Speaker: Shane Hastie

Chief Knowledge Engineer at Software Education
Shane is Chief Knowledge Engineer at Software Education, providing training and consultancy in business systems analysis, requirements engineering, software project management, software testing and design techniques using traditional, Object Oriented as well as Agile methodologies. With over 25 years of practical experience in software development in real-world environments, Shane has designed and built a diverse range of systems for a broad range of industries - experience which he weaves expertly into the training he delivers for Software Education. Not only does Shane have a wealth of practical experience, he also has an impressive range of qualifications. He holds a Masters degree in Information Management (MIM), is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), is ISTQB Foundation certified (CTFL), and is also a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®). Over and above his many and varied training and consulting activities, Shane is also active within the Business Analysis and Agile communities. He is a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a board member of the Agile Alliance (he was the first member to be elected from Australasia). Most recently he has brought his passion for all things Agile to his involvement in the IIBA® working group currently creating an Agile extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®). Shane is also a sought-after speaker at local and international industry events and a regular contributor to online forums such as the Software Education trainer's blog, www.infoQ.com and Software Education's own library of educational resources.

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Covering innovative topics

Wednesday, 4 March

  • Architecture Improvements

    Next gen architecture, Arch over the full lifecycle, Bleeding edge tech in legacy, Cognitive biases in architecture, Evolving Architecture.

  • Big Data Frameworks, Architectures, and Data Science

    As big data tools and architectures continue to evolve, how do you architect and select technologies that work now but are also future-proof?

  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery: Code Beyond the Dev Team

    As infrastructure becomes as malleable as code, a unified approach from reqs to ops is needed to deliver promised breakthroughs.

  • Engineering Culture

    The best teams and companies talk about how to create amazing engineering cultures.

  • Java - Not Dead Yet

    Java is evolving to meet developer and business needs, from lambdas in Java 8 to built-in support for money types rumoured for Java 9.

  • Mind Matters at Work

    How theories from neuroscience and psychology can help us better understand IT professionals and discover what really motivates them.

Thursday, 5 March

  • Docker, containers and application portability

    People building stuff for and with containers showing why application portability is important, and what can be done with expanding ecosystems.

  • Evolving agile

    Reflecting on and learning from successes and failures in applying agile approaches since the creation of the Agile Manifesto and exploring ways of applying agile practices to increase business value.

  • HTML and JS Today

    The state of the art in web technologies. What is important to know and why?

  • Internet of Things

    What software devs need to know to design and build for instrumented environments and reactive things, what new issues and questions it raises.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    How modern CS helps you tackle today's problems.

  • Reactive Architecture

    How to create reactive systems is more than simply learning a framework. Thinking in a reactive way helps you to design responsive architectures.

  • The Go Language

    The Go Language - Concurrency, Performance, Systems Programming.

Friday, 6 March

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Get a rare look behind the scenes and get to see the architectures of the most well-known sites with the least known architectures.

  • Low latency trading

    The 'race to zero' continues. Join us to learn about the latest tecniques being deployed to optimise order routing and execution.

  • Open source in finance

    Financial services have changed from OS as cost-saving to a competitive weapon. See open source projects that are disrupting the finance industry.

  • Product Mastery

    Come have fun with fellow PMs and BAs as you learn about Value Management. We'll even tell you dark tales of Snarks, Hippos and other obstacles.

  • Taming Microservices

    Tackling the challenges of microservices in practice.

  • Taming Mobile

    Mobile is no longer the Next Big Thing but a requirement for your business. Hear from those who have implemented successful mobile systems.