Speakers


Tobias Mayer

Tobias Mayer

Facilitator/Coach/Anarchist

I provoke and tempt organizations to the edge of their comfort zone, and beyond… Author of The People’s Scrum, curator of The Agile Library.  More than anything, I am interested in people and relationships. I am intrigued by the ways we live, what we think, the things we do, the choices we make… intrigued and baffled. Coming from a background in community service work, design, theatre, and software development, Agile was a natural next step on my journey of discovery. In the Agile space I get to explore with other adventurers, to engage in passionate dialog, and to learn more deeply about the human condition.

Clinton Keith

Clinton Keith

Author

Over the course of twenty years, Clinton Keith has gone from programming avionics for advanced fighter jets and underwater robots to overseeing programming for hit video game titles such as “Midtown Madness“, “Midnight Club“, and “The Bourne Conspiracy“. He introduced the video game industry to agile development and is now helping creative teams find agility. Clinton is the author of Agile Game Development with Scrum.
Website: www.ClintonKeith.com

Jon Jorgensen

Jon Jorgensen

Working in heavy industries in Japan, Jon learned the principles of Lean from the founders of TPS, “old kanban” and the Kaizen movement. There, he applied these principles to continuous improvement in the Quality of Service in call centers, e-commerce, game development & localization, consumer software & hardware design, and enterprise systems development. After returning to the US 17 years later, Jon leveraged elements of waterfall, agile, scrum, XP, SAFe, The Core Protocols, “new Kanban” and Lean Startup in software engineering projects. He serves software development teams as a ScrumMaster at PICS Auditing in Irvine, CA.

Michael Phillippi

Michael Phillippi

Senior Director of Software Development for Mitchell International

Michael has been a member of software engineering teams for over 25 years playing various roles including leader, software engineer, systems administrator, and database administrator. His passion is learning how to build effective teams that exhibit performance behaviors, positive team affect, team viability, and performance outcomes through theoretical and practical research. Michael ‘s current assignment provides opportunities to experiment with the ideas he is learning while pursuing a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Michael enjoys coaching in a variety of environments including: software development, mountain biking, hockey, and basketball.

Ryan North

Ryan North

I am passionate about working with people to create great products and services that solve the world’s problems. In addition to my responsibilities in software engineering and operations I am Mitchell’s “Chief Agile Evangelist” and I am one of a band of brothers and sisters who have been shepherding Mitchell on its Lean | Agile journey for the past few years. I am a husband; father, brother, friend, thinker, doer, avid reader and lifelong learner. Stay Agile My Friends!

Alicia McLain

Alicia R. McLain

Senior Manager, Program Management & Collaborations, West Health Institute: Technology Enabled Care Coordination (WESTECH Project)
  • 20+ years in IT and Software Development
  • Certified as a Scrum Master and Product Owner since August 2006. Practicing Scrum Master,
  • Trainer and Coach. Organizational Change Specialist in Agile/Scrum for Software Development.

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Scott Dunn

Scott Dunn

Scott Dunn is a Certified Scrum Trainer with more than 15 years of experience in management, project management, engagement management and software development (MCSD) in the areas of social media, systems integration, mortage banking, healthcare, entertainment, defense, staffing, e-commerce and state and local government sector while working with Fortune 500, Inc 500 and start-ups. He has helped coach and train at dozens of companies transitioning to an agile approach using Scrum. Clients have included Yahoo!, Rovi, ServiceNow, Kaiser Permanente, Technicolor, FOX, eBay, GE Healthcare, Cisco, RIM and Level 3.

Scott is the founder of the Orange County APLN. And he is passionate about strengths-based teams and solutions-based approach to people and organizational issues and spoke on those topics previously at RallyON, Scrum Gathering and Agile 2011 & 2013 conferences. He is a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant, a Certified StandOut strengths coach through The Marcus Buckingham Company and Pragmatic Marketing Certified.

He has been blogging on human capital and software development for 10 years at scottdunn.blogspot.com.

Steve Dyrdahl

Steve Dyrdahl

Vice President of Engineering, ID Analytics

Steve Dyrdahl currently serves as Vice President of Engineering at ID Analytics, where he brings more than 15 years of experience building and maintaining large scale software and database systems for B2B products and services. His unique blend of technical talent and strategic vision has resulted in the development of dynamic teams of software and quality testing engineers that have driven dramatic improvements to development methodology, test automation, and data management throughout his career. Prior to ID Analytics, Dyrdahl was a senior software engineer at Hire.com and the designer of the database infrastructure for a patent management system at Reticular Systems.

Victor Bonacci

Victor Bonacci

Vic has worked in IT since 1998 (webmaster, developer, project manager, agile coach). He has been an Agile coach at SendGrid since early 2011. Before that he spent five years as a project manager in a traditional waterfall environment at Panasonic in Lake Forest, CA. Vic earned his MBA from USC in 2004 and his PMP certification a few years after that. He tweets at @AgileCoffee and hosts meetups in Orange County under the same name. AgileCoffee is a casual but engaged group of people passionate about Lean/Agile and related methodologies. Our gatherings mimic the Lean Coffee model of structured, agenda-free meetings (leancoffee.org) where like-minded people (agilists or not) can come together to collaborate in the most constructive way possible. Bring your own topic to discuss or simply join the fray. Whether or not you use Agile now (and even if you don’t like coffee), consider attending to expand both your understanding of Lean/Agile as well as your network.

Woody Zuill

Woody Zuill

Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30 years, and currently works as an Agile Coach and Application Development Manager for a company that makes high quality and innovative irrigation products. Over the last 15+ years he has worked as an Agile Coach, Application Development Manager, Trainer, and Extreme Programmer. He believes that code must be simple, clean, and maintainable so that we can realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change, and that we must constantly Inspect and Adapt. He has a passion for bringing code that is hard to maintain back into a manageable state, and for MobProgramming.