AgileWorks Romania
17Apr/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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3Apr/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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29Mar/18Off

AgileTalks #29 with Ken Rubin – Agile Transition Lessons

We have a special guest for this edition of #AgileTalks: none other than Ken Rubin!

Ken Rubin is the author of Amazon’s #1 best selling book Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process (http://www.essentialscrum.com/). As an agile thought leader, Ken founded Innolution (http://www.innolution.com/) where he helps organizations thrive through the application of agile principles in an effective and economically sensible way. He has coached over 200 companies ranging from startups to Fortune 10, and is an angel investor and mentor to numerous exciting startups. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, Ken has trained over 26,000 people in agile / Scrum as well as object-oriented technology. He was the first managing director of the worldwide Scrum Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on transforming the world of work using Scrum.

He will tell us all about "Agile Transition Lessons That Address Practical Questions"

When your organization began adopting agile did you ask or get asked questions like: Is there a way to quantify the cost of the transition? How many teams or what scope should the initial transition effort cover? Should we use an internal coach or hire an external coach? How does training fit in to the adoption? How do we measure our success? Should we use an existing scaling framework or develop our own?

Quoting Ken: "Over the past 10 years I have been assisting companies with their transitions to agile. During this presentation I will communicate various lessons I have learned by working with senior and executive management. I will not be focusing much attention on the political issues and cultural issues that other presentations cover in depth. Rather, I will focus on lessons learned addressing practical questions (like the ones above) whose answers are actionable in the context of performing a transition to agile."

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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27Mar/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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26Mar/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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19Mar/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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5Mar/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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1Mar/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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27Feb/18Off

AgileTalks #28 – Management 3.0 – Worker Happiness

⚫ The first speaker of the evening is Ralph van Roosmalen. His talk is titled "Management 3.0 – Worker Happiness"

Management 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and maybe even 4.0? Is this just a hype, why do we need management when we have Scrum and other Agile frameworks?
In this session, we will talk about different management styles, and also why Management 1.0 but even 3.0 can be wrong… We will also look at the six views, six views that are the responsibility of management. That does not automatically imply managers!
In the second half, we will look at Happiness. The Happiness of Workers and why it is essential to make sure everyone is as happy as possible. This won’t happen automatically, and we are going to look at the 12 steps to Happiness.
At the end of this talk, you should be able to know the differences between the different Management styles and have at 12 ideas how to increase happiness at work.

Ralph is specialized in Management 3.0, being agile and building (distributed) agile software teams. Furthermore, he is the first person who wrote a book about Management 3.0 besides Jurgen Appelo. The book is called "Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences" where Ralph shares his many
experiences with Management 3.0 practices.
More information about Ralph can be found on his LinkedIn Profile:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralphvanroosmalen.

⚫ Next, we have a lightning talk from Adrian Suciu, talking about Agile Coach Camp. Agile is all about experimenting and learning and building connections. Agile Coach Camp is a safe environment where you can test your crazy ideas, learn from others and find new friends from the community. If you are an experienced Agile enthusiast ready for exchanging ideas, learning and sharing, coaching and being coached, this event is for you.

Adrian is a Certified Scrum Master, Agile enthusiast since 2011, organiser of Agile Coach Camp since the first edition (2016). He likes to experiment with new ideas at community events then try them "in real life". He believes an Open Space event like Agile Coach Camp is the best way to experience the creativity and learning power of a group.

⚫ We're looking for speakers for Lightning Talks!

Submit your talk:
- through our Call for Speakers page at eventriX: https://eventrix.co/e/agile-talks-2018-607
- by contacting us on Meetup
- or by a comment here!

In 2018, the monthly Agile Talks meetups will feature short Lightning Talks. No longer than 10 minutes, it's a perfect opportunity to introduce yourself and to share your lessons learned. The Agile Works community in Bucharest will be more than happy to listen and learn!

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24Feb/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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