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Derek regularly speaks on various topics including agile software development, economic development and the creative class, collaboration, community involvement, open work spaces, lean startups and free software.  Contact Derek at derek@gangplankhq.com for speaking inquiries.

Upcoming Events

  • TBA

Recent Events

  • Arizona State University Fall Forward Conference
  • Arizona Technology Investment Forum
  • Arizona Governors Economic Development Forum
  • Agile 2012 – No Bull Know How Stage
  • Ericsson – Human Driven Software Development
  • Atlantic Corridor – Hacking Innovation
  • The Digital Hub – Hacking Innovation
  • Athlone Institute of Technology – Hacking Innovation
  • Intel Developer Conference Key Note – Human Driven Software Development
  • Startup Weekend Manilla – Hacking Innovation
  • Roofcamp #14 – Hacking Innovation
  • Desert Code Camp – Effective User Stories
  • Changing Hands Bookstore – A reflection on 9/11
  • Mesa Leadership Academy – 21st Century Leadership
  • Arizona League of Cities – Cities Mean Business: Economic Outlook for Cities and Towns in Arizona
  • Agile 2011 – There is No Spoon
  • Keynote – Arizona Association of Economic Developers

Past Events

  • South By SouthWest – Collaboration Over Competition
  • Arizona Technology Council – Unlocking Innovation Through Chaos
  • GP Academy – Getting Things Done 101
  • GP Academy – Feature Development 101
  • PodCampAZ – New Media is a Connection Point Not an End Point
  • Falcon Field Area Alliance – Economic Development is About People
  • Desert Code Camp Fall 2010 – Introduction to Programming w/ SCRATCH
  • Laid Off Camp Phoenix – Collaboration as a Philosophy
  • American Planning Association (AZ Conference) – Arts and Culture as an Economic Development Tool
  • Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference – The Future Workplace and Its Effect on Creativity
  • Phoenix PMI Breakfast – Unlocking Innovation Through Collaborative Workspaces
  • Arizona Town Hall – Building Arizona’s Future: Jobs, Innovation & Competitiveness
  • Arizona League of Cities Conference – Creating Vibrant City Environments for a Thriving State Economy
  • Arizona Technology Council – Employee Volunteering and Community Engagement Programs
  • Crowd Pitch Phoenix – Judge
  • All Out – The Power of Fuck
  • CenPhoCamp – Activating Passionate Groups
  • City of Chandler – Grow Your Restaurant By Understanding Community
  • FastTrac – Managing for Growth
  • Social Media Club – Social Media and Community
  • Ignite Phoenix – Human’s Willingness To Do Irrational Things in the Pursuit of Unlikely Payoffs
  • Intel Developer Ignite – Location, Location, Location It’s Not Just a Real Estate Mantra Anymore
  • Boys and Girls Club Management Retreat – Building Effective Teams
  • Phoenix Ruby User Group, Phoenix Rails User Group, Phoenix SCRUM User Group – Multiple
  • BarCampPhoenix, Mobifest – Future of Mobile Devices
  • Linux World Expo – Free Software in Government
  • Phoenix Linux User Group – Software Licensing

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