Mark Pearl

Mark speaking at DevConf

Over the years I have had an opportunity to speak to a range of audiences - from a handful of people to hundreds. Some of these sessions have been recorded and can be viewed on my YouTube channel.

I have found that speaking on things I have personal experience with leads to deeper insights for both myself and those in attendance.

I’ve had the opportunity to speak in the following cities around the world…

  • South Jordan, Utah, USA
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

Conferences / Events I’ve spoken at…

2017

2016

2015

  • Let’s Test Johannesburg, South Africa: topic “Story mapping - the art of contextualizing stories into thin slices of deliverable value”
  • Agile Roots Utah, USA: topic “Team Tourism”
  • DeveloperUG Johannesburg, South Africa: topic “All about code”
  • Agile Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa: topic “The natural order of progression for technical practices”
  • JoziJug, Johannesburg, South Africa: topic “Speaking to Geeks”
  • Scrum Gathering, Johannesburg, South Africa: topic “How Super Hero’s make Toast”

2014

  • Scrum Gathering Cape Town: topic “TDD Club Initiation”
  • Scrum Gathering Cape Town: topic “Missing link in agile developer practices”
  • Tech4Africa Cape Town: topic “Kent Beck’s four rules of simple design”
  • Tech4Africa Johannesburg: topic “Kent Beck’s four rules of simple design”
  • BASA2014, Johannesburg: topic “Documentation in an Agile World”
  • Agile Africa Conference, Johannesburg: topic “Documentation in an Agile World”
  • Agile Africa Conference, Johannesburg: panel discussion on “Has agile software development in South Africa delivered on its promises?”
  • Jozi.rb User Group, Johannesburg: topic “High Performance Teams”
  • JsInSa Conference, Johannesburg: topic “High Performance Teams”
  • IIBA, Johannesburg: panel discussion on “Do we need a BA in an agile team”

2013

  • Developer User Group, Johannesburg: topic “Agile Code”
  • JSInSA, Johannesburg: topic “Do’s & Dont’s of Pair Programming”
  • Microsoft TechEd South Africa, Durban, topic “Panel discussion on Software Development in South Africa”
  • Microsoft TechEd South Africa, Durban, topic “Stubbing, Mocking and Shimming in VS2012”
  • Microsoft TechEd South Africa, Durban, topic “MVVM Pattern in XAML”

2012

  • Code Labs, topic “Practical Implementation of Specification by Example”
  • JSInSA, topic “5 things I have learnt as a Programmer”

2011

  • Microsoft TechEd Africa, “MVVM Programming”
  • Microsoft TechEd Africa, “Tackling complexities of async programming in Silverlight and WPF”
  • Microsoft DevDays, “Pimping Silverlight with Expression Blend”
  • Microsoft Dev4Devs, “Rich Interactions with Expression Blend”

2010

  • Microsoft South Africa Dev4Devs, “Cracking .Net”

2009

  • Microsoft South Africa Dev4Devs, “MVVM Pattern with WPF”

Workshops I’ve Facilitated

  • 2014 Gauteng Autumn CodeRetreat (1 day)
  • 2014 Driven Software Craftsmanship (6 days)
  • 2013 Driven Software Craftsmanship (6 days)
  • 2013 Durban Winter CodeRetreat (1 day)
  • 2012 Driven Introduction to Git (2 days)


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