Agile Session with Xero
Date: Held on Wednesday 3rd June, 2015
An evening with Xero learning about their Agile development methods.
SheSharp and the Hi Tech Company of the year, Xero, brought together an action-packed evening with women from all fields of technology. There were plenty of opportunities to network with the women of Xero and find out about what Xero has to offer.
A workshop was also lead by Xero on Agile development methods and project management, all key skills for your future career in tech! These workshops involved several games to make us aware of the nuances of working productively in any team – not just software!
We had awesome guest speakers from Xero that shared their journey into tech with us as well as the part Xero is playing in getting more women into the technology industry.
Linda Van Zyl
Linda is a software developer and test analyst that packed up and hauled her family over to New Zealand from South Africa 3 years ago. Her career path has been shaped by finding opportunities, taking some risks, and discovering what she’s really good at. She lives in Auckland with her husband and two crazy cats.
I am an Agile Coach at Xero. I have been working in Software Development since 2007 when I started developing my own online business, then venturing into the games industry as a Product Manager where I was first introduced to Agile in 2010. I am passionate about helping people be their best and through my role I get to do that every day.
Working extensively in the accounting industry for over 20 years, Sue is a member of CAANZ, a Fellow of CPA Australia and has a Diploma of Teaching. She is respected for her ability to understand business needs and provide solutions to minimise stress.
Her expertise covers software implementation, staff training and improving business systems & processes. Also an advocate for lifelong learning, Sue is keen to utilize online technological advancement to create bite sized interactive & engaging learning for Xero customers and Partners.