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Presentation: "Professional Productivity - Part 1"

Track: Professional Productivity / Time: Wednesday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Kammermusiksalen, Musikhuset

Small talks of 15 minutes each.

Prioritization and how to make sure that you work on the most important thing each day

Bjorn Freeman-Benson

You have too much to do each day. In fact, you have too much to do even if you worked 24x7. The solution is both very simple to describe and very hard to implement in practice: Prioritize. The problem is that the easy stuff keeps taking precedence over the hard stuff. My advice is the same as many others' advice: Make Lists. The key to my advice is how to make those lists and how to establish the habit of using them.

Profiling applications with New Relic

Patrick Linskey

Once your product is up and running, how do you make sure it stays that way? How do you measure the experiences of your customers? How do you find bottlenecks in the system?

On our team, New Relic is a key part of the answer to all those questions. We'll take a look at the New Relic console for a running app to see how this all works.

Changing your habits and environment to get more professional productivity

Linda Rising

Those of us who struggle with complex problems for a living, unfortunately, don't have time to keep up with the enormous amount of research in cognitive science that would help us be better thinkers. Linda Rising will share one small but important bit of advice that she has uncovered--the power of movement. Some of what she will say will be surprising, even counterintuitive. Linda will report on the research and provide some tips for better thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Bjorn Freeman-Benson, Software Psychologist. VP Engineering, New Relic

Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Biography: Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Bjorn Freeman-Benson joins New Relic as the Vice President of Engineering following an interesting career in software tools, most recently with the Eclipse Foundation supporting the leading open source Java IDE. Prior to that, he ran engineering for a reconfigurable hardware startup. Earlier in his career he held senior engineering positions at, Rational, and OTI. Bjorn holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and spends his spare time orienteering, bicycling, or flying.

Software Passion: Lots of people are in software, so what makes me special? I'm a software psychologist. As a software psychologist, I listen to the software team and help it get better.



Twitter: @bjorn_fb

Linda Rising, Queen of patterns. Author of numerous books

Linda Rising

Biography: Linda Rising

Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems.

An internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, agile development approaches, and the change process, Linda is the author of numerous articles and four books: Design Patterns in Communications Software (SIGS Reference Library), The Pattern Almanac 2000The Patterns Handbook: Techniques, Strategies, and Applications (SIGS Reference Library), and Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas

Find more information about Linda at
Video presentation: Born To Cycle

Patrick Linskey, Software Enthusiast and Collaborator at Cisco, Member of Program Advisory Board

Patrick Linskey

Biography: Patrick Linskey

Patrick Linskey has been involved in object/relational mapping and databases for the last decade. As the founder and CTO of SolarMetric, Patrick drove the technical direction of the company and oversaw the development of Kodo, through its acquisition by BEA. At BEA, Patrick led the EJB team in designing and implementing the WebLogic Server EJB 3.0 solution, and represented BEA on the JDO and EJB3 expert groups. He is a contributor to the Apache OpenJPA project.

Since leaving Oracle last summer, Patrick has worked on a number of projects, ranging from traditional three-tier web and mobile applications to C# peer - to - peer client applications with custom-designed distributed storage solutions.

Patrick is member of GOTO Aarhus Program Advisory Board