Agile ALM Connect


Program and Speakers Announced

Agile ALM Connect is pleased to announce its line-up of technical sessions and speakers for the upcoming conference. Agile ALM Connect is a new conference that will focus on connecting the tools, agile methods and people across the software development lifecycle. The conference will be held March 26-29, 2012 in Reston, Virginia and be co-located with the annual EclipseCon community conference.

Agile ALM Connect is for development executives and technical leaders who want to improve their application development processes through enhancements to their software development tool chain. The conference features speakers from leading organizations and will explore a range of topics, including:

- Technical talks on popular open source projects, such as Puppet, Selenium, Sonar, Git, Hudson, Gerrit, Eclipse Mylyn and Eclipse Jubula
- Sessions on best practices and agile methods such as continuous delivery, Scrum and Kanban, continuous feedback, devops, requirements management, agile transformation and lean ALM
- Insightful case studies from leading organizations, like IBM, github, Atlassian, Bosch and Boeing

Agile ALM Connect is one of the first conferences to explore the use of software tools and agile methods to improve overall efficiency of the software development process. This industry conference looks at all aspects of the application lifecycle from requirements management to devops. A special focus will be on integrating different industry solutions to meet the needs of specific organizations.

The new conference is co-located with the annual EclipseCon community conference. Attendees of Agile ALM Connect may attend and participate in any of the EclipseCon sessions.

Registration for Agile ALM Connect is now open. Very early registration prices are available through December 31, 2011.


Keynote #3: Peter Semmelhack and K. Venkatesh Prasad on The Car of the Future

The final keynote for EclipseCon 2012 is from Peter Semmelhack of Bug Labs and K. Venkatesh Prasad of Ford Motor Company. Peter and Prasad are working together to create an application development platform for the car of the future. OpenXC combines open source hardware and software to transform the car into a plug-and-play application development platform.


Keynote #2: Mik Kersten on The Future of ALM: Developing in the Social Code Graph

The second keynote is Mik Kersten, long-time Eclipse community member and creator of Eclipse Mylyn. Mik has a unique perspective of how developers and organizations are changing how they use and integrate tools. In his keynote, Mik will look at a new breed of tool-supported open source practices that are reshaping the application lifecycle and making software delivery more transparent and connected.


EclipseCon Keynote #1: Alex Russell on How The Web Platform Is the Past, Present and Future

We are very pleased to announce that Alex Russell from the Google Chrome team as a keynote speaker for EclipseCon 2012. Alex has been in the center of the key technology developments around the open web platform, specifically JavaScript, DOM, HTML and CSS. At EclipseCon, Alex is going to help you understand how the web platform is an important part of our future.


Thank You for the Great Submissions!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a speaking proposal for EclipseCon 2012, Agile ALM Connect and OSGi DevCon. We received over 380 proposals! The Program Committee will now start to work on selecting the final program. We expect to announce the program in early December. All of the submissions are available for review, comment and voting by the community. Feel free to give us your feedback on what you would like to see.