Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. We are so glad to have Venkat as the key note speaker of our conference.
Johannes possesses a unique combination of technical know-how, marketing impact and inspirational leadership. He enjoys starting and contributing to projects as a programmer, sharing knowledge and helping others build their own career.
A hands-on techie, Naresh is a globally recognized leader in eXtreme Programming. Currently Naresh is building two lean-startups in India. Part of his time is also dedicated to help Software companies as an Agile/Lean Coach/Consultant. From Organizational Transformation to enhanced Developer productivity, Naresh helps organizations embrace, scale and sustain essential Agile and Lean thinking. Naresh was the Chair for the Agile India 2012 Conference, largest conference on Agile and Lean in Asia. He founded the Agile Software Community of India (ASCI) in 2004. He is responsible for creating and organizing various international conferences including the Simple Design And Testing Conference (SDTConf) and Agile Coach Camp. In recognition of his accomplishments, in 2007 the Agile Alliance awarded Naresh with the Gordon Pask Award for contributions to the Agile Community.
Thushara has been leading geographically distributed software teams over 12 years. During that time she has employed a variety of traditional and Agile processes. As the Chief Project Officer of Exilesoft, Thushara enjoys her day-to-day work with a large pool of technical specialists and a diversified clientele/integrated teams distributed in Norway, Australia and Sweden. Her experience in speaking at International conferences can be found here : www.contextready.com/events
Gogula is a SQL Server MVP since 2008 and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Business Intelligence.
He possesses 13 years of industry experience, where
he designs and builds business intelligence solutions among others.
Gogula has been involved in developing and evaluating SQL Server 2008 and 2012 certification exams for Microsoft as a Subject Matter Expert, and has also authored a chapter in the book titled SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, Vol 2.
He is a founder of the technical communities SQLServerUniverse.com and SQL Server Sri Lanka User Group, where he regularly speaks on database and business intelligence topics. Gogula has delivered several technical presentations at TechInsights – Penang, Malaysia in 2010, a community conference organized by the Microsoft technical communities of Malaysia (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/malaysia), and SQLSaturday #180 – Kathmandu, Nepal in 2012, a SQL Server training event that is held on a global scale (http://sqlsaturday.com).
Anjana has over 10 years of experience designing and developing software for multinational organizations in Sri Lanka, UK and USA. Possessing a proven track record of working with large global teams such as Thomson-Reuters, British Telecom, CSX, Siemens, etc. to deliver scalable enterprise solutions.
View Anjanas full profile here
Karthik is a software craftsman and Agile evangelist who values continuous observation, experimentation, practice and (un)learning. Before joining Industrial logic, He worked for ThoughtWorks, FICO and Honeywell. He has experience in web development on technology platforms like Java, Ruby and sparingly Dot Net. He has played several roles in development, testing, business analysis, and project management in both the greenfield/brownfield development and support/maintenance projects. Karthik has been a speaker and participated in numerous panel discussions at Agile conferences and geek-weekends in India and Europe, including RubyConf, Agile Tour, and Agile By Example. He has also facilitated code-retreats and dev-camps in the past. View Karthik’s blog here
|Time||Ballroom A||Ballroom B||Ballroom C|
|8.30 - 9.00||Registration and Introduction|
|9.00 - 10.00||Keynote: Pointy haired bosses and pragmatic programmers:
Facts and Fallacies of Software Development
by Venkat Subramaniam
|10.00 - 10.30||Tea Break - Networking session 1|
by Venkat Subramaniam
| Avatars of Test Driven Development
by Naresh Jain
|12.30 - 14.00||Lunch Break - Networking session 2 & 3|
|14.00 - 15.00||Getting Predictable - A Pragmatic Approach
by Anjana Somathilake
|Agile Smells - Funny tales from agile developers' world
by Karthik Sirasanagandla
|15.00 - 16.00||Inverting the Testing Pyramid
by Naresh Jain
|Bare Knuckle Web development
by Johannes Brodwall
|16.00 - 16.20||Tea Break - Networking session 4|
|16.20 - 16.50||The Developer vs. The Relational Database: How to do it Right
by Gogula G. Aryalingam
| Effective developer Sprint demos
by Thushara Wijewardena
|16.50 - 17.00||Short Break|
|17.00 - 18.00||Closing keynote: Developers Unleash your Potential
by Rohan Pallewatta
|18.00 - 18.15||Closure and announcing winners|
|10.00 - 10.15||RestExpress is the easiest way to create RESTful web services in Java by Subuki Shihabdeen|
|12.30 - 12.45||Google Glass Development by Amalan Dhananjayan|
|12.45 - 01.00||Applying agile methods in Student Software Projects by APIIT|
|16.00 - 16.20||Interactive session by Johannes Brodwall|