Interview with Martin Lippert on the Eclipse Flux Project

Interview with Martin Lippert on  Jun 05, 2015

Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, Martin Lippert talks to Alex Blewitt about the Eclipse Flux project, an innovative and incubating sub-project of the Eclipse Cloud project, and how it can be used to provide a Google Docs experience for code across desktop and cloud-based IDEs, along with potential inclusion within other Cloud based editing tools.


Improving Technical Skills and Agile Practices

Interview with Ruud Wijnands on  Jun 04, 2015

Ruud Wijnands talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, improving technical skills and practices, supporting people in learning, the value that agile can bring to organizations and giving managers more insight into the possibilities of agile, helping teams to increase their agility and what managers can do to increase the success of agile transitions.


Mitchell Hashimoto on Consul, Terraform, Atlas, Go as a Language for Tools

Interview with Mitchell Hashimoto on  Jun 03, 2015

Mitchell Hashimoto explains how Vagrant, Consul, Terraform and Atlas help developers and ops to set up complex systems and keep them running. Also: Go as a language for tools.


The Importance of Technical Practices in Agile

Interview with Tim Ottinger on  Jun 02, 2015

Tim Ottinger talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, why facilitation matters in agile, increasing the understanding of agile, what is needed to create trust in the organization, the importance of technical practices in Agile, improving technical skills and practices and the “Taking back Agile” initiative.


Tony Grout and Chris Matts on Skype's Agile Transformation

Interview with Tony Grout and Chris Matts on  May 31, 2015

Tony and Chris describe how Skype transformed their operations to adopt agile methods across 200+ teams spread over eight locations around the world. They discuss what worked, some of the challenges and share ideas that other organisations may be able to use in their own transitions.


Interview with Eike Stepper on the Eclipse Oomph project

Interview with Eike Stepper on  May 27, 2015

Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, Eike Stepper talks to Alex Blewitt about the newly created Eclipse Oomph project, and how it makes provisioning Eclipse projects and workspaces a one-click operation, in order to configure a workspace as well as import a standard set of projects in a repeatable way.


Camille Fournier on Consensus Systems: ZooKeeper, Etcd, Consul

Interview with Camille Fournier on  May 25, 2015

Camille Fournier explains consensus systems ZooKeeper, etcd, and Consul: how they work, what they do, how they differ from each other. Also: must-read papers in distributed programming.


Rachel Davies on Whatever Happened to Being Extreme

Interview with Rachel Davies on  May 24, 2015

An interview with Rachel Davies about extreme programming and agile techniques, good things that have happened since the agile manifesto was published, developments that give agile a bad name and things that can be done to prevent that people think badly about agile and start to resist it and how scrum teams can adopt more technical practices from XP.


Camille Fournier on the Software and Data Science Behind Rent the Runway

Interview with Camille Fournier on  May 21, 2015

Camille Fournier explains how Rent the Runway uses software and data science to handle a massive shipping and warehouse operation, modelling inventory life cycles, optimising shipping and much more.


Interview with John Arthorne on the Orion Project

Interview with John Arthorne on  May 20, 2015

Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, John Arthorne talks to Alex Blewitt about the Orion project, and how it can be used to create JavaScript based code as well as commit it to Git entirely within a web browser, as well as how Orion fits in with the newly created top level Cloud project.


Enyo Kumahor on Bringing Frugal Innovation Out of Africa

Interview with Enyo Kumahor on  May 19, 2015

Enyo Kumahor talks about how Cobat Partners helps companies in Africa to leverage technology, applying the ideas of frugal innovation and pragmatism to delivering products which make a difference to the daily lives of people in Africa, despite the constraints they must work within. She discusses how these ideas apply beyond Africa, and how IT professionals around the world can help.


Portia Tung on Hope as the Driver for Change and Improvement

Interview with Portia Tung on  May 18, 2015

Portia Tung works as an agile coach and shares some experience on making teams out of individuals and motivating those teams to follow a vision or reach a goal. One technique to reach a goal is to use hope as the combination of will-power and way-power. How much power do I have to follow my goals and how much creativity do I have to overcome any obstacles on my way?

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