Speaker Details

Speaker Details2019-01-07T06:16:27-05:00

Chris O'Connor

Speaker Bio:

After a typically overwhelming experience in game development. I sought out ways to make developing software better. I was lucky to join a group of folks that had been associated with the Chrysler C3 project and were on a similar path. They leveraged Extreme Programming and in working with them I found my niche. Since then I've applied philosophies from XP, Agile, Lean, and other methodologies to help teams develop better software for many domains including DNA matching, automotive, social science data collection, publishing, and financial sector messaging platforms. I'm currently providing value with teams by helping people be more awesome while building valuable software.

Chris started his career as a video game developer for a small development house. That experience in the traditional development world taught him the value of what has become known as Agile. In the 20 years since transitioning to Agile he has played the role of consultant, developer, and coach for a number of organizations and teams. He is currently working with Industrial Logic consulting at Ford assisting teams with continuous improvement.