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SDD Deep Dive 2022 Speakers
All of the presenters at SDD Deep Dive are independent experts, rather than employees of software vendors. This means that attendees will get an objective, impartial perspective on relevant products and technologies, rather than a biased viewpoint or a thinly disguised sales pitch.
They’re all acknowledged experts in their respective fields, and between them they’ve authored dozens of books, written hundreds of magazine articles, presented thousands of conference talks, and trained, educated and mentored countless software developers and software architects around the world.
Clare is an independent technical coach with 22 years of software engineering experience. She specialises in TDD, refactoring and other XP (“Extreme Programming”) practices.
Twelve years ago she abandoned IT to retrain as a high school maths teacher, but quickly returned to software, gaining new energy via Extreme Programming. Up until very recently she co-ran Made Tech’s academy programme, coaching inexperienced engineers to learn on the job. She has a passion for helping under-represented groups to flourish in tech.
Emily is a technical coach with ProAgile. She has worked in software development for over 20 years in diverse organisations, from start-ups to large enterprises. These days she specialises in coaching development teams in Agile practices like Test-Driven Development, refactoring, and Agile design. Emily has written two books, authored Pluralsight courses, and regularly speaks at software development conferences. Originally from the UK, she currently lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Jeff is a co-founder of Wintellect, who makes his living writing software and helping others do the same. He has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles, trained thousands of developers at Microsoft, and spoken at some of the world’s largest software conferences. Jeff’s passion is teaching software developers how to build cloud-based apps with Microsoft Azure and introducing them to the wonders of AI and Machine Learning. Following the merger of Wintellect and Atmosera, Jeff serves as Chief Learning Officer for the combined companies. In his spare time, he builds and flies large radio-controlled jets and travels to development shops, universities, and research institutions around the world to educate them about Machine Learning and AI.
Jules is a freelance consultant specialising in safety-critical systems, mathematical software, and compilers and languages. He has been writing, teaching and speaking about software development for 25 years, and conducts frequent lectures and workshops. He is the author of Programming Like Your Life Depends On It, and is the originator of Problem Space Analysis. Recently he has become particularly interested in the emerging field of quantum computing.
Mark is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in a variety of technologies. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a free website devoted to helping developers in the journey to becoming a software architect.
In addition to hands-on consulting, Mark has authored numerous technical books and videos, including his two latest books Fundamentals of Software Architecture and Software Architecture: The Hard Parts. Mark has spoken at hundreds of conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.
Neal is director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks – a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals, who think disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionise the IT industry and create positive social change. He is an internationally recognised expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of Agile engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), dozens of video presentations, and spoken at hundreds of developer conferences worldwide. His topics include software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, and cutting-edge software innovations.