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8. eBay Tech Talk - supported by GOTO

2 Talks - 2 Speakers:
Dr. Arne Roock, Trainer and Coach for Lean and Kanban at IT-agile
Andy Gross (Co-Creator of Riak, Chief Architect at Basho)

"Kanban - so much more than Sticky Notes on a Whiteboard!" by Arne Roock
During the past 3-4 years, Kanban has become very popular in Germany and around the world. When talking to people about Kanban it becomes clear that Kanban to them means mostly: Having Sticky Notes on a Whiteboard and moving them around. The visualization is without a dount a huge enabler for teams and organizations. But there is much more to Kanban: WIP Limits, Flow, Feedback Loops, explicit Policies and model-driven improvement. These aspects are often swept under the carpet. In this talk I will give some deeper insights into the Kanban method and clear up with the most common misunderstandings.

Bio:
Dr. Arne Roock is working as a Trainer (accredited by LKU) and Coach for Lean and Kanban at IT-agile in Germany. He trained and coached Kanban in different contexts, such as Web Startups, Major Product Companies and international Enterprises. He wrote several papers on Lean/Kanban and translated the book "Kanban - Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business" into German. He runs the Blog www.software-kanban.de and co-founded the first Limited WIP Society Germany.

"The free lunch is over, again" by Andy Gross

In his talk, chief architect Andy Gross will discuss the resurgence in interest in both theoretical and applied distributed systems, explore new areas of promising research, and provide practical advice for dealing with systems in our new distributed world.

Bio:
Co-Creator of Riak, Chief Architect at Basho. Andy is a distributed systems nerd, co-creator of Riak and Webmachine, and Chief Architect at Basho Technologies. Before Basho, Andy hacked on various distributed systems at Apple, Akamai, and Mochi Media.

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