Don't Walk Away From Complexity, Run - by Venkat Subramaniam

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Oslo Software Architecture (OSWA) is proud to present Venkat Subramaniam as the speaker for our next meetup. Venkat will present his keynote "Don't Walk Away From Complexity, Run" - a talk that we at OSWA have been really looking forward to hearing. Do not miss this unique chance to meet and talk to one of the most popular speakers in the software field.

The event will be hosted at the Knowit offices in Lakkegata 53 (Sundtkvartalet). Food and drinks will be served at 17:00pm, the keynote will start at 17:30.

Abstract:

We constantly hear that change should be affordable and cost effective. True, but, in reality, that is easily said than done. Complexity makes change hard. We can't shy away from the hard problems posed by domains and business needs. So, how can we solve complicated problems without getting dragged into the quagmire of what appears to be an inevitable complexity? In this keynote, an award winning author and software practitioner will share experiences and observations from working on multiple software projects, about what leads to complexities, the traps developers and organizations fall into, and what we can do to effectively deal with these common, recurring issues we see across domains and products.

About the speaker:

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, 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 sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com.