When: Wednesday, 4th September 2013 @ 6.30pm
Where: Virgin Wines, 4th Floor, St James' Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN
Building a successful agile company – people first, software secondMark Wightman
Over the last five years Red Gate have adopted and evolved agile development approaches at a team and company level with great success.
In this talk I'll share what we’ve learnt, with a focus on practical tips and techniques that you can take and away and use in your own organisations. Amongst other things I’ll show you how we build high-performing teams, how we empower them, how we encourage innovation, how we manage individuals and teams, how we drive continuous improvement at every level of the company – all with an agile mindset.
I aim to inspire you to make your staff a primary focus in your adoption of agile and give you some practical techniques you can adopt to make your workplace a great place to work.
Mark is Head of Development at Red Gate Software. He has previously worked as a developer, project manager and development manager. Mark has introduced agile and lean development practices to a number of companies and has over a decade of agile experience. In his current role, Mark is responsible for challenging Red Gate's development teams to become truly world-class and supporting them by building a culture of excellence and was delighted to see them recognised at the UK Agile Awards 2012.
Implementing Graph Search with Neo4jIan Robinson
Ian Robinson works on research and development for future versions of the Neo4j graph database. Joining Neo Technology as Director of Customer Success, he has worked extensively with customers to design and develop graph database solutions. He is a coauthor of 'Graph Databases' and 'REST in Practice' (both from O'Reilly) and a contributor to 'REST: From Research to Practice' (Springer) and 'Service Design Patterns' (Addison-Wesley). He blogs at http://iansrobinson.com and tweets at @iansrobinson.