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Agile on Tap - Autumn

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Agile on Tap is back for its Autumn event with a great line up of two internationally renowned speakers from the tech circuit. George's will be here straight after launching his book to tell us all why now is a great time to develop bravely in the app space, and Iris a recent new addition to the comparethemarket tech team will be talking about her experiances of taking a scrum based approach to learning.

Speaker: George Berkowski
Title: How to build a billion dollar app.

Bio:
George (http://twitter.com/georgeberkowski) is the former Head of Product at hit startup Hailo, one of London’s fastest growing startups, was one of its first employees and author of How to build a billion dollar app (http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Build-Billion-Dollar-entrepreneurs/dp/0349401373/ref=tmm_pap_title_popover) . Now he’s looking at bringing the chartered private jet business online through FlyVictor. He is also the Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum UK. He co-founded and ran product at WooMe, which grew to 10 million users before being acquired by Zoosk, served as the Head of Internet Strategy and eCommerce at BT, and as the VP of Marketing for MirCorp – who made Dennis Tito the first space tourist by arranging his trip to the ISS.

Synopsis:
More than 1 billion people use them every day. In four years, 500,000 have been downloaded over 35 billion times. Only twelve have cracked the code of making it billion-dollar big. Apps are changing the way we communicate, shop, interact and travel. They dominate everything we do, and have become the means by which we manage our lives. George Berkowski is one of the masterminds behind HAILO, the app which allows us to call taxis from our mobile phones. In this head-spinning event, George will draw on his experiences as a tech entrepreneur, share the secrets of the top app companies, and show you how to translate your app ideas into reality.

Speaker: Iris Classon - @IrisClasson
Title: Agile Learning- Scrum Methodology Applied To Professional Development

Bio:
Iris Classon is an appreciated speaker, writer, blogger, Microsoft C# MVP and member of MEET (Microsoft Extended Experts Team) with a tremendously passion for programming. She has had a remarkable career path that proves that nothing is impossible- switching from being a licensed and registered clinical dietician to a software developer with a dozen certifications and a full time developer job with renowned companies.

Synopsis:

To stay on top of your game you need to stay on top of current trends and changes in your field of work. But as the world is spinning faster and faster, how do we best manage the flood of information and resulting pressure? Education has been due for a change for a long time, and many argue that the old as well as current approaches aren’t good enough. Many schools are embracing agile learning, with good reasons and good results. In this session I will cover what agile learning is, talk about what science says today with examples from the school I attended. The session is wrapped up with practical advice and a detailed walk-through of my scrum based approach to my professional development that has had a great impact on my career. You will leave the session knowing what agile learning is, how it is being used, results seen, and an example of how it can be implemented. Hope to have get pleasure of seeing you there!