Floyd Marinescu shares how the virtual teams behind InfoQ.com and QCon are run; Processes, tools, & mindset needed to succeed virtually in an environment that delivers happiness and alignment. Each practice is explained in the context of how it fosters purpose, autonomy, mastery, and a sense of progress.
Alan Claypool discusses a methodology meant to bring coherence to an organization based on a strategic vision and clear focus on core values, over-communication and up-down accountability.
Jim McCarthy discusses culture hacking, a distinct kind of culture engineering, expressing a particular hacker ethos, an ethos originating in the world of software hacking, promoting freedom, openness, and embodying rationality and design elegance.
Jeff Patton presents the process of co-creating products, where everyone is involved and responsible, taking examples from three companies he’s worked with.
Joanna Zweig leads a workshop for practicing Cooperative Inquiry, a group learning technique meant to provide answers to complex questions based on group’s wisdom and knowledge.
Adrian Cho discusses applying Jazz performance principles to software development: managing friction, the importance of awareness, diversity, health, and leading on demand, embrace change and conflict.
Joanna Zweig and César Idrovo discuss Discovery Curves - a model to chart a team’s ability to learn-, and a group improvement process using past experiences and identifying common characteristics.
Wayne Walls discusses how Rackspace does cloud based on OpenStack, touching: open source, cloud on cloud, continuous delivery, and open API.
Luke Hohmann keynotes on what creates, causes, enables, and promotes software innovation.
Naveed Khawaja and Carl Bruiners introduce various Agile principles and practices and conduct a hands-on practice session meant to explain how to build a performing team.
Steve Rogalsky introduces the science of brainstorming and the practice of silent brainstorming which keeps loud people from dominating the meeting and helping quite people to contribute.
Mark Phillips discusses 3 types of distributed systems and how they run them at Basho: Computer Systems, Communities, and Companies.