AgileWorks Romania
14May/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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3May/18Off

Ben Maynard – How not to adopt LeSS and influence people – AgileTalks #30

Another month, another special edition of #AgileTalks with a very special guest: Ben Maynard (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-maynard-44036930/). Ben is a certified LeSS trainer, an Agile practitioner and enthusiast.

Ben will talk about "How not to adopt LeSS and influence people". Here are his words describing this talk:

"For the last 7 years I have been on an expedition through RBS (a large UK based bank) failing, learning, succeeding and growing. It all started quite innocently by unconsciously adopting LeSS then grew into something that took me around the world meeting many teams and many leaders all with very different contexts but all with very similar problems to solve. I would like to share with you some of the more interesting stories and what the outcomes of 7 years of being the only permanent member of staff who was an agile coach in an organisation that employees more than 10,000 people in technology alone."

More about Ben:
For the last 15 years Ben has been passionate about enabling and supporting people in gaining knowledge and reaching their potential. His career started in Local Government, then onto back offices in an Investment Bank and in more recent years supporting banks in becoming adaptable, high performing organisations. Throughout all of these stages what has always driven him is a desire to see people learn and be increasingly happy, to this end his focus on and development towards becoming an evermore effective educator, facilitator, coach and mentor has remained constant via a deep and growing understanding of brain based learning.

AGENDA:
19:00 - Ben Maynard - How not to adopt LeSS and influence people
19:45 - Break
20:00 - Q & A session with Ben Maynard

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2May/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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25Apr/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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24Apr/18Off

Agile Talks #9

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: Raluca-Teodora Ardelean - "Lego4scrum". Lego4scrum is a simulation of the SCRUM methodology, which consists of building a city from Lego pieces. I want to present this workshop, which is also well documented in the #lego4scrum community and at the same time my personal experience with it, so that you may use it in your use case.

Raluca-Teodora Ardelean is a software engineer for 7 years, soft-skills trainer for 9 years, CoderDojo mentor for 3 years , passionate about software engineering and preoccupied with education.

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 Raluca-Teodora Ardelean - "Lego4scrum"
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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23Apr/18Off

Agile Talks #9

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: Raluca-Teodora Ardelean - "Lego4scrum". Lego4scrum is a simulation of the SCRUM methodology, which consists of building a city from Lego pieces. I want to present this workshop, which is also well documented in the #lego4scrum community and at the same time my personal experience with it, so that you may use it in your use case.

Raluca-Teodora Ardelean is a software engineer for 7 years, soft-skills trainer for 9 years, CoderDojo mentor for 3 years , passionate about software engineering and preoccupied with education.

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 Raluca-Teodora Ardelean - "Lego4scrum"
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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23Apr/18Off

Agile Talks #10

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: Ramona Nazarov - "Agile Product Management with Scrum". A glance within the product management role with SCRUM from envisioning the product to various techniques of applied methodology considering the teams, backlog, ceremonies following successful releases. Tips and tricks to develop a great PO role and avoid common mistakes.

Ramona: I am Sr Business Analyst at ACI Worldwide with 3 years experience within this role switching from several years of development. Now, as a Product Owner, I‘m coordinating and leading teams across various projects but I have experienced also the Scrum Master and Team Member roles and I have found beauty and motivation in each and every one of them . I have encountered challenges but I treated them as opportunities and what actually made the difference was my ambition to pursuit my passion. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” Simon Sinek

Second Talk: Robert Malai - "Communities of Practice. Benefits and Challenges". Share the experience of integrating a Community of Practice exercise in the company, where it impacts the agile development process.

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.

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 Ramona Nazarov - "Agile Product Management with Scrum".
19:30 - 20:00 Robert Malai - "Communities of Practice. Benefits and Challenges"
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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23Apr/18Off

Agile Talks #9

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: Raluca-Teodora Ardelean - "Lego4scrum". Lego4scrum is a simulation of the SCRUM methodology, which consists of building a city from Lego pieces. I want to present this workshop, which is also well documented in the #lego4scrum community and at the same time my personal experience with it, so that you may use it in your use case.

Raluca-Teodora Ardelean is a software engineer for 7 years, soft-skills trainer for 9 years, CoderDojo mentor for 3 years , passionate about software engineering and preoccupied with education.

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 Raluca-Teodora Ardelean - "Lego4scrum"
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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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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