Speaker: Dana Pylayeva

Agile/DevOps Trainer & Founder of Agile Play Consulting, LLC

Dana is an independent Agile Coach and trainer with over 20 years of diverse experience in IT.  She’s been on both sides of the “wall of confusion”:  first as a software engineer and then as a DBA Manager in low-latency, high-throughput environments. She’s been fortunate to work with co-located and distributed teams in US, Canada, Ireland, Japan, UK, India and Russia and can share with you their distinct challenges, successes and effective practices. 

Dana is passionate about connecting people in a powerful way for co-creation and learning. She is an educational games designer and author of  “Introduction to DevOps with Lego, Chocolate and Scrum Game”,  “Self-Selection Game” and ”“Fear in the Workplace”.

In the last 5 years, she trained over 2000 people, coached 30 + teams and delivered workshops at 36 conferences in 15 countries.

She is actively involved in Agile community in various roles as a volunteer, reviewer, track chair, program chair and conference chair. Dana is the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference and a co-organizer of NYC Scrum User Group and NYC Liberating Structures meetups.

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