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Aino Vonge Corry
I first met Aino at a conference in London. I was late into a session and she graciously signalled that the seat next to her was free. Being the under educated man that I am, I had no idea that I was now sitting next to the day’s keynote speaker, a fact that didn’t reveal itself even when we were paired up for an exercise that involved sharing our earliest memories of soft toys. (Yes, really!)
(If you’re interested: my first memory is with a teddy bear called ‘Growl’ – the fantastically and originally named blue bear that someone had given to me on the momentous occasion of my birth. Growl would ‘growl’ when he moved forward and also stood at double my height – I think you can picture why I came to remember him!)
It wasn’t until the keynote session itself that I found out that Aino was the keynote speaker. To the delight of the audience she gave a speech on the importance of being funny within the workplace, which was in fact, very funny!
In this podcast episode we talk about retrospectives and how to maximise their value.
Aino has appeared on the conference circuit since 2001 and has presented across the world. If you want to see Aino talking about retrospectives and being funny then she’ll be giving another keynote at GOTO Amsterdam 2020 on the 8th-11th June (pending current global circumstances).
I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aino Vonge Corry is a teacher, a technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a ph.d. in computer science. She has 12 years of experience with Patterns in Software Development, and 10+ years’ experience with facilitation of retrospectives.
For the past 5 years she has been focused on facilitating the agile journey for several companies in Denmark. She also teaches how to teach Computer Science to teachers, and thus lives up to the name of her company; Metadeveloper.
In her spare time, she runs and sings (but not at the same time).
- Aino’s book (US): Antipatterns for Retrospectives
- Aino’s book (UK): Anitpatterns for Retrospectives (Link is to Smile.Amazon.Co.Uk which means that a small portion is donated by Amazon to a charity you choose. This doesn’t impact the price and the author still gets their percentage. If you don’t want to donate to charity by purchasing, you can click on this link instead).
- GOTO Amsterdam 2020