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CoderDojo and Self Organization

Posted by Bill Liao  on  Jul 29, 2014

Bill Liao keynotes on the scale-free self-organizing systems implemented by CoderDojo and how they can be used by other consumer software organizations that wants to achieve significant reach.

47:28

Organizational Change Myths - Introduction and Sustainability

Posted by Linda Rising  on  Jul 29, 2014

Linda Rising challenges organizational myths like "it's enough to have smart people" or "just have a transition plan and explain it" and it will work out, introducing and sustaining new ideas.

51:22

Practicing at the Cutting Edge: Learning and Unlearning about Performance

Posted by Martin Thompson  on  Jul 27, 2014

Martin Thompson discusses the major steps in the evolution of Java and how it contrasts to alternative technologies, and the challenges of pushing the limits of performance.

50:51

Why Superman Is Not a Good Agile Team Member

Posted by Karen Siers  on  Jul 27, 2014

Karen Siers outlines the difficulties encountered by a developer switching from a waterfall or cowboy coding environment to a collaborative Agile style.

46:25

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Flexible Scope

Posted by Gojko Adzic  on  Jul 27, 2014

Gojko Adzic shows how to convince people to embrace flexible scope, not only for startup environments but for big enterprise projects as well.

46:56

Deployed in 60 Minutes: Increasing Production Deployments from Six Months to Every Hour

Posted by Matt Makai  on  Jul 19, 2014

Sponsored by Twilio. Matt Makai explores why deployments are difficult and shows solutions with case studies on how other organizations cut their production deployment times down from months to hours.

30:05

When Your Only Hammer is a Keyboard, Everything Looks Like a Tool

Posted by Darren Hobbs  on  Jul 18, 2014

Darren Hobbs shares lessons learned building polyglot systems, the technology choices made. mitigating risk and delivering value.

41:50

Make It Great: Refactoring That’s Smart and Satisfying

Posted by Ann Robson  on  Jul 17, 2014

Ann Robson discusses how to develop standards, approach refactoring in a safe and practical way, and track the evolution of a code with tools and metrics.

43:33

Continuous Improvement: Hell on Earth?

Posted by Katherine Kirk  on  Jul 08, 2014 4

Katherine Kirk reflects through case study examples on what continuous improvement feels like on the ground and explores how it can be better by learning from other industries, research and real-life.

49:51

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 where real communication can happen, irrespective if your team is co-located or distributed.

01:17:28

Scala: The Good Parts

Posted by Jack Singleton  on  Jul 05, 2014

Jack Singleton discusses how to improve code readability and maintainability in Scala, and how to be productive with Options, Immutability, and the Collections library.

01:26:43

Lies, Damn Lies, and Estimates

Posted by Seb Rose  on  Jul 04, 2014

Seb Rose wonders if estimates are worthwhile and discusses what business people – Steve McConnell, Demarco, Lister, Disraeli - have to say about this.

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