The 2015 Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference
May 11, 2015
Prince Conference Center, Calvin College
2015 Conference Theme:
The Internet of Things
The new world of interconnected devices is referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) and it is already changing the software landscape: The #IoT will impact health care, government, education, finance and transportation. The potential for the consumer market is nearly endless.
This year's conference will focus on how industry leaders are already embracing this growing ecosystem and how attendees can leverage the Internet of Things within their own companies and skill sets.
Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (GLSEC) is Software GR's annual conference dedicated to building and enhancing the software industry in the region. The conference brings hundreds of software professionals and business leaders together for a day of learning and networking.
GLSEC 15 is for makers, students, faculty...anyone interested in striving for excellence in software.
We are working to confirm our 2015 keynote speakers.
You can expect the same quality as our 2014 Keynote Speaker: Rich Sheridan
From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, “outlier” Richard Sheridan (U-M grad BS Computer Science ’80, MS Computer Engineering ’82) has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the business value of joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn’t invent a new culture, but copied an old one …Edison’s Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford’s recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration!
Some call it agile, some call it lean…Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results… business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invites to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards and so much interest they are doing a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory™. Sheridan was recently enlisted by Portfolio at Penguin to write a book about all he has learned about the effect of a culture focused on Joy. Rich is writing in his “spare time.”
The 2015 Speaker Lineup will be announced soon.
In the meantime, here were our 2014 session speakers.
GLSEC will be held at the Prince Center, at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Address: 1800 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Under construction. It will be awesome.
GLSEC is Software GR's annual conference for makers, students, faculty...anyone interested in striving for excellence in software.