Archivi categoria: Interviews with Experts

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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Let’s Get Functional (Programming)!

Gabriele Lana intervista Matteo Baglini

Una chiacchierata tra due dei nostri trainer di lunga data: Gabriele Lana e Matteo Baglini.

Si parla di sviluppo software, functional programming, Scala… e molto altro. Buona lettura! 🙂

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Is Serverless the future of Cloud Computing?

An interview with Luciano Mammino and Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic is a name you already know if you’ve been following us in the past years… raise your hand if you knew Mr Adzic is also the go-to serverless expert!
We asked Luciano Mammino, author of “Node.js design patterns second edition”, serverless enthusiast and international speaker, to interview Gojko on all the things serverless.

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“I don’t like complicated code.” Michael Feathers on Legacy Code and Technical Debt

An interview with Michael Feathers and Matteo Baglini

Who’s the person that comes to your mind when thinking about Refactoring Legacy Code? You can’t miss him: it must be the one and only Michael Feathers!
But there’s much more than Refactoring and Technical Debt, and this conversation with our trainer Matteo Baglini aims at uncovering some of the other aspects of Michael’s work and life. Enjoy!

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A Copernican Revolution: DevOps, Kubernetes and Cloud Native

An interview with Jacopo Nardiello

Avanscoperta: Hi Jacopo! One of the latest addition to our team of trainers and experts. A very warm welcome from all of us! 🙂

Jacopo: Thank you very much! It’s amazing to be part of the team 🙂

Avanscoperta: Jacopo, tell us how did you get into computers and programming. And also, what was your favourite videogame as a kid?

Jacopo: Well, let’s start with the videogame: Starcraft, by far. I’m a strategist 😉 I think also the first edition of Monkey Island had a role in shaping me, I wouldn’t explain otherwise my passion for Grog.

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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?

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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