Dick Wall makes connections between Lao-Tzu’ philosophical insights found within his writing, Tao Te Ching, and the art of software development.
Damian Conway explores quantum finite state automata, the power of Maxwell's information engine, the computational expressiveness of (un)natural languages, blending them all into a parallel system.
Tim Lister describes his work as a colleague, as an apprentice, as a mentor, and as a mediator noting how team dynamics have changed over the years, and how they bring new challenges to collaboration.
Viktor Klang keynotes on the imminence and the need to prepare for failure along with several ways of managing failure in case it happens.
Jonas Bonér, Francesco Cesarini discuss the evolution of distributed concurrent thinking along with the problems it has to solve and the toolchains created along the way.
Tom Gilb keynotes on agility, outlining 10 principles and his own values for Agile value delivery.
Bodil Stokke attempts to answer why some meritorious technologies fade away while others end up dominating the software landscape, and suggests what can be done to fix that.
Jim McCarthy keynotes on the importance of a proper agile culture within organizations, providing examples from his own experience.
Douglas Hofstadter attempts to get across the crux of these intuitions about the mysterious concept of "I".
Mark Graban overviews the Lean methodology applied in healthcare using examples and lessons learned from leading hospitals around the world.
Brendan Eich surveys interesting developments in the Web platform, analysing emergent trends, and making some predictions.
Chad Fowler keynotes on practicing joy as a software developer, starting from his life experiences and concluding that joy is intrinsic while happiness requires discipline.