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This is a collection of talks, workshops, keynotes that Venkat gives at various conferences.

Keynotes Workshops Presentations

Keynotes (75 mins)
•Worth a Million Arguments
•Decision Dials
•Java *is* Agile
•Code Review, you said?
•Where Promises Fall Short
•Qualities of a Highly Effective Architect
•The New Excitement Around The Good Old Java
•Mixed Paradigms: The Method to Madness
•Don't Walk Away From Complexity, Run
•Speed without Discipline: a Recipe for Disaster
•Get Past the Syntax, the Real Scare is in the Semantics
•The Joy of Functional Programming
•The Art of Simplicity
•Spearheading the future of programming
•Pointy haired bosses and pragmatic programmers: Facts and Fallacies of Software Development
•It could be heaven or it could be hell: Pleasure and peril of being a polyglot programmer.
•The rise and fall of empires: Lessons for language designers and programmers
•Refactor your language knowledge portfolio: We are what we can code in
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About the speaker
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.