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Agile Open Southern California 2009: Hosts

Diana Larsen sparks the creation of workplaces where productive teams focus on frequent delivery of high value software and display resilience in times of change. Drawing on fifteen+ years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish.

Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! She writes articles and blog posts at http://www.futureworksconsulting.com/blog .

Current chair, Agile Alliance Board of Directors, Diana co-founded the "Agile Open Northwest" conference and has facilitated Open Space conferences around the world for over 15 years.

As a consultant, Diana discovers solutions and possibilities where others find only barriers and obstacles.

 Rosalva Gallardo             

Rosalva Gallardo-Valencia is a PhD student at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UCI under the supervision of Professor Susan Sim. Rosalva has conducted empirical studies and field observations of Agile teams to better understand how Agile Requirements and Agile Validation takes place in practice. She is also part of the RAD (Resources for Agile Development) initiative.
She has six years of experience developing applications for telecommunication and financial organizations.

Jonathon Golden Jonathon Golden is the owner of Seiryoku Zenyo, Inc. He has over 15 years experience in software development and architecture, project management, mentoring and consulting. As an Agile coach and Agile Team Leader Jonathon has instructed and guided technical, project and product management staff on successfully applying agile engineering (XP) and project management (Scrum) practices. He has worked with a variety of established companies such as Microsoft Corporation, Cingular Wireless, Pacific Life, Amdocs and Fidelity as well as a several small to medium sized companies and start ups.

David LokietzDavid Lokietz is the founder and a principle in Pleiades Management Group. He began his career in 1983 implementing financial and payroll software applications. Since then he has participated in a breadth of IT fields including custom software development, eCommerce, infrastructure, ERP, and CRM.
Since 2007 he has focused his efforts to Agile focused projects. He is a certified Scrum Master providing Agile Coaching for project, product and release management. He strives to build cohesive, collaborative and high performing teams.
Beginning in 2008 he has given time to nonprofit initiatives and developing a scalable and adaptable approach for future non-profits. He has focused his efforts mainly on Mariposa Women and Family Center's transformation to Agile.