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Dan North, ThoughtWorks

 Dan  North, ThoughtWorks Dan is a principal consultant with ThoughtWorks, where he writes software and coaches teams in agile and lean methods. He believes in putting people first and writing simple, pragmatic software. He believes that most problems that teams face are about communication, and all the others are too. This is why he puts so much emphasis on "getting the words right", and why he is so passionate about behaviour-driven development, communication and how people learn. He has been working in the IT industry since he graduated in 1991, and he occasionally blogs at dannorth.net.

Presentation: "Keynote: The Yawning Crevasse of Doom"

Time: Thursday 18:30 - 19:15

Location: Fleming Room

Abstract: At technical conferences we talk a lot about technologies to develop and maintain software. In our view, however, the most significant factor in software development is the quality of the communication between those who develop software and those who benefit by the software (users and/or customers). As a result it's important to look at the topics of this and similar conferences and consider how they help us bridge this crevasse.

Presentation: "Keynote Panel"

Time: Friday 17:15 - 18:45

Location: Fleming Room

Abstract: TBA