Los próximos 18 y 19 de Septiembre estaré participando de la quinta edición del Workshop of Education Society and Computer Intelligence Society (WESCIS),  un congreso organizado por las Ramas Estudiantiles IEEE de Tucumán.

El contexto de este congreso estaré facilitando un taller sobre Modern Extreme Programming y una charla que he titulado como “From legacy code to Continuous Delivery”.


Agile 2017 Conference, day 4 & 5 notes

I started the day with the session “The pursuit of DevOps: 3 unique Microsoft journeys leading to a customer-focused path“, it was very interesting to hear real world experiences in first person.

Then I attended to the session “API Testing FUNdamentals” by JoEllen Carter and Dan Gilkerson. It was a hands-on session. Without any doubt it was the best session I attended in the whole conference.

In the afternoon I delivered my session “Infrastructure Patterns for Continuous Delivery“.

The day ended with the Conference Party at Pointe Orlando: drinks, food and live music!

The Friday was a short day, just the morning, in the first slot there were open space sessions and in the second: the closing keynote by Denise Jacobs. I can not say nothing about it because I didn’t attend because I was already on my way back home.

Agile 2017 Conference, day 3 notes

They started with the keynote by Jez Humble about Continuous Delivery. Nothing new for me, but it was interesting to hear some real world cases with concrete stats.

At 10.45 I went to the session Design Patterns Thinking and Architecture at Scale by Al Shalloway. The session was focused more on design patterns than on architecture at scale.

In the afternoon I attended to Rebeca’s session titled Three Practices for Paying Ongoing Attention to System Qualities, I think 2 of the 3 presented practices could be very useful for my current project.

My last session was High Performing Teams: Want to watch one in action? Absolutely! by Bryan Miles. For me, the session was one of the best sessions of the whole conference. Brian invited a quartet: 3 violins and 1 cello. This quartet had been playing together for a long time and were in fact a high performance team. The dynamic of the session was focused on the quartet following “some rules” while playing and the audience analysed and discussed the interaction among the musicians.

The day ended with the Extravagan-Zoo activity that was a an opportunity to do some networks while sharing some drinks and food with the sponsors. Nice.

Agile 2017 Conference, day 2 notes

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.


Comienzo de MeMo2 @ FIUBA

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.


Agile 2017, notes from my Continuous Delivery session

Agile 2017, notes from my Continuous Delivery session

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 😉

Here are the slides of the session.