GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

When: 14. May 2013 at 18:00 -


GOTO Night - Aino Vonge Corry & Russ Miles

We invite you to an interesting GOTO Night on behalf of GOTO Amsterdam.

Date Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Time 18:00 / 6PM
Venue/Host Trifork
Address Rijnsburgstraat 9-11, Amsterdam
Free Parking available

Costs Free of charge
Pizza & refreshments included
Speakers Aino Vonge Corry & Russell Miles

"Retrospectives, who needs them, anyway?" by Aino Vonge Corry

The short answer is that everyone needs them. In order to learn from your mistakes (and what else is there to learn from?), you need to reflect on what happened as objectively as possible, and make a plan of action for what should happen next. And with the emphasis on retrospectives seen in the agile processes, it would be fair to say that most actually get a retrospective on a regular basis. But that is not the case, since facilitating a retrospective is like coding Smalltalk; a minute to learn a lifetime to master. This presentation will, in much less than a lifetime, get you some of the way to create useful retrospectives.

Short Bio
Aino Corry is technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a ph.d. in computer science. She has 12 years of experience with Patterns in Software Development, and teaches OO design, software architecture and development in academia and industry.

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"You are not (only) a software developer! - Simplicity in practice" by Russell Miles

In this talk, Russ Miles (principal consultant at Simplicity Itself) will share the patterns and anti-patterns he's observed when teams attempt to really deliver valuable software. Taking an irreverent view of the goals, architectures, technologies and processes that have become part of our everyday lives, Russ in typical polemical style aims to impart real principles and practices that guide him when helping teams deliver, especially when sometimes they've forgotten how to do that at all! Russ aims to help you never look at what you do for a living the same way again and start delivering valuable software frequently and speedily now.

Short Bio

Russ Miles wants to help you deliver simpler and better software and solutions.

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler; through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore" – Edward de Bono, "Simplicity", 1998

"Complexity is the silent killer of delivering the right software, or change, at the right time; it is singly responsibly for killing many good ideas and companies. A focus on simplicity is the answer, but simplicity is not easy. Through our techniques and practices, I help software delivery organisations and teams ensure their solutions are as simple as possible while not missing the mark by over-simplifying." – Russ Miles, Formation of Simplicity Itself, 2013

Russ Miles is Principal Consultant at Simplicity Itself where he works with his clients to help deliver simple and valuable software and change.
Russ' experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 16 years experience of consultancy, coaching and training, Russ helps to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.

Russ is also an international speaker on techniques for achieving the delivery of valuable software as well as a published author, most recently of "Head First Software Development" from O'Reilly Media. He is currently working on a new book and set of courses that bring together the practical tools for applying simplicity to your software delivery process, both book and courses to be available by mid-2013.

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