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Kent Beck

Software Engineer, Programmer & Author; Original Signer of the Agile Manifesto

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Kent Beck Biography

Kent Beck is a software engineer and the creator of extreme programming and one of the 17 original signatories of the Agile Manifesto, the founding document for agile software development. Extreme and Agile methods are closely associated with Test-Driven Development (TDD), of which Beck is perhaps the leading proponent.

Extreme programming is a software development methodology that eschews rigid formal specification for a collaborative and iterative design process.

Beck pioneered software design patterns, as well as the commercial application of Smalltalk. He wrote the SUnit unit testing framework for Smalltalk, which spawned the xUnit series of frameworks, notably JUnit for Java, which Beck wrote with Erich Gamma. Beck popularized CRC cards with Ward Cunningham, the inventor of the wiki.

In addition, Kent is the author of numerous books on the topic of programming, including Implementation Patterns and Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change.

He lives in San Francisco, California and worked at social media company Facebook.

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Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, 2nd Edition (The XP Series)

Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, 2nd Edition (The XP Series)

Test Driven Development: By Example

Test Driven Development: By Example

Planning Extreme Programming

Planning Extreme Programming

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kent Beck for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kent Beck for your next private or corporate function.
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Software Engineer, Programmer & Author; Original Signer of the Agile Manifesto

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Kent Beck Biography

Kent Beck is a software engineer and the creator of extreme programming and one of the 17 original signatories of the Agile Manifesto, the founding document for agile software development. Extreme and Agile methods are closely associated with Test-Driven Development (TDD), of which Beck is perhaps the leading proponent.

Extreme programming is a software development methodology that eschews rigid formal specification for a collaborative and iterative design process.

Beck pioneered software design patterns, as well as the commercial application of Smalltalk. He wrote the SUnit unit testing framework for Smalltalk, which spawned the xUnit series of frameworks, notably JUnit for Java, which Beck wrote with Erich Gamma. Beck popularized CRC cards with Ward Cunningham, the inventor of the wiki.

In addition, Kent is the author of numerous books on the topic of programming, including Implementation Patterns and Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change.

He lives in San Francisco, California and worked at social media company Facebook.

Kent Beck Videos

  • RailsConf 2015 - Closing Keynote
    By, Kent Beck Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/G6Fk/
  • Kent Beck: Beyond Agile Programming @ Startup Lessons Learned...
  • Kent Beck, Jazz Engineering--the Deep Dive, The Lean Startup ...
    Dec 12, 2013 ... Jazz Engineering--the Deep Dive Kent Beck at The Lean Startup Conference 2013 - 12/9/13 (Keynote Session)

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  • How to book Kent Beck?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kent Beck for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kent Beck, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kent Beck or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kent Beck?

    Booking fees for Kent Beck, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kent Beck, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kent Beck?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kent Beck for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kent Beck for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kent Beck or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kent Beck or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kent Beck is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kent Beck for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Kent Beck generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Romero, Kelsey Hightower, Gene Kim, Jimmy Song and Mina Markham. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kent Beck for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kent Beck Speaker Videos

  • RailsConf 2015 - Closing Keynote
    By, Kent Beck Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/G6Fk/
    Kent Beck: Beyond Agile Programming @ Startup Lessons Learned Conference
  • Kent Beck, Jazz Engineering--the Deep Dive, The Lean Startup ...
    Dec 12, 2013 ... Jazz Engineering--the Deep Dive Kent Beck at The Lean Startup Conference 2013 - 12/9/13 (Keynote Session)

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