How to find ideas for talks? 5 tested ways

  When asked about what’s stopping them from joining technical events as speakers, most software crafters mention both external and internal barriers. Among them, “lack of extensive speaking experience” and “I can’t identify a specific topic to talk on” are recurrent. If this is your case as well, here are 5 tested way from our … Continued

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock: Maintaining Your Code Clint Eastwood Style 

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock is the object design pioneer who invented the set of design practices known as Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD), the first behavioral approach to object design. She is the lead author of two software design books and design columnist for IEEE Software. By accident, she started the x-Driven Design meme (TDD, DDD, BDD…). Although best known … Continued

Get inspired: 5 TED talks to start with

We’ve just opened the Call for Speakers for I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017. While preparing for next edition, we debated (again 🙂 ) what makes a talk memorable and thought-provoking. In this context, here are 5 TED talks we’d like to share for your inspiration. #1. Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve … Continued

I T.A.K.E Unconference news: pre-registration open!

Ready, steady, go – I T.A.K.E Unconference, 5th edition will take place in the rising tech city of Bucharest, 11-12 May, 2017!  Code. Craft. Learn. Share. Repeat. The growing community of top-notch software crafters is raising the bar in the tech industry. The speakers and participants are challenging the current practices, making experiments and trying new techniques. The intense, … Continued

I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016 – IInd day videos & slides

And…it’s a wrap: 2 days of intense & complex program, almost 300 participants, +30 sessions & +30 speakers. During the 2nd day of the event, 16 speakers from 11 countries shared their knowledge on Microservices, Autotesting & Design, Quality Practices, Architecture & Technical Leadership. Watch the videos from the event here. Find below the presentations … Continued

I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016 – Ist day videos & slides

The first day of I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016 was a great success: 18 speakers from 8 different countries shared insights and latest trends on 5 different stages. Live coding sessions, the talks & workshops received an excellent feedback. Also, everyone got involved during the Open Space, Lightning Talks, Product Development Track & Kata Lounge. In the … Continued

Code and win a cool gadget: Programming Contest

I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016 is right ahead of us: almost 300 software crafters from Europe will challenge, change & improve the world of software craftsmanship. This year edition offers the convergence of a technical-centric event combined with an audience of international top-notch participants, networking opportunities & a space where new ideas spark. Are you up … Continued

Node.JS OSS

Enjoy the following series of interviews with the speakers, top-notch software crafters from across Europe, joining  I T.A.K.E Unconference, Bucharest, 19-20 May. Discover the lessons learned and what drives them to challenge the known path in their field.   Alexandru Badiu, Development Lead at Branded Entertainment Network, will share more in his talk at I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016 about maintaining … Continued

Docker & Zero Downtime Deployment rules

Enjoy the following series of interviews with the speakers, top-notch software crafters from across Europe, joining  I T.A.K.E Unconference, Bucharest, 19-20 May. Discover the lessons learned and what drives them to challenge the known path in their field.    Tugberk Ugurlu, Software Developer at Redgate Software, will share at I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016 about how docker changes the way … Continued

Immutable data

Enjoy the following series of interviews with the speakers, top-notch software crafters from across Europe, joining  I T.A.K.E Unconference, Bucharest, 19-20 May. Discover the lessons learned and what drives them to challenge the known path in their field.  Ricardo J. Mendez, founder at Numergent, is a software developer with 20 years of practice. He will share in his … Continued