Coming soon!

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.


About GLSEC

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.  

Stay tuned. 

In the meantime, here were our 2014 session speakers. 

Krischa Winright, CIO Priority Health, VP Spectrum Health

Krischa Winright, CIO Priority Health, VP Spectrum Health

John Wettersten, Design Director, IDEO

John Wettersten, Design Director, IDEO

Shawn Crowley, Managing Partner, Atomic Object

Shawn Crowley, Managing Partner, Atomic Object

Nic Jansma, Developer, Entrepreneur

Nic Jansma, Developer, Entrepreneur

Jonah Bailey, Mutually Human, Software Designer

Jonah Bailey, Mutually Human, Software Designer

Paul D. Warner, Executive Director, West Michigan, Pillar Technology

Paul D. Warner, Executive Director, West Michigan, Pillar Technology

Zach Steindler, Chief Olarchitect, Olark

Zach Steindler, Chief Olarchitect, Olark

Jason Sich, Application Developer at Open Systems Technologies

Jason Sich, Application Developer at Open Systems Technologies

Travis Lee, Portfolio Director, IDEO

Travis Lee,
Portfolio Director, IDEO

Tim Bugai, Lead iOS Developer, Collective Idea

Tim Bugai, Lead iOS Developer, Collective Idea

Ross Wagner, IS Quality Architect, Gordon Food Service

Ross Wagner, IS Quality Architect, Gordon Food Service

Mark Stanislav, Security Evangelist, Duo Security 

Mark Stanislav, Security Evangelist, Duo Security 

Brian Anderson, Open Systems Technologies

Brian Anderson, Open Systems Technologies

Daniel Davis, Delivery Lead, Pillar

Daniel Davis, Delivery Lead, Pillar

Eric Potter, Software Architect, Aptera Software

Eric Potter, Software Architect, Aptera Software


Location

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

Program 

Under construction.  It will be awesome. 

About GSLEC 

GLSEC is Software GR's annual conference for makers, students, faculty...anyone interested in striving for excellence in software.