October 29, 2021

Building Communities with Naresh Jain

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Building Communities with Naresh Jain
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Show Notes

In this episode, Naresh Jain, Developer, Consultant, Conference Producer and Startup Founder of Xnsio  shares his insights and experiences related to 

–  Starting his career 20 years back building Neural networks for ISRO,

and how he got into corporate life

–  His experience reading the paper “Test infected” by Kent. How it

helped him see the value behind extreme programming

–  How he and his friends put together the first Agile India conference

from 2004

–  Challenges that comes across while organising different community-

based conferences

–  How to build communities using conferences

–  His approach to put a good program/conference together

–  How to balance the aspiring and the experienced speakers, which

gives equal opportunities to both

–  How he landed up as a coach/mentor and influence people while

working in Thoughtworks

–  Differences between roles of coach, mentor, trainer and a captain

–  His love for coding and difference between code room (one step at a

time) and board room (quantum leap)

–  How he handles a board room coming with expectations and big


–  How to unlearn what you think is the best practice and how it helped

him. Re-evaluate yourself

–  What you can expect in the upcoming “Agile India conference”

–  How Ward inspires him as a great speaker

–  His view on full stack

–  His advice for aspiring coaches/Mentors

–  Agile India conference to be held : Nov 18th-20th a 3 day conference

  More details at: https://2021.agileindia.org/ 

Naresh Jain is an award-winning, internationally recognized Technology & Product Development Expert. Over the last 15 years, he has helped many Unicorns and fortune 500 companies like Jio, Google, Amazon, JP Morgan, Hike, Directi, HP, Siemens Medical, GE Energy, Schlumberger, Shell, Dell, EMC, CA Technologies, etc. to streamline their product development. His hands-on approach of coaching teams by focusing on product discovery and engineering excellence is a key differentiator.  

In 2004, Naresh started the Agile movement in India by creating the Agile Software community of India, a registered non-profit society to evangelize Agile, Lean and other Leading-Edge Software Development methods. He is responsible for creating and organizing 100+ international conferences. 

In recognition of his accomplishments, in 2007 the Agile Alliance awarded Naresh with the Gordon Pask Award for contributions to the Agile Community.

You can find more about him here: https://confengine.com/user/naresh-jain 

Contact handles:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nashjain

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nareshjain/

Website: https://nareshjain.com/

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