John Nolan, TweetTurning the cutting edge into the bleeding edge (with the scars to prove it)
Biography: John Nolan
John Nolan has over 20 years of experience at the forefront of technology. His career has been about changing the cutting edge into the bleeding edge: applying the big ideas and making them practical. From technologies such as objects, distributed computing and smart-dust through to process innovations like change management and agile software delivery, John has always taken a hands-on, "let's make it work" approach - delivering in diverse domains from finance, advertising, engineering and telecoms.
John is currently an independent consultant working with a combination of large enterprises and start-ups. Amongst other things, John is an ACM Distinguished Engineer, a winner of a Royal Society prize for innovation and an international speaker on a variety of technology subjects.
Presentation: TweetIs It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?
A rant about EVERYTHING in technology. There is no corner of technology where things are as they should be. Phones don't communicate, DVRs don't record, software is not soft, hardware is hard, the internet is more the interNOT. And don't get me started on the people or how we go about trying to create or change things! This rant turns a mirror on our great computer driven Information Society and the compromises we are willing to make. This rant asks the question "WTF?" and pleads the case for taking a simpler, cleaner more human(e) approach.
Presentation: TweetC Programming with John Nolan