Meet the speakers – Part 4. Early Bird tickets available

Mar 21, 2016 by Madalina Botez in  Announcements

Software craftsmen from more than 15 countries will meet in the heart of Bucharest, 19-20 May, at I T.A.K.E Unconference! For 2 days, more than 30 speakers will share insights, latest trends, and deliver hands-on sessions.

In Meet the Speakers Part I, Part II, and Part III, we shared more about the speakers who will make this year event a one not to be missed. Below, you can read more about other top-notch practitioners who joined the speakers line-up:

 

 

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Nicolas Fränkel, Software Architect at hybris software, Switzerland

 

Come discover mutation testing and make sure your never forget another assert again.

 
 

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Alexandru Bolboaca, CTO MozaicLabs, Romania

Intro to Microservices (Talk)

 

 

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Alexandra Marin, Software developer at crossplatform.io, Romania

Error proof your mobile app 

C# and NUnit tests are essential, but limited. Let’s make our testing toolkit complete with automated UI acceptance testing for common behaviors like pressing buttons, making swipe gestures, entering text and validating inputs.

 

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Ricardo Mendez, Founder at Numergent, Romania

Flexibility through immutability (Talk)

Is immutable data just functional programming snobbery? How could it possibly provide more flexibility than a mutable approach?

 

 

Photo Houssam Fakih_originalFullSizeRender_originalHoussam Fakih, Software Engineer at Arolla, France

Boris Gonnot, Head of Feature Development Teams at BISAM, France

Metrics For Good Developers (Talk) 

Simple and efficient metrics for developers

 

 

 

Want to challenge the current programming practices as these software craftsmen are doing? Want to experience new techniques, debate on the existing ones or even pair program in the I T.A.K.E Unconference space?

Get your Early Bird ticket today! 

 

Stay tuned. We will continue publishing more about the program, speakers and the dynamic learning practices awaiting you.

Thrilled to see you in May!

Programming contest @I T.A.K.E Unconference

May 05, 2017

As for every I TAKE Unconference edition, we want to give a chance to the software crafters from the audience to showcase their skills and learn more in the process. And because we appreciate passion, we offer a prize to those who convince a jury of well-known international developers that they are the most skilled in the room.

This contest is not meant to be easy. It will require you to practice beforehand, so please read the instructions carefully.

It will also require you to register before the event.

Mechanics

  • IMPORTANT: Register to the contest latest one day before I TAKE Unconference by sending an email to steliana.moraru@mozaicworks.com 
  • On the first day of the event, after lunch, you have max 15′ to do a performing kata in front of the jury.
  • The winner will be announced at the end of the second day

Constraints

To simplify the jury’s decision, the performing kata has to conform to the following constraints:

  • Only the following programming languages are accepted: Java, C, C++, C#, Python, Visual Basic .NET, PHP, Javascript, Swift or Ruby
  • Only solo contestants are accepted. Sorry, no pair programming this time
  • The kata has to showcase refactoring skills.
  • The kata has to last max. 15′

How we will judge

The jury will judge your refactoring skills.

The ideal kata looks like this – you will get maximum point if you:

  • clearly state the smells you see in the code
  • pick one of the smells
  • clearly state your plan to fix the smell
  • fix it in small, safe steps
  • run tests after each step to prove you didn’t break anything
  • commit after each step with a clear message explaining why you made the change
  • fix as many smells as possible within the time constraint

You will loose points if you:

  • make big or unsafe changes to the code
  • break the behaviour after changing the code
  • don’t improve the code a lot
  • don’t improve the design by the end of the kata (hint: we judge design using SOLID principles and the four elements of simple design)

Recommendations

To help you, we’ve thought out what we would do if we participated to such a contest. Here’s what we recommend.

1) Use one of the following codebases for the kata:

2)  Practice beforehand on the structure we presented for the ideal kata. Ideally find someone to practice with.

3) Watch other people refactoring. YouTube has many videos on the topic, including using the recommended code bases.

Glossary

A programming kata is a repeatable exercise used to practice specific skills.
Performing kata means doing a kata in front of an audience.
Refactoring means changing the internal structure of the code without changing its behaviour.

Call for speakers open

Sep 04, 2014

door-open

We have opened the call for speakers. For next year we decided to keep the topics that you hold dear: architecture, design principles, TDD etc. and also add some new areas that are becoming more and more popular these days: mobile, big data, scaling architecture etc. Visit the page to learn more.

If you know somebody that has something valuable to share with our audience, we’d appreciate it if you shared the link for the call page.

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Have any questions about the call for papers or the unconference? Let us know in the comments.

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I T.A.K.E. Unconference Day 2 – Slides & Videos

Jun 10, 2015

An unconference is as special as its participants. Thank you everyone – Speakers, Facilitators, Bumblebees & Butterflies for working all together, writing code, pairing, solving problems while discussing, listening and sharing knowledge.

After such an awesome gathering of practitioners, we are happy to share the presented slides.

Structured by tracks, find them all below.

I T.A.K.E. Unconference Day 2 – Slides & Videos

 

Keynotes 

James LewisJames Lewis: Microservices – Systems That Are #neverdone

AndreaMocci-PictureAndrea Mocci: Beautiful Design, Beautiful Coding

Hardcore Programming

Cyrille MartraireCyrille Martraire: Monoids, Monoids Everywhere!

Stefan KanevStefan Kanev: Advanced Vim dotfiles

thumb_adi-bolboaca-300x400.jpgAdrian Bolboacă: Architecture for Disaster Resistant Systems

Incremental Development

Marcin DrobikKrzysztof SzabelskiMarcin Drobik & Krzysztof Szabelski: From Zero to Hero: Business Increment in 30 Minutes

thumb_flavius-stef-300x400.pngFlavius Ștef: Big Rewrites Without Big Risks

Technical Leadership

Patroklos-PapapetrouPatroklos Papapetrou: How to Boost Development Team’s Speed

Design

AlexAlex Bolboacă: Usable Software Design

Architecture

thomas-sundbergThomas Sundberg: Walking Skeleton

Johannes EdelstamJohannes Edelstam: The API of the API (with intelligence on top)

Web

Aki SalmiAki Salmi: Object Oriented Views

tim-perryTim Perry: Your Web Stack Would Betray You In An Instant

See also: Day 1 Slides & Videos

We hope to see you again at the next I T.A.K.E. Unconference.

The recorded videos are now being processed. Stay tuned.

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