The industry is replete with fresh topics: DevOps, Cloud Computing, MicroServices, Lean Startup, Fullstack Developers, Agile Variations, and the like. The the astute observer, there is an obvious emerging theme around all these topics: Go Faster. Fred George will take the stage, at a very special meetup in Cologne Germany, to share his unique insight based on his years of experience as a developer, consultant and speaker.
Photo: Cologne skyline by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash
Venue/Host: Cleverbridge, Gereonstraße 43, Cologne GERMANY
Costs: Free of charge
Speakers: Fred George
Food & refreshments included
18:00 Welcome & Food
18:30 Short Intro
19:30 Short break
19:45 Fred George
21:00 Ending with beers
Talk Abstract: Go Faster
A common theme runs through conferences, whether focused on MicroServices, DevOps, Lean Startup, or a myriad of other popular topics: Enabling an organization to Go Faster . I explore the need to go faster (which is hardly new), and three areas inhibitors arise: Technology choices, staid business Processes, and traditional Organization structures and roles. For each, I cite personal experiences in overcoming each.
Fred George is an industry consultant, and has been writing code for nearly 50 years in (by his count) over 75 languages. He has delivered projects and products across his career, and in the last decade alone, has worked in the US, India, China, and the UK. He started ThoughtWorksUniversity in Bangalore, India, based on a commercial programming training program he developed in the 90’s. An early adopter of OO and Agile, Fred continues to impact the industry with his leading-edge ideas, most recently advocating MicroService Architectures and flat team structures (under the moniker of Programmer Anarchy). He travels the globe speaking and consulting on these topics. Oh, and he still writes code!