Speakers

Woody Zuill

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".

Twitter: @WoodyZuill 

 

Llewellyn Falco

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.

Twitter: @LlewellynFalco 

 

Mentors

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 last year 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 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.

Twitter: @vanschoo

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LENNART FRIDÉN

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.

Twitter: @DevLCSC

Alex wilson

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.

Twitter: @pr0bablyfine

jeremy cash 

Having had a love for robots and animatronics from a young age, Jeremy taught himself electronics and the basics of programming. This eventually lead him to a career in embedded software. Having started work at Bluefruit Software as a tester Jeremy was given training through Mobbing and Pairing, to become a developer. He has gained experience in C/C++ on embedded platforms as well as C# on windows platforms. Having experienced the learning that mobbing provides first hand, I am keen to proliferate it as a method of problem solving and knowledge sharing.

He has gained experience in other sectors including marine and product design, and is always interested to compare practices from other industries with those of agile software development.

Bluefruit was introduced to mob programming by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert in 2014. Over the time they have been using the technique they have walked into pitfalls and explored how to overcome them to ensure mobbing is a formidable tool to have in their repertoire; experience Jeremy is keen to share.

Twitter: TBD

 

Aaron Griffith 

Aaron Griffith is a member of the original Mob Programming team at Hunter Industries and is an avid Mob Programmer.  He is currently exploring the nuances of introversion and extroversion as it applies to Mob Programming

He has been testing and developing software for 20 years, and has worked as a Tester, Developer, and Mob Programmer. 

Aaron loves the Agile Manifesto and applying and recognizing it in every day tasks and home projects.

His other interests include Teaching Kids Programming and Star Wars.

Twitter: @Aaron_Griffith