Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has significant experience in architecture, design, and development of software applications. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a frequent invited speaker at various international software conferences and user groups and a Great Indian Developer Summit Alumni.
He is author of .NET Gotchas (OReilly), coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer (Pragmatic Bookshelf) and author of Programming Groovy(Pragmatic Bookshelf).
Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks.
He has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, and video presentations. He is also the author of 5 books, including the most recent Presentation Patterns.
Miko is Senior Vice President of Developer Relations at Kii Corporation.Kii provides smartphone tech and a mobile data cloud that serves the largest phone carriers and phone makers in the world.
Miko's career spans over 15 years of entrepreneurial technology leadership, having built and led technology platform marketing and product organizations across a wide range of software organizations from startup to billion-dollar levels. He has worked extensively with software start-up companies, raising more than $12 million in capital for silicon valley and overseas startups.
Miko is a Limited Partner with Focus Ventures, a VC firm with over a half billion dollars under management. Prior to his current role, Matsumura served as Vice President and Chief Strategist at Software AG.Previously, he was Chief Java Evangelist for the Java Platform at Sun Microsystems.
Scott Davis is author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy). Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development. He teaches public and private classes on Groovy and Grails for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies.
Scott is the co-founder of the Groovy/Grails Experience conference and is a regular presenter on the international technical conference circuit (including GIDS, No Fluff Just Stuff, JavaOne, OSCON, TheServerSide and QCON). In 2008, Scott was voted the top Rock Star at JavaOne for his talk "Groovy, the Red Pill: How to blow the mind of a buttoned-down Java developer".