Kevlin Henney advises on writing Good Unit Tests (GUTs) by treating testing as a form of communication with multiple levels and forms of feedback.
Elinor Slomba discusses sharing projects with other organizations using Agile principles and practices, highlighting Context, Collaboration & Connection through three case studies.
Jutta Eckstein presents techniques that helped her to create a common culture in different global projects she worked on.
Jutta Eckstein discusses the impact and application of agile development practices in distributed teams and how such a team can ensure its technical excellence.
Michael Rawling explains how user personas can help having productive conversations with stakeholders and how to integrate them into an Agile process.
Martin Fowler keynotes on the importance of building a healthy social environment where software development can thrive. Part 1 of this presentation: www.infoq.com/presentations/workflow-refactoring
Lisette Sutherland, Elinor Slomba share stories of successful remote distributed teams, how they built relationships and trust, and how they raised the quality of their communication.
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.
Angela Harms keynotes on the importance of improving relationship and communication through empathetic listening, authentic connection and compassion rather than applying practices blindly.
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.
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.
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.