Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder Agile Developer, Inc.
Programmer , author, speaker, founder Agile Developer, Inc., creator of , professor of CS at U of Houston

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, 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

All talks from Venkat

09:00 | Grand Auditorium

The Art of Simplicity

We’ve been told to keep things simple. It turns out, that’s easily said than done. Creating something simple is, well, not really that simple. If simple was sitting next to us, would we even recognize it? Is my design simple, is yours simple? How can we tell? That’s a simple question, but the answer to it is… well come to this talk to find out.

16:40 | Grand Auditorium

Metaprogramming in JavaScript

Tools, libraries, and frameworks that rely on modern JavaScript heavily make use of metaprogramming capabilities that is relatively new in the language. Much like Java, JavaScrip has a reflection API, but more important, it has the ability to both inject and synthesize methods and properties dynamically. In this presentation we will learn about the metaprogramming API, the benefits it provides, and how to do both method injection and method synthesis.