Thanks to everyone who made the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference spectacular!  


GLSEC 2014 focused on the topics of Craftsmanship & Tools and Team Integration. 

 


2014 Conference Tracks

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Track 1: Craftsmanship and tools

Being a top notch developer requires the right tools, an amazing process and developers that are eager to learn and improve. Talks will focus on the best tools for the job, current processes and staying at the top of your game.

 

Track 2: Team Integration

Software complexity is rising. The needs of products and organizations require more than only development. Companies are leveraging cross-discipline teams to make world class products. Attendees can expect experienced reports on how to manage this complexity.

 


2014 Speakers

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.” 

 


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

Our program is all set.  The only thing that is missing is you. 

About GSLEC 

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