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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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?
Recorded at EclipseCon NA 2015, Matthias Sohn talks to Alex Blewitt on the state of the Eclipse Git tooling as well as new enhancements and the work that has been done to make it faster for Eclipse Mars, such as the migration to Java 7 and the additional hooks and interactive rebase support.
At QCon London Helen Walton and Pete Burden discussed what it takes to design a collaborative, agile supporting culture in an organisation, if it is possible for large organisations to actually change and what is needed to enable that change. The spoke about the Spark the Change conference and how it is a showcase of organisations that are actually working in new ways.