Call for Abstracts, Workshops and Poster Presentations is now open

The third annual Agile Africa conference will take place on 24 to 26 August 2015. The first two days will be short sessions (30 minutes each) and the third day will be reserved for workshops. You are invited to submit abstracts to the Agile Africa 2015 Programme Committee.

The committee are optimising this year's conference for two things: Conversations, and Africa. We are looking for talks, workshops ,and poster presentations that start and encourage conversations. We are looking for content relevant to Agile in an African context.

Submit your proposal here

 

 

 

Kent Beck

Kent Beck

Kent Beck is an American software engineer and the creator of the Extreme Programming and Test Driven Development software development methodologies. Beck was one of the 17 original signatories of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. His contributions to software development include patterns for software, the rediscovery of test-first programming, the xUnit family of developer testing tools, and Extreme Programming. 

Rebecca Parsons

Dr. Rebecca Parsons is ThoughtWorks’ Chief Technology Officer. She has more than 20 years’ application development experience, in industries ranging from telecommunications to emergent internet services. Rebecca has published in both language and artificial intelligence publications, served on numerous program committees, and reviews for several journals. She has extensive experience leading in the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems

Aslam Khan

Aslam has been building software for long enough to make peace with the fact that software design is ridiculously difficult. After 20 odd years, he still finds a way to work at the extremes - lines of code and strategy. Most teams he works with will tell of his off the wall experiments in agile software development. In between, he is writing the book Grokking Functional Programming. And when he doesn't have enough to do, he blogs at http://f3yourmind.net. Mostly though, he is focused on software development that is centred on the enhancing and appreciating the humanity in all of us.

Paul E McMahon

Paul E. McMahon has been an independent consultant for 18 years helping organizations improve their development and management performance. Prior to his independent work Paul acquired twenty-four years of experience as a software developer, project manager and internal company coach working for Link Simulation and Lockheed Martin. He has taught Software Engineering at Binghamton University and published more than 50 articles on software and systems development and management.

Doug Bradbury is the Director of Software Services for 8th Light in Chicago. He was one of 8th Light’s original Software Craftsmen, and he authored the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship. Doug helped 8th Light develop and refine its modern apprenticeship program, and has mentored dozens of apprentices into successful software careers. Doug’s interest in social justice and reconciliation has brought him to Africa on a number of occasions. He has met with developers in Kigali, and is excited about exploring more possibilities in programming-based business on the continent.