Win an invitation to I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2015

Mar 13, 2015 by Madalina Botez in  Announcements

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The week to celebrate #famousITwomen brings you the chance to win an invitation to The Europe Software Craftsmanship event dedicated to Software Architecture, Software Design and Technical Strategy – I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2015.

Most of our followers have probably found out more about the roots of technology from the #famousITwomen stories here on the blog. As a gift to you, here’s an invitation that you might enjoy – thanks for following us. There’s how you can get it:

Leave a comment hereby saying Who’s your favorite famous IT woman. Or share a link where to read more about her. She can be Ada Lovelace, or Barbara Liskov, or any of the women who left stamps on tech history, anyone that might have inspired you. Use the #famousITwomen hashtag.

You can enter the competition until Mon 16th of March. The one who has most likes for his/her comment will be rewarded on Wed 18th of March. If you are a software craftsman we encourage you to comment too and win the invitation for her.

Looking forward to see you at I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2015 in May!

P.S. Keep an eye on the blog for amazing stories about #famousITwomen who’ve made breakthrough contributions along the history www.itakeunconf.com


Find more about I T.A.K.E. Unconference.

 

The Pyramid of Programming Skillsets with Alex Bolboaca

Nov 26, 2014

Unit testing, code review, TDD, BDD, refactoring, legacy code techniques, pair programming, continuous integration, architecture styles … So many things to learn and so little time.

In his talk at I TAKE Unconference 2014, Alexandru Bolboaca described a model that allows a programmer to organize these practices in an order that is most helpful for her career. At the same time, it allows a CTO or technical manager to roughly evaluate the teams he’s leading and figure out the next steps in their development.

Enjoy his talk @ I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2014 edition.

Check out more about I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2015 or see directly the Schedule.

Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers Opened

Aug 06, 2018

Send your proposal to become a speaker at I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2019. This year we are interested in specific topics, and choosing one of them might get you closer to becoming a speaker.

To increase your chances to become accepted, here are some tips:

#1. Get into the attendees shoes

If you have a very clear idea of who your audience is going to be, make the exercise to think from their point of view. They choose to attend your session, and they expect the best value from their investment.

#2. Customize, customize, customize 

Every audience is unique, so craft your proposal according to what you know about your audience and about the event. Try to bring an original approach for each session you submit.

#3. Pay attention to details

When you apply, make sure you have an excellent title, a clear description of what you want to present and a strong personal bio.

#4. Invest time in your application

Although it might seem at hand, making a proposal takes time. Make sure you follow the guidelines offered by the organizers and when in doubt, ask for more details. Make sure you offer the details requested in the application.

#5. And a little extra thing 

You’ve seen the call, you got your information in order and you are pretty sure you want to make a submission.

You can read more in detail about our tips here.

 

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

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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