About ACE!

Building Better Software. Building Software Better.

16-17 March 2015

ACE! is the largest regional conference of its kind in Central Europe, attracting people from all over the region. We're really excited about ACE! 2015 which combines two one-track conferences into one. The Building Software Better track includes the traditional ACE! content such as agile, lean, Scrum, Kanban, and other tools and methods for improving the software development process. This year we're adding a Building Better Software track that features Lean Startup, LeanUX, Design Thinking, and Customer Development topics. We're also adding a workshop track so that attendees can apply new skills and experiment with new ideas. It's going to be the best ACE! yet!

28 Speakers
8 Workshops

Our speakers

We'll be adding speakers until the middle of February, when the program will be finalized.

Linda Rising


Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has authored four books and numerous articles and is an internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process.

Melissa Parri


Melissa Perri is a Product Manager and UX Designer from New York City. She is the founder of ProdUX Labs (produxlabs.com), a consultancy that specializes in providing guidance and workshops on Product Strategy, UX and Lean Startup methodology to startups and enterprises.

Paweł Brodziński


Paweł Brodziński is a leader, a team builder and a change agent, but most of all he is an always experimenting practitioner trying to make his teams work better (and learn in the process). Pawel leads Lunar Logic, Ruby on Rails software shop in Krakow, Poland, where he field tests his ideas on improving management methods.

Ángel Medinilla


Ángel Medinilla has 15+ years working experience in the ICT market. He is the author of Agile Management (Springer) and also contributed to Beyond Agile: Stories of Agile Transformations, (Modus Cooperandi). He is currently working on a 2014 upcoming book: ‘Agile Kaizen – Continuous Improvement Far Beyond Retrospectives’.

Past ACE! photos

Memories of ACE!s past

Call for Speakers

ACE! 2015 combines lean/agile and LeanUX/Lean Startup topics in two tracks of 45 minute talks and adds a workshop track for workshops of 1-3 hours in length. Appropriate topics include:

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Retrospectives
  • Lean startup
  • Lean UX
  • Design Thinking
  • Customer Development
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Managing complexity
  • Quality assurance
  • Software craftsmanship
  • Usability

We're also looking for a mix of experience reports and fresh ideas. If you're in doubt about whether your topic is applicable, please get in touch with paul@wawelhill.com.

If your talk is accepted, you can look forward to free admission to the conference for yourself and a guest, terrific conversations at speakers' dinners the night before as well as during the conference, and lots of opportunities to interact with other speakers and attendees. ACE! is about connection and discovery, and we show our appreciation for your contribution by being the best hosts we can be and creating a terrific experience for our speakers. It will feel like a holiday in which you also learn and make new friends.

One of the things we strive to do is to welcome new speakers, and several well-known agile speakers got their start at ACE!. Don't be intimidated if you don't have a list of prior speaking engagements to share. We'll help you to craft your presentation and to break into speaking as delightfully as possible.

Submit a Talk or Workshop to ACE! 2015

Our sponsors

Please visit our sponsorship page for information about sponsorship opportunities.




Lunar Logic
Scrum Alliance


Creative Cracow
ALE Krakow

Event venue

  • ul. Opolska 14a, Krakow
  • +48 12 376 37 00

Buy tickets early and save!

These rates are net. VAT of 23% will be added when applicable. We will send you an invoice by email with payment instructions within one business day of receiving your registration form. Groups of five or more on the same invoice will receive a 10% discount and groups of ten or more will receive a 20% discount. Startups that have fewer than 10 employees and are both prefunding and pre profit will receive a 20% discount. If you have a question about whether your company is eligible for the startup rate, please write to paul@wawelhill.com.


  • Great Speakers, workshops, people, and food.


  • Great Speakers, workshops, people, and food.


  • Great Speakers, workshops, people, and food.


  • Great Speakers, workshops, people, and food.


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Program Committee

The ACE! 2015 program is being designed by:

Paul Klipp


Richard Lucas


Paweł Brodziński


Emilia Maj


Gosia Pytel