Track: Key Note

Duration: 60 minutes

Can Agility Change The World? Bridging the Digital Divide with Agile Training
At codeX we’re developing a breakthrough education model to address the skills shortage and the digital divide, using our experience training agile teams.

We believe in changing the future, and this is a story about what we’ve learnt about agility, diversity and making real change.

Bio of Cara Turner:

Cara_TurnerCara is the COO and Agile Coach at codeX, a disruptive education initiative that equips aspiring coders with high quality skills and experience, while bridging the digital divide.
Her ultimate goal is for us all to find the work we love doing, and build a better future doing it. Having spent years helping teams adopt agile practices that reduce risk and increase workplace happiness, she now helps aspiring coders to discover and follow their tech passions, on their journey to become agile software developers.
She has an insatiable love of learning, and cares deeply about sharing knowledge to build stronger communities. Via the Scrum User Group SA (SUGSA) and SiliconCape Women, she channels events and conferences to cross-pollinate technical, process and management knowledge, and increase diversity in the software world.
Echoing her love of variety, Cara’s workshops range from pair programming and BDD to handling uncertainty and generating innovative ideas.
Cara lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and spends her free time surfing and being a tourist in her own town.