Sam Hamilton discusses the technological, architectural and organizational changes an organization goes through in the process of upgrading its software stack without interrupting daily business.
Jodi Moran discusses achieving sustainable speed through: iterate and automate, use commodity technology, analyze and improve, build services, create a high-speed culture.
Michael Stal discusses system architecture quality, how to avoid architectural erosion, how to deal with refactoring, and design principles for architecture evolution.
Jurgen Appelo discusses introducing change inside organizations by viewing them as adaptive systems and social networks and using the Change Management 3.0 model.
Mike Malone discusses principles of good and bad (software) architecture determining SimpleGeo’s architecture: deal with change, embrace failure, phased adoption, balanced security, and others.
Allen Wirfs-Brock discusses the various computing eras and the change we are currently going through, leaving the PC era and entering a new one characterized by mobility, clouds, HTML and content.
Siraj Sirajuddin talks about the Influencer’s (Change Agent) role in introducing Lean and Kanban in large organizations by understanding the philosophy of the Lean process improvement, the forces related to Lean and Kanban adoption, and their dynamics.
Based on real-life cases from the financial industry, Michael Poulin shows how to use 7 service oriented principles, Composability, Autonomy, Contracts, Abstraction, Loose Coupling, Reusability, and Discoverability, to handle service behavior in the execution context and UI changes, and how to prepare for unexpected changes.
Bob Frankston offers a vision of the Internet that focuses on communication and connection uninhibited by artificial barriers like carrier exclusivity, arbitrary differences in protocols, and vendor constraints. He uses stories as his organizing and presentational metaphor to share a vision of what could be, if we had free reign to follow our imagination.
In this keynote, Mitch Kapor, looks back at disruptive technologies, like the PC, and derives insights which he then uses to project a possible future for the Web, including the "social web," 'data scarcity and data abundance," and "startups on the cheap.
The state of the art in political technology evolved radically 2004-2008. In 2004, software development in Democratic political campaigns consisted of a few rag-tag hackers taking shots in the dark and building applications. In 2008, political start-ups built innovative social applications that raised nearly 1/2 billion dollars, and elected a President.
In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2007, Linda Rising tried to approach agility from a different perspective, that of how we are wired to work and sleep, which turns out to be very similar to iterations. The conclusion was that we are not to do agile, but to rather be agile.