Flavius Stef – Geekterview during WebExpo Prague 2013

March 16, 2014

Last September I was invited by the organizers of WebExpo Prague to be part of their excellent conference. For my presentation I decided to tackle the topic of Lean Startup practices as applied to building and growing software products. Web applications are especially suited for this approach for two reasons: data access and simple deployments. Because we... Read more

What was The Most Interesting In 2013

March 16, 2014

Three interesting gatherings took place this year, involving a lot of energy, professionals people and content.  1. ALE2013 The 3rd edition of the non-profit ALE Unconference gathered the best European Agile and Lean experts, in Bucharest, for three full days of knowledge sharing. We ended the most awesome unconference with free spirit, new friends, great new ideas and many,... Read more

Meet software professionals from all over Europe

March 16, 2014

We invite you to the second edition of the exciting IT event for programmers, testers, technical leaders and managers I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2014. We created it to offer you the opportunity to meet software professionals from all over Europe. Our first confirmed keynote speaker is Michael Feathers, the author of ”Working Effectively with Legacy Code” (Prentice Hall, 2004) and a world renown consultant with over 15  years... Read more

Coding with a Stranger

March 16, 2014

Romanians have a saying: “Skills are not learned, they are stolen”. We believe this is true about programming skills as well, so we strive to create opportunities for programmers to steal skills from one another. “Coding with a Stranger” is such an opportunity. A Personal Story I will make a confession: I’m an introvert programmer.... Read more

Code&Beer Anniversary

November 20, 2013

Once upon a time a wish was born in our trainer’s soul: to gather programmers in a place, in Romania where anyone can come, code and go wherever they please. His wide experience and knowledge about programming was built on his own years of programming but also on others experience shared when he met them.... Read more

Adi Presents Programming Games Tonight at xALEc

October 28, 2013

Our colleague Adi Bolboacă was invited to talk about programming games tonight at xALEc. xALEc is an online meeting for the Agile Lean Europe network where interesting ideas are discussed and exchanged between the community members from everywhere. Programming games are games that programmers can play to improve a specific skill: collaboration, communication, writing expressive... Read more

Raising the Bar At SoCraTes UK

September 23, 2013

“As aspiring Software Craftsmen we are raising the bar of professional software development by practicing it and helping others learn the craft.” The Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship   I am very glad to be one of the 70 developers and testers who attended the SoCraTes UK unconference. We were all hoping to work together towards... Read more

Estimation Techniques Meetup: Sprint Planning

September 16, 2013

The Bucharest Agile Community had a meetup on “Estimation Techniques”. The topic was picked in the spring by the community and was so popular that a second session was required. The discussion on sprint planning was easier because less risks are involved. Beside the classic planning poker with story points we discussed about a few... Read more

ALE2013, the last day

September 1, 2013

ALE2013 finished with the most fantastic day. It started with some minutes of wakeup gymnastics. After the speakers introduced their talks, attendees chose between talks on lean startup, continuous improvement, offers and pricing or software design. The offer was very attractive and again we had to choose one talk out of three going on at a... Read more

ALE2013, the second day

August 30, 2013

What a day…what a night! So many activities and so intensive that I didn’t realize when the time flied. So, I am writing now about the day before. I will tell you shortly what happened yesterday. Flavius Stef and Claudia Rosu opened the day with the intro. They surprised us inviting the ALE kids (participants‘... Read more

First day of the unconference ALE2013

August 29, 2013

The first magic day started with the open intro made by the organizers. Jurgen Appelo had the opening keynote about the new organizational structure of the 21st century: the network, not the hierarchy. I realized from his talk that learning through experiments and remembered is the way to improve. After the speakers introduced their talk, it was challenging... Read more

The very last day before ALE2013

August 27, 2013

We are ready for ALE. Are you? I was at Radisson Blu Hotel this evening for the last day of ALE2013 preparations. The venue is ready to receive all the ALE2013 attendees. The organizers, including the Mozaic Work team and the volunteers prepared the unconference rooms with logistic and materials. Everything is in place for... Read more