Arthur Richards

Arthur Richards

Wikimedia Foundation


I am an agile coach, scrum master, and software engineer with the Wikimedia Foundation (the nonprofit organization operating Wikipedia and similar projects), currently working with the Mobile Web software engineering team. I am primarily interested in building and coaching exceptional software development teams, particularly in the world of open source software.

Sessions for this user

* Distributed Agile Development or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Remoties

This is the story of how the mobile web engineering team at the Wikimedia Foundation became an extremely high-functioning and successful agile team: by embracing - rather than shying away from - a distributed model. This talk will explore the agile team's journey and how we cope with the inherent tension of remoteness and the agile principle, 'The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation'.
Arthur Richards