Meet Joe Yoder, Keynote @ I T.A.K.E. Unconference

Mar 19, 2020

Joe Yoder, the internationally recognized leader in many facets of software development, will join the I T.A.K.E. Unconference 7th edition from Urbana, Illinois.

His specializations are Architecture, Analysis and Design, C#, Java, Smalltalk, Patterns, Agile Methods, Adaptable Systems, Refactoring, Reuse, and Frameworks.

Joe evolved from the Software Architecture and Patterns group at the University of Illinois. He has worked on various projects during his career that has incorporated many technologies. These range from stand-alone to client-server applications, web applications, web services, cloud computingmicroservicesservice-oriented architecture, multi-tiered, various databases, object-oriented, frameworks, human-computer interaction, collaborative environments, and domain-specific visual-languages.

In addition, these projects have spanned many domains, including Medical Information Systems, Financial Systems, Ordering, Import, Invoicing, Print, Shipping, Warehouse Management, Manufacturing, Medical Examination, Statistical Analysis, Scenario Planning, Client-Server Relational Database System for keeping track of shared specifications in a multi-user environment, Telecommunications Billing System, and Business & Medical Decision Making.

Besides his specializations, Joe has many years of practical hands-on experience where he has conducted architecture and design reviews of enterprise applications and systems, reviewed the design and implementation of various systems and frameworks, provided assessments and detailed analysis of existing systems, assisted with frameworks and object-oriented development, designing and performing custom training and leading various successful Agile teams.

Joe believes software is still too hard to change and wants to do something about this. He also believes that with good practices, putting the ability to change software into the hands of the people with the knowledge to change it, and bringing the business side closer to the development process is a promising avenue to solve this problem. He teaches and mentors developers on Agile and lean practices, architecture, building flexible systems, clean design, patterns, refactoring, and testing.

Recently Joe has been working with organizations and thought leaders on the best practices for including quality aspects throughout the complete software life cycle.

Curious to hear one of Joe’s latest talks? Join us on the 7th of April at the 7th edition of I T.A.K.E. Unconference.

Meet Andrey Adamovich, Keynote @ I T.A.K.E. Unconference

Mar 18, 2020

Andrey Adamovich is a software craftsman with many years of experience in different lifecycle phases of software creation. His latest focus is on implementing DevOps initiatives in companies all over Europe as well as delivers training sessions on Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, principles of DevOps and Software Delivery Automation tools.

Andrey’s love is JVM ecosystem. In recent years, he’s been trying to apply JVM goodness to DevOps initiatives, which his company is implementing for several clients. He co-author of Groovy 2 Cookbook as well as a frequent speaker at local communities and conferences and one of the leaders of LatCraft – Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community as well as co-founder and organizer of DevTernity conference.

With an experience of over fifteen years of professional software design and development in a variety of industries, he has a great deal of programming language and technology know-how. Over the past three years, he has specialized in software delivery process automation, DevOps, and performance-oriented software architecture.

He is passionate about defining good development practices, documenting and presenting architecture, reuse of code and design patterns, profiling, and analysis of application performance as well as extreme automation of development and operations activities.

Another of Andrey’s passions is teaching software automation practices and tooling. His DevOps MasterClass (eXtreme Automation) course has been delivered more than 50 times in various locations in Europe: Austria, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Romania, Estonia, Latvia. Andrey is also a co-founder of DevChampions training center.

At the moment, Andrey works as a DevOps consultant offering his expertise in implementing DevOps initiatives, selecting automation tooling, switching to infrastructure-as-code and immutable infrastructure and constructing software delivery pipelines.

Curious to hear one of Andrey’s latest talks? Join us on the 7th of April at the 7th edition of I T.A.K.E. Unconference.

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