Do. Or do not. There is no try: Be a speaker at I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016!

Nov 11, 2015 by Madalina Botez in  Announcements

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Simon Brown, Keynote speaker I T.A.K.E Unconference 2015

 

We are proud to announce that in May, 2016, in Bucharest, we will host the 4th I T.A.K.E Unconference, bringing together 300 top-notch programmers, software craftsmen, architects, DevOps, technical managers, team leaders, startup CEOs, CTOs, technical consultants, and business analysts from more than 10 European countries.

James Shore is our first confirmed keynote speaker for this edition.

Each year, we strive to raise the standards for our participants. We are looking forward to offer them practical, hands-on sessions like workshops, smart talks, and best quality presentations. Side events, like Kata Lounge or programming contest, and networking opportunities will be included in the schedule, so get ready for one of a kind event!

As always, an invaluable role will have our speakers. Each of them brings personal experience and amazing insights, making the unconference the best place for finding inspiration and ideas for your work.

At this moment, we have just launched our call for speakers and we are looking forward to receive your submission!

If you want to make an outstanding contribution at one of the regional most vibrant events, get your proposal ready and submit it here.

We value practical, hands-on sessions, strong case studies, and personal experiences, delivered in an attractive manner. Our event is technology agnostic, so us, and the participants, expect a session that will apply to more technology stacks. No, talking only about Java or C# won’t go the finals!

While you prepare for taking the stage, take a look at what speakers and participants said about their experience:

 

Last week I had the chance to attend both as a speaker and an attendee my first un-conference (…). The overall agenda and the way the event is structured is very intelligent and it makes people communicate more and exchange ideas in various ways. (Patroklos Papapetrou, Speaker 2015, full blog post here)

The speakers proved to have deep understanding of the topics, and the information was clearly presented in easy-to-read slides. Nice job! (Adriana, participant 2015)

Open Space – very interesting. It’s like a round table. Everyone has the chance to say what he/she wants. Short sessions (as these: 35’, 40’) – OK. (Participant, 2015)

 

You can find all the details about the call here, and make sure to submit your ideas here by December 22nd.

Questions? Share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter, using #itakeuncof.

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

May 22, 2016

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 from day 2. The slides from day 1 are here.

 

Continous  Deployment

Andrey Adamovich – Patterns for infrastructure as a code

Tugberk Ugurlu – Zero Downtime Deployment Golden Rules & Docker Changes the Way You Develop and Release Your Scalable Solutions

Thierry de Pauw – Continuous Delivery is more than just Tooling_Its a Culture

Thomas Sundberg – Definition of Done – Working software in production

 

Autotesting & Design

Thomas Sundberg – How deep are your tests

Franziska Sauerwein Introduction to Outside in Test Driven Development (London School)

Alexandra Marin – Error-proof your mobile app

Ricardo Mendez – Flexibility Through Immutability

 

Quality Practices

Houssam Fakih – Never Develop Alone – always with a partner

Andrey Adamovich – Visualising Codebases

 

Architecture

Milen Dyankov – Microservices and Modularity

Clement Bouillier, Jean Hellou, Florent Pellet & Emilien Pecoul – Workshop around CQRS & Event sourcing 

 

Technical Leadership

Hugo Messer – How to successfully manage remote teams

Flavius Stef – Is management dead

 

A few thoughts  from the participants

  • Very glad I attended, well worth the trip from UK 
  • It was a very well organised event. I really enjoyed it, the speakers have been inspiring and well prepared 🙂 
  • It was a pleasant learning environment – I hope you will continue to bring high-quality speakers in the event

 

 

 

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I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017 – Ist day videos & slides

May 22, 2017

The first day of I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017 was a great success: 15 speakers from 9 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 evening, the event continued informally at Dinner & Coding with a stranger.

Videos are available here. Find below the slides from day one. Slides from day 2 are here.

 

Felienne Hermans – What is science? On craftsmanship for children (Keynote)

Gerard MeszarosIt isn’t testable until it’s tested (Keynote)

Alex Bolboaca  – Removing structural duplication

Phillip Krenn – 360° monitoring of your microservices & Se7en deadly deployment sins

Martin Kodok – Powering Interactive Data Analysis with Google BigQuery 

Diego Lemos & Vlad Stoian – Extreme Carpaccio: slice thin, code fast!

Thomas Coopman & Michel Grootjans – Playing with projections

Opher Vishnia – Building a multiplayer game server and keeping (most of) your hair

Vlad “Reign” Zelinschi – Progressive Web Apps – The Future

Alexandra MarinMobile design patterns

 

More slides and videos from day 1 coming soon

 

Mutation testing

Apr 28, 2016

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. 

Nicolas Fränkel, Software Architect with 15 years of experience in a wide range of contexts, University teacher, experienced trainer and book author will join as speaker I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016. In his talk, he will explain how Code Coverage is computed and what its inherent flaw is. Afterwards, he will describe how Mutation Testing works and how it helps pointing out code that is tested but leave out corner cases.

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#1. SHARE TOP 3 THINGS YOU DID THAT HELPED YOU GROW & BECOME THE PROFESSIONAL YOU ARE TODAY

  • I chose to become a programmer, because during my architectural studies, there was a course on POV-Ray, a ray-tracing software where scenes are described with a language
  • I now avoid not well-understood bash commands after trying to execute a find with exec rm command on a production server and starting deleting the server’s filesystem
  • I value knowledge sharing since I started teaching a very long time ago

#2. WHAT CHALLENGES WILL THE PARTICIPANTS FIND SOLUTIONS TO DURING YOUR SESSIONS @ I T.A.K.E UNCONFERENCE 2016?

During my talk, Mutation testing to the rescue of your tests, ​I will not provide a solution but challenge attendees beliefs. Code coverage is the most talked about metric when we speak about quality, but it​s only quality is that it’s easy to compute. In my code, I will show it means nothing, and provide you something more reliable to work with.

#3. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH PARTICIPANTS?

​I’m a Java geek, through and through, but also ski in winter, run, play squash, sketch nudes, write books, and am currently learning Russian and Kotlin.​
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Want to join Nicolas and many more software crafters from around Europe?

Join I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016!

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