I enjoy the opportunity to speak at conferences, seminars and events. Here are some of the things I’ve done and have coming up. I welcome suggestions or speaking requests.
Ann Arbor Positive Business Meetup, The power of words: crafting your organization’s existential statements
January 21, 2020
Positive Business Conference, Think Long Term
May 9, 2019
Small Giants Summit, Amplify Your Culture of Ownership Through Employee Ownership
May 1, 2019
Local First, Owning It: Business Structures that Matter
September 20, 2017
MHacks 9, Opening Keynote
March 24, 2017
Girl Develop It, Meet the Company
May 10, 2016.
IT Symposium, Implementing Agile Methods
May 12, 2016.
Startup Grind, Fireside Chat
October 15, 2015.
Michigan House, Art Prize, Is Michigan Culture Innovation Culture?
September 29, 2015.
HighEdWeb, Craftsmanship as Competitive Advantage in these Exciting Times
April 21, 2015.
Tech Week Detroit, The Right Kind of Startups
April 19, 2015.
1DevDay, Companies for Craftspeople
November 15, 2014.
We’re All Software Companies Now, TechWeek Detroit
Agile Groupies, Ann Arbor, 14 Years of TDD – What we’ve learned at Atomic Object
February 26, 2014.
Oakland University, Innovation services firms
November 13, 2013.
OpenCo Detroit, Introduction to Atomic Object
September 12, 2013.
Path To Craftsmanship, Companies for Craftspeople
May 23, 2013.
D-NewTech, Sharing product development risk: how service firms can help software companies grow
December 5, 2012.
MSU Women in Computing, Integrating Design and Development to Make Great Software with Brittany Hunter
November 6, 2012
Bar Camp Grand Rapids, Enough Startups! Create a company, instead
August 24, 2012
June 12-13, 2012.
City of Grand Rapids Vendor Diversity Conference, Culture, Technology and Innovation – how small companies can effectively compete for City work
May 17, 2012.
Information Technology Management Association, Agile Development
March 8, 2012
Michigan State University, Student ACM Chapter, Life in a Startup
November 30, 2011
Software Craftsmanship North America, Companies for Software Craftsmen
November 18-19, 2011
Michigan Emerging, You’re more creative solving other people’s problems
November 14, 2011
GR Dev Day, Happy makers make happy customers
November 5, 2011
GVSU Business Ethics Center, The Ethics of Ownership
(by invitation or membership in the BEC)
October 18, 2011
Bar Camp Grand Rapids, Getting Better at Estimation
August 19, 2011
Mobile Monday GR, Panelist
July 11, 2011
SoftwareGR, Managing projects to budget and deadlines with burn charts
June 28, 2011
Crain’s Michigan Business, Grand Valley State University
June 9, 2011
IFC, World Bank, SME Toolkit Partners Conference, Sri Lanka
June 1-3, 2011
Rapid Growth Speaker Series: East Meets West
May 26, 2011
TEDxTraverseCity, Between Freelance and Corporate America: Sustainable Companies for Smart and Creative People
Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, Trash your RFP: how to select the best vendor
April 16, 2011
March 30, 2011
Michigan Agile and Beyond, Panel: Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the ‘Agile’ Movement in our Region
1DevDay, “30-50% of you are lousy estimators: here’s how to get better”
Michigan Emerging, “Crafting Your Mobile Strategy”
TEDxGrandValley, — “Sustainability = f(idea, execution, culture)”