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Speakers 2006

Erik Meijer, Microsoft (USA)

May 17th 15.25 - 16.20
Seminar: VB IsNot C#

May 19th 09.00 - 16.00
Tutorial: Haskell for Mere Mortals + C#3 Innovations

Father of for example Haskell, XMLambda, Mondrian and COmega and lots of the innovations in C# 3.

Currently working with the C# and Visual Basic teams on language and type-system support for bridging the worlds of object-oriented (CLR), relational (SQL), and hierarchical (XML) data, and of course first class functions. Most recently looking at better support for dynamism, really reviving the Mondrian experiment.

Erics book  Book is available in Expo-C Bookshop.



Niclas Nilsson, Activa (Sweden)

May 17th 14.25 - 15.20
Seminar: Ruby on Rails - the phenomenon

Niclas is a developer, educator and writer with a deep passion for the software development craft.

He believes that a lot of things really does make a difference, like the languages, tools and processes you use.

This belief is the reason behind his love for things like Ruby, Rails, Test (and Behaviour) Driven Development, code generation and agile processes - and also the reason he is very curious about what amazing things the future may hold.

Niclas Nilsson's book  You can buy this book by Niclas Nilsson here.



Dan North, Thoughtworks (England)

May 16th 09.00 - 16.00
Tutorial: Health factors for Agile development

May 17th 13.10 - 14.05
Seminar: Behaviour-Driven Development 

Dan has been writing software for about 15 years and thinks he is starting to get the hang of it. He has been a developer and agile coach for software development consultancy ThoughtWorks since 2002, and he gets very excited about helping teams become more effective at delivering software. He thinks writing software shouldn't be that hard and that people should talk to each other more.

He has presented at a number of conferences, such as JAOO, Agile Developers' Conference and XP Days in London and Benelux, on topics ranging from agile enablement and process improvement to NLP workshops and behaviour-driven development (BDD), which is where he thinks agile development is heading. He has published articles in the Java Developers' Journal and Better Software, and for CIO newsletters and the DSDM consortium.



Lennart Ohlsson, Lund University (Sweden)

May 17th 11.15 - 12.10
Seminar: Agile languages - ready for prime time?

Lennart is assistant professor in computer science at Lund University.

His primary area is software architecture for computer graphics. In general terms focus includes generic programming, meta-object protocols, and the design of software libraries in high level languages.

 Book available in Expo-C Bookshop.




Michael Stal, Siemens AG (Germany)

May 17th 10.15 - 11.10
Seminar: A Pattern Language for SOA

May 18th 09.00 - 16.00
Tutorial: Software Architecture - Principles, Strategies, Qualities

Michael Stal is a Senior Principal Engineer and Team Lead from Siemens Corporate Technology.

His research and work areas include Software Architecture and Middleware.

He has been involved in big customer projects and is coordinating the Siemens Research program on Software Architecture for Distributed Systems. Michael is co-author of the POSA book series (Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture) as well as of other books and articles on Software Architecture and Software Engineering.

He has been appointed Microsoft MVP (Solution Architect). In addition, he is editor-in-chief of the german JavaSPEKTRUM magazine.

     Books available in Expo-C Bookshop.

http://www.stal.de/      http://stal.blogspot.com



Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase (Finland)

May 17th 09.00 - 09.55
Seminar: Making Models Work; Domain-Specific Modeling for Full Code Generation

Dr. Juha-Pekka Tolvanen is the CEO of MetaCase.

He has been involved in model-driven approaches and tools, notably method engineering and metamodeling since 1991.

Juha-Pekka holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has acted as a consultant world-wide for method development and has written over 50 articles in software development magazines and journals such as Embedded Systems, ObjectSpektrum and Application Development Advisor.

As co-founder of the DSM Forum (www.dsmforum.org) he plays a leading role in the shift towards model-driven development.




Jimmy Nilsson, JNSK (Sweden)

May 16th 16.15 - 19.00
Open Space guide

May 17th 17.00 - 18.00
Moderator Panel Discussion

May 18th 16.15 - 19.00
Open Space guide

Jimmy is first and foremost a developer with almost 20 years of experience. He has also written the books ".Net Enterprise Design" and "Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns : With Examples in C# and .NET".

He is regularly giving seminars at many conferences in USA and Europe such as VSLive and JAOO.

  Jimmy's book is available in Expo-C Bookshop.



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