About the Author
Aino Vonge Corry is an independent consultant who sometimes works as an agile coach. After gaining her PhD in computer science (CS) in 2001, she spent the next 10 years failing to choose between being a researcher/teacher in academia and being a teacher/facilitator in industry. She eventually squared the circle by starting her own company, Metadeveloper, which develops developers by teaching CS, teaching how to teach CS, inviting speakers to IT conferences, and facilitating software development in various ways. In her youth, she thought she would be a schoolteacher in mathematics, but the strange ways of the world moved her toward communication and facilitation, mainly in the software industry. She has facilitated for the past 15 years, during which time she has made all the mistakes possible in that field. And she would like to share the stories of those mistakes, and their resolutions, as a warning and a guide to other people wanting to facilitate meetings.
Aino has spent time in Stockholm and Cambridge, but she is now back in Aarhus, Denmark, where she lives with her family and a growing collection of plush cephalopods.