Pacific Northwest Software Symposium
October 14 - 16, 2005 - Seattle, WA
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Where Agile meets Argyle: New processes in established companies
Agile programming is a collection of core principles and techniques that allow software developers to create lighter, more responsive applications, and to have fun doing it. Many established organizations are either openly or sub-conciously hostile to many of the principles of Agile development.
We'll explore the intersection of these new practices and old-world sensibilities, relying on real-world case studies to illustrate some of the compromises that are necessary to bridge the gap. In addition to technical and process aspects, we'll also spend some time talking about the business aspects, such as how Agile development affects contracts.
About Bruce Tate
Bruce Tate is a kayaker, mountain biker, and father of two from Austin, Texas. Currently at RapidRed, his focus is on rapid development and Ruby applications. Bruce was the chief technology officer behind the sites ChangingThePresent.org and ClassWish. His current project is DigtheDirt, a social gardening site. The international speaker has coauthored more than a dozen books including Rails Up and Running, Deploying Rails Applications, Beyond Java, and From Java to Ruby. His firm seeks to improve total application quality through the use of small teams, expressive programming language and agile development practices.More About Bruce »