AgileWorks Romania
19Apr/17Off

Agile Talks #2

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.

The talks are to be determined in the next period.

We are in discussions for the venue and will announce it soon.

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 Talk 1 TBD
19:30 - 20:00 Talk 2 TBD
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

See you in June!

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18Apr/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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14Apr/17Off

Agile Talks #1

Hi,

The first edition of 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.


The talks are to be determined in the next period.


We are in discussions for the venue and will announce it soon.

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 Talk 1 TBD
19:30 - 20:00 Talk 2 TBD
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

See you in May!

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14Apr/17Off

Agile Talks #1

Hi,

The first edition of 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.


The talks for this session will be :

First Talk: Iulian Paduraru - Adopting Devops - Our journey. During this session I will share our experience of working in a DevOps way and how this affected the way we think and tackle current requests.

Second Talk: Flavius Ștef - Product Management vs. Product Ownership. Some descriptions of the Product Owner role concentrate on writing user stories and participating in various meetings. While useful, these activities should take up maybe 30% of a Product Owner’s time. In this session Flavius will talk about all the other 70% activities done by Syneto to successfully bring a product to the market.


Flavius Ștef is VP engineering at Syneto, where he leads the development of the company’s flagship product: Hyper 3000.

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 Iulian Paduraru - Adopting DevOps - Our journey
19:30 - 20:00 Flavius Ștef - Product Management vs. Product Ownership
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

See you in May!

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4Apr/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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28Mar/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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22Mar/17Off

Agile Talks #21

Hi,

April edition brings two new interesting talks for our community. 

First we have Alexandra Anghel with "Outsourcing Company vs. Product Company"

"I will show a comparison between my experience working in my own agency for almost 9 years and being a startup founder for the last 3 years, including lessons I have learned along the way". 

Alexandra Anghel is the Co-founder & CTO at Appticles.com, a startup developing progressive web apps. She has a technical background, mostly in backend programming, and she has previously owned an outsourcing company. She's passionate about startups & entrepreneurship and likes to get involved in various activities to help women get into programming/coding. Last year, she graduated from the Prosper Women Entrepreneurs accelerator in the US and at the beginning of this year joined Codette, a community for girls and women in ICT.


Second speaker is Eduard Budacu with "Agile Research: A journey into unknown worlds".

"A talk about the learning experience I had the past 3 years while researching Agile practices as a PhD student and as a fellow within the IT community."
 

Eduard Budacu is passionate about software development, agile teams and personal growth. Currently sustains the software industry growth, as an Agile Coach, by creating a productive working and learning environment. Together with Cristina Pana founded DOvelopers CONNECT with a personal challenge to meet as many people in the Romanian software industry, work with them, learn with them and have fun.

Agenda:

18:45 - 19:00 Arriving, socializing
19:00 - 19:10 Introduction
19:10 - 19:40 Outsourcing Company vs. Product Company
19:40 - 20:10 Agile Research: A journey into unknown worlds
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 10th of April!

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20Mar/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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6Mar/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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2Mar/17Off

SCRUM & WINE – second edition

Hello everyone!

Any reason is a good reason to drink wine, therefore let's meet in March for a second edition of Scrum & Wine!
We will celebrate Spring, good wines and of course, talk freely about Scrum, teams, leadership and effective communication. 

1) Wine menu: 
Cramele Recas Sole Chardonnay Brut (sparkling wine, helps with the tasting) – 2 bottles – 80 lei
Cramele Recas Regno Pinot Grigio – 2 bt – 70 lei
Serve Terra Romana Roze – 2 bt – 80 lei
Cepari Negru de Dragasani – 2 bt – 106 lei
Gitana Merlot – 2 st – 128 lei

2) Plates with food x 3 (cheese, mozzarella, blue cheese, meat delicacies) – 105 lei

3) We will find out how wine should be analyzed, it's experience, a bit about how it is produced and Q&A.

Please take into account water is not included in the menu so have extra cash for it.

In total the amount is 569 lei estimated for 10 people (they can supply more wine if needed).

So total cost for the wine tasting is roughly 65 lei (with tips included for 10 persons). Please bring the amount in cash at the venue.


We already confirmed at the venue, so if you can't attend anymore please change your RSVP. 

See you this Thursday at 7pm!

Cheers,
Cristina

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