Organizers

April 29 – May 1, 2020   |   Hilton Columbus Downtown  |   Columbus, OH, USA

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Cat Swetel

Program Chair

Ticketmaster
USA

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Cat is an engineering manager with experience applying Agile and lean principles in a variety of settings: from startups to large enterprises, warehouses to web, etc. She is passionate about increasing diversity in tech. In her leisure time, Cat enjoys making jokes about Bitcoin, hiking, and reading feminist literature.

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Cheryl Hammond

Program Chair

Pivotal
USA

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Cheryl Hammond, a.k.a. @bsktcase, has a couple decades’ experience as a software leader in the private and public sectors. She ran her team’s successful adoption of Scrum-ban for a mission-critical regulatory compliance project under multi-agency state and federal government oversight, mentored former COBOL devs into true-believing unit-testing XP evangelists, and turned a threatened software product at risk of litigation into a lean, revenue-generating flagship offering in nine months, all of which leads her to believe that anything is possible. She is not sorry for her many biases, including strong preferences for servant-style leadership and team-based, holistic problem-solving and a strong aversion to agile zealotry. Whether consulting or in-house, Cheryl endeavors to make life suck less for software delivery organizations and the humans who inhabit them.

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Amitai Schleier

Program Chair

Latent Agility
USA

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[he/they] Software development coach. Legacy code wrestler. Non-award-winning musician. Award-winning bad poet. Agile in 3 Minutes podcaster.

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Amr Noaman

Program Chair

Agile Academy
Egypt

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Amr is an agile coach and practitioner whose passion is to propagate lean and agile thinking in the Middle East and North Africa. Amr has co-founded of Agile Academy (agileacademy.co), started Egypt Lean & Agile Network, and the organizer of Agile Egypt, the largest group of Agile practitioners in the region. He has also authored this book: Refactoring To Clean Code along with several industrial papers and articles, and shares his thoughts and writings at his blog: amr.agileegypt.org.