Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at @venkat_s.
Whether you're a fan of static typing or functional style of programming, a language that stands far apart and serves as a guiding force to a lot of different languages in these areas is Haskell. Learning about Haskell gives a very different perspective on typing and about functional programming. Knowing how Haskell does these influences the way we think and design our applications in different languages. Whatever language you program in, come to this talk to get influenced by Haskell's way of thinking and coding.