Test Driven development is a combination for many microskills and a fluency that allows you to solve problems while focusing on the problem instead of the microskills.
This workshop will endeavor to learn the individual skills as well as build the fuency to use these skills with the additional burden of everyday work.
a laptop with language & editor. (list at the bottom)
note: this is a very active hands on workshop. Please be well rested the night before
Our goal as software developers is to sustainably deliver value for our organizations. Conferences are a great opportunity to learn about the challenges other teams faced (challenges you might also be facing right now) and how those challenges can be solved. However, putting even the best of advice’s into practice is hard. This exciting day-long coding challenge will provide you with an opportunity to practice continuous delivery and related agile and lean principles. You and your team will compete with other teams in delivering the most value to your product. Along the way, our mentor will spend time with you and your team and give you advice personalized to your needs.
What you will learn:
If you prefer coding over writing documentation, then you’ll love Living Documentation! A Living Documentation changes at the same pace as software design and development, from establishment of business goals to capturing domain knowledge, creating architecture, designing software and coding. It builds on top of BDD and DDD, but it also has its own key principles and novels ways to dramatically improve your documentation at minimal extra cost by using well-crafted artifacts and judicious automation.
This workshop from Cyrille Martraire, the author of the book "Living Documentation" (Addison-Wesley Professional), will guide you on how to implement the approach in your projects. Even if you haven't read the book, this workshop is the right place to learn the main elements of a Living Documentation, step by step through a provided sample Java code base.
Need to take your containers into production and operate Docker clusters like a pro? This workshop skips Docker basics and CI/CD topics. Rather, it focuses squarely on the tools and techniques of building and operating container clusters using Docker. Starting where previous Docker 101 workshops leave off, you'll dive into Swarm Mode clustering (Docker Services), rolling updates, monitoring, logging, troubleshooting, Swarm recovery, and Docker security features. This workshop covers the latest built-in Docker features and common third-party tools, and Bret will walk you through installing them on your own five-node cloud Swarm cluster in AWS.
Most organizations find it hard to prioritize and repay their technical debt. The main reason is the scale of modern systems with million lines of code and multiple development teams where no one has a holistic overview. So what if we could mine the collective intelligence of all contributing programmers and start to make decisions based on data from how the organization actually works with the code?
Learn how to run effective workshops for team and/or client sessions in this one-day masterclass from the author of "A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops".
To build great products, you'll need to get insights from users and clients, brainstorm with your team and regularly get together with colleagues for high-level discussions. This interactive and practical workshop equips you with the confidence and skills to design and lead great brainstorming sessions, strategy workshops, project kickoffs and retrospectives. Through training, practical examples, group discussions and exercises, you will leave with a toolkit and framework to lead your future team or client workshops.
Who should attend: This workshop is both for complete beginners and those who have some experience but want to up their game and refresh their skills.
After this workshop, you will be able to:
Encouraging creativity and collaboration in workshops
Setting goals and expectations, types of workshops, designing activities and structuring workshops
Facilitation skills, techniques and styles, and troubleshooting
Workshop outputs and maintaining momentum after the event
Alison Coward is the founder of Bracket and author of “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”. She is a workshop facilitator, trainer and speaker.
With over 15 years’ experience of working in, leading and facilitating creative teams, Alison is passionate about finding the perfect balance between creativity and productivity. At Bracket, she helps teams to use the best of their talents to develop great ideas and collaborate to make them happen.
In this workshop, she shares the exact tried and tested methods that she uses with her clients to produce high-quality ideas, get clear insights and help them make significant progress.
Learn how to apply agile practices to develop the right products, deliver faster, increase quality, and become a happy high-performing team!
Many teams are adopting an agile way of working with Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean, or any other agile framework. Their expectation is that it will help them to better serve the IT needs of their stakeholders and to develop products that satisfy their customer’s needs. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way.
If your team is
- finding it difficult to agree and decide with stakeholders on what to deliver when
- not delivering working software every sprint or not able to finish user stories within reasonable time
- finding it hard to understand what your customers actually need and unsure if you are delivering value to them
- having difficulties communicating and working together as a self-organized team
- feeling micromanaged and not empowered to decide and take control of their own journey
- doing agile/Scrum/Kanban rituals but feeling that they are not always helpful
- not getting good actions out of your retrospective or actions not being done
then this is the workshop for you!
Applying agile to make it work for your team isn’t easy. But it can be done!
In the workshop Making Agile Work for You you will experience agile practices that you can apply in your teams:
The workshop is loaded with examples and suggestions to help you become more agile and lean.
This workshop is intended for:
The practices in this workshop will help you to develop the right products for your business and customers, reduce your delivery time, increase the quality of your software products, and become a happy high performing team.
What will you get out of this workshop:
“The workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean was really interesting. I specially liked the product owner and team exercise, the impediment game and the 1-word retrospective that we did. I learned when and how I can use them in my daily work.”
Bill Souliotis – Manager Software Research & Development Graphics User Interface at BETA CAE Systems
“I’d like to thank you again for your excellent workshop. It was fun and I already started using some of the ideas with my team. The change is definitely notable.”
Liran Ben-Porat, qSpark LTD
“Nice to join a workshop in which the attendees and teacher actually have profound hands-on experience with agile.”
“Immersive, good choice of subjects, well led.”
“A lot of examples.”
“Good useful interactions and learning from other participants.”
Attendees from the GOTO Amsterdam workshop
“I attended Ben’s workshop in Athens (Getting More out of Agile and Lean) and I can highly recommend it to all professionals that are serious about Scrum and about applying agile processes in real-world problems of software development. Especially for Product Owners and for Scrum Masters, this training will help you and your organisation evolve to the next level. Thank you, Ben!”
Konstantinos Vasileiou – Certified Product Owner | Senior Business Analyst
You’ve tried and tried to convince people of your position. You’ve laid out your logical arguments on impressive PowerPoint slides—but you are still not able to sway them. Cognitive scientists understand that the approach you are taking is rarely successful. Often you must speak to others’ subconscious motivators rather than their rational, analytic side. Linda Rising shares influence strategies that you can use to more effectively convince others to see things your way. These strategies take advantage of hardwired traits: “liking”—we like people who are like us; “reciprocity”—we repay in kind; “social proof”—we follow the lead of others similar to us; “consistency”—we align ourselves with our previous commitments; “authority”—we defer to authority figures; and “scarcity”—we want more of something when there is less to be had. Learn how to build on these traits as a way of bringing others to your side. Use this valuable toolkit in addition to the logical left-brain techniques on which we depend.
Introducing Habitat, where the automation travels with the app. It’s a new open source project from Chef, allowing you to create applications that are packaged with all the intelligence they need to run in production. Habitat makes this possible by producing immutable artifacts and a runtime environment, for new AND legacy applications. Habitat extends the reach of containers and guarantees the application’s behavior on any infrastructure. Learn how you can finally solve the build, manage and deploy cycle for any application on any platform.
In this workshop, we'll introduce Habitat and it's tools including the new Builder service that will help you get your code from Github to Docker Hub in one workflow. We'll also work through adding Habitat to an existing application, and deploying Habitat packages to Kubernetes. We'll use the templating languages and tools that allow Habitat to be flexible enough to work with all kinds of applications, from Ruby and Rails to Java on Tomcat.
In this one-day beginners-level course, you will be introduced to a range of fundamental data science concepts. You will discover how to interrogate data, choose a which machine learning methods suit your problems and how to achieve results quickly. It will provide an overview of many tools and techniques. The course is focused towards developers through programming-led examples but is industry oriented. The goal is to provide you with enough knowledge to "know what you don't know" and enable you to discuss fundamental data science topics with confidence.
This course is aimed towards developers, in which we will discuss a little mathematics, but focus on developing real-life algorithms in Python. One-to-one help will be provided for developers new to Python and all algorithms, frameworks and libraries used will be demonstrated by the instructor.
This is an introductory course, which is suitable for most users with limited development experience. Some experience of Python is helpful. No data science experience is expected.
The day will comprise of a series of sub-hour theoretical sessions separated by practical exercises. It will cover a range of topics, but it is expected that you will be able to:
Every leader has a great effect on its company, on its results, on employee motivation and on the overall atmosphere. In the world of accelerating changes, leaders’ approach to creativity, teamwork, cooperation, success and change are all critical factors.
How can a leader turn a challenging development process into a creative flow for the team, filled with long-lasting inspiration and easy-to-realize, market-relevant, successful results?
This is the focus question of the 1-day workshop organized by Invention Factory (www.inventionfact.com), the exclusive user of ORGANOCO method in organizational development. The method works with the deepest layers of personal and team-psychology, and opens brand-new doors to creative thinking and success. Surprising ORGANOCO viewpoints, combined with unusual team exercises and self-refelctions guarantee not only a memorable experience, but provide for the participants useful, practical tools that can be applied in everyday work easily.
Leadership topics covered
The workshop is intended for
This workshop invites participants to shift their thinking toward a holistic solution strategy that balances business, usage, and technology. Delivering compelling solutions to customer problems is complex balancing act. Many products fail due to a flawed business model while others are neither desirable nor useful. In this workshop, participants will discover and explore a robust model that uses business, usage, and technology as lenses:
The model at the heart of the workshop was developed over 15 years and used by many product teams. It is robust and proven to work well. The model forms a cohesive and consistent taxonomy that can be used by organizations as the basis of a shared vocabulary, thereby reducing misinterpretations and wasteful communication churn. It can also be used as an architecture for a solution life cycle. Teams and organizations can use these concepts to dramatically improve solution effectiveness, shorten time to market, and reduce risk.
Product managers, product owners, product planners, product marketing, business analysts, architects, designers, product engineers, software developers, and involved in discovering, defining, and delivering solutions. This course works exceptionally well in an intact-team setting.
What You Will Learn
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for product managers, product owners, product planners, product marketing, service designers, business analysts, architects, product engineers, software developers, and anyone else involved in discovering, defining, and delivering solutions. People who regularly deal with high-level tradeoffs for new products and services should attend as well.
What You Will Get
In addition, each participant will get:
This is a practical workshop for developers and architects that want to take advantage of the latest trends in cloud computing: serverless apps and cloud functions. Through hands-on exercises and teamwork, you’ll learn about using AWS Lambda and API Gateway to create responsive event-driven micro-services, auto-scaling web APIs, and high-performance web sites. By the end of the workshop, you will create a useful real-world serverless application, exploring the typical architectural patterns. Serverless platforms significantly reduce the cost of running high-performance web sites and API services in the cloud, but with a major impact on architecture, these services also require teams to re-think how to approach sessions, storage, authorization and testing. The author of the workshop is Gojko Adzic, a key contributor to Claudia.js, a popular open-source deployment tool for AWS Lambda.
Serverless platforms significantly reduce the cost of running high-performance web sites and API services in the cloud, but with a major impact on architecture, these services also require teams to re-think how to approach sessions, storage, authorization and testing.
The author of the workshop is Gojko Adzic, a key contributor to Claudia.js, a popular open-source deployment tool for AWS Lambda.
Unfortunately, those of us who struggle with complex problems for a living don't have time to keep up with the enormous amount of cognitive science research that could help us become better thinkers, better problem solvers, and better decision makers. Having devoted more than ten years to researching the fast-moving fields that almost daily reveal new information, Linda shares what she has uncovered—some of it surprising, some even counterintuitive. She summarizes the research and provides concrete tips for improving your individual, team, and organizational abilities. Most of us sit all day, believing that concentrating without moving, in a room with no natural light, drinking too much caffeine, after our usual night of less than six hours of sleep is the way to get work done. Linda offers ways to incorporate movement, take a break, change focus, brighten our environments, think better, and be happier. Learn the latest tips for boosting your problem-solving power.
There is lots of theory out there about microservice architecture, but how often do you get to put that knowledge into practice? It's not feasible to re-architect your real system often, and certainly not in a single day, or is it? This brand new workshop from the author of Building Microservices gives you a safe space to explore ideas behind microservice architectures with peers from other organisations.
In this workshop, we'll share some framing for micro service architectures that explore the various forces that can drive the design and evolution of microservices, and then you'll participate in a series of interactive architectural kata exercises to put your new found knowledge to the test. Afterwards, you'll have a series of tools to take back to your own organisations to put into practice.
People who are in the process of moving to micro services, or are already on the path should get a lot out of the event. It's primarily aimed at people in technical leadership positions like tech leads and architects, but should be of use to any developer or operations person interested in how to move to microservices. Prior knowledge of service oriented architectures generally or microservices specifically is useful, but by no means essential.
This is a participatory workshop. You won't get to just sit there and watch - the more you participate in the workshop, the more you'll get out!
This day-long workshop will provide practical instruction in six essential activities that every security-conscious software engineer, software architect, and software project manager should know:
We won't get very deep into any particular code base: this is a completely programming language neutral presentation. We'll be focused on the process of producing secure and reliable code: what your team needs and what they need to do. The workshop is a combination of lecture, Q&A, and some planning and communication activities.
You'll receive, included with the workshop, some print and digital reference material to help you put what you've learned into action.
Apple released the Core ML framework in iOS11, making it simple to integrate machine learning models into your app. In this workshop, you will learn the lifecycle of training, deploying, and evaluating a machine learning model for making on device predictions.
Predictions that have traditionally been made server side can now be made locally - offering unique advantages to the user, such as more data privacy and lower latency. Hardware improvements targeted for performing machine learning tasks (iPhone X’s A11 chip), industry standard models optimized for mobile (MobileNets), and many more recent developments signal that machine learning on mobile is part of the new path forward.
• Experience building iOS apps in Swift
No previous machine learning experience necessary.
What we will cover:
• Brief overview of ML terminology, tasks, and common algorithms
• Typical end-to-end machine learning pipeline and where your iOS app fits into it
• Identifying areas of your app that could be helped with machine learning & clearly defining the problem(s) to be modeled
• Acquiring a suitable dataset
• Training a machine learning model using Apple’s Turi Create open source training framework
• Deploying the trained model to Core ML
• Integrating the Core ML model into your app to make predictions on device.
• Using Core ML in combination with Vision when performing computer vision tasks
• Evaluating the performance of your machine learning model
This one day tutorial is for both testers and developers wanting to perform Exploratory Testing as part of their approach to software testing. It teaches exploratory testing and how to apply it in a systematic and deliberate way. Learn how it use it to add depth to your testing by focusing on risk and understanding business value. This class is experiential and contains practical exercises to help gain a basic exploratory testing skills. The workshop will focus on the following aspects of Exploratory Testing: Heuristics in Exploratory Testing Models in Exploratory Testing Exploratory Testing Strategy Oracles & bug finding Reporting to others You will learn: How to find bugs important bugs rapidly How to find bugs without test cases How to describe your testing to other people without using test case metrics This tutorial requires a laptop, please bring one.
This one day tutorial is for both testers and developers wanting to perform Exploratory Testing as part of their approach to software testing. It teaches exploratory testing and how to apply it in a systematic and deliberate way. Learn how it use it to add depth to your testing by focusing on risk and understanding business value.
This class is experiential and contains practical exercises to help gain a basic exploratory testing skills.
The workshop will focus on the following aspects of Exploratory Testing:
Heuristics in Exploratory Testing
Models in Exploratory Testing
Exploratory Testing Strategy
Oracles & bug finding
Reporting to others
You will learn:
How to find bugs important bugs rapidly
How to find bugs without test cases
How to describe your testing to other people without using test case metrics
This tutorial requires a laptop, please bring one.
This workshop helps Agile practitioners and leaders at every level understand why different methods and practices work across various contexts. A primary reason for the success of Agile is because it’s methods, practices, and values are effective heuristics. Heuristics are anything that provide a plausible aid or direction in the solution of a problem. All heuristics work by exploiting the structure of an environment, so heuristics work well in some environments and less well (or not at all) in others. For example, Kanban works better than Scrum in certain environments (e.g. support teams managing help tickets and defects). Agile practitioners need to understand why and where certain methods and practices work - and where they don’t - in order to adopt, tailor, use, and improve them. One framework to help practitioners make sense of this is Cynefin.
Cynefin is a sense-making framework that enables organizations to make sense of their world in order to take appropriate action. Agile teams can use the framework to select heuristics appropriate for the situation at hand. Taking a situational-based approach increases the chances for successful adoptions and highlights areas where alternative methods may be need. Approaching Agile as a set of heuristics reduces the risk dogmatic approaches that are fairly pervasive in the community at large today (e.g. #NoEstimates, Scrum vs Kanban).
What You Will Learn
By the end of the workshop participants will:
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for leaders, Agile and Lean practitioners, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Product Managers, Agile coaches, project managers, people managers, architects, designers, developers, devops, and anyone else that works in constantly-evolving and dynamic situations. People who regularly deal with high-degrees of uncertainty and ambiguity should attend, as should those that have an interest in building organizations that are resilient, autonomous, and innovative.
What You Will Get
In addition, each participant will get:
Successful Internet companies are built on a foundation of excellent culture, efficient organization, and solid technology. As a company needs to scale, all of these parts of the foundation need to grow and scale with it. This highly interactive workshop will provide a deep dive into modern best practices at innovative companies in Silicon Valley for scaling culture, organization, and technology.
Driven primarily by the presenter’s experience ranging from small Valley startups to Google and eBay, we will learn about:
You will leave with concrete recommendations you can use to start implementing improvements in your own technology organization.
Module 2: Scalable Development Process
Module 3: Scalable Architecture
Module 4: Scalable Culture