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Lightning talks are super fast talks of only 10 minutes each with 5 minutes for questions between speakers. They are a perfect way to get exposed to lots of ideas quickly. Great for lagging attention spans near the end of the day 🙂
The Quality Lab
Speaker: Brent Blake
Quality must be an upfront and continuous focus at each step of your development process. You can’t inspect it in afterwards.
- Good Design beats Good Code
- TDD is not negotiable
- Pair programming’s time has come
- How to QA
- Standards, Values, Vision
How pet projects can save your career and make you happier
Speaker: Simon Stewart
We’ve all heard about Google’s famous “20% time”. This talk will explain some of the hidden benefits behind this simple, yet much underused, idea.
Whether it’s officially sanctioned company time or just tinkering away in the evening, this talk will show you how important “pet projects” are for developers and how it can lead to happier and better skilled staff.
Cynefin – Problem Analysis Mapping
Speaker: Steve Randles
Dave Snowden’s insightful framework for analyzing and responding to problems
- Overview of the model
- Examples to aid understanding
Agile code reviews: helping to build quality in by building stronger teams
Speaker: Peter Wiles
Technical practices are often overlooked when teams take on Agile methodologies, but “quality built-in” is a fundamental requirement if you want to be truly agile, or want to take steps towards Lean. In this talk we look at how to use code reviews as a tool to boost team knowledge as well as improve code quality and prevent defects, thus increasing the capacity (or velocity) of your agile teams.
Can I Trust You?
Speaker: Lorraine Steyn
On understanding Trust, and why it’s essential for being Agile.
- Understanding various Trust systems
- Challenges in a work context
- Applying it to Agile