World’s first computer programmer is a woman: Ada Lovelace

  The week to celebrate women in IT kicks off. Let’s bring upfront the stories of #famousITwomen who’ve made breakthrough contributions along the history.  Did you know that the world’s first computer programmer is a woman? Ada Lovelace. Our first source of inspiration. She was an English mathematician and writer. Her best recognized work is on Charles Babbage’s … Continued

Microservices Architecture by James Lewis and Martin Fowler

James Lewis, keynote at I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2015, has a valuable contribution on Microservices Architecture. Sneak peak: “In short, the microservice architectural style [1] is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms, often an HTTP resource API. These services are … Continued

Crafted Design with Sandro Mancuso

Sandro Mancuso, the initiator of the London Software Craftsmanship Community, wondered how to structure the code so that it reveals not only the architecture but also its features. In this talk, he shows how to better organize namespaces and domain entities, something he called Interaction Driven Design. Enjoy his presentation @ I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2014 … Continued

Behaviour Driven Development with Thomas Sundberg

Thomas Sundberg is an independent consultant based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm. Thomas has been working as a developer for more than 20 years and has developed an obsession for technical excellence. This translates to Software Craftsmanship, Clean Code and … Continued

The Pyramid of Programming Skillsets with Alex Bolboaca

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 … Continued

Putting the Science in Computer Science with Felienne Hermans

Most conversations about best practices in software development focus on personal preferences: Vim versus emacs, static versus dynamic typing, Java versus C#. Other domains use research to settle such questions. Couldn’t software development benefit from science as well? Felienne Hermans, assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, had a very engaging talk at I T.A.K.E. … Continued

How we did it: The Story of a Website with Andreas Leidig

Andreas Leidig has broad experience in object oriented software development and agile practices. He started programming years ago with Smalltalk and worked as an agile coach for a few years. Nowadays he is working full-time in developing enterprise software products. His talk is about how to set up a community project through a professional use of … Continued

Registration is now open

Registration for I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2015 is now open. Just the first 30 participants will benefit from the Supporter Ticket. Here are some highlights from the Schedule we have prepared for your high tech delightment: Architecture – Microservices & Web components are the same with Tim Perry DevOps – How Docker tricked me in DEvOps with Sebastian Korfmann Developer’s Life – Power … Continued

First two confirmed keynotes

Happy to announce that Simon Brown and James Lewis are keynotes for the next year edition. Software Architecture and Microservices Architecture are the topics they are masters on.   Simon Brown, award-winning speaker and author of Software Architecture for Developers – a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility. Simon has provided consulting/training to software teams in over 20 … Continued