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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Real World Risk Institute – Last day

The 5-days workshop held by Nassim Taleb in NYC on risk modeling and taking is over. It has been a rewarding experience that will take weeks to fully digest. I’ve been writing a personal experience log every day (Feb 5, 6, 7 and 8) on Avanscoperta’s blog: here today is my last one. Enjoy!

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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

Real World Risk Institute – Day 2

The second day attending Nassim Taleb’s Real World Risk Institute workshop is now behind us. This got me the RWRI mini-certificate in risk taking. Here you find my personal highlights of the day, waiting for the upcoming 3-days full certification to begin.

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We are antifragile because #WeAreLearners

Avanscoperta agreed to sponsor my participation to the workshop held on 5-9 Feb by Nassim N. Taleb on risk modeling in NYC. This is the story of where this decision came up from, since the day Alberto Brandolini and I first met.

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Avanscoperta Retreat #1

A Training for Trainers: Training from the Back of the Room

What happens when you gather (almost) all of your trainers in a room for two days and give them the tools to create from scratch or reshape their workshops and courses thanks to an effective “training for trainers” format (Sharon Bowman’s “Training from the Back of the Room”)?

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