AgileWorks Romania
30Jun/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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29Jun/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.

The duration of the meeting is two hours, but that does not mean that you cannot stay as much as you want.

 

Why would you come and join us

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

 

How

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

There is no predefined agenda. We just meet-up and work on whatever we feel like it. It will be over... when it will be over.

 

Important

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

When you know you cannot attend the meeting any more please change your RSVP to NO as soon as possible. Consider this gesture as a sign of respect to other members of this group that 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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26Jun/150

Evening Agile&Coffee: Leadership workshop

Dear agilists,

We are inviting you to a special edition of Evening Agile&Coffee. 

Ovidiu Drumia,  Agile&XP coach at Cegeka, will do a leadership workshop for the community. You will learn how to be proud of your work and how to address lack of motivation inside your team.

Here it is a summary of the workshop:

We know that successful people are also responsible! 

But what does this mean: “To be responsible”? 

Am I a responsible person because I “have to” go to work everyday? (Obligation)

Am I a responsible person because I have taken the blame for something that went wrong? (Shame)

A lot of people in our workplace or even our lives just feel stuck.

“I can’t do this because no one will support me.” (Justification)

“You’ve made me miss my deadline!”. (Blame)

When this happens we fail to reach our potential, our goals, etc. A lot of times it’s not even because there was someone that didn’t do their job! It’s because we failed, as a team, as a department, to integrate our work with each other!

During this workshop we are going to use the Responsibility Process as a simple framework to recognize these moments and move into a responsibility frame of mind.

Agenda:

5 min: Intro

15 min: “The world is mine!” - get to know each other exercise

20 min: Responsibility Process presentation

10 min: Break

20 min: “The way we talk” - awareness exercise to recognize expressions that signal when we are not in a responsibility frame of mind

20 min: “Where do we go from here?” - personal intent exercise that builds on the information that we’ve just received

10 min: Retro

5 min: Closing

See you on 15th July!

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25Jun/150

Apache Spark MOOC study group meetup #1

This will be the first in a series of study sessions here in Bucharest for both EdX MOOCs (Massively Open Online Classes) on Apache Spark.
You can find the EdX MOOCs here:
Intro to big data: https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-big-data-apache-spark-uc-berkeleyx-cs100-1x
Scalable Machine Learning: https://www.edx.org/course/scalable-machine-learning-uc-berkeleyx-cs190-1x

I will bring with me the book "Learning Spark", which has a substantial chapter on Spark's machine learning module called MLlib.
All the interesting code in the book's GitHub repository is here:
https://github.com/databricks/learning-spark/tree/master/src/main/scala/com/oreilly/learningsparkexamples/scala

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24Jun/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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24Jun/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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24Jun/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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24Jun/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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23Jun/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.

Conditions
- The project can compile
- Maybe we can even run the project

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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19Jun/150

Scaling Agile Talk

Hi guys and gals,

We have reached 1000 members in Bucharest. In order to celebrate we will have a special Agile Talks event where Mozaic Works, our community sponsor, brings a special guest from Munich.

Pierluigi Pugliese, consultant for software organisations and coach for individuals and teams, will talk about 'LeSS Scaling'.

"When scaling agility many companies believe they need complex organisational structures to do it. Scaling scrum and agile means instead creating an organisation that can deliver bigger products by keeping the overhead as small as possible. Large Scale Scrum - in short LeSS - is a method devised by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde to achieve these results. In this compact introduction you will learn the basics of LeSS and understand how it can help your organisation."

Pierluigi started hacking code so long ago that he cannot remember exactly when anymore. Currently he works as a consultant for software organisations and coach for individuals and teams, focusing on software development and software processes, helping them implementing sound and agile solutions.

Bellow you can find the event agenda:

18:45 - 19:00 Arriving, socializing
19:00 - 19:10 Introduction
19:10 - 19:50 LeSS Scaling
19:50 - 20:05 Break
20:05 - 21:10 Open Space
21:10 - 21:20 Retrospective & Closing

Celebrate with us on 25th of June!

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