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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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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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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

Our list of must-attend Tech Events and Conferences

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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Get the most out of Product Discovery Strategy with EventStorming and Lean Value Tree

How does a product discovery strategy look like for a software development team?
In most of the cases, it’s still a long list of things due by a specific date. The expectation of the managers, even in digital products, is to see these new features going out as soon as possible, without considering too much the motivation behind. So it’s not uncommon to experience a lack of alignment and accountability between people at different stages to a common business goal. Moreover, despite the best intentions of the original planners, the level of details defined in the product strategy is limiting the possibilities for teams to act based on what they learn.
For an organization stuck in this situation, it’s tremendously hard to succeed in a very demanding environment like the digital realm. Continua la lettura di Get the most out of Product Discovery Strategy with EventStorming and Lean Value Tree

Cosa si intende con User Research, User Experience e User Interface Design?

Avanscoperta: Ciao Raffaele, ben ritrovato sulle pagine di questo blog! 🙂

Raffaele: Sbagliare una volta è ammissibile. La seconda è un indizio di colpa.

Avanscoperta: Esperto di UX/Design, docente universitario, fondatore di un’azienda di Design, antropologo (o meglio, Hackntropologo!) e, last but not least, trainer Avanscoperta… quale job title descrive meglio ciò che fai?

Raffaele: Quando sento gli altri riferirsi a me con i job title quasi non mi riconosco. Io mi considero un artigiano curioso. Continua la lettura di Cosa si intende con User Research, User Experience e User Interface Design?

Alberto Brandolini’s Keynote at DDD eXchange 2018 (Skills Matter, London)

Alberto Brandolini’s Keynote at DDD eXchange 2018 (Skills Matter, London) “Joys and Pitfalls of Collaborative Modelling”

Alberto Brandolini aka @ziobrando was invited to give a keynote at DDD eXchange 2018, the world’s longest running conference on all the things Domain-Driven Design (at its 10th edition… wow!).

DDDX was organised once again by Skills Matter and it took place at CodeNode, Skills Matter‘s home, right in the right in the middle of the City of London, on April 26 and 27 2018.

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Second-generation Agile Methodology: Dan North’s BDD Tales

Interview with Dan North

Writing an introduction to an interview with Dan North is not an easy task, being one of the very first names that come to anyone’s mind when talking about Agile and, as the saying goes, being one of those people who need no introduction.

Originator of BDD aka Behavior-Driven Development, Dan is a frequent conference speaker and a star of the software development world by all means. Dan will also be in Milan on May 15th-16th for his 2-day workshop “Software Faster”.

Among many other interesting things, in this interview we find out why the principles of the Agile Manifesto are aging well (like a good wine we might say!) and what we can do to make the most out of them in an ever changing world, almost 20 years since they were written for the first time.

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When People and Machine (Learning) collide

Interview with Mathias Brandewinder

Author of the book “Machine Learning Projects for .NET Developers”Mathias Brandewinder is 360° expert of all the things Microsoft, F# and Machine Learning.
He’s a board member of the F# Software Foundation, and he’s been involved in exploring the correlation between functional programming and machine learning. Feeling curious? Read on! Continua la lettura di When People and Machine (Learning) collide