Glen Ford talks about his experiences in different organizations' environments, from start-ups to the likes of BBC. Glen discusses how to build great teams and why in his view Kanban works better than Scrum. Finally, Glen explains how Lean, DevOps and systems architecture all influence each other.
Damon argues DevOps is most needed in the enterprise world, and suggests starting with self-service provisioning interfaces, service oriented mentality, designing tool chains and meaningful metrics. All based on his own experience on the field as a DevOps consultant.
Portia Tung talks about nurturing teams and supporting agile adoption as an Enterprise Gardener. She is a fulltime agile coach working within an organisation helping them achieve agility at scale. She discusses how the fulltime coach role differs from that of consultant coach, how teams are nurtured and why a culture of giving and sharing allows for collaborative growth.
Ola Ellnestam discusses the Mikado Method, a systematic approach to restructuring software. While complementary to, but different than refactoring or developing 'clean code' this method looks at producing a dependency graph to guide developers through the most successful path when introducing change into an existing system.
Andy Piper provides an overview of Cloud Foundry, where it has come from and where it is going, recorded at QCon London 2014.
Damian Conway talks about some of the secrets of his famous presentations and the joy of teaching. He explains why Perl does not get so much attention as other programming languages in this age of programming languages renaissance. Damian finishes speculating on how technology will shape our future as human beings.
Aviran Mordo explains the service oriented architecture behind web hoster WiX, when to choose MySQL vs NoSQL products, introducing Scala, and much more.
Katherine talks about how her own life experiences and unique background having been raised in an Aboriginal tribe in Outback Australia and subsequently studied Mahasi Vipassana Buddhism have added to her coaching toolkit, and how she applies these ideas with teams and projects in trouble to help them overcome challenges and solve their problems
Allard Buijze, creator of Axon, an open source Java framework that supports CRQS architectures, talks about CQRS, Event Sourcing and their relationship. He talks about how to solve some practical issues when applying this kind of architecture. Allard ends by sharing his experiences on building Axon as an open source project and what's in store for future versions of the framework.
Leading and working in distributed knowledge worker teams is reality for most organisations today. To get a perspective on some of the challenges and how to tackle them we spoke to Floyd Marinescu, CEO of C4Media, InfoQ's parent company. InfoQ is a globally distributed organisation with 35 fulltime and 150 part time contributors distributed across the whole world.
Happy people make happy, good products. Jaimee Newberry tells us about how to apply established design and development principles to individuals and teams in a similar way we apply them to products. To make people and teams happy, we have to find out what goals they want to achieve. We have to find ways to reach those goals, overcome obstacles and periodically review our progress.
Tim Lister co-author of Peopleware and Waltzing with Bears, among other books, talks about his experiences arbitrating disputes in systems development, the importance of risk management and how the IT industry is changing with distributed teams.