Code and win a cool gadget: Programming Contest

May 16, 2016 by Madalina Botez in  Announcements

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 to a challenge?

But wait…this is not all. We’ve prepared for you a set of challenges that will put your coding skills to test. Join the programming contest, show your coding skills in a competition with software crafters across Europe & get the chance to win one of the cool prizes we have prepared: a Samsung Galaxy S7 (offered by Mozaic Works) or a Samsung Gear Smartwatch (offered by MozaicLabs).

 

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HOW THE PROGRAMMING CONTEST WORKS?

Well, this is simple. We try to automate the process as much as possible. For the moment the instructions are as simple as:
  • Register for THE contest on May 19 (the link to register will be communicated in the morning of 19th May)
  • Solve the challenges
  • Submit the solutions until May 20, 2 pm
Really cool: you can use ANY of the following programming languages: Java, C#, PHP, C++.

WHO WILL REVIEW YOUR CODE?

The Jury is built of Software Craftsman Fellows from Europe – names soon to be announced. They will grade each challenge you took. There will be just a few challenges, and taking all of them may lead you to the highest score. So the more you solve the closer to win.
Don’t miss the Programming Contest as well as many other hands-on sessions at I T.A.K.E. Unconference, 19-20 May, Bucharest.

Remote pair programming

Apr 08, 2017

Enjoy the following series of interviews with the speakers, top-notch software crafters from across Europe, joining  I T.A.K.E Unconference, Bucharest, 11-12 May. Discover the lessons learned and what drives them to challenge the known path in their field.

Raimo Radczewski is a freelancing software craftsman living in Berlin, Germany. He’s organizing Berlin’s Software Craftsmanship Community where he supports craftspeople with professionalizing and sharpening their skills, but also reflect on their current practices and how they can work better as teams. At #itakeunconf he will be sharing about Remote Pair-programming. 

 

 

#1. Please share with us 5 things you did that helped you grow and become the professional you are today

I think the most important thing that shaped my career has been the Software Craftsmanship movement. I first went to an OpenSpace in 2012, then Coderetreats, then SoCraTes, then organizing OpenSpaces and such. The community has really supported me and helped me grow in every professional aspect I could think of.

 

#2. What challenges will the participants find solutions to during your session at I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017?

The most challenging part of working remote is keeping an inter-human connection to the person on the other side to make up for the tools that so rarely work. It also helps to use the least-broken tools and find a structure that works for the individuals that want to pair up.

#3. Recommend for the participants 3 sources you find inspiration from and would help them better understand you

I draw most of my inspiration from visiting and organizing events in the communities. Additionally, the Software Craftsmanship Slack Team is a great place to start discussing with craftspeople all over the world.

Want to join Raimo and ~300 software crafters from around Europe?

Register now for I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017!

Online 7th edition of I TAKE Unconference

Mar 11, 2020

Bringing good news for the tech community: the I T.A.K.E. Unconference comes back with the 7th edition on the 7th of April 2020.

With so many events canceled this Spring, we’ve decided the time came to innovate and change the format once more in order to answer to today’s needs and challenges.

As firm believers in continuous improvement, we plan to overcome the barriers that might restrict learning in this period. How we plan to do that? By going online and bringing you international speakers and top-notch practitioners in the comfort of your own office or home.

How is the 7th edition of I TAKE Unconference special?

  • Focus is placed upon new innovative approaches to modular architecture
  • Brings together international speakers and top-notch professionals from Europe, the USA and all over the world
  • The sessions include practical examples with the latest techniques applied in various environments, programming languages & technologies
  • Fast-paced, dynamic learning atmosphere
  • Overcoming travel challenges of this Spring

We invite you to discover more on Modular Architecture in the Age of Cloud Computing – this edition’s topic.

Want to be part of this not-to-miss event? You are welcome to join our group of supporters and partners and bring innovation one step further. Just let us know and we can make it happen.

Let’s continue sharing knowledge by preserving the feeling of a community of peers who learn together.

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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