This is one of the Kudo cards we, the organisers of I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2013 received at the end of the last day. Why is it so special? For me it is special because last year I T.A.K.E. Unconference was the first time when I participated in an Open Space. Any unconference needs to plan […]
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in why things are the way that they are. Over time, that intense curiosity has driven me to learn as much as I can about object orientation and software development in general. I like to find out what works, and what doesn’t and tell people
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
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,
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
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.
Our trainer and coach, Adrian Bolboaca talks about pairing, more than pair programming. This event took place on the 21th of November 2013. Thank you Java User Group Bucharest for having us around. The Bucharest JUG organizer, Ioan Eugen Stan published the video of this talk on JUG video channel. Here is the talk: Do you want to learn more about
This takes a second post of a series about the Open Space format. In the first part, we talked about how the Open Space format was born, when it’s appropriate as a format and the rules that guide it: the law of two feet and the 5 principles. In this post we’ll cover the Market Place, the facilitator and the participants discussions. We talk
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.
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