Mob Programming Conference
Mob Programming Conference
April 12-13, 2018 Burlington, MA
LEARNING TO TURN UP THE GOOD
Join us for two days of hands-on workshops and peer learning with talks from the founders of Mob Programming. We will bring some of the most experienced “Moberators” (Mob Programming mentors) to Boston so that you can learn through immersion why this is so motivating and productive at the same time. New this year: We’ll have sessions not only for programmers, but for managers and leaders also.
Mob Programming is 6 years old now and it’s catching on all over the world. Mob Programming emerged from the efforts of a team that was focusing on learning how to work well together. They didn’t set out to invent Mob Programming - it simply grew out of exploring better ways to work harmoniously. This will be a global gathering that seeks to grow it even further with the contributions of people from all over the world who are doing Mob Programming regularly and helping others do it.
While working this way seems counter-intuitive, and people often ask “how can 5 people be productive working at one computer?”, we could just as well ask “how can we be productive if we separate the people who should be working together?” The problems of today are often bigger than one person alone can handle so the skills of teamwork and collaboration are becoming more and more important for all of us.
Teamwork is not only for programmers and those involved in creating software, but also for managers and leaders. Learning to embrace, support, and embody this new level of teamwork is important to all of us. When we do, everyone can excel in their work, and in their life. We’ll have sessions specifically for managers and leaders to learn how Mob Programming works, and to explore how they can best support their teams, and extend these ideas and practices beyond coding.
For more info on what Mob Programming is, see What Is Mob Programming?
Save up to 10% if you register for both Agile Games 2017 and Mob Programming Conferences at the same time!
WOODY ZUILL - Keynote
Woody Zuill & his team at Hunter were the originators of the Mob Programming approach to teamwork in software development.
Over the last 15+ years he has worked as an Agile Coach, Application Development Manager, Trainer, and Extreme Programmer.
He believes that code must be simple, clean, and maintainable so that we can realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change, and that we must constantly "Inspect and Adapt".
Llewellyn Falco introduced Woody to the Randori technique and Strong Style Pair Programming which is the base for Mob Programming.
He is an agile technical coach, specializing in legacy code and test driven development. When working with teams he uses mob programming with the programmers to foster continuous improvements.
A proponent of mob programming ever since meeting Woody a few years ago, Lennart is a software craftsman and polyglot programmer hailing from Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2015 he embarked in on a journeyman tour. During the voyage he was increasingly asked to facilitate and participate in mob programming sessions with the many and diverse teams he visited.
He is especially keen on emphasising the knowledge sharing portion and takes profound pleasure in using mob programming as a trojan horse for kickstarting real teamwork.
He is also an avid fan of tea which Boston just happens to be known for.
NANCY VAN SCHOOENDERWOERT
Nancy was among the first to apply Agile methods to embedded systems
development, as an engineer, manager, and consultant.
She taught Mobbing to several Agile teams beginning in 2014 and found it to be unlike any other Agile practice in the way it spread through pure team enthusiasm. The teams then created Mobbing variations of their own. Nancy initiated the first Mob Programming conference by Agile New England in 2016.
Nancy also has done extensive work in hardware development, and in
safety-critical industries - aerospace, factory automation, medical
devices, and defense systems.
She coaches Agile teams that are taking Agile practices to hardware work and high-reliability applications.
Alex Wilson pioneered the adoption of Mob Programming across all Product Development teams at Unruly in the UK.
Now amongst the most experienced practitioners of Mob Programming in the world, our teams blend eXtreme Programming practices in an environment where we switch fluidly between working in mobs and pairs.
Alex published his experiences around adapting Mob Programming for lean product development at the 16th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2015) in Finland, where he won a prize for Best Experience Report.
Currently Alex fills a unique role as Lead Research Developer bridging Engineering and Business Development, carving out exciting new areas for the business.
He is also founder and organizer of a popular meet-up for eXtreme Programmers in London.
Agile New England is hosting the 2nd Mob Programming Conference April 06-07, 2017. Mob Programming is a fairly new concept. This conference offers you a good grasp of it with a mix of talks, trying it out, and discussing with your peers.