ESP Biography

BOB ALLEN, New Agile Coach, long-time software dev manager

Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Alameda County Office of Education

Year of Graduation: 1973

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Have managed software development projects for way too many years, the last 10 years for a K-12 County Office of Eduction. Started applying Agile/Scrum/Kanban practices 2 years ago for software development projects. Have only recently discovered how effective the same practices can be in day-to-day life.

Leveraging off my prior experience as a team leader, and keeping in line with developing my skills as an agile coach, I've prepared a class that teaches the values and practices embodied in Agile, but in a fun and unobtrusive manner.

Past Classes

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P1504: Energy Egg Hunt in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
Let's talk about energy, batteries, solar, mechanical, potential, kinetic, thermal, plant, calories, I'm sure there's plenty more...they're all around you and waiting to be released. So after talking about different types of energy we'll send you loose on an an energy egg hunt. But don't keep us waiting cause after "time's up" we'll want to hear all about the contents of those energy eggs.

P1506: Forensic Science Mystery - Pizza Parlor Puzzles in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
The detective needs your help to solve a science mystery. Listen to the case, grill the suspects, learn and make fingerprints, spagetthi sauce splatter and other clues to break the case.

H1526: Invent a Game in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
Skill, chance, rewards? You decide! Play a game where the result is a new game. Takes a little over an hour, then compare notes with your fellow game designers.