AgileWorks Romania
10Feb/18Off

AgileTalks#27 Experiences with Agile beyond soft dev homeland & lightning talks

Hello,

You are invited to the February edition of Agile Talks!

Our first speaker is Lucian Stroie (https://eventrix.co/s/lucian-stroie-239) - an enthusiastic change agent and passionate software tester.

He strives to improve delivery and quality, on both software and non-software projects by either leading, adoption or working on improving team’s way of working. His preferred path to the goal of improving team’s life and output leans on Agile practices, mainly applying Scrum. In his quest, he’s supported by his software testing work experience, that includes companies from fields like embedded, security, financial services or web-development.

Lucian’s presentation will be
“Experiences with Agile beyond software development homeland”, a session about challenges and options to expand using Scrum or Agile in general in non-software related teams and environments. We will continue the evening with two lightning talks:

- "Stop Task Switching" by Adrian Bolboaca (https://eventrix.co/s/adrian-bolboaca-1):

Adrian about the talk:
"You can learn why task switching is bad for you and how to plan your day better so that you can be more productive and less tired.
I worked with many teams and most of them say that task switching (multi-tasking is another term, not that correct) is a good and useful way of working."

- "Have you ever tried Moonwalking?" by Alin Pandichi (https://eventrix.co/s/alin-pandichi-104):

Alin about the talk:
"Most people tackle problems in a classic fashion, from left to right. They start from what they have today, blindingly hacking their way toward their goals. There is another way, a counterintuitive one: walking backwards, going from right to left. In other words, starting from the output, from the goals toward the present day. This technique can be applied anywhere, from writing jokes, teaching bio-chemistry, to our most pressing matter: writing software."

Agenda:

18:45 - 19:00 Arriving, socializing
19:00 - 19:10 Introduction
19:10 - 19:40 Experiences with Agile beyond software development homeland
19:40 - 19:50 Stop Task Switching
19:50 - 20:00 Have you ever tried Moonwalking?
20:00 - 20:20 Break
20:20 - 21:10 Open Space - ask the speakers for more details or propose interesting topics
21:10 - 21:20 Closing

See you on 14th of February!

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8Feb/18Off

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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25Jan/18Off

Product Development from scratch

Experience frequent product delivery with peers like you!

Whether you are interested to get your hands dirty with code, or to bring improvement ideas to a software product, join us for this new monthly meetup series. We will develop a new software product from scratch.


WHAT WE WILL BUILD:

Imagine you're in the mood for dining in the city this evening. You have an approximate idea of what you want to eat, and you have a budget limit. How do you decide where to go? How do you make a reservation? How do you know the restaurant is not already fully booked? 

That's what our software product will offer: a place where you can easily make a restaurant reservation based on a few simple criteria. 

HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK?

The facilitator (Alin Pandichi) will play the role of a Product Owner. He will provide user stories for you to pick up and implement. He will also prioritize the features based on the feedback we will get from the users of the product.

You will receive all the assistance you need in order to contribute to this product, including guidance from a Technical Leader.


You are encouraged to bring a laptop, although it is not a requirement. 

There will be a Github repository where you can submit your pull requests. 

You can choose to develop using any programming language / any technology stack. This will be possible due to the microservices architecture of the product.


HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE:

Even if you don't write code, there are lots of ways you can contribute. 

As a tester, business analyst, product owner, user experience specialist, designer, marketing specialist, (etc., you name it), you can contribute too:

• build UI/UX

• test features

• do exploratory testing

• develop the backlog further

• develop a marketing strategy


• just bring ideas or any feedback

Last but not least, as a programmer / tester you can:

• write code

• write automated tests

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24Jan/18Off

Agile Talks #

Hi,

Agile Talks wants to bring together people who are passionate about software development and agile methods.

We will have two talks of maximum 30 minutes and after that two Open Space slots for around one hours.

The event ends with a group retrospective and with some conclusions from the participants.

Agile Talks is a great opportunity to both learn from other people's experiences and discuss your own topics during the Open Space.

First Talk: TBA

Second Talk: TBA

If you want to sponsor Agile Talks, please get in touch. Participants love having some drinks and some food in the evening so that can discuss the current burning matters with more energy.

Agenda:

18:30 - 18:45 Arriving, socializing
18:45 - 19:00 Introduction
19:00 - 19:30 TBA
19:30 - 20:00 TBA
20:00 - 20:10 Break
20:10 - 21:00 Open Space - ask the speakers for more details or propose interesting topics
21:00 - 21:15 Retrospective, Closing

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24Jan/18Off

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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11Jan/18Off

Product Development from scratch

Experience frequent product delivery with peers like you!

Whether you are interested to get your hands dirty with code, or to bring improvement ideas to a software product, join us for this new monthly meetup series. We will develop a new software product from scratch.


WHAT WE WILL BUILD:

Imagine you're in the mood for dining in the city this evening. You have an approximate idea of what you want to eat, and you have a budget limit. How do you decide where to go? How do you make a reservation? How do you know the restaurant is not already fully booked? 

That's what our software product will offer: a place where you can easily make a restaurant reservation based on a few simple criteria. 

HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK?

The facilitator (Alin Pandichi) will play the role of a Product Owner. He will provide user stories for you to pick up and implement. He will also prioritize the features based on the feedback we will get from the users of the product.

You will receive all the assistance you need in order to contribute to this product, including guidance from a Technical Leader.


You are encouraged to bring a laptop, although it is not a requirement. 

There will be a Github repository where you can submit your pull requests. 

You can choose to develop using any programming language / any technology stack. This will be possible due to the microservices architecture of the product.


HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE:

Even if you don't write code, there are lots of ways you can contribute. 

As a tester, business analyst, product owner, user experience specialist, designer, marketing specialist, (etc., you name it), you can contribute too:

• build UI/UX

• test features

• do exploratory testing

• develop the backlog further

• develop a marketing strategy


• just bring ideas or any feedback

Last but not least, as a programmer / tester you can:

• write code

• write automated tests

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11Jan/18Off

Product Development from scratch – Kickoff edition!

The purpose of this first meeting is to get the ball rolling: we will come up with a name for the product, and implement the most basic Minimum Viable Product. The target is to have a working version after 2 hours of working together.
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Experience frequent product delivery with peers like you!

Whether you are interested to get your hands dirty with code, or to bring improvement ideas to a software product, join us for this new monthly meetup series. We will develop a new software product from scratch.

WHAT WE WILL BUILD:

Imagine you're in the mood for dining in the city this evening. You have an approximate idea of what you want to eat, and you have a budget limit. How do you decide where to go? How do you make a reservation? How do you know the restaurant is not already fully booked?

That's what our software product will offer: a place where you can easily make a restaurant reservation based on a few simple criteria.

HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK?

The facilitator (Alin Pandichi) will play the role of a Product Owner. He will provide user stories for you to pick up and implement. He will also prioritize the features based on the feedback we will get from the users of the product.

You will receive all the assistance you need in order to contribute to this product, including guidance from a Technical Leader.

You are encouraged to bring a laptop, although it is not a requirement.

There will be a Github repository where you can submit your pull requests.

You can choose to develop using any programming language / any technology stack. This will be possible due to the microservices architecture of the product.

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE:

Even if you don't write code, there are lots of ways you can contribute.

As a tester, business analyst, product owner, user experience specialist, designer, marketing specialist, (etc., you name it), you can contribute too:

• build UI/UX

• test features

• do exploratory testing

• develop the backlog further

• develop a marketing strategy

• just bring ideas or any feedback

Last but not least, as a programmer / tester you can:

• write code

• write automated tests

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11Jan/18Off

Product Development from scratch

Experience frequent product delivery with peers like you!

Whether you are interested to get your hands dirty with code, or to bring improvement ideas to a software product, join us for this new monthly meetup series. We will develop a new software product from scratch.


WHAT WE WILL BUILD:

Imagine you're in the mood for dining in the city this evening. You have an approximate idea of what you want to eat, and you have a budget limit. How do you decide where to go? How do you make a reservation? How do you know the restaurant is not already fully booked? 

That's what our software product will offer: a place where you can easily make a restaurant reservation based on a few simple criteria. 

HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK?

The facilitator (Alin Pandichi) will play the role of a Product Owner. He will provide user stories for you to pick up and implement. He will also prioritize the features based on the feedback we will get from the users of the product.

You will receive all the assistance you need in order to contribute to this product, including guidance from a Technical Leader.


You are encouraged to bring a laptop, although it is not a requirement. 

There will be a Github repository where you can submit your pull requests. 

You can choose to develop using any programming language / any technology stack. This will be possible due to the microservices architecture of the product.


HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE:

Even if you don't write code, there are lots of ways you can contribute. 

As a tester, business analyst, product owner, user experience specialist, designer, marketing specialist, (etc., you name it), you can contribute too:

• build UI/UX

• test features

• do exploratory testing

• develop the backlog further

• develop a marketing strategy


• just bring ideas or any feedback

Last but not least, as a programmer / tester you can:

• write code

• write automated tests

Filed under: Comments Off
10Jan/18Off

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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9Jan/18Off

Agile Talks #

Hi,

Agile Talks wants to bring together people who are passionate about software development and agile methods.

We will have two talks of maximum 30 minutes and after that two Open Space slots for around one hours.

The event ends with a group retrospective and with some conclusions from the participants.

Agile Talks is a great opportunity to both learn from other people's experiences and discuss your own topics during the Open Space.

First Talk: TBA

Second Talk: TBA

If you want to sponsor Agile Talks, please get in touch. Participants love having some drinks and some food in the evening so that can discuss the current burning matters with more energy.

Agenda:

18:30 - 18:45 Arriving, socializing
18:45 - 19:00 Introduction
19:00 - 19:30 TBA
19:30 - 20:00 TBA
20:00 - 20:10 Break
20:10 - 21:00 Open Space - ask the speakers for more details or propose interesting topics
21:00 - 21:15 Retrospective, Closing

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