GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

Presentation: "Lightning Talks: Hard Things Made Easy part 1"

Track: Hard Things Made Easy / Time: Wednesday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Glazen Zaal

Building the right thing in 5 questions / 10:20 - 10:30

In this talk Russ Miles, principal consultant at Simplicity Itself, will introduce and demonstrate how to use 5 little questions that can help you ensure you're building the right thing, rather than just building it right.

by Russ Miles

Make gestures work whatever happens / 10:35 - 10:45

The growing capabilities in terms of interactions promises better User Experience. But "better" is not true for everything possible. Reducing the gulf between humans and physical systems is not trivial! In the near future we will rather specify our intentions for our whole environment made of connected things of several kinds than for a single device. Based on a bunch of gadgets like the Kinect, Sascha shows you what to do it and what to avoid, creating more experience, usability and reliability with less waving around.

by Sascha Wolter

How to cram a desktop website worth of information on a mobile screen? / 10:50 - 11:00

In this lightning course I will explain basic principles for usable mobile websites and apps. You will find out that constraints of mobile devices are a blessing in disguise as they will help you to discover what's really important for your user.

by Liou Ymanae

Decisions Enable Productivity - The Art of the Best Wrong Answer / 11:05 - 11:15

Uncertainty, Risk, Ignorance, Fear, Disagreement are major productivity blockers that disrupt flow. Blocked individuals quickly cascade into blocked teams and even businesses. In this talk we discuss how make decisions so that you are your colleagues are not block.

by Dave Thomas

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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 ofObject 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 technologycompany.

He was also the principal visionary and architect for IBM VisualAgeSmalltalk and Java tools and virtual machines including the initialwork on popular multi-language IDE. OTI pioneered the useof virtual machines in embedded systems with Tektronix shipping thefirst commercial products in 1988. He was instrumental in theestablishment of IBM's Pervasive computing efforts and in particularthe 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.

Twitter: @daveathomas

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Liou Yamane, Freelance UX designer & digital strategist

Liou Yamane

Biography: Liou Yamane

I am an user experience designer.

This means that I get bugged on a daily basis about ill-designed appliances, elevators, ticket machines and what not. This means I think you can't separate form from function. This means I campaign against unfounded assumptions about how you think people will make use of your product and service and how these will benefit them. This means that even if I am not a skilful drawer, I absolutely love sketching. Finally, this means I want to help you make something that truly creates value for people.

Russell Miles, Co-Author of Head First Software Development

Russell Miles

Biography: Russell Miles

Russ Miles wants to help you deliver simpler and better software and solutions.

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler; through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore" – Edward de Bono, "Simplicity", 1998

"Complexity is the silent killer of delivering the right software, or change, at the right time; it is singly responsibly for killing many good ideas and companies. A focus on simplicity is the answer, but simplicity is not easy. Through our techniques and practices, I help software delivery organisations and teams ensure their solutions are as simple as possible while not missing the mark by over-simplifying." – Russ Miles, Formation of Simplicity Itself, 2013

Russ Miles is Principal Consultant at Simplicity Itself where he works with his clients to help deliver simple and valuable software and change.
Russ' experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 16 years experience of consultancy, coaching and training, Russ helps to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.

Russ is also an international speaker on techniques for achieving the delivery of valuable software as well as a published author, most recently of "Head First Software Development" from O'Reilly Media. He is currently working on a new book and set of courses that bring together the practical tools for applying simplicity to your software delivery process, both book and courses to be available by mid-2013.

Twitter: @russmiles

Sascha Wolter, Consultant, Trainer, Software-Architect & Author

Sascha Wolter

Biography: Sascha Wolter

Sascha Wolter is a professional developer with passion for M2M, Rich Applications and Mobile Apps in all flavors. He also works as a consultant, trainer, software-architect and author and contributes articles to a number of magazines. His books and video-trainings are bestselling publications in Germany. He has been giving lectures at conferences like "jQuery Europe", "Adobe MAX", "Flash on the Beach" and "Microsoft xtopia" for several few years now. Sascha is also the founder of the leading German Adobe User Group with more than 100,000 members and cofounder of the internationally renowned conference beyond tellerrand. His work was mentioned by several magazines and broadcasters like, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Discovery Channel, ZDF heute-show and so on. If he is not tinkering with new soft- and hardware as Developer Evangelist for the Developer Garden, he likes playing Lego with his kids in his spare time.

Twitter: @saschawolter