Software Leadership Summit Speakers 2018-07-24T17:40:31+00:00

This Year’s Speakers

Steve McConnell
Steve McConnellCEO, Construx Software, author of Code Complete
Steve is an internationally recognized thought leader on software development best practices. He is the author of Code Complete which is often cited as the most popular software development book of all time. His other books include Software Estimation, Rapid Development, and Professional Software Development. Steve oversees Construx’s training and consulting businesses and enjoys working with software leaders at companies worldwide. Steve has two grown children as well as an overgrown golden retriever.
Joakim Sundén
Joakim Sundénex-Spotify, author of Kanban in Action
Joakim is a consultant at Crisp, where he helps leaders, organizations and people develop to deliver more customer value faster. From 2011-2017 he worked as an agile coach at Spotify where he worked with management teams, leaders and delivery teams to develop people, increase employee engagement, and build better products faster. He was an integral member of the small group of people that worked together with the CTO to develop and introduce a new approach to Agile at scale, aka “The Spotify Model” with tribes, squads, chapters, guilds, and so on. He is the co-author (with Marcus Hammarberg) of Kanban In Action (Manning, 2014). He currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and four children.
Dave Copeland
Dave CopelandDirector of Engineering, Stitch Fix
At Stitch Fix, David helped grow the engineering team from 3 to 100+, monolith to microservices, startup to IPO. He’s the author of several programming books including The Senior Software Engineer, Agile Web Development with Rails 5.1, Rails, Angular, Postgres, and Bootstrap, and Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby 2. He’s spoken at regional and national programming conferences and has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. David has degrees from Arizona State and Virginia Tech.
Olwen M. Morgan
Olwen M. MorganRocketdyne
Olwen Morgan was the first woman to be hired in an engineering position at what is now Aerojet Rocketdyne in Redmond, WA. She has personal expertise in monopropellant hydrazine propulsion for a broad variety of missions. Over 38 years Olwen participated in missions including Voyager, every U.S. Mars mission, every block of the Global Positioning System to date, every NASA Discovery Mission, and many communications satellites. Olwen graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Reed College and is an AIAA Associate Fellow. Olwen is married, has two sons, a daughter-in-law, a much beloved grandson, and lives in Kirkland, Washington.
Jez Humble
Jez HumbleCTO at DevOps Research and Assessment
Jez is co-author of The DevOps Handbook, Lean Enterprise, Continuous Delivery, and the new book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations. Jez has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents, most recently working for the US Federal Government at 18F. He is currently researching how to build high performing teams at his startup, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC, and teaching at UC Berkeley. In his spare time he writes and reads music and books. Jez has degrees in physics and philosophy from Oxford and a masters in ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

When and where?

Location: Seattle, WA

Dates: October 24-26, 2018

Fee: $4495 Early Bird Special—$3745

Register for the Summit today.

Why attend the Summit?

At past Summits, 95% of participants have held titles of VP, Director, CTO, or higher.

All participants should have multi-project responsibility for software development at the organization or enterprise level. In most organizations, leaders at this level will have staffs of 50-100 or more. (In smaller organizations the total staff can be slightly smaller).

Attendees will be assigned to discussion groups based on profiles submitted prior to the Summit. Construx reserves the right to limit participation to attendees who meet this description.

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