Speaking

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.

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

May 2014.

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

National Economic Gardening Conference, Panel

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

May 17, 2011

Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, Trash your RFP: how to select the best vendor

April 16, 2011

Savvy Entrepreneur

March 30, 2011

Michigan Agile and Beyond,  Panel: Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the ‘Agile’ Movement in our Region

March, 2011

1DevDay, “30-50% of you are lousy estimators: here’s how to get better”

October, 2010
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Michigan Emerging, “Crafting Your Mobile Strategy”

September, 2010
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TEDxGrandValley, — “Sustainability = f(idea, execution, culture)”

August, 2010