AgileWorks Romania
1Sep/150

Timisoara Agile Software Meetup

The program for this meetup will be published in the week preceding the event.

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1Sep/150

Timisoara Agile Movies – Uncle Bob – Episode 34, Pattern Apocalypse

Hello everyone!

Let's meet and watch Uncle Bob's training videos on Design Patterns. "Uncle Bob" is Robert C. Martin, initiator of the group that created agile software development, and the leading member of the software craftsmanship movement.

His videos teach (and preach) about many great principles that every programmer / tester / engineer / architect should know about. It's easy to learn the syntax of a language, but to actually build something simple and elegant, scalable and efficient, you'll need some extra skills that we're not born with. 

In this episode we're going to talk about five patterns:

• Bridge

• Chain of Responsibility

• Interpreter

• Iterator

• Adapter

Imobiliare.ro will host this event, on Thursday from 6 PM, as a part of their Imobiliare.ro LABS concept, a framework where innovation and technical evolution are meant to grow freely. 

Participation is free of charge.

See you Thursday!

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26Aug/150

Agile Talks #8

Dear agilists,

Hoping that you had relaxing holidays, we are now ready to begin the new season of Agile Talks meetups. We will start a bit differently. 

Only this September we will meet on the third Wednesday in another location sponsored by Societe Generale European Business Services.

Focus will be on continuous delivery and the practices we need to adopt for it. 

Our first speaker, Alexandru Bolboaca, has prepared for us this next talk:
"The path to continuous delivery" - This talk is about building a continuous delivery infrastructure. We will see what steps to take, what are some of the challenges, how devops fit in this picture. We will see real life examples from the experience of a product development venture. We will start a conversation about your own challenges.

Second speaker to be announced soon.

Agenda
18:45 - 19:00 Arriving, socializing
19:00 - 19:10  Introduction
19:10 - 19:40  The path to continuous delivery
19:40 - 20:10 TBD
20:10 - 20:20 Food&Drink sponsored by Societe Generale                                 European Business Services
20:20 - 20:50 Q&A session - ask the speakers for more                                   details 
20:50 - 21:00  Closing

See you on 16th of September!

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25Aug/150

Code & Beer Cluj

Let's get together to write good code and discuss interesting topics in IT.

Bring your laptop and your code or think about something that you would like to practice or discuss. There is NO pre-established agenda. It is up to you to come forth with ideas and make these meetings worth-while for you and the rest of the group.


Code & Beer is meant for people that want to learn and teach others.


We aim to create a "human knowledge-base" that will help each participant improve him/herself. It's important to actively contribute to these meetings with topics that you find interesting or puzzling. These could include: a technical problem that you encountered while working on your projects, an interesting article that you've read, a new technology/framework/language, TDD, coding best practices and patterns etc.

Be prepared to do some pair-programming. Don't be afraid to share your code and your opinions. It's the best way to learn and improve yourself.

The format:

(The schedule is not strict, what follows are just some guidelines to provide our meetings with some structure. You may arrive and leave at any time.)

The meetings last about 2 hours, starting from 7 p.m. Between 7.15 - 7.30 we have a very short introduction about the purpose of the meeting, the participants and what they want to practice. After that, we pair up and start coding and discussing.

If you decide to attend, please RSVP. This will help us determine the number of spots to reserve. When you know you cannot attend the meeting any more please change your RSVP to NO as soon as possible.

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25Aug/150

BYOC – Bring Your Own Code

The idea
Participants come with real code:

- Real work project
- Personal project

- Code kata
- Others

Purpose
Bring a short piece of code that has a problem which you do not know how to attack.

Codebase
It can be a piece of code which we are particularly proud of and you want to show it to the world.
OR
It can also be a piece of code that asks us because:
- It is not pretty
- You do not know the test
- It has too many dependencies across
- You do not know how to evolve it without breaking it
- The design is flawed
- Any other reason

Mechanics
All the group reviews this code, see how we can attack the problem and improve the code.
The piece of code which we will focus must have been thought about in advance by the author / owner. We do not want to review all 250,000 lines of an application. A method, a class, or interactions between different objects is often sufficient to allow enough material for such a session.

Thank you Antoine Vernois and Tolouse Software Craftsmanship Group for this original idea: http://www.meetup.com/Software-Craftsmanship-Toulouse/events/128862682

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24Aug/150

Code and beer

What

The code and beer idea is simple enough: we gather in the evening after work, in a pub, have a beer and write some code. It is a social coding event where you can share ideas with other developers. You can come and leave whenever you want.

Why would you come and join us

Meet other programmers
Work on your own project
Help others with their projects
Find someone who might help you with a specific topic
Pair with someone and learn new things
Just hang around and talk to people

How

Bring your laptop and some code that you'll be working on. If you don't have code then think about what you would like to practice during the evening.

There is no predefined agenda. We just meet and work on whatever we feel like.

Important

Please specify what you would like to do during the evening by answering the question "What would you like to practice?" when registering.

Also, as soon as you know you can no longer attend the meeting please change your RSVP to NO immediately. Consider this gesture a sign of respect towards other members of this group who might want to attend in your place.

The number of attendees is limited because of the difficulties of finding a big pub and making reservations for a big group.

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18Aug/150

Hands-on Code: Design Patterns Only

Concept

Hands-on Code is a series of sessions where we meet and program together with a very clear focus. Each time there will be a different constraint, and the constraint is voted by the group ahead of time.
These sessions will be in the evening and will last around 3 hours.


Today's constraint: Design Patterns Only

TO BE DETAILED

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11Aug/150

Code & Beer Cluj

Let's get together to write good code and discuss interesting topics in IT.

Bring your laptop and your code or think about something that you would like to practice or discuss. There is NO pre-established agenda. It is up to you to come forth with ideas and make these meetings worth-while for you and the rest of the group.


Code & Beer is meant for people that want to learn and teach others.


We aim to create a "human knowledge-base" that will help each participant improve him/herself. It's important to actively contribute to these meetings with topics that you find interesting or puzzling. These could include: a technical problem that you encountered while working on your projects, an interesting article that you've read, a new technology/framework/language, TDD, coding best practices and patterns etc.

Be prepared to do some pair-programming. Don't be afraid to share your code and your opinions. It's the best way to learn and improve yourself.

The format:

(The schedule is not strict, what follows are just some guidelines to provide our meetings with some structure. You may arrive and leave at any time.)

The meetings last about 2 hours, starting from 7 p.m. Between 7.15 - 7.30 we have a very short introduction about the purpose of the meeting, the participants and what they want to practice. After that, we pair up and start coding and discussing.

If you decide to attend, please RSVP. This will help us determine the number of spots to reserve. When you know you cannot attend the meeting any more please change your RSVP to NO as soon as possible.

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10Aug/150

Code and beer

What

The code and beer idea is simple enough: we gather in the evening after work, in a pub, have a beer and write some code. It is a social coding event where you can share ideas with other developers. You can come and leave whenever you want.

Why would you come and join us

Meet other programmers
Work on your own project
Help others with their projects
Find someone who might help you with a specific topic
Pair with someone and learn new things
Just hang around and talk to people

How

Bring your laptop and some code that you'll be working on. If you don't have code then think about what you would like to practice during the evening.

There is no predefined agenda. We just meet and work on whatever we feel like.

Important

Please specify what you would like to do during the evening by answering the question "What would you like to practice?" when registering.

Also, as soon as you know you can no longer attend the meeting please change your RSVP to NO immediately. Consider this gesture a sign of respect towards other members of this group who might want to attend in your place.

The number of attendees is limited because of the difficulties of finding a big pub and making reservations for a big group.

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4Aug/150

Timisoara Agile Movies – Uncle Bob – Episode 33, Pattern Roundup

Hello everyone!

Let's meet and watch Uncle Bob's training videos on Design Patterns. "Uncle Bob" is Robert C. Martin, initiator of the group that created agile software development, and the leading member of the software craftsmanship movement.

His videos teach (and preach) about many great principles that every programmer / tester / engineer / architect should know about. It's easy to learn the syntax of a language, but to actually build something simple and elegant, scalable and efficient, you'll need some extra skills that we're not born with. 

This is the Patterns Roundup -- the Penultimate episode in our Design Pattern's series.

Imobiliare.ro will host this event, on Thursday from 6 PM, as a part of their Imobiliare.ro LABS concept, a framework where innovation and technical evolution are meant to grow freely. 

Participation is free of charge.

See you Thursday!

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