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How a Simple Hackathon Helped Shape a New Mindset

Posted by Rhiannon Gaskell, Brett Wakeman, Rikki-Lee Vrankovich  on  Oct 29, 2015

Rhiannon Gaskell, Brett Wakeman, Rikki-Lee Vrankovich discuss how a hackathon sparked the change at Carsales AUS, followed by a number of initiatives that brought organizational agility.


Programming with GUTs

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  May 07, 2015

Kevlin Henney advises on writing Good Unit Tests (GUTs) by treating testing as a form of communication with multiple levels and forms of feedback.


How to Recognize the Zombie Persona Apocalypse

Posted by Michael Rawling  on  Mar 11, 2015

Michael Rawling explains how user personas can help having productive conversations with stakeholders and how to integrate them into an Agile process.


Not Just Code Monkeys

Posted by Martin Fowler  on  Dec 12, 2014

Martin Fowler keynotes on the importance of building a healthy social environment where software development can thrive. Part 1 of this presentation:


GitHub Communications Culture and Tools

Posted by Matthew McCullough  on  Sep 24, 2014 1

Matthew McCullough examines the last four years of communication culture at GitHub, starting their internal mobile and web apps, use of pull requests, and emoji.


Careful with Those People Skills: You'll Poke Somebody's Eye Out!

Posted by Angela Harms  on  Aug 12, 2014

Angela Harms keynotes on the importance of improving relationship and communication through empathetic listening, authentic connection and compassion rather than applying practices blindly.


Interpreting the Unwritten Rules - or Are They Guidelines?

Posted by Shane Hastie  on  Jul 08, 2014

Shane Hastie presents examples of how the most innocent of question or suggestion can send teams into a spin, and suggests a number of techniques to help create an environment for real communication.


Principles of Reliable Communication & Shared State

Posted by Andy Piper  on  May 20, 2014

Andy Piper describes some fundamentals of communicating reliably in an unreliable world and communication techniques used to build distributed data structures that can tolerate failures.


Live Coding as Communication

Posted by Sam Aaron  on  May 12, 2014

Sam Aaron explores the idea of using programming languages, especially functional ones, to share ideas with other people, to have conversations, to support artistic practices, etc.


Evolving Culture and Values. Understanding the Tradeoffs. Growth through Failure. The Importance of Leadership and Open Communication.

Posted by Pedram Keyani  on  Mar 11, 2014

Pedram Keyani discusses the importance of evolving the culture and values of an organization, dealing with tradeoffs, learning from failure, proper leadership and open communication.


No Formula for This

Posted by Tom Santero  on  Feb 13, 2014

Tom Santero explores the various configurations of distributed teams, dissecting both productive as well as undesirable qualities that emerge when working remotely.


Synergistic Effects: A Mixed Remote/In-house Team Can Be Better than the Sum of Its Parts

Posted by Dana Caulder  on  Feb 07, 2014

Dana Caulder discusses how to improve team communication and delivery, aligning processes and tooling for iterative improvement, processes to mitigate team member turnover and speed-up onboarding.

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