AgileWorks Romania
13Dec/17Off

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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1Dec/17Off

Coding Dojo

A Coding Dojo is a team practice format that accelerates knowledge transfer and sharing skills between team members. With an experienced facilitator, it is also a way of learning by applying various techniques.

Objectives

The following skills are typical candidates for improvement during a dojo:

• Refactoring
• Simple design
• Clean code
• Improving pair programming technique
• How to safely modify code you don't understand (usually legacy code)
• Learning a new programming language
• Unit testing
• Test driven development

In addition, coding dojo can be used by a team as a collective and structured way of solving difficult or risky problems related to production, like fixing a bug or redesigning parts of the application.

How it works?

The basic format of a coding dojo:

• All developers and the facilitator gather in a room.
• The facilitator introduces the purpose and the format of the coding dojo.
• One laptop with a functional development environment is connected to a projector.
• Two developers pair program on the laptop. The others are in the room, watching the code changes.
• Every 7 minutes, one developer leaves the laptop and the next one from the room takes his place.
• After a specified period of time (usually around two hours), the dojo ends with a retrospective.

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27Nov/17Off

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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27Nov/17Off

Agile Talks #3

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: Robert Mălai  - "The Product Mindset". The Product Mindset will help your company to become a valuable partner to your customers, enabling them to fulfil their business goals. 

Robert is working as an Engineering Manager at 3Pillar Global. Robert is extremely passionate about technology and engineering, which he has been managing for the last 15 years in various teams. He has built products from embedded software development in automotive to distributed services in the cloud. Robert is also passionate about databases, Linux servers, Python, JavaScript and Software Development. Prior to joining 3Pillar, Robert was involved in the automotive industry during his stint at Continental Automotive.


Second Talk: Iulian Paduraru - Facilitation - What actually is it?. During this session Iulian Paduraru will share his thoughts on what facilitation is and how can we use it in our company so that we overcome our obstacles.


Iulian is an Agile Project Manager and Agile Coach at isoftbet.com. With a background as a software developer, he is very passionate about agile, software development and technology in general.

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 Robert Mălai - "The Product Mindset"
19:30 - 20:00 Iulian Paduraru - "Facilitation - What actually is it?"
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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24Nov/17Off

Celebration: 10 years of AgileWorks Bucharest

Hello,

Our community is celebrating a special occasion: 10 years of AgileWorks Bucharest!

Let's party together with snacks and drinks, while sharing stories about things learned in the community.
Maria Diaconu, the community founder, will say at the beginning a few words about the evolution and growth of the community.

To start the conversation, share your memories on social media using the #10YearsAgileWorks hashtag.
We are welcoming you starting 18:30.
See you there!

Yours truly,
All AgileWorks community organizers

Snacks and drinks are sponsored by MozaicWorks
Venue is sponsored by TechHub

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13Nov/17Off

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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30Oct/17Off

Agile Talks #3

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: Robert Mălai  - "The Product Mindset". The Product Mindset will help your company to become a valuable partner to your customers, enabling them to fulfil their business goals. 

Robert is working as an Engineering Manager at 3Pillar Global. Robert is extremely passionate about technology and engineering, which he has been managing for the last 15 years in various teams. He has built products from embedded software development in automotive to distributed services in the cloud. Robert is also passionate about databases, Linux servers, Python, JavaScript and Software Development. Prior to joining 3Pillar, Robert was involved in the automotive industry during his stint at Continental Automotive.


Second Talk: Iulian Paduraru - Facilitation - What actually is it?. During this session Iulian Paduraru will share his thoughts on what facilitation is and how can we use it in our company so that we overcome our obstacles.


Iulian is an Agile Project Manager and Agile Coach at isoftbet.com. With a background as a software developer, he is very passionate about agile, software development and technology in general.

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 Robert Mălai - "The Product Mindset"
19:30 - 20:00 Iulian Paduraru - "Facilitation - What actually is it?"
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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30Oct/17Off

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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24Oct/17Off

Coding Dojo

A Coding Dojo is a team practice format that accelerates knowledge transfer and sharing skills between team members. With an experienced facilitator, it is also a way of learning by applying various techniques.

Objectives

The following skills are typical candidates for improvement during a dojo:

• Refactoring
• Simple design
• Clean code
• Improving pair programming technique
• How to safely modify code you don't understand (usually legacy code)
• Learning a new programming language
• Unit testing
• Test driven development

In addition, coding dojo can be used by a team as a collective and structured way of solving difficult or risky problems related to production, like fixing a bug or redesigning parts of the application.

How it works?

The basic format of a coding dojo:

• All developers and the facilitator gather in a room.
• The facilitator introduces the purpose and the format of the coding dojo.
• One laptop with a functional development environment is connected to a projector.
• Two developers pair program on the laptop. The others are in the room, watching the code changes.
• Every 7 minutes, one developer leaves the laptop and the next one from the room takes his place.
• After a specified period of time (usually around two hours), the dojo ends with a retrospective.

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23Oct/17Off

AgileTalks#26-Short Guide to your Agile Transformation& Addressing A­gileTheater

Hello,

You are invited to the November edition of Agile Talks. 


Our first speaker is Adrian Bolboaca - programmer, trainer and coach. His passion is helping teams produce high quality software, both on technical and organizational sides. He worked in organizations in many industries like energy, e-commerce, ERP/CRM, embedded software, banking, etc.

Lately he traveled a lot around Europe to learn from local communities and user groups, to teach and facilitate hands-on activities. Adrian is a supporter of Deliberate Practice, experiments, and experiential learning.

In 2016 he published a book about hosting and facilitating a coderetreat, a one-day deliberate practice concept for programming https://leanpub.com/coderetreat.

Adrian's subject of presentation will be "Short Guide to your Agile Transformation":

"You will gain a deeper knowledge of the transition process so that you can either do it yourself or hire and manage agile coaches in an effective, productive manner. 
During this presentation you will find the short version of your questions like:
Why transition to agile? How to use Values for an agile transition? How to create a fluent transition? When to train, coach or manage?
How to manage more transparency? When to stop the transition?

So come prepared with your situations and questions so that we can have a productive Open Space after the talk."  

Our second speaker is Amir Peled - an enthusiastic and energetic Agile Coach with extensive experience of practicing agile abroad.

 He has successfully aided organisations in their agile journey to either adopt or improve their use of Scrum and other agile frameworks both in troubled projects and new ones. Companies which benefited from his coaching services were of various sizes, from start-ups to multinationals, with diverse background such as public transport, rail, IT (infrastructure and software development) and banking.

Amir's subject of presentation will be "Addressing Agile Theater and Zombie Agile":

"Discover how to detect, expose and address Agile dysfunctions known as “Agile Theater” and “Zombie Agile”. Please be aware that no PowerPoint slides will be used."


Agenda:  


18:45 - 19:00 Arriving, socializing 
19:00 - 19:10 Introduction 
19:10 - 19:40 Short Guide to your Agile Transformation
19:40 - 20:10 Addressing Agile Theater and Zombie Agile
20:10 - 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 8th of November!

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