Don't walk away from Complexity, Run (Keynote)

Track: Keynotes
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Sidney Marcus Auditorium
Time Slot: Thu 2/23, 9:15 AM
Abstract

Complexity hurts. We find it everywhere, in our daily lives, in products, and in the code we have to maintain as developers. Complexity comes in different forms and flavors. The ways in which complexity can manifest is, well, complex. In this keynote, an award winning author, programmer, and practitioner, will share personal experiences dealing with complexity for a few decades, ways to tackle existing complexity, and how to minimize complexity from entering into applications.

Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

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