Presentation: "Techniques That Still Work no Matter How Hard We Try to Forget Them"

Time: Monday 13:30 - 14:30

Location: Store Sal


As an industry we have a short memory, shorter attention span and an obsession with the new. Or at least, the new-looking. As a result we sometimes fail to "hold the gains" as the state of the art advances.

This session reviews some old fashioned development techniques that still have value, and demonstrate their place in the contemporary development world. Things forgotten, things mis-remembered, things we're going through the pain of re-discovery. Things that every working programmer should know.

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Keith Braithwaite, Agile Skeptic

 Keith  Braithwaite

Keith Braithwaite is a Principle Consultant with Zuhlke Engineering, and leads their Center for Agile Practice in London. He provides Agile training, consultancy and mentoring to development teams in the wholesale finance and mobile telecoms industries.

Previously he was Head of Technology Solutions for the ASIA-PAC region of WDS Global, and co-authored the first published descriptions of successful distributed Agile based on his experience there. He is a frequent speaker at Agile conferences around the world.