies. Javid is currently working in Houston, TX - USA.
Jens Østergaard is an Agile Development consultant who helps organizations understand the fundamentals of Scrum. Having more than 20 years of experience as developer, dba, team manager, project manager and ScrumMaster, primarily in financial organizations, he has worked with all aspects of software development. Jens has managed several Scrum projects, and became a fully qualified CSM Trainer, in Copenhagen, 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis at Linköping University.
Jeremy has over 6 years experience in Software Quality Assurance. His studies at the University of Guelph, Canada have allowed him to combine two diverse fields, Computer Science and Fine Arts, in his approach to testing. At RIM, Jeremy leads a team of security software testers. Jeremy’s tenure at RIM and experiences in the industry have exposed him to many testing processes he leverages within his team.
Co-founder of Agical AB, a company specializing in efficient software development. He is a developer at heart who loves programming and BDD. But while technology is nice and helps it can only take you so far. Joakim believes it is the people that makes the difference and that is his real focus. A small dedicated team with skilled individuals and aligned goals can accomplish amazing things. That's why Joakim does more and more coaching around programming and software development in general.
Joe Armstrong is the inventor of Erlang. He invented Erlang in 1986 and has worked with Erlang since then. He has a Ph.D. from KTH and worked as a computer scientist, Entrepreneur and Author. He is author of "Programming in Erlang".
Johan works as the Technical Evangelism Manager at Microsoft in Sweden. He started his career within Microsoft in 1998 and has since held a couple of different roles, constantly with focus on the technology and products targeted at developers and IT-pros.
Johannes Brodwall works on projects as coach, software architect and developer. He's been practicing and teaching agile software development with a particular focus on extreme programming for ten years, and has been organizing the agile user group Oslo XP meetup for around five years. He's a well known speaker in Oslo on agile software development and test-driven development.
Jonas Bonér is a programmer, mentor, speaker and author who spends most of his time consulting as well as lecturing and speaking at developer conferences world-wide. He has worked at Terracotta, the JRockit JVM at BEA and is an active contributor to the Open Source community; most notably created the AspectWerkz (AOP) framework, committer to the Terracotta JVM clustering technology and been part of the Eclipse AspectJ team. Read more on his blog: http://jonasboner.com
As CTO, Jonas is responsible for managing and running all aspects of the development of QlikTech's products, including QlikView, QlikView Server and QlikView Publisher. Since joining QlikTech in 1996, Jonas' primary role has been to lead the R&D activities. During his early years with the company, he frequently found himself wearing several hats. In addition to R&D, Jonas has at various times been responsible for product marketing, sales management and even a bit of direct sales.
Joris specialized in J2EE technology when the first standards arrived, after having worked with J2EE-predecessors like the IBM SanFrancisco framework since 1999, and became the Java Technical Consultant for the Dutch Central Bank in 2003. In April 2007, Joris joined SpringSource in The Netherlands as a Senior consultant. He specializes in middle-tier development and is the lead developer of the SpringSource dm Server training.
Joshua Marinacci first tried Java in 1995 at the request of his favorite TA and never looked back. He has spent the last ten years writing Java user interfaces for wireless, web, and desktop platforms. After tiring of web programming with several large companies in the Atlanta area he joined Sun to work on Java user interfaces full-time, first on the Swing team, then NetBeans, and now on the JavaFX tools team. Joshua recently co-authored O'Reilly's Swing Hacks with Chris Adamson.
Julie Lerman is the leading independent authority on the Entity Framework and author of the highly acclaimed Programming Entity Framework. She is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and INETA Speaker. She is a prolific blogger, a frequent presenter at technical conferences around the world, including DevConnections and TechEd and she writes articles for many well-known technical publications. You can read Julie's blog at www.thedatafarm.com/blog.
Juval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a seasoned software architect specializing in system architecture and large applications design. Juval helps IDesign customers design scalable, robust, reusable, and extensible applications, verifying that they meet the required quality, scalability, security, availability and throughput goals. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley, working with Microsoft on helping the industry adopt .NET 3.0.
J. Davidson Frame, PhD, PMP is Academic Dean at the University of Management and Technology, Arlington, Va. Prior to joining UMT in 1998, he served 19 years on the faculty of the George Washington University, Washington, DC, where he was Chairman of the Department of Management Science and established GWU's project management program. David has authored 30 academic articles and 10 books. He was on the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute for 11 years, and is a PMI Fellow.
After working as a software developer in Denmark, I got the opportunity to move to Novell's American headquater in USA, in 2005. I spent about 7 years developing tools for portal and identity management systems (for Novell and its acquired companies) before moving to California last year to work as a Software Engineer in Test for Google. My main responsibilities are to help developers write quality code and unit tests and to help them release a quality product every two weeks.
Part of the Mix Online team (http://visitmix.com), Karsten Januszewski is, at heart, a developer. He's been writing code since he was 12 years old and been making a living as a software engineer for the last 15 years, with Microsoft for the last 9 years. He's interested in a variety of topics and technologies, ranging from Microformats to macros, from jQuery to WPF.
Kerry Hammil is a Senior Program Manager with Microsoft Research. Her current areas of focus include data parallel programming including work on the Microsoft Research Accelerator project. In the past she has contributed to 2D and 3D graphics APIs for various products at Microsoft and she spent a year working at a software startup in the photo industry.
Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant and trainer based in Bristol, UK. His work focuses on software architecture, patterns, development process and programming languages.
Kevlin has been a columnist for various magazines and online publications, including Better Software, The Register, Java Report and C++ Report. He is coauthor of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages.
Klaus Silberbauer is Concept Director at Creuna Denmark. Originally an interaction designer, he’s been working hands on with commercial web sites since 1999 – from 2004 with Creuna, a Scandinavian based full-service digital agency. During the last couple of years he has had an active role in Creuna’s turn around from an IT consultancy to a digital agency, while growing from 100 to 350+ employees.
Scott Allen is the founder of OdeToCode.com and a member of the technical staff at Pluralsight. In 15 years of commercial software development, Scott has worked on solutions for everything from 8-bit embedded devices to highly scalable ASP.NET web applications. Scott is a Microsoft MVP and writes the “Extreme ASP.NET” column for MSDN Magazine.
Lars Kurth is the committer community manager at the Symbian Foundation. Lars has built strong open source experience and a relationship with the Eclipse community through his previous role as tools architect and owner of the training strategy at Symbian. Lars has 15 years of industry experience in tools and software development for mobiles. Lars has worked in various roles in ARM, Symbian and Nokia: as product manager, chief architect, engineering manager and software developer.
Lasse is a coach, trainer, consultant and programmer, spending his days helping clients create successful software products and improve their performance through the application of agile methods and a culture of continuous learning. He believes that the most effective method of coaching software professionals is by working with software. One of the pioneers of the Finnish agile community and author of "Test Driven", Lasse speaks frequently at international conferences.
Leif is a former Major at the Swedish Armed Forces/Army, now Major in the Reserve. During his 15 years in the Armed Forces he acquired extensive experience of leadership, communication and project management. Leif has held leading positions both within line and project organizations. He shifted his career to Management Consulting, soon a decade ago, at Wenell Management AB (one of the leading project management companies in Scandinavia).
PhD Student Faculty of Psychology at the
Levi Broderick is a developer on the ASP.NET team, having joined Microsoft in 2007. His most recent involvement has been with the ASP.NET MVC project.
Marc Lesser is CEO of ZBA Associates LLC, a company
providing executive coaching, seminar, and facilitation services. He is the
founder and former CEO of Brush Dance, a publisher of greeting cards and
calendars. Marc was a resident of the
After switching between working as developer, architect, project manager and coach - Marcus can't decide. Working in different industries and organizational contexts has made him ever more curious about the fabric of collaboration, which is what he focuses on lately.
Mattias spends most of his time working with software development in the financial sector as well as leading a Java User Group in Stockholm, Sweden. Throughout the years, he gained experience from many different roles such as: developer, architect, team leader, coach, manager and teacher. In these roles he receives consistent feedback about his ability to inspire and motivate people which he works with. Mattias is responsible for the internal Java Competence Center at CIBER Sweden.
Michael Samarin has been developing software professionally since 1994 and holding Ph.D in Computer Science since 1997. His portfolio includes projects in areas ranging from military forensic investigations and video surveillance to interactive media showrooms, projection systems and mobile applications. Michael is currently leading multiplatform mobile development team in software and project house Futurice Ltd., fastest growing Finnish technology company of 2008.
Michael is deep into 3D computer graphics and software development for more than 15 years. Since the very beginning of FISHLABS in 2004 he was at several leading mobile and gaming industry events and is a well known evangelist for high-end gaming on mobile phones. He held lectures and workshops at GDC (San Francisco), MGF (London), GCDC (Leipzig), Icon (South Korea) and other industry events. Before FISHLABS he founded one of the leading 3D animation studios in Germany in 1993.
Agile Project Coach, Process Methodologist, PMP Certified Project Manager, Certified ScrumMasterCo-developed an industry first Agile Project Leadership qualification in partnership with the DSDM consortium (UK) and GoAgile (Denmark). Certified at APL foundation, practitioner, and examiner.
Founder of APLN Atlanta, member of the Agile Alliance, member of PMI, member of PMI Atlanta, and a member of the PMI-ISSIG. Honorary member of the DSDM Consortium.
Neal Ford is Software Architect and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, magazine articles, presentations, and author and/or editor of 6 books spanning a variety of technologies, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications.
I'm a Developer Programs Engineer on the App Engine team. My job includes interfacing with external developers on the forums, IRC, and in person, answering highly technical questions, and writing articles, sample code, etcetera. I also contribute in an engineering capacity to the App Engine project; my contributions include remote_api and appcfg. I'm also the author of BDBDatastore, an alternate datastore backend for App Engine apps, written in Java.
Niclas Nilsson, factor10, is a playing coach, educator and writer with a deep passion for the software development craft. He started working as a developer in 1992 and drawn from experience, he knows that some choices make a significant difference in software development, like languages, tools and processes. He's a productivity junkie, which is the reason behind his affection for dynamic languages, behaviour-driven development and pair-programming. He blogs at http://niclasnilsson.se/
Niklas has more than 10 years experience in the industry, started web based game development in .NET 1.0 beta, and tried XP and TDD as early as 2002.
While always striving to keep up with new tools and framework, he also takes care to find the best ways to use them.
Niklas Gustavsson is an experienced system architect with special focus on Java, the web and integration. He currently works at Callista Enterprise (http://callistaenterprise.se). He's also active in several open source projects, for example at the Apache Software Foundation.
Nikolai Onken is committer and community evangelist of the Dojo Toolkit. He is co-founder of DojoCampus.org and the regular Dojo.cast() podcast. Being the lead frontend architect at uxebu, Nikolai is involved in mobile development and is pushing the use of the Dojo Toolkit and other standard web techniques in mobile devices forward. You also might find him at one of the many dojo.beer() events which he is helping to organize all over Europe.
Ola Bini is a Swedish developer currently working for ThoughtWorks in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the creator of the language Ioke, and has been one of the core developers for JRuby since 2006. He is the author of the APress book Practical JRuby on Rails. He has much experience with Java, Ruby and LISP, and has been involved with several other open source projects.
Oren Bear, CISSP, is the Lead Data Security Engineer for the Software Rights Management Business Unit at SafeNet, Inc. He is responsible for security intelligence, threat analysis and response, and has contributed to the design of SafeNet's award winning HASP SRM software protection and licensing solution. For nearly a decade, he has researched a variety of security solutions and supported a range of software developers in implementing custom protection for their products.
His main focus is on architecture and best practices that promote quality software and zero-friction development. Oren is the author of Rhino Mocks, one of the most popular mocking frameworks on the .NET platform, and is also a leading figure in other well known open source projects including the Castle project and NHibernate.
He is the author of the book "Building Domain Specific Languages with Boo", soon to be published by Manning.
Dr. Per Runeson is a professor in software engineering at Lund University, Sweden, and is the director for the industrial excellence center EASE (Embedded Applications Software Engineering). His research interests include methods to facilitate, measure and manage various aspects of software quality, especially testing and inspection methods as well as agile methods. The research has a strong empirical focus including cooperation with major companies.
Peter works as a Senior Software Architect for Hello Group, an interactive agency out of Copenhagen, Denmark. Peter became a Macromedia Flex Influencer during Flex 1.5 and is currently working with all the cool stuff in Adobe Flex 4.0, Adobe AIR 2.0 and Adobe Flash Catalyst. He became an Adobe Community Expert in the middle of 2008 and subsequently received his Adobe Flex Certified Developer Certification in the end of 2008.
Petri is an experienced software professional having broad experience in product development in different companies and cultures. Petri is currently working at Reaktor Innovations (http://www.ri.fi/en), a Finnish IT consultancy company excelling in demanding software development and Agile enablement, and is a recognized pioneer of the Finnish Agile scene.
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, IEEE Software's Design Columnist, is a well-known, respected object practitioner. She invented the way of thinking about objects known as Responsibility-Driven Design and is lead author of Object Design and Designing Object-Oriented Software. Through her writing, consulting, and speaking she popularizes the use of informal techniques and thinking tools. She mentors teams on design, object modeling, architecture, and managing complexity. She practices what she teaches!
While he's not busy working, Remy can be found either blogging at remysharp.com and at jqueryfordesigners.com.
Richard Campbell has spent more than 30 years playing around with microcomputers. Along the way he's done virtually every job you can imagine in the industry, from manufacturing to programming to consulting, training and writing. Today Richard is a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP and co-host of .NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talkshow for .NET Developers (www.dotnetrocks.com) as well as host of RunAs Radio, the podcast for Microsoft IT Professionals (www.runasradio.com).
Rickard has worked on several OpenSource projects that involve J2EE development, such as JBoss, XDoclet and WebWork. He has also been the principal architect of the SiteVision CMS/portal platform, where he used AOP as the foundation. Now he works for JayWay, developing the Qi4j framework and Composite Oriented Programming paradigm.
Robert Sabourin has more than twenty-five years of management experience, leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Robert has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. The author of I am a Bug!, the popular software testing childrens book, Robert is an adjunct professor of Software Engineering at McGill University.
Scott Bellware is a software product designer, developer, manager, and agile coach living in Austin, Texas. Scott works with teams who are adopting agile development to improve existing agile development practices, and to help integrate agile development teams into their surrounding organizations. He teaches agile development practices and software production methodologies in workshops in the US, Canada and Europe. Scott is the founder of the AgileATX community of practice.
Scott Hanselman works out of his home office for Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager, aiming to spread good information about developing software, usually on the Microsoft stack. Before this he was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree, for 6 years. He was also involved in a few Microsoft things for many years like the MVP and RD programs and will speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen.
Shawn Wildermuth is a Microsoft MVP (C#), member of the INETA Speaker's Bureau and an author of six books and dozens of articles on .NET. Shawn is involved with Microsoft as a Silverlight Insider, Data Insider and Connected Technology Advisors (WCF/Oslo/WF). He is currently teaches workshops around the country through his training company AgiliTrain (http://agilitrain.com). He can also be reached via his blog at http://wildermuth.com.
Stacia Broderick has worked as a project manager for 15 years in commercial manufacturing and software development. Stacia was fortunate enough to be cast in the role of ScrumMaster in 2003, and ever since has helped teams all over the world embrace the principles of and transition to agile. Stacia founded her company, AgileEvolution, Inc., based on the belief that agile practices present a humane, logical way for teams and companies to deliver products.
Stefan Norberg is Head of Architecture at Unibet - one of Europe's leading e-gaming providers. Before becoming a Pointy-Haired Boss, Stefan was part of the team that built one of world's first Internet banks in the mid-90:s. He has set up some big Unix HA clusters and a handful of e-commerce sites. He also wrote a book for O'Reilly on how to secure Windows servers and headed up a couple of very high profile projects at stock exchanges, banks and insurance companies.
As Chief Solution Architect for the Software Development Division of Microdesk, a Solution Provider to the Architecture/Engineering/Construction, FM, and Mfg markets, Stephen manages the design and development of multiple large-scale integrated CAD, GIS, FM, automation, engineering, and line-of-business Enterprise software solutions for Microdesk’s clients as well as overseeing the delivery of these services using adaptive/Agile techniques.
Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He created YSlow, the performance analysis plug-in for Firefox. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He recently taught High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University.
Stuart Dabbs Halloway is a co-founder of Relevance, Inc. Stuart is the author of Programming Clojure, Component Development for the Java Platform and Rails for Java Developers. Stuart regularly speaks at industry events including the No Fluff, Just Stuff Java Symposiums, the Pragmatic Studio, RubyConf, and RailsConf.
Taylor Cowan is a software architect at Travelocity. He received his Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of North Texas, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Arranging.Â Throughout his career he has been working with Java in the context of the world wide web and more recently the semantic web. He is a founder and committer to the open source project jenabean, a Java to RDF binding framework, and maintains the semantic web focused blog at thewebsemantic.com.
Terrence Barr is Senior Technologist at Sun Microsystems and Community Ambassador of the Java Mobile & Embedded Community. He has 15+ years of industry experience and has been working on various technical aspects of embedded systems and Java ME for a number of years including implementation and optimization of virtual machines, byte code hardware acceleration, and multiprocessor platforms. His blog can be found here.
Theresa Neil has been designing user interfaces since 2001 when she coded her first seat map for an airline kiosk. She loved the direct interaction of tapping a seat to change rows, and updating as seat was assigned.
In the past 8 years, she has led the design for more than 40 web, desktop, and mobile applications as the Usability Lead, then on her own as a User Experience consultant. Recent clients include Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and local start-ups.
Thomas Sundberg is a consultant at Agical AB in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm. He has been working as a Java developer the last ten years. His first experience with test driven development was with JUnit the autumn of 2000. He has also worked as a lecturer at KTH teaching programming courses. Thomas has set up and maintained Continuous Integration systems since 2004.
Trygve is prof. em. of informatics at the Univ. of Oslo. He has 50 years experience in SE R&D for industrial strength SW products. His firsts include end user programming, structured programming, and data base oriented architecture (1960); OO applications and role modeling (1973); MVC (1979); OOram role modeling (1983). Member of the UML Core Team(1997). The goal of his current research is to create a new, high level discipline of programming for readable code the mastery of our software.
Tyler Jennings is a Software Developer at Obtiva, a Chicago-based Agile software development company. Tyler is involved in the Craftsmanship, Agile, Ruby, JRuby and Java communities and has presented at many conference and user group meetings across the United States. Recent interests include functional & multi-paradigm languages, genetic algorithms and machine vision
Ulf Wiger has used Erlang since 1993, as one of its very first commercial users. At Ericsson, he was Chief Designer for the AXD 301 project - possibly the most complex system ever built using a functional language, and famous for its remarkable in-service performance. Since February this year, Ulf is the CTO of Erlang Training and Consulting Ltd.
Velimir is technical manager at Sony Ericsson OSE platform, Graphics department. One of his teams is taking care of the Flash Lite integration and the Project Capuchin development. Velimir has long experience in working with Sony Ericsson mobile phone's User Interface. Prior joining Graphics department he worked as software architect at Sony Ericsson function group UI.
Wolfram Kriesing has more than 12 years professional experience in IT. The early involvement in web technologies provides him with deep knowledge and experience for designing and implementing stable and scalable architectures. With two equivalently experienced web experts he founded uxebu, a software consulting company focused on RIA client technologies. He has been an active open source contributor on multiple projects and currently is an active committer to the Dojo Toolkit.
.NET Rocks! is a weekly talk show for anyone interested in programming on the Microsoft .NET platform. The shows range from introductory information to hardcore geekiness.