Central Iowa Software Symposium

August 2 - 4, 2013

Prasanna Pendse

Prasanna Pendse

Technical Principal at ThoughtWorks

Prasanna has been programming since 1994. He was involved in such adventures as creating India's first search engine and an on-line music and video store before getting a real job.

Prasanna's development skillz went up a notch when he learned about TDD in the early 2000s. In fact, TDD (along with pair programming, CI and other XP practices) is a major reason why he still writes code. In 2006, he joined ThoughtWorks.

His coding adventures took him around the US to places such as Chicago (IL), Atlanta (GA), Albany (NY), Warren (NJ), Malvern (PA), San Francisco (CA) as well as around the world to Krakow (Poland), Bangalore (India), Tokyo (Japan), Beijing (China), Pune (India), Hong Kong (China) and Johannesburg (South Africa)!

Prasanna plays any of many roles including developer, tech lead, software architect, agile coach, QA, project lead, enterprise architect, technical principal, infrastructure automation and build monkey. He has programmed professionally in JavaScript, Ruby, C#, Java, Perl, PHP, Tcl/Tk, C, C++, Bash and PowerShell.

Besides coding, he enjoys eating different types of food and photography.


Sat 1:30 PM Next Generation Architectures: LMAX Disruptor & Event Sourcing
Sun 9:00 AM Building Kick-Ass Teams
Sun 11:00 AM Quality is a Team Sport
Sun 2:15 PM Infrastructure as Code (Bring a Laptop)
Sun 4:00 PM Infrastructure as Code (Bring a Laptop)