How Mob Programming helps collaboration and getting work done

Francesco Strazzullo interviews Woody Zuill

We love having our experts talk to each other and discuss topics they’re the best experts of.
This is why we asked Francesco Strazzullo, author of the book Frameworkless Frontend Development, to interview the Godfather of Mob Programming, Mr. Woody Zuill.

What follows is an interesting conversation among two brilliant minds on the impact Mob Programming has had in their careers, the way this is used in their training courses, and how a more collaborative approach can help you write better code… all together!

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How the brain learns and how to make your training activities more brain-friendly

An interview with Teri Frith

Did you know that a lot of the things we now know about “how the brain actually learns” have only emerged in the last 15 years or so?

The neuroscience principles behind learning are reflected in a lots of good approaches of brain-friendly teaching available today.
One of them is the “Training from the BACK of the room” training. A mind-blowing technique aimed at trainers, teachers, and anyone who has to “pass knowledge to others”.

When we had to organise our first-ever company Retreat, back in January 2018, the good old Dan North recommended we got in touch with Teri Frith, a certified “Training from the BACK of the room” trainer. So our Retreat was a 2-day “Training from the BACK of the room” training for our trainers and experts led by Teri.

Now you have a chance to read our interview with Teri and find out how to make your training activities more “brain-friendly”. Our community really liked it… your turn now!

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From Sketching to Visual Thinking: How to reason out a complex problem with the help of visuals

An Interview with Eva-Lotta Lamm

Our motto #WeAreLearners means we evolve and learn new stuff every day. This is why this year we’ll be hosting a workshop on something a little different but that’s absolutely crucial for anyone involved in the so-called world of knowledge work: Sketching and Visual Thinking.

Courtesy of our trainer Eva-Lotta Lamm, you’re about to discover that you can indeed learn how to apply some basic principles for creating clear and legible sketches, spatial structures and visual hierarchy… something that’s really useful to anyone of us when it comes to explaining things and think through complex problems.
Curious? Read on then!

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Alberto Brandolini: The Gordian Knot at muCon London 2019, Skills Matter

muCon: The Conference on Microservices, DDD & Software Architecture

Once upon a time there were two of the most successful conferences organised by Skills Matter. They were called DDD eXchange and muCon.
These two events have now merged into a bigger and better one: muCon – The Conference on Microservices, DDD & Software Architecture, a 3-day conference which aims at serving both the Domain-Driven Design and Microservices communities.
Both communities are alive and well all over the world, as the very varied and international crowd at the BDC in London could testify! 🙂

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VoxxedDays Milan 2019 – DDDino Raffle

And the winner is….

First of all, big big thanks for submitting your pictures and taking part at our raffle to get one free ticket to attend VoxxedDays Milan (13th April 2019) with the DDDino photo contest! We’re grateful our community is so responsive and can also have a laugh (even at themselves) sometimes… 🙂

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Avanscoperta Retreat #2

Avanscoperta Retreat #2 – Open Space

Once you pop, you cannot stop… And so that’s how we ended up organising Avanscoperta’s second Retreat in Bologna in January 2019!
We had so much fun the previous year, and the value for us, Avanscoperta, and for our trainers and partners alike, it has been so big that we simply couldn’t let other year pass without gather to learn new stuff, find out and explore new ideas… you know how it works, right? 🙂

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Avanscoperta’s 2019 Conferences and Events Guide

September 4th, 2019: Last Four Months of 2019 Update!

Another year, another learning plan, another budget to be approved, another language to learn, another community to meet…
As we constantly strive to improve and learn more, we thought it was a good idea to put a list of cool events taking place in 2019, stuff you might be interested in if you’re a software developer, a change agent, a product leader, or a UX designer.

Are you ready? Fasten your seat belts:
It’s time for Avanscoperta’s 2019 Conferences and Events Guide!

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Lambda World Cádiz 2018

The European iteration of Lambda World took place on October 25-26 2018 in Cádiz (Spain).
I was lucky enough to be able to participate with two friends and colleagues: Massimo Iacolare and Andrea Vallotti. But the real surprise came in when Avanscoperta asked us to represent them at the event and write an article on Lambda World on their blog.

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