Highlight Dev Track Events
The MVP Myth: Minimum Viable Product and the “fail fast, fail often” mentality is too often taken to heart incorrectly. Founders run the risk of getting lazy and “letting the market show me.” This talk presents the concept of a “Minimum Lovable Product” and discusses how to develop incrementally, learn from the market without becoming a slave to it, and how operational methodologies like the spiral can be more effective than other linear, incremental agile interpretations.
Hiring local vs. Offshore Developers: Avoiding Predatory Contract Houses: A discussion on the topic of making sure that you are not taken advantage of when looking for development talent.
Onwards and Upwards – Getting from here to there in Software Engineering: How do you get from here to there? Often times we grasp at blog posts, business leadership books or friends in similar situations for guidance. Erik Birkfeld tells us there is another way. A better way. You will learn how to navigate your growth as a leader and you’ll probably have more fun than you’ve ever had having to deal with complex team dynamics.