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Aino Vonge Corry, Retrospectives Facilitator/ Track host

Aino Vonge Corry

Biography: Aino Vonge Corry

Aino Corry is a technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a ph.d. in computer science and is founder of Metadeveloper, her new tiny company. She has 12 years of experience with Patterns in Software Development, and teaches OO design, software architecture and development in academia and industry.
In her spare time, she runs and sings (but not at the same time)
Twitter: @apaipi
Video presentation: Functional Design Patterns

Presentation: Conference Opening & Introduction of Today's Tracks

Track: Keynote / Time: Wednesday 08:45 - 09:00 / Location: To be announced

Floyd Marinescu and Wednesday Track Hosts will present the program and provide a short introduction to the Tracks scheduled for Wednesday.

Presentation: Retrospectives, who needs them, anyway?

Track: Agile Adoption / Time: Thursday 13:50 - 14:50 / Location: Fleming

The short answer is that everyone needs them. In order to learn from your mistakes (and what else is there to learn from?), you need to reflect on what happened as objectively as possible, and make a plan of action for what should happen next. And with the emphasis on retrospectives seen in the agile processes, it would be fair to say that most actually get a retropective on a regular basis. But that is not the case, since facilitating a retrospective is like coding Smalltalk; a minute to learn a lifetime to master. This presentation will, in much less than a lifetime, get you some of the way to create useful retrospectives.

Presentation: Friday Introduction

Track: Keynote / Time: Friday 08:45 - 09:00 / Location: To be announced

Friday Track Hosts will present the program and provide a short introduction to the Tracks of the day

Presentation: Panel on outsourcing

Track: Working distributed / Time: Friday 16:40 - 17:40 / Location: Henry Moore Room

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.