Invitation to Systems Thinking

2 days workshop with Jessica Kerr and Kent Beck

Jessica Kerr Kent Beck

Speakers' podcast

Workshop details

In today's ever-evolving software landscape, traditional linear thinking no longer suffices. To truly excel in our complex world, we must learn to think nonlinearly, contextually, and rigorously. Join Jessica and Kent in this engaging and interactive workshop as they delve into the growing fields of complexity, system dynamics, and sociotechnical systems.

Workshop Topics

The importance of shifting from linear to nonlinear thinking in software development and team dynamics. Practical tools and insights from complexity, system dynamics, and sociotechnical systems to help you navigate intricate software systems. Effective ways to communicate and collaborate within your team to tackle complex challenges. Real-life examples and hands-on activities to reinforce your understanding of systems thinking and its applications.

Workshop Style

Expect a fun and immersive learning experience with a perfect blend of theory, storytelling, and practical exercises. Not only will you gain valuable insights into systems thinking, but you'll also have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you're a seasoned developer or new to the world of software development, this workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to tackle the complexities of modern software systems head-on.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to enhance your professional skill set and embrace the world of complexity and nonlinearity. Sign up now and secure your spot in the workshop!

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About Jessica KERR

Symmathesy is a learning system of learning parts. Jessica Kerr (jessitron) sees software teams this way: as developers, we change this learning system from within. Jessitron works on observability at

Currently, she spends much of her time building symmathesies through Industrial Logic. She has worked at startups (Atomist, Stripe, Outpace) and enterprises (Ford, Bayer, Sprint). She’s programmed in and spoken at conferences about Java, Scala, Clojure, TypeScript, Ruby, and Elm.

Jess lives in St. Louis, MO with two children who invent worlds and draw characters with superpowers, and two cats who meow and knock over water glasses.

About Kent Beck

Kent Beck hates writing biographies.

Guitarist, singer, storyteller, walker, poker player, programmer, artist. Original signer of the Agile Manifesto, author of the Extreme Programming book series, rediscoverer of Test-Driven Development, and inspiring keynote speaker.

Helps geeks feel safe in the world.