agile open southern california 2013: your hosts
I've been programming computers since the early 1980's and I love the day-to-day process of rapidly creating maintainable, high value software. I was first introduced to Extreme Programming in 1998/99 and have been an addict ever since.
I've been training, facilitating, and coaching teams in the adoption of the Agile approach for over 10 years in some form or another, and take every chance I get to speak at conferences, code camps, and user groups on Agile/Lean practices, especially regarding TDD, technical excellence, code excellence, and pair programming. I strive to continually learn, experiment, practice, and "inspect and adapt". My mantra is "Engage and See" in the traditional Napoleonic sense, but without a disastrous winter campaign in Russia.
It is exciting for me to see the software development community embracing the Agile/Lean/Extreme concepts, principles and practices.
I am proud to be associated with the Agile Open 2013 Southern California Event and invite you to join us for a great couple of days exploring the world of Agile Software Development.
Professor Hadar Ziv, is a Researcher and Lecturer in Informatics at the School of ICS at UC Irvine, with many years experience in both computer-science education and practical software development. He publishes regularly in academic conferences; an earlier paper defining the “Uncertainty Principle” in SE is considered influential in the formative years of Agile and SCRUM methodologies. He has worked as consultant for several organizations wishing to include use cases, requirements engineering, object-oriented analysis and design with UML, and corresponding test strategies in their software-development practices.
Professor Ziv teaches the Capstone software-project class for Informatics seniors, where students employ many of the same tools and methods to develop web-based and mobile applications for real customers. He was awarded UC Irvine’s Excellence in Teaching award in 2003. A recent paper in the CSEET 2010 conference describes some of the course-management and project-management innovations of the year-long senior design project in Informatics.
David 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.