Thank you to everyone who made the 8th edition of I T.A.K.E. Unconference amazing: Keynotes, Speakers, Partners, Participants, Team! Let’s keep on Raising the Bar by Challenging Ourselves.
Here’s a short recap of this edition, with the corresponding slides (to be updated)
Lemi Orhan Ergin – 10 Faulty Behaviours of Code Review
Alex Bolboaca – Deliberate Practice Formats and Patterns
Carlos Blé – Refactoring to Value Objects to get rid of the Primitive Obsession
Michael Feathers – Unit Testing and Modularity
Emily Bache – Approval testing
Xavier Detant – Not-so-serious games for serious work
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock – Grow Your Personal Design Heuristics
Get a feeling of the 8th edition from our photos on Facebook.
Interested in what’s next at #itakeunconf? Drop us a line and you’ll be the first to know when registrations for the 9th edition will be opened.
In celebration of Women’s Day, this March we salute yesterday & today women’s contribution to the development of the technology and IT fields. Follow #famousITwomen to find interesting stories. They might motivate and encourage you to do something out of the ordinary in your career.
The importance of women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math has been gaining a momentum in the last years. At I T.A.K.E. Unconference, we value women’s contribution in IT and we believe their dedication to the software craft can be an inspiration for other practitioners.
#1. What’s your professional story?
Why did you choose to develop a career in this domain?
First, I will say that I am proud to be a software developer. Since primary school I loved to solve math problems. Later, during high school, I was encouraged to follow Computer Science, as I had good logical and analytical thinking skills. Looking back, I would follow the same path, and I would change just a few things.
#2. Share with us a lesson you’ve learned since you’ve been working in IT
#3. Whom do you admire as a women IT practitioner? Why?
After the well-received first online edition, I T.A.K.E. Unconference continues with the 8th edition on the 12th of May 2020, for Crafters.
Following our belief that #LearningNeverStops, we continue to bring together online international speakers and top-notch practitioners.
The theme chosen for the 8th edition is Craft: Raising the Bar Starts by Challenging Yourself and includes sessions on:
- design heuristics
- deliberate practice
- live coding
- real games used as learning tools at work
- new coding exercises for your craft
How is this edition of I TAKE Unconference special?
- Focus is placed upon new innovative approaches to deliberate practice, robust code and software development
- 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
With a focus on practices and practicing, we invite you to explore together through remote live talks and live coding what software craft actually means: raising the bar.
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, aiming to raise the bar by challenging oneself.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in why things are the way that they are. Over time, that intense curiosity has driven me to learn as much as I can about object orientation and software development in general. I like to find out what works, and what doesn’t and tell people about the boundary conditions.“
Michael Feathers is the Founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, a company specializing in software and organization design.
Over the past 20 years, he has consulted with hundreds of organizations, supporting them with general software design issues, process change, and code revitalization.
Prior to that, he was the Chief Scientist of Obtiva and a Senior Consultant with Object Mentor International. Later on, he became a Member of the Technical Staff at Groupon.
Michael introduced a definition of legacy code as code without tests, which reflects the perspective of legacy code being difficult to work with in part due to a lack of automated regression tests. He also defined characterization tests to start putting legacy code under test.
Over the years, Michael has spent a great deal of time helping teams after design over time in code bases.
A frequent presenter at national and international conferences, Michael is the author of the book Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004) and also has written a tool that creates FeatureDiagrams for Java classes.
Curious to hear one of Michael’s latest talks? Join us on the 12th of May at the 8th edition of I T.A.K.E. Unconference.