Outsourcing is a well-known concept. Among managers it is well-know to save you money in software development, but among developers, it is a different story.
In this panel we will have people with case-studies in outsourcing, who are willing to share their do's and don'ts'. People, who has worked with and given advise on successful outsourcing software development, and who can share their experiences about the infrastructure required for effective multi-sourcing.
Martijn Verburg (aka 'the Diabolical Developer') is the CTO of
TeamSparq, herds Cats in the Java/open source communities and is
constantly humbled by the creative power to be found there. Currently
he resides in London where he co-leads the London JUG (a JCP EC
member), runs a couple of open source projects & drinks too much beer
at his local pub. You can find him online moderating at the Javaranch
or discussing (ranting about?) subjects on the Programmers Stack
Exchange site. As the Diabolical Developer he delivers popular, highly
controversial / thought provoking talks on Java, OSS and the latest
fads at conferences such as FOSDEM, OSCON, JavaOne and QCon. Most
recently, he has wrapped up his first Manning title - "The
Well-Grounded Java Developer" with his co-author Ben Evans.