Modern Architecture for Complex Systems – I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition

May 10, 2021

I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition, with the main theme Modern Architecture for Complex Systems, brings two half-days of insights, practical examples, and inspiring Keynote presentations, with top-notch senior architects from Europe and USA. Would you like to join us for I T.A.K.E. Unconference on 26-27 May 2021? Register here: https://architecture.itakeunconf.com/​​​ This event is organized by... Read more

Alexandre Cuva and Alex Bolboaca

May 8, 2021

How do we learn technical practices? What role does the software craft movement play in the overall ecosystem? And what would a programmer like in being a CEO? We discussed this and more with Alexandre Cuva. Alexandre Cuva is a recognized specialist with 20 years of experience in an international environment. He is an Agile... Read more

Armagan Amcalar and Alex Bolboaca

May 1, 2021

Building engineering teams, creating a great team culture, hire inclusively, and connecting domains such as music or digital circuit design with software development. These are just a few of the topics in this fascinating conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Armagan Amcalar. Armagan Amcalar is a leader, entrepreneur, programmer, public speaker, musician and software architect. You... Read more

Clare Sudbery – How to Stop Testing and Break Your Code Base

April 27, 2021

Clare Sudbery is lead consultant engineer with 21 years of software engineering experience, and a particular interest in teaching and mentoring, including topics such as Clean Architecture and SOLID principles, strong collaboration skills, and XP practices. I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition, with the main theme Modern Architecture for Complex Systems, brings two half-days of insights, practical examples,... Read more

Prof. Roger Kneebone and Alex Bolboaca

April 26, 2021

How do experts become experts? And how do domains like medicine compare to software development? Is software craft a good model? We discuss about this and more with Prof. Dr. Roger Kneebone, author of "Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery" and a long time curious investigator of expertise in different domains. We share stories from... Read more

Marco Consolaro and Alex Bolboaca

April 25, 2021

Is the marketing of big companies the source of fads in software development? How do we create a great engineering culture? And how does leadership fit into a tech organization? Watch this video to learn about this and more, from the interesting conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Marco Consolaro. Marco Consolaro is a Software craftsman,... Read more

Roger Kneebone and Alex Bolboaca

April 18, 2021

How do experts become experts? And how do domains like medicine compare to software development? Is software craft a good model? We discuss about this and more with Prof. Dr. Roger Kneebone, author of "Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery" and a long time curious investigator of expertise in different domains. We share stories from... Read more

Mark Richards – What Makes Software Architecture So Hard?

April 16, 2021

Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in a variety of technologies. He is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a free website devoted to helping developers in the journey to becoming software architect. I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition, with the... Read more

Marco Consolaro – Soulful Socio-Technical Architecture

April 12, 2021

Marco Consolaro is a software craftsman, technical coach, international speaker, Systems thinker, symmathecist, philosopher – all mixed with some Venetian humor. I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition edition, with the main theme Modern Architecture for Complex Systems, brings two half-days of insights, practical examples, and inspiring Keynote presentations, with top-notch senior architects from Europe and USA.... Read more

Linda Rising and Alex Bolboaca

April 11, 2021

Does software development have anything to do with science? Do patterns actually work for complex adaptive systems, such as teams or organizations? And how can we introduce change to our environments? Watch this video to learn about this and more, from the interesting conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Linda Rising. Linda Rising is an independent... Read more

Lemi Orhan Ergin and Alex Bolboaca

April 3, 2021

Is git as difficult as it seems, or do we use it in complex ways? What does "development culture" mean and how do we evolve a good one? Should we focus more on design fundamentals in our industry? And how can you get featured in Time magazine, Wired, and many other publications? Learn more about... Read more

Felienne Hermans & Alex Bolboaca: Science, Software Development, Programmer’s Brain

December 12, 2020

We often observe that the scientific studies of software development don't match the knowledge and understanding that's pervasive in the industry. Is this because the scientific studies are flawed? Or because we don't understand the goal of science? Or is it because we believe in pervasive myths about software development? Watch this conversation between Felienne... Read more

Coding Dojo, Martial Arts, Large Software Projects

December 5, 2020

Can you learn programming techniques by practicing as a group? Are coding dojos and code retreats a good way to do so? Can we learn more from martial arts, or do we need a different learning style for programming techniques? Watch this conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Nigel aka @SleepyFox for an analysis of these... Read more

Gerard Meszaros – Unit Testing, Design Patterns, Agility – part 3

November 21, 2020

A fascinating 2-hour conversation with Gerard Meszaros, about design patterns, weird bugs, testing patterns, and how telecommunications companies were ahead of their time in the 1990s. The conversation is split in 3 parts, and this is the last part. Gerard Meszaros is an agile software development consultant, trainer, author and semi-frequent conference speaker. He is... Read more

Olaf Lewitz – If Agile is the Solution, I want my Problem back!

November 20, 2020

Olaf Lewitz is one of the founders of TrustTemenos Leadership Academy. They work with leaders increasing their clarity of identity and intention, and help growing organizations where safe spaces are available for people to show up and grow. Agility Summit gathers visionary business leaders, managers, and change-makers looking for new ways to serve customers and... Read more