GOTO Zurich for Leaders is the combination of break-through technology with management 3.0 and leadership. As a premier software conference, GOTO Zurich for Leaders cultivates this combination. When creating the GOTO conference, we strive to design a specific program for leaders to foster all aspects of excellence. GOTO Zurich for Leaders emphasises the presentation of the latest experience and trends in leadership and management, to unleash the full potential of software development.

When: 3. Apr 2013 at 18:00 -


GOTO Night - Russell Miles

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

Date Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Time 18:00 / 6pm
Venue/Host  Zurich Marriott Hotel
Address Neumühlequai 42, 8006 Zurich

Cost Free of charge
Snacks & refreshments included
Speaker Russell Miles

Russell Miles

Short Bio

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 and through consultancy, coaching and training, Russ uses a holistic view of the software delivery process in order to implement multi-faceted continuous improvement programmes touching on everything from developer skills and practices, creating and evolving the best architectures and designs for a given domain, through to advising the management of various companies on how to apply lean and agile thinking and practices to better tune their return on investment from their software development effort.

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 two new books; "Programming Spring" for O'Reilly Media that launches the Simplicity Itself technique of "Test Driven Learning" for the first time publicly, and another book, working title being "Field Guide to Continuous Improvement for Software Delivery Team Members" that captures the different thinking tools and techniques that a professional software developer can apply concretely to their own continuous improvement goals.

Twitter: @russmiles

Talk: "You are not (only) a software developer! - Simplicity in Practice"

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.


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