Lyly Yonkwa is a multi-talented software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in software development and 6 years using agile methodologies. Lyly has worked as a software engineer, a project manager and a ScrumMaster and she is a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Product Owner. Lyly is passionate about agile methodologies and she is the founder of the DC Women in Agile meetup group. This group meets on a regular basis and is aimed at women practicing agile in the washington DC metro area.
Lyly Yonkwa currently works at the National Public Radio as a senior software engineer and a ScrumMaster. She has actively contributed to the development and lauch of NPR Distribution next generation content management and distribution system built in Java using service oriented architecture (SOA). Before joining NPR, Lyly was working as a software developer and project manager at Fraunhofer Institut, Center of Experimental Software Engineering.
On her spare time she organizes events for a DC Women in Agile meetup group as well as for the DC Metro French meetup group. She also volunteers in the Agile community. Lyly is also interested in the following causes: women in technology, homelessness and poverty alleviation, peace and civil rights.