Naresh Jain

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Naresh Jain is software craftsman working for Directi as Quality and Community Evangelist. He helps software organizations deliver quality software solutions using Agile and Lean thinking. He has worked on variety of software projects utilizing XP, Scrum and Crystal techniques since 2003.

Naresh is passionate about building a community of talented and capable software craftsman, the next generation software leaders in India. In recognition of his accomplishments, in 2007 the Agile Alliance awarded Naresh with the Gordon Pask Award for contributions to the Agile Community by establishing Agile User Groups in India and for creating the Simple Design and Testing conference.

Naresh Jain is the founder Vice-Chairman of the Agile Software Community of India (ASCI) . He has organized various conferences including the Simple Design And Testing Conference (SDTConf) and Agile Coach Camp. Naresh has help start various Agile User Groups including the Agile Philly User Group and various groups in India. Naresh is an active Open Source committer and enjoys teaching software development courses in Universities. By being a part of the team, Naresh helps software companies embrace agile.

Naresh enjoys beer, music, adventure sports and hot food of any colour. You can reach him at


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