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JavaCampParis3 is on!

I am very excited to let you know that my colleague Anthony and I are organizing a BarCamp related to Java programming and everything that goes around it. Quite a few people have registered already. A lot of the topics … Continue reading

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Back from Open Source eXchange

Interesting day at Open Source eXchange, a conference organized by Xebia and SkillsMatter. It was fun meeting Wendy Devolder (now CEO of SkillsMatter) formerly from Valtech (I worked with her at Valtech London back in 2001-2002) and Michael Isvy (with … Continue reading

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CITCON Amsterdam Continuous Integration Cage Fight on YouTube

Julian has just posted on YouTube videos he took during the CI Showdown at CITCON Amsterdam last October. Sound quality is not very good, so make sure you are in a quiet environment. CruiseControl build-o-matic Hudson, with yours truly Cruise … Continue reading

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Valtech Days: twitter feed gave live updates

At Agile 2008 Conference in Toronto, Brian Marick told us that he wanted a way to give every participant a feel of what was being discussed, some kind of live temperature reading. Brian especially refered to Twitter as a way … Continue reading

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More about Coding Dojo at CITCON Amsterdam

As a nice followup to my earlier post, Willem did a great write up of our Coding Dojo session at CITCON Europe, in early October. His post is supplemented with pictures by Marc.

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Valtech Days are tomorrow!

Valtech Days are starting tomorrow! We are all very excited. I will be presenting 3 things: Retrospectives: the key to continuous improvement, together with Laurent Bossavit A 15-mins demonstration of Hudson Introduction to the Open Space part of the conference … Continue reading

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Valtech Days: bio & abstract for Jeff McKenna

Jeff McKenna will be opening the Valtech Days conference on October 21th with a keynote on Agile. We got his bio in English, as well as the abstract for his talk. We duly translated into French, but could not take … Continue reading

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Coding Dojo on Legacy Code

At CITCON Amsterdam last WE, Willem van den Ende and I facilitate a Coding Dojo session on both Mockito and Legacy Code. Willem and I thought that we had missed some of our goals (especially demonstrating Mockito), but still many people at … Continue reading

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Is Scrum Evil?

This was a fascinating discussion facilitated by Jeffrey at CITCON Amsterdam. Much talking with him followed, so I think I finally understand why he introduced this topic, and why so many people seemed to dislike Scrum. This was a typical discussion … Continue reading

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Back from CITCON Europe Amsterdam 2008

I came back this morning from the conference, my third time after Brussels in 07 and London in 06. It was great as usual. If you haven’t been to an Open Space conference, know that you are seriously missing out on … Continue reading

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Upcoming Talk: Introduction To Scrum

I will be at Agile Tour Grenoble Thursday next week. My talk will be an Introduction to Scrum. Come if you are interested in getting the basics about Scrum. In the meantime, Agile Tour Besançon is just starting today! Then, we’ll … Continue reading

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Valtech Days: presentations in English

I have spent quite some time translating the titles of the presentations at Valtech Days for Jeff McKenna. I thought it would be a good idea to give you the information too!   The conference aims at gathering 300 participants around … Continue reading

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Drinks with Google Developer Day’s Speakers

It was fun going going this evening to La Cantine to meet some of the speakers for Google Developer Day Paris. I only heard about the conference last week, much too late to register (they are apparently expecting 600 people?!). … Continue reading

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Venue found for CITCON Amsterdam

Finding a venue for CITCON is always a rather stressful and last minute event. So I am happy to report that we already have found one for CITCON Amsterdam, 3 & 4 October. IBM has been kind enough to let … Continue reading

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Craftsmanship over Execution

I have not been able to blog in a timely manner regarding Robert C Martin’s Keynote at Agile 2008. I must admit that I was not really expecting so much energy, presence on scene, and fun. Not to mention his … Continue reading

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