Speakers at AgileByExample 2012

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Name Michał Parkoła
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Michał is an Agile trainer and consultant on a mission to help companies use adaptive and collaborative methods to improve themselves for the benefit of all involved. He works under the brand Fluid Circle (fluidcircle.net) together with his partner, Daniel.

Michał has a background in business analysis and product management for large telcos as well as international insurance companies.

When away from work Michał likes to play the ancient game of go and train for olympic weightlifting. He also likes to dabble in web development using Python and Django. His upcoming startup is unilog.me.

Country Poland
Phone 506182203
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Name Piotr Leszczyński
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I'm working as a Team Leader at VSoft in Poland. I deeply believe that Project Management is all about people. I'm also positively biased about Clean Code and working especially with those who are passionate with their work and keep improving their skills. I keep experimenting with Kanban and Visual Management in highly changing environment working as well with maintenance systems as with delivering new solutions. I love what I'm doing.

Country Poland
Phone +48 608 649 749
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Name Monika Konieczny
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Monika Konieczny graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science in Poznań. Monika is a PhD student at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In her research she studies broad aspects of the soft project management, especially effective motivation and use of gamification and simulation games to make the team happier :) and more productive. She works as a Director of Engineering/Scrum Master at iLoop Mobile http://iloopmobile.com., where she coordinates the work of the teams (distributed and on-site) creating tools necessary to run mobile adds campaigns. Monika is interested in traveling around the world, diving and photography. http://pl.linkedin.com/in/monikakonieczny

Country Poland
Phone +48607862344
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Name Jasper Sonnevelt
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Jasper is an Agile Coach at VX Company in The Netherlands. He helps team and organizations adopt a Leaner way of working. He has experience working in and around a teams with various levels of Agile maturity in both Scrum and Kanban environments. His focus at the moment is mainly on large organizations.

Country Netherlands
Phone 0031652005515
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Name Jaroslaw Palka
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Jarek spent last 10 years of his life in IT working as database and system administrator, developer, architect, manager and "on site disaster engineer ". He was involved in small, medium and horribly and nonsense large systems, from "waterfall" through Agile to "no methodology" methodology. It all lead him to conclusion that it doesn't matter what you do as long as you do it right, keep it simple and use the right tool to do the job for you. In the meantime he fell in love it TDD, Software Craftmanship and beautiful and simple ideas like REST, JavaScript and NOSQL. From time to time you can hear his low quality jokes about architecture on conferences in Poland. He is trying to make a world a better place as member of SSEEP and blog author at  http://geekyprimitives.wordpress.com/ .

Country Poland
Phone 48603886892
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Name Ramona Din
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I am a software engineer with a great pasion for product management, agility, and self-development. I have a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University Politehnica of Bucharest and an on-going PhD in graphics processors computing. I have been working as a developer in multinational companies for more than 5 years  and I am an active member of Romanian agile community.

I've been working both in waterfall and agile environments, as well as in agile within waterfall, and now I am member of an agile development team of one of the world's leading investment banks. I've never done agile-by-the-book; it just didn't fit for us. We've always adapted, improved or developed new techniques using Agile principles as foundation and guidelines.  

Country Romania
Phone 0040765501302
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Name Marcin Floryan
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I continually learn to develop better software and to develop software better, to help others do it and to share that knowledge. I enjoy working with people and working with code always striving to see the whole. I embrace values of eXtreme programming and aim to delight customers by delivering value. I like to share my passion and enthusiasm by speaking publicly to communities small and large and occasionally scribbling some thoughts at http://marcin.floryan.pl/

Country United Kingdom
Phone +447791529065
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Name Thomas Sundberg
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Thomas Sundberg is a consultant based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm. Thomas has been working as a developer for more than 20 years. He has taught programming at The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, one the leading technical universities in Sweden. Thomas has developed an obsession for technical excellence. This translates to Software Craftsmanship, Clean Code, Testing and Automation.

 

 

Thomas is also a speaker at different conferences and developer venues, including eXtreme Programming XP, Agila Sverige, Öredev, Turku Agile Day, Agile Central Europe, GeeCON, Java Developer Day, Agile By Example, Scandinavian Developer Conference and Agile Testing Days.

 

 

Thomas runs a blog where he writes about programming, Software craftsmanship and whatever problem he wants to share a solution about. It can be found at http://thomassundberg.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

Country Sweden
Phone +46707673315
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Name Wiktor Żołnowski
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I’m Agile Coach, Consultant and Trainer focused on process improvements and basic technical practices like TDD, BDD, Emergent Architecture and Pair Programming. During last few years I was participating and leading couple Agile transformations in various IT organisations.

I have about 6 years of experience in IT business - from Software Tester, through Programmer, QA Engineer to Scrum Master, Manager and QA Lead. Working on various projects in different methodologies like Waterfall, RUP and finally Scrum and Kanban with some XP practices I’ve learned that everything starts from the people in organisation and it’s all about their knowledge so I became Trainer. Now I'm learing Scrum and XP practices and coaching few teams in continous improvements of their technical practices.

Since I discovered something called “Agile” few years ago I’m trying convince other IT people that appropriate methodology and good practices in software development are only what they need to assure best quality for the products.

I am passionate in pragmatic approach to everything what I’m doing and I hate wastes.

Country Poland
Phone +48511170013
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Name Michał Ostruszka
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On daily basis I'm java developer and technical leader. I'm also ruby and js side-projects programmer at nights. Experienced in various project types (from greenfields to legacy applications takeovers). Enthusiast of agile (not only scrum-labelled) software development methods, TDD practitioner and preacher, introducing agile practices, clean and simple code ideas in all the teams and projects I work with. I enjoy working with people, teaching and learning new things, constantly improving my technical knowledge. Hate manual testing, spaghetti code and heavily overengineered "what-if in the future..." solutions.

Country Poland
Phone 48123123123
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Name Piotr Burdylo
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Developing IT systems since 2002. In 2004 joined TouK as a Java developer. Since then took part in projects in many roles: from a tester to a system architect to a project manager. From the dawn of time a believer in the agile values, though only found out they are actually called agile in 2008. Later on introduced Scrum and then Kanban in TouK. Currently holding a position of board member in TouK; from time to time managing projects or coding a little bit. Experienced in delivering systems for enterprises, mainly in telco and finance areas.

Really passionate about making companies work as effectively as possible. Strongly believing in simplicity and quality.

An active member of the Agile Warsaw community, and delivering there a presentation from time to time. In free time doing too much stuff - traveling a lot, diving here and there and in between - playing a guitar in a rockmetal band.

Country Poland
Phone xxx
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Name Michał Czyż
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Michał Czyż has been working professionally as a web developer since 2007, and from the very begining of his professional career, his choice is Ruby on Rails. In 2010 he became a team leader, guiding his team mates with his experience and helping them to follow the path to improvement. These experiences combined led Michał into thinking, how to optimize the flow of writing documentation and tests for applications and has resulted in several open source solutions, that are used with great success in Selleo, where Michał currently works. Michał was a man behind the Global Day of Code Retreat in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, a successful event that gathered programmers proficient with different languages and from various backgrounds that met to learn and share their experiences. Michał is also one of the core members of SRUG - a local Ruby users group community, where he is known for evangelizing best practices.

Country Poland
Phone +48 661 120 232
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Name Domenico Musto
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Software architect with more than 10 years of experience in developing high volume/performance scalable web applications.
In the last few years I have worked for Yoox Group (fashion e-commerce leader) where I had the chance to lead the migration to an agile approach. Today I live and work in London where I lead a scrum team in Huddle.
My job is mainly about architecture, mentoring and implementation of agile practices. I also help to organise DevTank in London (tech & startups conference). The technologies I usually work with are .NET, C# e Ruby.
I spoke at the last Italian Agile Day last November.

Country United Kingdom
Phone 004407411611794
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Name Mateusz Srebrny
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Mateusz is a Scrum Master and Agile Coach who helps teams and companies improve as an independent consultant.

He is one of the founders and animators of AgileWarsaw - a group of Warsaw-based Agile and Lean enthusiasts.

Mateusz has 5 years' experience of using scrum both with a team, and - on a larger scale - in the company.

He was in charge of redesigning and scaling out the server-side software infrastructure for the biggest Polish instant messenger.

At the moment he takes care of a team of 40+ developers working in a multinational environment building an advanced backup system.

 
Country Poland
Phone +48697157388
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Name Michal Vallo
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Ing. Michal Vallo, MBA, Aguarra
Being a first Scrum Master Michal has managed first Scrum project in Czech Republic. He has more than 15 years of experience in management of technology based companies. He specializes in adopting agile techniques into organizations to improve performance of development teams, speed up product development, manage innovations and corporate culture in Czech companies and abroad. For building up agile know-how for Czech and Slovak IT industry and popularizating agility he founded education and certification center Aguarra. Prior Aguarra he led as manager company Actum, where he deployed agile techniques and methodologies to manage company and its culture. He has founded Czecho-Slovak community of agile enthusiasts Agilia. Michal holds master degree in Electrical Engineering by University of Zilina and gained his MBA at Open University Business School in Milton Keynes, UK
http://cz.linkedin.com/pub/michal-vallo/2/528/6b2

 

Ing. Vladimír Čech, Ph.D., Autocont
Vladimír is Certified Scrum Master. As a beta program manager and deputy QA architect and operations manager he gained experience in AVG in Brno. He specializes on complexity of Quality Assurance in software development and use of agile testing. Currently he works as manager of analysis, testing and internal processes competence center in division Enterprise content management by AutoCont, where he among other duties design and optimize testing procedures. He is active member of Czech and Slovak agile community Agilia where he leads its Brno branch. Vladimír holds master degree by University of technology in Brno.
http://cz.linkedin.com/in/cechvladimir

Country Czech Republic
Phone +420604226125
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Name Heather Hopkins
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Heather is currently a Project Manager and Certified SCRUM Master with Denver Public Schools. Heather has 15 years of experience leading Teams and Companies. A seasoned professional with experience in education, telecom and web based solutions.

 

Country United States
Phone 720-838-0201
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Name Marek Kirejczyk
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Marek is practitioner of both agile and lean. Founder of agile software house, animator of biggest and most active agile community in Poland - AgileWarsaw. Always eager to learn and share knowledge. 

Country Poland
Phone 790027111
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Name Ewa Gowin
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I’ve been working in in Allegro Group for almost 7 years  as a customer care specialist, analyst, project and portfolio manager and now as a scrum master and Agile Center specialist. Knowing the company inside out I help to introduce scrum into our services and test my agile ideas on one innocent as a lamb team.

Country Poland
Phone +48 606111740
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Name Bartek Kobylecki
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Agile and lean management enthusiast. As a project mamanger he prefers to give the autonomy to the emplyees and to delegate tasks, because he believes in people and their skills. He appreciates honesty in communication and transparency in action. Personal development freak. Since couple of months he acts as a coach assisting people on the way to their personal goals.

Currently works in nasza-klasa with two teams.

Country Poland
Phone 693725923
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Name Karol Traczykowski
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Karol is an Agile Manager & Team Leader working at GoldenLine.pl.

He has a great passion for working with people & continuously growing them, especially by leading by example.

He is also an engineering enthusiast spending a lot of time developing highly scalable websites. That activity makes him very interested in such areas as software craftsmanship, clean code and software design. 

Karol is an active member of the biggest Polish Agile group - Agile Warsaw. 

 

Country Poland
Phone 48 535 029 811
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Name Sander Hoogendoorn
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In his role of principal technology officer and global agile thought leader at Capgemini, Sander Hoogendoorn is continuously involved in the innovation of software development processes, techniques, architectures, patterns, frameworks and technologies, both at Capgemini and its many international clients. 

Sander has coached many organizations and projects, has written books on UML and agile and published over 200 articles in international magazines. He is an appreciated and inspiring speaker at many international conferences and he hosts seminars and workshops on agile, software architecture, UML and software estimation. 

Sander is a member of Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council for .NET and several other editorial and advisory boards, and he is the chief architect of Capgemini’s agile software development platform Accelerated Delivery Platform (ADP).

See also www.sanderhoogendoorn.com and www.smartusecase.com

Sander is a frequently asked and highly appreciated and enthusiastic speaker at numerous international conferences and events. He has delivered successful keynotes, presentations and workshops at events on software development related topics such as architecture, patterns, agile, modeling, testing and estimation at conferences in various countries on all continents, including Microsoft DevDays, SDC, Dutch Testing Conference, TestNed, Database Systems (Netherlands), JavaPolis, Agile .NET Europe (Belgium), International SOA & Cloud Symposium (Brazil), Microsoft TechEd North America (US), Microsoft TechEd Europe, OOP (Germany), SET, Jazoon (Switzerland), NETWork Conference (Ukraine), JAOO (Denmark), TDWI, ACCU, Camp Digital (UK), Great Indian Developer Summit (India).

 
Country Netherlands
Phone +31615031184
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Name Michał Bartyzel
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Michał Bartyzel is a consultant and trainer at BNS IT company. Every single day he works with software developers helping them dealing with legacy code and software architecture. His interests and experience covers domains such a: manufacturing execution, telecommunication, e-commerce and finances.

Michal effectively works for customers on business-IT communication issues.

His thoughts can be followed on twitter @MichalBartyzel or his blog http://mbartyzel.blogspot.com .

Country Poland
Phone 503062421
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Name Karthik Sirasanagandla
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Karthik is a software craftsman and Agile evangelist who values continuous observation, experimentation, practice and (un)learning. He has experience in web development on technology platforms like Java, Ruby and .Net.  

Apart from his regular role in development, he has taken significant roles in testing, business analysis, and project management in both the green/brown fields and support/maintenance project areas.

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 facilitated code-retreats and dev-camps and he is an avid reader in topics related to people, technology and practices.

Karthik shares his experiences and perspectives through his blogs, http://agile-highway.posterous.com/ and http://kartzontech.blogspot.com/. Some of his code hacks can be found in Github and BitBucket via @karthiks, he is active on twitter @kartzontech and on stackoverflow using handle @kartz.

Country India
Phone +91-8015-962-692