There was no keynote, so I went directly the session High Performance via Psychological Safety by Joshua Kerievsky y Heidi Helfland. Nice session, I got several resources to investigate.
A session that I really enjoyed was Writing better BDD scenarios which was facilitated by Seb Rose (cucumber) and Gaspar Nagy (specfow). The session was workshop type, the content was very useful and the dynamic of the session was very appropriated.
At the end of the day there was a session called “Agile tonight!” that was like a TV show with interviews, moderated by Paul Hammond. I just visited this session for a while because it did not catch my attention. So I moved to a common area to share “mate” drinks with some colleagues.
El lunes pasado comenzamos las clases de Métodos y Modelos en la Ingeniería de Software 2 en FIUBA (aka MeMo2). Tan solo 3 alumnos inscriptos, lo cual está bien para una primera edición de la materia, creo que nos va a permitir experimentar y pivotear a nivel planificación y dinámica de clases. Más allá de esto, debo decir que en los casi 20 años que llevo en FIUBA, nunca estuve en un curso con tan pocos participantes.
Los tres alumnos tienen experiencia laboral en el rubro informático, un detalle que me parece importante dados los temas que pensamos abordar en la materia. Si los alumnos no tuvieran experiencia laboral, se corre el riesgo de que no vean el valor de los temas abordados. Es como si uno les estuviera explicando soluciones a problemas que ellos aún no imaginan.
Last Thursday I delivered my session “Infrastructure patterns for Continuous Delivery“. There were about 40 participants, most of them developers. The session flowed as expected and was completed on time. There was a very good interaction with the participants. At the end of the session I asked the participants to rank the session (1 to 5) and I got an average of 4.5 😉
On Monday afternoon I deliver my session “DevOps, an adoption model based on Maslow’s hierarchy”. There were about 60 participants, with a good balance of technical and non-technical roles. The session flowed as expected, the participants interacted in a very collaborative way. At the end of the session I asked the participants to rank the session (1 to 5) and I got an average of 4 🙂
A lady jumped onto the main stage, her name was Tricia Broderick, chair of the conference. She did some announcements and invited Phil Brock, Agile Alliance managing director, to the stage. He did some more announcements. Finally keynote speaker David Marquet took the stage to talk about leadership and engagement. The talk was based his book Turn your ship around!. It was an interesting talk and David was a great speaker.
After the keynote I attended to the session “DevOps Performance Measurement” by Dennis Ehle.
After the lunch I delivered my session about DevOps, for now I will just say that it was fine because I plan to write another article about it.
In the time-slot after my session I went around 3 different sessions because none of them caught my attention.
To close the day I went to the Sponsor Exhibit & Ice Breaker Reception to share some snacks and drinks with colleagues and walk around the sponsor’s stands.
Para esta segunda mitad del año tengo planificado dictar los siguientes talleres:
Taller de Git, el martes 29 de Agosto, de 14 a 18 hs. en SADIO.
Taller de Continuous Delivery y Prácticas DevOps, es un taller de 8 horas que dictaré el 15 de Septiembre en Kleer@Montevideo y el 3 de Octubre en Kleer@Argentina. El siguiente video explica brevemente el contenido del taller.