Presentation: "Career.You - Build the Career You Want"

Track: AGILE CASE STUDIES / Time: Tuesday 14:45 - 15:45 / Location: Rytmisk Sal, Musikhuset

Careers seldom just happen!  They are emergent and strongly shaped by you as Product Owner of Career.You. Careers require constant refactoring and enhancement. Career Development is an investment in self understanding, in collaboration with others and in quickly accessing opportunities which present themselves. We discuss career patterns an anti-patterns based on our own career experiences. Attendees will leave with simple tools to become more proactive product owners of their own careers and/or mentors for others.

Keywords: Management, Lean, Career, People, Development, Envisioning ...

Target audience: Software professionals who want to have an interesting and rewarding career

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Dave Thomas, Father of OTI, CEO of Bedarra Corporation

Dave Thomas

Biography: Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry as an engineer, professor, consultant, architect, executive and investor. Dave is founder and CEO of Bedarra Corporation; which provides virtual CTO and CEO, business mentoring and seed investment to emerging companies. Recently formed Bedarra Research Labs undertakes speculative research on applications of emerging software technologies.

Dave is best known as the founder and past CEO and president of Object Technology International Inc. (formerly OTI, now IBM OTI Labs) and led the commercial introduction of object and component technology. The company is often cited as the ideal model of a software technology company.

He was also the principal visionary and architect for IBM VisualAge Smalltalk and Java tools and virtual machines including the initial work on popular multi-language IDE. OTI pioneered the use of virtual machines in embedded systems with Tektronix shipping the first commercial products in 1988. He was instrumental in the establishment of IBM's Pervasive computing efforts and in particular the Java tooling.

Dave is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University, and the University Of Queensland and is widely published in the software engineering literature. He is a popular humorous albeit opinionated keynote speaker. Dave remains active in various roles within the technical community including ECOOP, AOSD, Evolve, and Agile Development Conference, Agile/XP Universe and OOPSLA Onward. He is a founding director of the Agile Alliance and most recently a founder of Open Augment Consortium. Dave writes expert columns in Otland Online in Germany, and the Journal Of Object Technology in Switzerland where he also serves on the editorial board.

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