Our speakers Folk-samlet

Anette Bergo - Cat Herder

Anette travels the world in search of the perfect code, some good people and a decent pork crackling. She is a regular speakers on topics of team and software development, and believes that humans will generally do quite alright once they have a bit of knowledge.

1 Presentation

Ingrid Domingues - Founder / Evangelist

Ingrid Domingues spent more than two decades designing digital flow for users that delivers expected values. Her speciality is defining needs and metrics. Since 2002 she has been teaching and coaching clients Business Impact Management and Mapping .

1 Presentation

Johannes Brodwall - Chief scientist

Johannes has 15 years experience as a developer, architect and organization change agent. He is the Oslo based Chief Scientist for the Sri Lanka based company Exilesoft where trains distributed teams and contributes to projects halfway across the world. He is an active contributor to the programmer community in Oslo and Sri Lanka and a veteran speaker in Norway and abroad.

1 Presentation

Ivana Gancheva - Agile Coach

Ivana is an independent Agile coach based in Trondheim. She collaborates with people and companies, big and small, in discovering where they want to go, and assists them on the way. She has experience as group lead, developer, project manager. Ivana is an active contributor to Agile and Lean communities, organizes and speaks at events in Norway and abroad.

1 Presentation

Elad Sofer - Agile coach

Elad is first and foremost people person, after that a SW engineer and after that a coach\ consultant.
Several years ago he was infected with the agile virus and has not been able to “shake the disease” ever since. He is now traveling across the IT industry with a mission to infect other people.
As a founding partner at "Practical Agile" He is helping projects, teams and organizations to improve their well-being while delivering awesome s/w based products.

1 Presentation

Ole-Martin Mørk - Scientist

Ole-Martin Mørk is working as a Scientist at Bekk Consulting AS in Oslo, Norway. His role in the company is to focus especially on emerging technologies and spread joy and excitement over new technologies and its possibilites. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor in Computer Science from Østfold College.

Ole-Martin speaks often at conferences in Norway and Sweden, like JavaZone, Software and JFokus. He is also involved in different user groups like Graph Database Oslo and javaBin.
See more of Ole-Martin Mørk here:
http://vimeo.com/album/1883925 http://www.slideshare.net/olemartinmork/presentations

1 Presentation

Ricki Sickenger - IT consultant

Ricki Sickenger is a former game industry professional with 10 years experience working on a large scale massive multiplayer game called Darkfall. He now works as an IT consultant and moonlights as an indie game developer. His main passions are development methodologies, game development and gamification.

1 Presentation

Fredrik Johnsson - Senior interacton designer

Is an interaction designer, motorcycle rider and krav maga practitioner from Sweden but now residing in Norway. I'm passionate about good user experiences on mobile, web and in life.
With a rediscovered interest for evil designs and parafunctional design of things.

1 Presentation

Stein Inge Morisbak - Practice Lead Continuous Delivery and DevOps at BEKK

Stein Inge is Practice Lead for Continuous Delivery and Devops at BEKK. He is a true Agile evangelist with more than 10 years of experience in both contributing to, and helping others to become better at producing excellent software together with demanding customers. He is also an experienced speaker at conferences and the founder of DevOps Norway Meetup.

1 Presentation

Sveinung Dalatun - Consultant

I work as a consultant at BEKK, where I currently focus on DevOps and Continous Delivery.

1 Presentation

Christian Johansen - Passionate programmer

Christian is a passionate programmer working with Oslo-based consultancy Kodemaker. He's a man of eclectic background, having worked with everything from Unix systems tuning and ops to various server-side applications and JavaScript heavy frontend development.

Christian is the author of "Test-Driven JavaScript Development", and he maintains several open source projects, including the JavaScript test-framework Buster.JS and the popular mocking framework Sinon.JS. After dark you may find him tinkering with his Emacs setup, coding Lisp and Clojure slowly being devoured by the world of functional programming.

1 Presentation

Greg Young - Independant consultant

Greg Young is an independent consultant and entrepreneur. He is always involved with many concurrent projects, currently these include building out a distributed event store and mighty moose (a continuous test runner). For periods of years Greg has been known to stop living anywhere and just travel.

1 Presentation

Anders Karlsen - Lead Software Engineer

Anders has been programming for food since the last millennium. He thinks software development is a craft that you need to practice a lot to be good in.

1 Presentation

Fred George - Developer

Fred George is a developer and co-­founder at Outpace Systems, and has been writing code for over 45 years in (by his count) over 70 languages. He has delivered projects and products across his career, and in the last decade alone, has worked in the US, India, China, and the UK. He started ThoughtWorks University in Bangalore, India, based on a commercial programming training program he developed in the 90’s. An early adopter of OO and Agile, Fred continues to impact the industry with his leading­-edge ideas, most recently advocating Micro­Service Architectures and flat team structures (under the moniker of Programmer Anarchy). Oh, and he still writes code!

1 Presentation

Gojko Adzic - Partner

Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with ambitious teams to improve the quality of their software products and processes. He specialises in agile and lean quality improvement, in particular agile testing, specification by example and behaviour driven development.

Gojko’s book Specification by Example was awarded the #2 spot on the top 100 agile books for 2012 and won the Jolt Award for the best book of 2012. In 2011, he was voted by peers as the most influential agile testing professional, and his blog won the UK agile award for the best online publication in 2010.

Gojko is the author of Impact Mapping, Specification by Example, Bridging the Communication Gap, Test Driven .NET Development with FitNesse and The Secret Ninja Cucumber Scrolls

Over the last thirteen years, he has worked as a developer, architect, technical director and consultant on projects delivering financial and energy trading platforms, mobile positioning and e-commerce applications, online gaming and complex configuration management systems.

2 Presentations

Gary McGraw - Security godfather

Gary McGraw, Ph.D., is the CTO of Cigital Inc., a software security consulting firm with headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area and offices throughout the world. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best-selling books on this topic. His titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and six other books, and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. McGraw has also written more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, authors a monthly security column for SearchSecurity and Information Security magazine, and is frequently quoted in the press. Besides serving as a strategic counselor for top business and IT executives, Gary is on the advisory boards of Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), Raven White, Six Trees Capital, and Wall+Main. His dual doctorate is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Informatics. Gary served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine (syndicated by SearchSecurity).

2 Presentations

Lisa Crispin - Software tester

Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Addison-Wesley, 2009), and their upcoming book, working title More Agile Testing, and a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011), Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009) and more.

Lisa enjoys testing and helping customers on the Pivotal Tracker team in Denver. She also enjoys sharing her experiences via writing, presenting, teaching and participating in agile testing communities around the world. For more about Lisa’s work, visit www.lisacrispin.com. @lisacrispin on Twitter.

1 Presentation

Gitte Klitgaard - Agile Coach

Gitte Klitgaard is an Agile Coach, Pirate, Dragon Lady, Hugger, and much much more. She is agile; live it and love it. Preferred starting point is scrum and then adapting is the key. Gitte has 10 years experience in different aspects of software development from testing, analysis, and processes to currently doing Agile Transformation. She wants to change the world by helping people in their work life; getting more work done, making the right product, doing it right and very important: have fun doing it She is a geek and very passionate about a lot of stuff :)

1 Presentation

Pawel Brodzinski - Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Leader of Lunar Logic (http://lunarlogic.io). Persistent experimenter. Whiteboard junkie. Lean and Agile coach. Kanban loudmouth. Prolific blogger. Believes that trust is essential bit of every successful endeavor and that glass is always half-full.

1 Presentation

Janicke Eilertsen - Test architect

Janicke Eilertsen works as a Test Architect for Steria in Oslo, Norway. For the last decade she has been working with Application Management and testing, for the last four years as a consultant, mostly with test automation.

She believes passionately in test automation and that anybody who works with test and care about testing can do it. Her experience has been that test automation is easy, and that dealing with people and organizations are the most challenging aspects of a test automation effort. She talked about this when she was a speaker at Eurostar in 2013.
But, writing tests is so much more fun than talking about it, which is what she will try to teach non-developers at the Booster conference.

1 Presentation

Rob Ashton - Freelance developer

Rob splits his time between free contracts that will teach him new things, and paid work for his company AshtonDev Ltd where he helps companies with their C#, NodeJS and any sort of development in general. When not learning or working, he can be found building awful games in JavaScript for the sheer joy of it or hacking on his database in Clojure. At weekends you'll not find him because he isn't here anymore.

1 Presentation

Liz Keogh - Agile Coach and Trainer

Liz Keogh is an independent Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave.

She works with subjects as diverse as haiku poetry, complexity thinking, effective personal feedback and OO development, and has a strong technical background with almost 15 years’ experience in delivering and coaching others to deliver large-scale enterprise applications, which she now combines with a focus on psychology, NLP and adult learning. She has pioneered the application of learning models in measuring Agile maturity and coaching progress, and is currently interested in modelling risk and change with complexity thinking and the Cynefin framework.

Liz was awarded the Gordon Pask award in 2010 for deepening existing ideas in the Agile space and "coming up with some pretty crazy ones of her own". She is also a science fiction writer and published poet.

2 Presentations

Filip van Laenen - Specialist

1 Presentation

David Ed Mellum - Systems Developer

1 Presentation

Jim "Cope" Coplien - Founder

Jim Coplien is an old programming language 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. He led the Pasteur Organizational Patterns project at Bell Labs, which is broadly acknowledged as one of the foundations of both Scrum and XP. He was recently honored in Japan as recipient of the Rakuten Technology Silver award for his work on Pasteur. With Trygve Reenskaug he is a co-developer of the DCI paradigm. He has written or co-authored several books on programming, software design, and organizational development.

He currently works for Gertrud & Cope in Denmark, and is a partner in the Scrum, Inc. His latest book, together with Gertrud Bjørnvig, is titled Lean Software Architecture and Agile Software Development. When he grows up he wants to be an anthropologist.

1 Presentation