Norfolk Developers: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks & XP @ Unruly

When: Wednesday, 1st July 2015 @ 6:30pm to 9pm

Where: The King’s Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

RSVP: here.

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Karl Jermy (@jermykl)

If you want to change some things in your life, …you have to change some things in your life.  What do you do when the rug gets pulled from under your feet?  You think you’re on the home stretch and life is a bowl of cherries,  then it turns into the shape of a pear.  One mans story about adapting to change and actually discovering that agile has been around for longer than we think, it’s just been called something else.  A glimmer of hope for those of more senior years……….

Karl washed up at Neontribe in 2013 after a period of rest from a fifteen year spell at one of the world’s brokest Banks.  Refreshed and liberated, he has embraced the Neontribe work ethic and has been tasked with bringing a level of structure and project management into the team whilst maintaining the fun in delivering brilliant projects.

Of late he’s spent most of his time on virtual holiday in places as far flung and exotic as the Isle of Wight and the Yorkshire Dales.  His interests include hurting himself, lighting fires, Roast duck and rioja, champagne tasting at sunrise, Ian Fraser Kilmister, hand made Italian leather boots, the Canaries and blue skies.

XP @ Unruly
Lewis Moore

Unruly is the leading programmatic platform for social video advertising. Founded in 2006, we now have 14 offices and employ over 190 people globally. We’ve been applying eXtreme Programming (XP) from the start and that’s still a core part of how we develop our software products. As our company and customer base has grown, we’ve had to figure out how to shape user stories and make plans with stakeholders spread across US, Europe and Asia. We also have grown our tech team so we can continue to develop new product offerings with rich user-experience while improving our underlying infrastructure to handle a growing amount of traffic and data. Come to this session to hear about how we use XP and where we’ve had to make adjustments to adapt to scale while remaining as Lean as possible.


Lewis Moore leads Solution Engineering with Unruly in London. We use extreme programming at Unruly and he is responsible for engaging our product development teams in supporting end users globally. Lewis has been working in the software industry since 2008, including large corporate clients and fast moving start ups.

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