Mitch Lacey talks about the Stalwarts Track at Agile 2013, how hiring is broken in many organisations and suggests some ways to address the problem and asks for volunteers for Agile 2014
Xavier Amatriain discusses how Netflix uses specialized roles, including that of the Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer, to deliver valuable data at the right time to Netflix' customer base through a mixture of offline, online, and nearline data processes. Xavier also discusses what it takes to become a Machine Learning Engineer and how to gain real experience in the field.
Steve Peha tells us how many agile practices, like visual management, can be taken directly into the classroom to produce better learning environments for our children in K-12 education. He also delves into what we can learn from teachers - that there must be safety to have effective teams - and shares several techniques to create safety on software development teams.
Keith Adams explains how/where/why Facebook uses PHP, PHP's benefits (lack of state/programmer workflow/concurrency), efficient PHP with HHVM, the Hack project for optional typing PHP and much more.
Crista Lopes discusses the idea of using constraints to define styles of programming and architecture. Also: large scale static analysis of open source code, Open Simulator and VR, and much more.
Tim Lister talks about his keynote at the Agile 2013 conference, reflecting on his 40 years in the software industry, the new release of the book Peopleware, risk management in software projects and how teams form.
In this second interview in a series Dan Mezick talks about how a OpenAgile Adoption is facilitated by an Open Space event which can act as a signal and catalyst for lasting and effective Agile adoption in organisations. He talks about the importance of engagement and ownership by people and how an Open Space event allows opt-in involvement and unleashes creative problem solving.
Martin Thompson discusses the buidling of complex systems with regards to the Reactive Manifesto. Many web-based systems are built in a synchronous manner and that way of development may be their greatest barrier to scale and could greatly limit their production lifespan. Martin discusses these shortcomings and gives some advice on how to make systems truly reactive.
The Content Security Policy specification is a mechanism web applications can use to mitigate a broad class of content injection vulnerabilities, such as cross-site scripting (XSS). Content Security Policy is a declarative policy that lets web developers inform the client about the sources from which the application expects to load resources.
In this series of four short interviews one of the founders and some of the contributors to the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) discuss the goals of the organization and how it works. Ahmed Sidky explains why ICAgile was founded and the goals behind the formation, Lyssa Adkins, Michael Spayd and Sally Elatta talk about the reason for their involvement and why they support it.
Samuel Crescencio and Juan Banda discuss the state of Agile adoption in South America, the conferences and community events which are happening there and the formation of the Agile Alliance Brazil.
This is the first in a series of brief discussions with Dan Mezick in which he talks about topics from his book The Culture Game. In this one he explains the importance of designing meetings as good games and facilitating them to achieve the best outcomes