Dr. Neil Roodyn
English born, Dr. Neil travels the world working with software companies. He loves Australia, where he spends the summer enjoying the Sydney lifestyle and helping software development teams get more productive. Dr. Neil spends his other summer each year flying between northern Europe and the USA working with software teams and writing about his experiences. Over the last couple of decades Neil has worked with a variety of companies including Synon, ComputaCenter, SLK, EDI, Citect, Microsoft and Rogue Wave. Neil has also been involved in the formation of several software start-ups. Neil brings his business and technical skills to the companies he works with to ensure he has happy customers. Dr. Neil has been closely associated with leading edge technologies for the last ten years. This started with adopting, using and then teaching C++ in the early 1990’s. Then in 1995 getting to grips with the details of COM and travelling around Europe teaching and mentoring development teams. Since 1999 Neil has been involved with the agile development movement, especially eXtreme Programming, which he has been using to help teams get more out of their development lifecycle. In the last 3 years Neil has been leading the push to .NET, by running several .NET projects and teaching .NET courses. Dr. Neil’s mobile lifestyle has lead him into the realm of mobile platforms and in the last couple of years Neil has been helping developers with mobile related development, including the Tablet PC, Pocket PC and Smartphone. Neil studied Software Architectures for Real Time Systems at University College London, for which he received a PhD. Neil also formed Sydney's eXtreme Programming Activity Club ( SyXPAC ). Download a presentation on Neil's capabilities.