Open Source and Agile Development – London, Tuesday 25 April
There are many interconnections between Open Source Software and Agile development methods. Open source applications are often developed using agile methods. Many of the tools used by agile developers are open source. Adewale Oshineye from Thoughtworks (www.thoughtworks.co.uk) will discuss some of these interconnections at the British Computer Society (BCS) Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA, on Tuesday 25 April, starting at 6pm.
Agile software development methodologies and the practices of open source software development are two sides of the same coin. This presentation will show that the distinction between the two is blurring into irrelevance as both movements become firmly entrenched in the corporate world. I will highlight the common values, tools and techniques that are redefining both the mainstream and the state of the art in software development. I also hope to spark a debate about the ways in which we can adapt to and profit from these changes.
How will the nature of open source development teams change once they start doing things that only corporations could do before?
What are the conseqences for project management and software development roles in corporate teams in this brave new world?
What role is there for vendors and certifying institutions in the face of these challenges from the grass-roots ?
Adewale Oshineye is a Consultant at ThoughtWorks UK. He has been trying to bridge open source software development and agile methodologies for the last 6 years. One day he hopes to get it right.
Ade spent 2 years providing J2EE consultancy and training across the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands as part of the Paris-based Alpha CSP (now Softeam) group. Since joining TW he has built point of sale software, reporting systems and credit derivatives trading platforms in agile teams using open source tools where possible.
When he’s not presenting at conferences Ade can be found at an un-named hedge fund.
Ade is also co-authoring a book on Apprenticeship Patterns ( http://redsquirrel.com/dave/work/a2j/ ) which will make the career lessons learned by experienced developers available to more people.
The event will be held at the British Computer Society (BCS) Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA, on Tuesday 25 April, starting at 6pm.
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