Kay Johansen Sr. Development ManagerAncestry.comKay Johansen has experienced unforgettably rewarding team dynamics when teams apply agile principles to software development, testing, and management. She’s excited to contribute back to the agile community in some small way through the Agile Roots conference. She believes that work, freedom and fellowship are fundamental to the human purpose and appreciates the agile community’s contribution to her richness of life.
Nate Jones Director of Product ManagementAmirsysNate has been an active member of the Utah Agile community for over a decade, including helping found and organize the Agile Roots conference. His background in development, visual and user experience design, and corporate branding gives him a unique perspective in his current role as Director of Product Management at Amirsys, Inc.
Jonathan House Chief Technology OfficerESCThulAt the tender age of 14 Jonathan engaged in his very first “software for hire” contract, for his father who needed a TRS-80 Basic program converted into an Apple II floating point Basic program. This was immediately followed by his first experience dealing with an impossible customer, and being grounded for a month.
Over a career of darn near three decades Jonathan has been at various times a software tester, business analyst, clueless user, project manager, product manager, architect, programmer, and pointy haired boss.
Watching the same mistakes made over and over again in the indust